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Douglas Cuomo

Opera: Doubt TV: Sex & The City, Homicide: Life On The Street

Composer - Opera: Doubt TV: Sex & The City, Homicide: Life On The Street

Composer Douglas J. Cuomo’s career spans the music business, from film and television (including the theme and underscore for HBO’s Sex & The City) to opera (including Doubt, with libretto by John Patrick Shanley) and much in-between. His expressive musical language, with its juxtapositions of sound and style, is a natural outgrowth of his eclectic background and training. A professional guitarist while still in his teens, he alternated years of college – studying jazz, world music and ethnomusicology – with years on the road playing in jazz, pop and funk bands.

Additional credits include numerous television themes (Now with Bill Moyers (PBS), Committed (NBC) and Wide Angle (PBS), the score for 120 episodes of Homicide: Life On The Street (NBC), and score for numerous movies, documentaries and independent films.  He has sound designed and composed for over a dozen Broadway shows, arranged strings for Britney Spears and worked as a recording engineer.

His concert, choral and operatic work has been performed throughout the world by performers including Maya Beiser, Denyce Graves, Christine Brewer, Chanticleer, and the American Composers Orchestra. 

He has lectured widely on music, collaboration and creativity at institutions including New York University, Wesleyan University (CT),  The Henry Mancini Institute at the University of Miami (FL), University of California at San Diego, NYU, The Asia Society, the Rubin Museum, Guggenheim Museum, Opera America, the Carnegie Hall Choral Institute and The US Navy CNO Strategic Studies Group. His music is published exclusively by Schott Music.