UA Opera Theatre: A CELEBRATION OF AMERICAN OPERA: PART II Tales of Cats, Love Triangle, and a WORLD PREMIERE
February 27, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
– Leo – Michael Ching
– Triangle – Tony Solitro
– One additional work – TBA shortly
– and … A New Work by Michael Ching, an enticing new work being written especially for us, TBA shortly.
More celebrations of American Opera. We are particularly excited about a new work by Michael Ching, the renowned American composer, being created especially for the UA Opera Theatre. Final details of topic and libretto are being finalized as of June 2019 … watch this page for details and announcements. Mr. Ching is the composer of the opera Speed Dating Tonight, one of the most performed American operas in the past few seasons. We’ll also produce an older work by Mr. Ching; the opera Leo is about a man having an argument with his cat !!!! Then, another work by Tony Solitro. “Delightfully executed with sidesplitting hilarity” (The Theater Times), Tony’s mythology-infused comedy Triangle was featured on Fort Worth Opera’s 2019 Frontiers Showcase and was presented during the National Opera Association’s 2019 Conference in Salt Lake City as one of three finalists for the Dominick Argento Chamber Opera Competition. Commissioned by Boston Opera Collaborative and premiered in partnership with Boston New Music Initiative, Trianglewas praised for its “spiky, smashing, blasting” orchestrations and hailed “a standout favorite” (the Intelligencer). AND … yet one more shorter American opera on the program. Licensing and permissions are currently being finalized and an announcement is coming shortly.
General Admission: $20