Riders of the Purple Sage: The Making of a Western Opera (N/A IN PQ)
Riders of the Purple Sage: The Making of a Western Opera follows a classically trained composer as he adapts a dime novel masterpiece into a grand opera. In 1912, Zane Greys 'Riders of the Purple Sage' flew off bookshelves around the world and today is recognized by the Library of Congress as One Hundred Books that Shaped America.A century later, composer Craig Bohmler takes shelter in Zane Grey's cabin during a rainstorm. There, amidst posters from Greys Hollywood Westerns, Bohmler discovers a story with the grand dimensions of opera; he decides then and there to mount the legendary frontier novel for the operatic stage. Alongside a team of designers, musicians, singers, and fine art painter Ed Mell, Bohmler translates America's cowboy culture and sprawling beauty of the West into the realm of Puccini and Verdi.
||Nov. 8, 2022
||Ed Mell, Craig Bohmler, Fenlon Lamb, Steven Mark Kohn, Joseph Mechavich, Keitaro Harada, Karin Wolverton, Morgan Smith, Laura Wilde, Joshua Jeremiah, Joshua Dennis, Keith Phares, Kristopher Irmiter
||Kristin Atwell Ford
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