Libretto by Deborah Brevoort, Music by Patrick Soluri, based on the novella by George Moore.
Albert Nobbs is a gender-bending romantic tragedy that tells the tale of a painfully shy butler in a 19th century Irish hotel who hides an incredible secret: he is really a she. Albert maintains her disguise for years until one day Hubert Page, a laborer, is boarded in her room and discovers Albert is a woman. Hubert reveals he is also a woman—and has a wife. Albert sets off on a journey to find a wife of her own while maintaining her disguise as a man, leading to the revelation of her true identity and ultimately her death. Albert Nobbs is a story that pleads for understanding and tolerance.
Finalist, 2018 Dominic Pellicciotti Prize for Opera Composition