Monday, December 15, 2008

New Opera: "Later the Same Evening"

Edward Hopper’s paintings have been transformed into a new one-act opera, "Later the Same Evening." Images of loneliness and solitude are brought to live by a score by John Musto, receiving its New York premiere last week at the Manhattan School of Music.

According to Vivien Schweitzer of the New York Times, "Mr. Musto’s musical-theater-like score, which features recurring marimba riffs, chromatic interludes, fugal passages and hints of blues and jazz..." Again the lines between opera and musical theater blur.


photo by Carol Rosegg

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