Scored for: Soprano and piano
Duration: 3 mins
Other Info: I Wanted New Shoes is a song from the rock opera The Screams of Kitty Genovese. The story and libretto were written by David Simpatico and are based on the true 1964 story of New Yorker Kitty Genovese who was stabbed to death outside her home while 38 neighbours watched from their windows. No one helped or called the police.
”In addition to being one of the most powerful operas of the last decade, The Screams of Kitty Genovese gave me hope for the renewal of musical theater.” Robert Brustein/ New Republic/ 2001