American Lyric Theater's Opera in Eden concert returns to Symphony Space for one night only! This evening will feature four new one-act operas in concert by resident artists from ALT's Composer Librettist Development Program, hosted by ALT's Director of Professional Development, composer/librettist Mark Adamo, and ALT's Founder and Producing Artistic Director, Lawrence Edelson. Featured performers include soprano Inna Dukach, mezzo soprano Heather Johnson, mezzo soprano Sarah Heltzel, tenor Chad A. Johnson, baritone Dan Kempson, and pianist/music director Jennifer Hoppe.
Once Upon The Wind
Music by Theo Popov; Libretto by Kate Light
Can we hold on to loved ones forever - or should we learn to let them go? Can we fight the inevitable - and if we do, at what cost? Hoping to keep his dying mother alive, a soldier captures death. The soldier's resident "house spirit" thinks he knows better, but is his mother the one who really knows the right path to choose?
The Price Of Silence
Music by Jeffrey Dennis Smith; Libretto by Magda Bogin
A retired salesman in Argentina has lived for 30 years with a dark secret. Called to testify about his role in the Dirty Wars, he is torn between his conscience and his desire to protect his grown daughter. When she learns the about his past, she faces an even starker choice: to protect her father, or to uphold the truth.
Music by Jeremy Howard Beck; Libretto by Stephanie Fleischmann
World War II, Oxfordshire, England. The insular world shared by Imogen, a scientist, and her sister, Cressida, is in danger of becoming a thing of the past when their late father's time machine turns up, tempting fate. A story of the bond between sisters, the wonders of the everyday, and the ethical questions raised by technology.
The Wedding Gift Of Pirate Granny
Music by Alla Borzova; Libretto by David Johnston
On a Caribbean island in the 17th Century, Elizabeth Prince is about to marry Jack Jefferson Hope, and live happily ever after as a respectable, church-going wife and schoolteacher. But her buccaneering grandmother's riotous, cigar-chomping ghost refuses to let her settle for such a boring domestic life.
American Lyric Theater's public programs are made possible by generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts, OPERA America, givenik.com, Pro Musica Tours, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and The Dorothy Loudon Foundation.