Composer Robert Paterson and librettist/lyricist David Cote have created three witty, contemporary works for solo singer and ensemble. The album, In Real Life, is available on July 8 on American Modern Recordings. The works are an exploration of online dating, with the singers mingling comedy and pathos through a lively range of character types. Soprano Marnie Breckenridge and baritone Jorell Williams showcase versatility as they take the audience on a sort of theatrical revue about love, romance, and second chances. Heralded for its “eloquence and passion” and a “knack for inventive programming” by the New York Times, American Modern Ensemble is conducted on the recording by Steven Osgood.