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AOP First Chance and UrbanArias present a free concert reading of
ALICE IN THE TIME OF THE JABBERWOCK
Music by Daniel Felsenfeld
Libretto by Robert Coover
Performances by Emily Pulley and Mila Henry
Composer Daniel Felsenfeld (Composers & the Voice) teams with author Robert Coover (The Public Burning) to continue the story of Lewis Carroll’s literary icon. In Alice in the Time of the Jabberwock, Alice has never been able to escape Wonderland and is now going through menopause while becoming increasingly disenchanted with her crazy companions. The one-act monodrama will be performed by soprano Emily Pulley (Metropolitan Opera) with Mila Henry on piano and feature a post-show discussion with the creators.
The work will be premiered by UrbanArias in She, After, an amusing and thought-provoking operatic take on the imagined lives of two famous literary women – AFTER their moments of notoriety. Alice in the Time of the Jabberwock will be performed alongside Felsenfeld's AOP-commissioned monodrama Nora, In the Great Outdoors, which AOP premiered in 2011 at the Kaplan Penthouse in New York City. http://www.urbanarias.org/performances/she-after/
The core of American Opera Projects, First Chance allows composers and librettists to hear their work in part or in full for the first time before an audience, with live singers and accompaniment. AOP does not simply bring great operas to the public – we involve them every step of the way. Through question and answer sessions to collecting personal feedback, First Chance allows the participation of audience members to help hone and adapt new works while artists discover their own unique voices. www.operaprojects.org
Nora, in the Great Outdoors was commissioned and developed by AOP. Alice in the Time of the Jabberwock was commissioned by UrbanArias and developed in AOP’s First Chance program with generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.