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May 8, 2010 | Seattle Opera
Amelia
Composer:Daron Aric Hagen
Librettist:Gardner McFall
Synopsis
A first time mother-to-be, whose psyche has been scarred by the loss of her pilot-father in Vietnam, must break free from anxiety to embrace healing and renewal for the sake of her husband and child in this original story unfolding over a 30-year period beginning in 1966. Amelia interweaves one woman’s emotional journey, the American experience in Vietnam, and elements of the Daedalus and Icarus myth to explore man’s fascination with flight and the dilemmas that arise when vehicles of flight are used for exploration, adventure, and war. With an intensely personal libretto by American poet Gardner McFall (The Pilot’s Daughter), whose father was a Navy pilot lost during Vietnam, this new American opera moves from loss to recuperation, paralysis to flight, as the protagonist, Amelia, ultimately embraces her life and the creative force of love and family.

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Seattle OperaAmelia5/5/2010 - 5/22/2010


OPERA America/Opera.ca Grants Awarded
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The Opera Fund: Audience Development 2007
The Opera Fund: Repertoire Development2006

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
02:00

Number of Acts
2

Musical Style
Romantic, tonal, sweepingly melodic

Original Cast
Kate Lindsey (Amelia)
William Burden (Dodge)
Luretta Bybee (Amanda)
Nathan Gunn (Paul)
Jennifer Zetlan (the Flier)
Jane Eaglen (Helen)
Karen Vuong (Trang/Nurse)
David Won (Huy/Doctor/Chaplain)


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