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Opera | Music | VISITING PRESENTER

New Works Showcase

 
VISITING PRESENTER
 
Thu, Jan 16, 2020
  • 8:30PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 1hr 35min
GENERAL ADMISSION:  $45
 
 
 
 
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Spoleto Festival USA, The American Opera Project, and Music-Theatre Group present excerpts of three new North American works: Omar, by Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels, about a scholar living in West Africa who is captured and sold as a slave in Charleston, South Carolina; Marymere, Matthew Schickele’s folk opera about love, loyalty, and murder on the American frontier; and HATUEY: Memory of Fire, a soaring Cuban-Yiddish opera by Frank London and Elise Thoron about a love story in a Havana nightclub in 1931. Also featuring a special performance by Opera Cowgirls.

“Rhiannon Giddens is a folk revivalist who knows that old stories can still have a powerful and painful relevance”
—The Guardian
“Striking…Matthew Schickele’s [music is] a harmonically rich, polyphonic web.”
—The New York Times
“In every generation there are always a few individuals who, through their singular foresight and hard work, make contributions to the musical art that not only advance and develop music in a wide-ranging assortment of musical endeavors but also transcend the music of the time. Add to this short list Frank London.”
—Thomas Erdmann

The New Works Showcase is generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. For a complete list of supporters please visit operaamerica.org/NewWorksShowcase.

This event is presented by OPERA America. BAM house, and ticketing policies may not apply. BAM membership benefits do not apply.