Entries from THE DRESSING tagged with 'Daron Hagen'

The Fires of Shining Brow

Fire dominates UrbanArias' 90-minute production of composer Daron Aric Hagen and librettist Paul Muldoon's Shining Brow, an opera about architect Frank Lloyd Wright and an illicit love affair. Upon entering the Sprenger Theatre of Washington, DC's Atlas Performing Arts Center on October 14, 2017, the Dresser was immersed in smoke. Director Grant Preisser uses smoke to emphasize the murky world of Wright's memory after a fire had been set at the Taliesin estate in the house Wright designed and built for his mistress Mamah Cheney. Shining brow is the literal translation of the welsh word Taliesin. As operagoers, we learned...

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