Composer Victoria Bond is set to showcase her next work “The Adventures of Gulliver” in a preview version at the Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival in Symphony Space on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019.
The program will feature sections of the upcoming AOP-commissioned opera, in addition to other pieces by Bond, and features soprano Ariadne Greif as Mrs. Gulliver, tenor Sean Christensen as Young Gulliver, baritone Michael Kelly as Old Gulliver, mezzo-soprano Yoojin Lee as Glumdalclitch, tenor David Charles Tay as Lilliputian King, and baritone Jonathan Hare as Houyhnhnm. Marc Peloquin will accompany at the piano.
The Adventures of Gulliver, based on Jonathan Swift’s classic satire 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. In this opera, Gulliver, the intrepid voyager, discovers an island nation of tiny people, falls in love with a giantess more than twice his size, and is put on trial by horses.
Tickets: $20 in advance ($30 day of show) and can be purchased here.
The Adventures of Gulliver was 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, with additional support provided by Weltone New Music, Inc..
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