October 30, 2010 | Kentucky Opera
New York Stories
Composer:Daron Aric Hagen
Librettist:Daron Hagen
These three intimate stories are based on the experiences of real people. The music weaves their lives together. Conceived as a trilogy for performance both together and separately, the first skit is piquant and romantic, the second is dark and funny by turns, the third is warmly domestic and ends with a delightful twist. The trilogy is intended for young artist training programs at universities and professional opera companies. Chamber orchestra accompaniments are available, but piano accompaniment is preferred. Staging in a traditional theater is not preferable to site-specific stagings in private homes or public spaces.

Broken Pieces
: Pamela, a thirty-something divorcee, lives alone in a small apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side. She's been waiting for months for the tile man to come and fix the broken tiles in her bathroom. Antonio, a middle-aged Italian immigrant, arrives to do the work. During the course of his visit, the two connect and share a lovely romantic moment.

Just for the Night
: Babs, a woman of a certain age and wealth, receives an unexpected visit from her brother Chip on Christmas Eve, turns him away.

Cradle Song: Mama and Papa, a composer couple, arrive home after a night on the town and attempt to put their infant son down for the night.

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Tonal, accessible; roles are written to be sung handily by college-age singers.

Original Cast
Andrea Shokery (Pamela)
Gabriel Preisser (Antonio)
Brandy Hawkins (Babs)
Daniel Anderson (Chip)
Erin Keesy (Mama)
Ricky Case (Papa)

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