Sidney Corbett was born in Chicago in 1960. He studied music and philosophy at UCSD and Yale University and was a member of György Ligeti's composition class in Hamburg from 1985 to 1988. Corbett has been professor of composition at the University of Music and the Performing Arts in Mannheim since 2006. A particular emphasis in his recent work has been in the area of music theatre. To date he has written six operas, the most recent of which, „Die Andere (The Other), after an original libretto by Christoph Hein, was premiered at the Madgeburg State Opera in March 2016. His works have been released on Kreuzberg Records, Cybele Records, Mode Records, CRI, Edition Zeitklang, Blue Griffin, Edition Kopernikus and Ambitus Records. Corbetts Musik is published by Edition Nova Vita, Berlin, and distributed worldwide by Edition C.F. Peters, Leipzig.