Entries from THE DRESSING tagged with 'opera'

Revival of The Boatswain's Mate, A Comic Opera

What if I were young again, careless and gay, What if I were young again, just for to-day? The hot sun in glory setting, With gold thread the vine leaves fretting... Ah well I know, if my heart were still young, Where my thoughts would be now! The Boatswain's Mate, Part 1, Scene VI, Mrs. Waters British composer Ethel Smyth (1858-1944) wrote her fourth opera The Boatswain's Mate as a comic piece that is focused on the serious subject of age versus youth. Sir Thomas Beecham premiered The Boatswain's Mate with his newly formed opera company at the Shaftesbury Theatre...

Finding They in As One, An Opera on Transgender

The world of a transgender is confusing for everyone. In As One, a new chamber opera by composer Laura Kaminsky with libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed, two players are scripted to represent one character that is evolving as a woman named Hannah. At the Atlas Performing Arts Center for four performances in October 2015, As One presented by UrbanArias and developed by American Opera Projects features baritone Luis Alejandro Orozco as Hanna Before and mezzo-soprano Ashley Cutright as Hannah After. This 75-minute opera unfolds in three parts and is accompanied by an active string quartet conducted by Robert...

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