2017 Opera Workshop
Shoreline Community College is proud to announce its annual Opera Workshop, with performances scheduled for February 24, 25 and 26, 2017. For the past four decades this opera workshop program has been an important training ground for aspiring singers and actors who wish to explore the operatic repertoire. This year’s Opera Workshop features an important West Coast premiere – Amy Beach’s one-act opera, Cabildo.
Amy Beach, arguably America’s most famous and celebrated female composer, composed her only opera in 1932. Never published, the work was not performed during the composer’s lifetime, and has only received a handful of performances since 1946. Shoreline’s production will be the West Coast premiere of this miniature masterpiece. Set in late-nineteenth century New Orleans, Cabildo tells the mysterious story of the notorious pirate, Pierre LaFitte and his lover, Lady Valerie. The story is set in the governor’s palace and jail of the Cabildo, and features a cast of singers, chorus and narrator, accompanied by piano trio. Performance of this rare work is made possible by the MacDowell Colony of New Hampshire.
Peter Winkler’s delightful trio of one-act operas, Fox Tales, will compliment Beach’s opera. Winkler, composer emeritus at SUNY Stony Brook, based his operatic trilogy on the fables of Aesop – the fable of the Fox and the Grapes; the Fox and the Hen; and the Lion and the Fox. Developed in collaboration with librettist Rhonda Levine, Fox Fables was the 2011 winner in the Contemporary American Festival competition sponsored by the Boston Metro Opera. This splendid trio of operatic gems will both delight and entertain.
Friday & Saturday, February 24 & 25, 2017
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Shoreline Community College Campus Theater
16101 Greenwood Avenue North
Shoreline, WA 98133
Tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets, or at the door.
SCC Students and Children: $12
Non-SCC Students, Seniors and Staff: $16
General Admission: $18