FALL: Pauline Viardot's Cendrillon! We will be following an English translation of the original French libretto. Cendrillon is a chamber opera with dialogue in three acts based on the story of Cinderella, though it takes a much more lighthearted approach than other operatic adaptations.
WINTER: Ralph Vaughan Williams's Riders to the Sea! Based on the play of the same name by J.M. Synge, the opera deals with themes of existentiality, fatalism, and the conflicts between tradition and modernity, encapsulated in a moving story of a mother and her daughters who have lost their father and seven brothers to the cruelty of the sea.
EARLY SPRING: Gioachino Rossini's L'occasione fa il ladro! A one-act opera by Rossini involving an arranged marriage, swapped identities, and a luggage mix-up, it is hilarious and light-hearted.
LATE SPRING: Benjamin Beckman ('23.5)'s Passage! We are proud present the world premiere of Passage , a 70-minute chamber opera with libretto by Adam Haliburton (YC ‘09 PhD ‘22) and music by Benjamin Beckman. One man’s life is forever changed when he is forced to kill a soldier he did not want to kill, and encounters the ghost of the soldier years later. Passage deals with themes of war, loss, mortality, and fate.
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Cheers to a great season ahead of us!