New York Opera Fest 2019
About Owen Wingrave
The little OPERA theatre of ny (LOTNY) presents the New York Premiere of Benjamin Britten's opera in two acts, OWEN WINGRAVE, with libretto by Myfanwy Piper.
In Benjamin Britten’s hauntingly intense opera based on a ghost story by Henry James, OWEN WINGRAVE sets a young man’s scruples and beliefs against the fanaticism of his family. Wingrave is a young man who comes home to confront his family and rebel against its military past. The ghosts of his ancestors and a dark secret haunt all the inhabitants of the Wingrave home. Britten's powerful score etches strong individual voices caught within a fraught atmosphere. Originally commissioned by the BBC, it premiered on television in 1971, and was subsequently performed at Covent Garden in 1973. This production will be part of the Fourth New York Opera Alliance Opera Fest.
Conducted by Richard Cordova (Falstaff with the Martina Arroyo Foundation, Prince of Players with LOTNY), the New York Premiere will be directed by LOTNY Artistic Director Philip Shneidman (Piramo e Tisbe, Prince of Players) with set design by Carolyn Mraz, costume design by Lara de Bruijn (My Name is Ben at Goodspeed and Party Face at City Center), lighting design by Josh Smith and projection design by Alex Basco Koch (Be More Chill on Broadway).
2 hours 15 minutes with one intermission