the little OPERA theatre of ny Presents
Past and Present: Scenes from American Operas
Luna Pearl Woolf, Caitlin Vincent, Igor Stravinsky, Chester Kallman & W.H.Auden, Kurt Weill, Langston Hughes, Elmer Rice, Marc Blitzstein
June 22, 7:30pm
(Rain Date June 23, 4pm)
The little OPERA theatre of ny will present a FREE concert of scenes from American operas in collaboration with Bronx Opera and operamission. The concert will showcase the diversity of music and stories written for the opera stage by both native born and immigrant composers and librettists.
The little OPERA theatre of ny will showcase Luna Pearl Woolf and Caitlin Vincent’s “Better Gods,” which tells the story of the last Queen of Hawaii, Lili’uokalani, and the annexation of the island in 1898. Operamission will focus on two established operas written by a mix of immigrants: “The Rake’s Progress” by Igor Stravinsky, W.H. Auden, and Chester Kallman; and the melting pot opera “Street Scene” by Kurt Weill, Langston Hughes, and Elmer Rice. Bronx Opera will present Marc Blitzstein’s “Regina” based upon the play “The Little Foxes” by Lillian Hellman.