Maryland Opera Studio New Works Reading: A Family Reunion

Maryland Opera Studio New Works Reading

A Family Reunion
Friday, February 20, 2015 . 7:30PM
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Composer Christopher Patton

Librettist William Moses

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Estimated Length: 
2 hours including intermission
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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