Archive for October, 2014

The Women of Lockerbie

The Impresario

main image New Libretto by Deborah Brevoort/Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.Deborah’s new version of Mozart’s comic opera places Mozart himself at the center of the story as he struggles to bring a new opera to the stage. Pitted between two dueling divas who demand bigger and better…

Die Fledermaus or The Polar Bat

main image Libretto by Deborah Brevoort/Music by Johann Strauss. Johann Strauss’s comic masterpiece has been transported from 19th century Vienna to contemporary Alaska in Deborah’s new adaptation commissioned by the Anchorage Opera. Set in the world of reality TV, The Polar Bat is a story of seduction,…

Steal a Pencil for Me

main image Libretto by Deborah Brevoort/Music by Gerald Cohen. A full-length opera about one the Holocaust’s most unusual love stories—between Jaap Polak, a Dutch accountant and Ina Soep, the daughter of a wealthy diamond manufacturer—who fell in love in the Westerbork and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps. Based on…

Embedded

main image Libretto by Deborah Brevoort/Music by Patrick Soluri. A terrorist, seeking revenge, lures a well-known television journalist to Amontillado’s, a wine bar in lower Manhattan, with an offer to embed her in his cell. Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s Cask of the Amontillado, Embedded  tells the…