Amelia sneak peek

Daron Hagen, the composer of Amelia.


: I’ll be live blogging the Amelia sneak peek tomorrow afternoon.  Check back here at 2 pm and you can access my live blog of the event.  To watch the live blog, click the link below and a new window will open up.  Or, if you prefer, you can click the Live Blog tab at the top of the page and you can watch an embedded version of the blog.  I hope you tune in, It should be fun and interesting.

Seattle Opera is holding a “sneak peek” event for bloggers on April 13 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  Seattle’s community of arts bloggers (who are they?) will be meeting with the creative team responsible for Amelia.  It is the first commission for the opera in more than 40 years.  Perhaps more striking is Amelia is an American opera, set in America, about American things.  American opera isn’t as cemented in the repertory as its French, German, and Italian counterparts.  Of course, there are exceptions.  Nixon in China (John Adams), Porgy and Bess (George Gershwin) and Vanessa (Samuel Barber) are successful relative to other American operas, but I would hesitate to call them repertory staples.

Amelia is a big deal for Seattle Opera and could be considered a more important operatic achievement than the every-four-years Ring cycle.  In any event, you can use the link below to open up a pop out window that will let you follow the live blog.  Or, you can always check out the Live Blog page by clicking the tab at the top of this page.


2 thoughts on “Amelia sneak peek

  1. I’m looking forward to your impression. I’m a supernumerary in this show, and from what I’ve seen it is an incredibly powerfully emotional piece. Very exciting to be part of!

  2. Hi Rich, it was interesting, for sure. J. Dean and I talked after the event about the non-linear nature of the opera and whether it will baffle some folks. I hope not! Hagen, Wadsworth, and McFall seem like an incredible team. I have heard Shining Brow a few times and am familiar with Hagen’s instrumental writing, so I am excited. How are you enjoying the process?

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