April 24, 2020 - April 26, 2020| $15 Get Tickets
Friday, April 24 at 7:30PM
Saturday, April 25 at 7:30PM
Sunday, April 26 at 2:30PM
Music direction by Karen Keating
Set in an intimate black box studio and directed each year by a different distinguished guest artist, Opera Up Close features small ensembles, but big ideas. This year’s performance explores new American voices in opera, including three new works about the conflict between our internal and external lives. The program features excerpts from Carnival of Souls, an opera in progress by Shenandoah Conservatory’s Jonathan Newman based on the 1962 cult horror film; Christopher Weiss’ comic short opera Service Provider, commissioned by Washington National Opera; and Laura Kaminsky’s As One, a two-person chamber opera about the journey of a transgender person transitioning from male to female.
Sung in English with piano and string quartet accompaniment
Accommodations for disabilities may be arranged by contacting the Box Office at least three days prior to the performance.