Friday, October 6: Preview performance at AOP in Brooklyn
Gulliver's Travels, commissioned by American Opera Projects, premieres in 2019
The composer and conductor Victoria Bond has long been fascinated with Jonathan Swift's book Gulliver's Travels. And now, Victoria Bond has been awarded a commissioning grant from Opera America's Opera Grants for Female Composers program to compose an opera based on this iconic 18th century satire.
Gulliver's Travels, with music by Victoria Bond, libretto by Stephen Greco and design and direction by Doug Fitch, will change your perception of this hilarious and often vicious probe into human foibles. Gulliver, the intrepid voyager, puts out a fire using his bodily fluids, engages in a love scene with a giantess more than twice his size and is put on trial by horses.
Gulliver's Travels will receive its world premiere by the Gulf Coast Symphony (Florida) in 2019. New Yorkers can be the first to see the opera in a workshop performance on Friday, October 6 at 8:00 pm. The performance features soprano Ariadne Greif and tenor Scott Joiner, among others, and is followed by a meet-the-artists reception. Complete cast and production details are below. The performance is at American Opera Projects, 138 South Oxford Street in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door (cash only). Advance tickets are available online; space is limited.
This workshop performance of Gulliver's Travels by Victoria Bond is co-presented by American Opera Projects and Gulf Coast Symphony, in association with Welltone New Music, Inc.
AOP First Chance:
Preview Performance of
an opera by Victoria Bond
Friday, October 6, 2017 at 8 pm
American Opera Projects
138 South Oxford St, Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Creators and Cast
Victoria Bond - composer
Stephen Greco - librettist
Doug Fitch - design and direction
Ariadne Greif - soprano
Yoojin Lee - mezzo-soprano
Scott Joiner - tenor
David Charles Tay - tenor
Jonathan Hare - baritone
Emmanuel Chumaceiro - bass-baritone
Andrew Kurtz - conductor
Kristen Kemp - piano
Tickets: $10 in advance online, $15 at the door (cash only)
This workshop performance of Gullivers Travels by Victoria Bond is co-presented by American Opera Projects and Gulf Coast Symphony, in association with Welltone New Music, Inc.
Opera commissioned by American Opera Projects through the Opera Grants for Female Composers program, made possible through the generosity of The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. Development by Gulf Coast Symphony and AOP. World Premiere in 2019 to be presented by Gulf Coast Symphony, conducted by Andrew Kurtz.