Opera New Work Reading: The Young King at Clarice Smith, Feb 10
Opera New Work Reading by the Maryland Opera Studio
Friday, February 10, 2017. 7:30PM
Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Guildenhorn Recital Hall, general admission.
The Young King
By Martin Hennessy
Libretto by Tom Rowan
An innocent boy, son to a family of goat herders, is found to be heir to the kingdom. Riches and luxury are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others?
This world premiere musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s “The Young King,” by Martin Hennessy with libretto by Tom Rowan, addresses human rights and social justice issues directly relevant to contemporary wealth and income inequality struggles. Performed by Maryland Opera Studio (MOS) artists.
Hennessy is the winner of the inaugural Opera Composition Contest, a joint effort between MOS and the Artist Partner Program to support the cultivation and performance of new work.
As part of an ongoing dedication to cultivating and performing new work, the Maryland Opera Studio (MOS) and the Artist Partner Program partnered for the first annual Opera Composition Contest for a new work reading to be performed by the singers of the MOS. This world premiere performance will feature the winning composition.
Free, no tickets required.
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