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AOP First Chance: GULLIVER'S TRAVELS

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138 South Oxford Street

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Join AOP for a music reading of excerpts from the new opera Gulliver’s Travels, a “mythological burlesque” based on the Jonathan Swift novel, by composer Victoria Bond and librettist Stephen Greco. Greco, Bond and Dramaturg Doug Fitch will discuss the work and their plans for the full production in 2019 with the Gulf Coast Symphony. Andrew Kurtz, Music Director of the symphony will conduct the one-hour workshop performance. A reception follows.

Appropriate for family audiences in the tradition of Hansel and Gretel, the opera is a journey of the imagination, where the world isn’t limited to what you see or what you know. Gulliver travels to four strange and exotic countries: Lilliput, a miniature land where Gulliver is a giant; Brobdingnag, a land of giants, where Gulliver is miniature; Laputa, the floating city of intellectual pursuits; and the land of the Houyhnhnms, where horses are evolved and humans are primitive “Yahoos.” Gulliver’s adventures and observations of the follies and vices of man form the basis of the opera, blending satire, humor and drama. Told through music and animated objects, the opera is for the adult in every child.

Featuring:
Ariadne Greif, soprano
Yoojin Lee, mezzo-soprano
Scott Joiner, tenor
David Charles Tay, tenor
Jonathan Hare, baritone
Emmanuel Chumaceiro, bass-baritone
Andrew Kurtz, conductor
Kristen Kemp, piano

Co-presented by American Opera Projects and Gulf Coast Symphony, in association with Welltone New Music, Inc.

Run time: 60 minutes, plus discussion and reception
Tickets: $10 advance online; $15 at the door (cash only)

Gulliver's Travels is commissioned by American Opera Projects through the Opera Grants for Female Composers program, made possible through the generosity of The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.

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