Saturday, February 13, 2021, at 8:00 pm
This is an archived event, not part of the current festival.
9806 NE 2nd Avenue
New York Stories is composed by Daron Hagen, with a libretto by Hagen and Barbara Grecki. It presents three intimate vignettes based on real people's experiences living in the big apple. The opera is musically conversational with the first skit being fiery and romantic, following a woman living in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, coupled with an Italian immigrant who arrives to do maintenance work, and the romantic moment they share. The second tells the story of an Upper East Side woman getting a surprise visit from her brother. The third depicts a warm, domestic self-portrait of the composer and his spouse as new parents attempting to put their infant son to sleep after a night on the town. With orchestra.