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Singing Stein (Encompass New Opera)
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Gertrude Stein's words inspired many a composer, most notably Virgil Thomson. His rarely performed Capital Capitals, a musical conversation among the Provencal cities of Aix, Arles, Avignon, and Les Baux is paired with Ned Rorem's Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters, a setting of Stein's surreal non-linear murder mystery. Hailed as "audaciously entertaining" by The New York Times, this program of one-acts by Encompass New Opera Theatre is directed by Nancy Rhodes, with music direction by Mara Waldman.

 

Nancy Rhodes, artistic director
Mara Waldman, music director/conductor
Peter Nilsen, piano
Michael Deegan and Sarah G. Conly, sets and projections

PROGRAM
Virgil Thomson(1896-1989): Capital Capitals (1927)
Capital One, Joseph Peterson
Capital Two, Christopher Vettel
Capital Three, Ryan Scott Lathan
Capital Four, Frank Basile


Ned Rorem (1923-): Three Sisters Who are Not Sisters (1968)
Jenny, Jennifer Rossetti
Helen, Jeanai LaVita
Ellen, Erika Beth Henning
Samuel, Eapen Laubner
Sylvester, Alfred Barclift

 

 


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