Bluegrass Opera presents:
World Premiere Double-Header 2.0:
With Such Friends... Music by Tom Schnauber, Libretto by Jeff Duncan
& Sutures and Love by Lorne Dechtenberg
With Such Friends... is based on Nikolai Gogol's humorous short story The Squabble. Its amusing story follows two Russian noblemen whose tempers cause a simple disagreement to escalate far beyond any reasonable level. An excerpt from the opera was included in the New York City Opera’s VOX 2007 festival, but the work has never been performed in its entirety. Both Schnauber and Duncan will be coming to Lexington for the premiere!
Sutures and Love features music and libretto by Lorne Dechtenberg. Loosely based on Richard Sheridan’s classic play School for Scandal, the opera was previously titled Sex, Drugs, and Aliens. The work tells the story of a cosmetic surgery clinic and the events that take place there one fateful day. Under its earlier name, excerpts from the opera were presented in a workshop recital at the University of Houston, but the complete work has never been seen by any audience!
Note: This program, while funny, includes mature subject matter
that may not be appropriate for all audience members.