"Kafka's Women" by Jirí Kaderábek, The CCO Development Series, NewOp Week
The opera explores the relationship between Franz Kafka and the four women in his life.
We have a great cast including Judith Kellock, Judith Barnes, Sarah Miller, Cris Frisco , Scott MacLeod, Richard Cassell, Jessica Thompson, and Jodi Karem. Stage Director is Heidi Lauren Duke and the music director is CCO's Grammy nominated Maestra, Sara Jobin.
Melina Jelinek, librettist, is one of the most famous writers from the Czech Republic and has a distinguished history (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milena_Jelinek)
The composer,Jirí Kaderábek, born 1978, is one of the most sought-after Czech composers of his generation. His music has been commissioned and performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia, New Juilliard Ensemble, Slovak Philharmonic Choir, and many others. He is recipient of numerous awards, including Shipley Arts Festival Composition Competition in Great Britain, Zenith Composers Competition in The Netherlands, Czech Radio Composition Competition, Dean of the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague Award, was finalist of the Musica Nova International Composition Competition, and a nomination for the Gideon Klein Award, all within the past few years.
There will be a short panel discussion preceding the performance and the audience will also be solicited for their thoughts about the work in order to assist the composer and librettist in making this an even better work. The price of admission also includes a wine reception where you can meet and greet the cast and creative team and offer your thoughts and comments,
We are very appreciative to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their support of the CCO Development Series.
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