SIX. TWENTY. OUTRAGEOUS.
New Opera Premieres at Symphony Space with American Opera Projects: February 2018
Three Gertrude Stein Plays in the Shape of an Opera.
Music by Daniel Thomas Davis
Libretto by Adam Frank (with Daniel Thomas Davis)
Based on Short Plays by Gertrude Stein
Directed and Designed by Doug Fitch
When an oddball couple, their sassy housekeeper, a sewing machine, and a deranged radio all start singing, Gertrude Stein’s playful language is transformed into the ecstatic and uncannily beautiful new opera from composer Daniel Thomas Davis, librettist Adam Frank, and director-designer Doug Fitch. From a shopping expedition that turns into an erotic adventure to a presidential election party that goes prophetically and horribly wrong, Stein’s genius for upending convention is made startlingly relevant to our own cultural and political moment.
The world premiere, presented by Symphony Space and American Opera Projects, will feature an all-star lineup including vocalists Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek (Anonymous 4), Ariadne Greif and Andrew Fuchs, joined by the Momenta Quartet, pianist Dimitri Dover and musical director/conductor David Bloom.
Created and produced with support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
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