The 2017 Opera Workshop - (TICKETS AVAILABLE AT DOOR AFTER CUTOFF TIME)
SHORELINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESENTS THE 2017 OPERA WORKSHOP
"CABILDO" & "FOX FABLES"
Shoreline Community College is proud to announce its annual Opera Workshop, with performances scheduled for February 24, 25 and 26, 2017. For the past four decades this opera workshop program has been an important training ground for aspiring singers and actors who wish to explore the operatic repertoire. This years Opera Workshop features an important West Coast premiere Amy Beachs one-act opera, Cabildo.
Amy Beach, arguably Americas most famous and celebrated female composer, composed her only opera in 1932. Never published, the work was not performed during the composers lifetime, and has only received a handful of performances since 1946. Shorelines production will be the West Coast premiere of this miniature masterpiece. Set in late-nineteenth century New Orleans, Cabildo tells the mysterious story of the notorious pirate, Pierre LaFitte and his lover, Lady Valerie. The story is set in the governors palace and jail of the Cabildo, and features a cast of singers, chorus and narrator, accompanied by piano trio. Performance of this rare work is made possible by the MacDowell Colony of New Hampshire.
Peter Winklers delightful trio of one-act operas, Fox Fables, will compliment Beachs opera. Winkler, composer emeritus at SUNY Stony Brook, based his operatic trilogy on the fables of Aesop the fable of the Fox and the Grapes; the Fox and the Hen; and the Lion and the Fox. Developed in collaboration with librettist Rhonda Levine, Fox Fables was the 2011 winner in the Contemporary American Festival competition sponsored by the Boston Metro Opera. This splendid trio of operatic gems will both delight and entertain.
Directed by Lee Ann Hittenberger & Teresa Thuman
Producer/Director Charles Enlow
Performances in the Campus Theater
Friday and Saturday, February 24 & 25 at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 26, 3:00pm
Shoreline Community College Theater
1600 Bldg. / Theater
16101 Greenwood Ave. N
Shoreline, WA 98133
Shoreline Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
Shoreline Community College Theater (View)
16101 Greenwood Ave. N. 1600 Bldg. / Theater
Shoreline, WA 98133
|Minimum Age: 5|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|