Michael M. Ehrman, director; Alexandra Dee, conductor; Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra
Composed by John Musto with libretto by Mark Campbell (librettist for The Shining, a sell-out at Minnesota Opera), this one-act opera is set in 1932 in New York City, where five Edward Hopper paintings come to life. A young wife and husband face an encroaching sense of estrangement in their marriage; a widow nervously awaits her date; and a young woman prepares to tell her boyfriend she is leaving New York after the failure of her dancing career. The lives of these women soon intersect with those of other characters as they find themselves together in the audience of a Broadway musical.
Tickets are $18 for the general public and $8 for students with valid ID.