The Coffee's Greener (Opera). By Pat Holmberg. For Vocal Quartet, Piano, Flute. Opera. Published by Voice of the Rockies (VR.VOR01E04).
A short, (ten minute,) mini-opera which uses four characters: soprano, mezzo, tenor and baritone, with flute and piano accompaniment. Taking place in a coffee shop, the plot involves a young couple and an older couple who each look with envy on the other. Most of it is melodic and tonalC however, there is a bit of dissonance at times for effect. The final quartet has a ragtime feel.