Maryland Opera Studio New Works Reading: A Family Reunion
Maryland Opera Studio New Works Reading
Composer Christopher Patton
Librettist William Moses
As their mother succumbs to Alzheimer’s, a family gathers to make decisions about her care. Old wounds get reopened, secrets are revealed and new bonds are forged. A moving exploration of family that will touch anyone who’s ever belonged to one.
The first-year members of the Maryland Opera Studio make their first public appearance in this beautiful ensemble work created by Washington-area artists.
Review by DC Metro Theater Arts
Nick Olcott’s staging was simple yet effective – elaborate costumes, props, and flashy sets weren’t necessary to tell the story. Music director Justina Lee accompanied the opera on piano, which felt appropriate for such an intimate performance.
— EMILY SCHWEICH, DC Metro Theater Arts, February 22, 2015