A Shipwreck Opera
Powerful and touching, A Shipwreck Opera, winner of the Long Leaf Opera’s one-act opera competition, features a score by esteemed composer John B Hedges with libretto by renowned author Aimee Bender (The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake). The opera is a unique and surprising work that begins with a shipwreck that leaves a baby girl alone on an island. She is raised and loved by a tree, and as she grows, she forms relationships with the wind and the sea and another human who happens to come by. It is a moving story about family and growing up. The performance will be followed by a discussion with Bender and Hedges.
Admission is free.
Saturday March 2nd, at 3pm
USC Parkside Restaurant Rotunda
More info at http://web-app.usc.edu/ws/eo2/calendar/32/event/898760
Sunday, March 3rd, at 3pm
600 Downey Way, Los Angeles, CA
More info at http://sait.usc.edu/spectrum/events_details.asp?EventID=820