Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Fairy tale opera …

… Solo Opera Takes on a Big Project With Lori Laitman’s The Three Feathers. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

“This is a fairy tale that is both archetypal and unfamiliar,” said Gioia. “It’s about an old king who has to pick an heir. In the original Grimm story, he has three sons; our version has three daughters. One daughter is very domineering, one is extravagant, and the youngest is a bookworm who no one takes seriously. He then says he has the perfect solution, [and for that] I’ve written a good aria, ‘The Treasure Song,’ which is a patter song [about] his box with three magic feathers.”

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