presented by Opera della Luna

17th May to 21st May . 7.30pm .
£15 - £30 full price, concessions available for under 30s and jobseekers.

The UK premiere of a chamber opera by one of America’s most exciting contemporary composers: Jake Heggie.

Libretto by Gene Scheer, based on Terrence McNally’s original script Some Christmas Letters

It tells the story of a Broadway stage actress, Madeline Mitchell and her two adult children: Beatrice and Charlie, and takes place over three decades of the AIDS crisis (1986, 1996 and 2006). Each section recalls the events of a December as the characters struggle to connect when family secrets are revealed. 

The opera has been staged in Houston, San Jose, San Diego, Washington, Portland, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, St Louis, and Hawaii. 

This will be its first production in the UK.

Madeline Mitchell:   LUCY SCHAUFER
Beatrice, her daughter:  LLIO EVANS
Charlie, her son: JEAN-KRISTOF BOUTON
Conductor: TOBY PURSER

Running time: 90 minutes no interval.
Tickets for Wednesday and Friday include admission to a post show discussion.

Three Decembers is the finest modern opera that I’ve seen. Who said that no one is writing enchantingly wonderful new operas?  See Jake Heggie’s marvellous new work, it’ll dazzle you.  The opening night audience gave Three Decembers a roaring standing ovation. It sure deserved it. Add Three Decembers to your list of “Must See” operas. 
Tom Williams  -  Chicago Critic

Supported by the Garrick Charitable Trust

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