Alice Goodman (born 1958) is an American poet and librettist. She is also an Anglican priest, working in England. [1 ]
She was born in
St. Paul, Minnesota, and attended and graduated from Breck School. She was educated at Harvard University and Cambridge where she studied English and American literature. She received her Master of Divinity degree from the Boston University School of Theology. She has written the libretti for two of the operas of John Adams ( and Nixon in China ) and the text of a cantata by The Death of Klinghoffer Tarik O'Regan ( A Letter of Rights). Goodman resumed writing with John Adams on the opera [2 ] , but withdrew from this project after a year. Doctor Atomic
She was raised as a Reform Jew, but converted to Christianity as an adult.
In 2006, Alice Goodman took up the post of chaplain at [3 ] Trinity College, Cambridge, and in 2011 became [4 ] Rector of a group of parishes in Cambridgeshire including Fulbourn.
Personal life [ edit ]
She married the noted
British poet Geoffrey Hill in 1987. The couple have one daughter, Alberta. [5 ]
References [ edit ]
Sources [ edit ]
"'Klinghoffer' librettist revels in power of words", , 1 September 1991, (subscription access) Boston Globe
Mansfield, Susan. "Has Her Life Been the Proverbial 'Curate's Egg'? (The Scotsman [Edinburgh] - 22 August 2005)". andante Corp. Archived from the original on 2008-11-23 . Retrieved . 2011-11-05 White, Michael
"Controversy gets another hearing", , 30 August 2005, p. E2 Los Angeles Times Trinity College, Cambridge,
Rev. Alice Goodman