Ellen Reid, who grew up in Oak Ridge, has won the Pulitzer Prize in music.
Reid, 36, won the prize for her debut opera, titled “p r i s m,” which features a libretto by Roxie Perkins.
The Pulitzer Prize Board described “p r i s m” as “a bold new operatic work that uses sophisticated vocal writing and striking instrumental timbres to confront difficult subject matter: the effects of sexual and emotional abuse.”
The Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday.
“I am blown away and incredibly honored to receive this year’s Pulitzer Prize in music,” Reid said on her Facebook page. “Composing p r i s m was a challenging, rewarding, and deeply personal experience, and I hope this opera will help shed light on the experience of surviving sexual assault.”[Read more…]