New Work Reading: TWA: Maryland Opera Studio

New Work Reading: TWA

Friday, February 17, 2023 . 7:30PM
Principal People: 
Justine F. Chen, composer
Jacqueline Goldfinger, librettist

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Estimated Length: 
1 hour and 30 minutes
Audience Advisory: 
This performance contains violence, strong language, and references to self-harm.
Program Notes: 
Join us in person at The Clarice! Please note that this event will not be livestreamed.
This new opera inspired by the popular folk ballad THE TWA SISTERS, explores the eternal conflict between the opposing forces of love and jealousy; and why this ancient ballad resonates even more deeply today with the proliferation of social media and virtual sharing platforms.
With a tone reminiscent of Guillermo Del Toro’s popular cinematic fables, this opera sheds light on the joy, wonder, humor and pain in the relationship between sisters within a unique episodic structure which spans continents and centuries.
Under the direction of Craig Kier, the Maryland Opera Studio is dedicated to the future of opera. Preparing the next generation of great singers and offering performances ranging from classic repertoire to provocative new works, it is building contemporary audiences for opera and advancing the art form to sustain those audiences.

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