The 2019 Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival presents a night jam-packed with 'can't miss' programs. From a preview performance of Victoria Bond's new opera The Adventures of Gulliver to Philip Glass' new piano quintet Annunciation, this concert is filled to the brim with highlights. Victoria Bond has long been an admirer of Jonathan Swift's classic satire on human nature, Gulliver's Travels.
The Adventures of Gulliver, based on Jonathan Swift’s classic satire with music by Bond, libretto by Stephen Greco and design and direction by Doug Fitch, with music by Victoria Bond, will change your perception of this hilarious and often vicious probe into human foibles. In this opera, Gulliver, the intrepid voyager, discovers an island nation of tiny people, falls in love with a giantess more than twice his size, and is put on trial by horses. The performance features soprano Ariadne Greif, tenor Sean Christensen, baritone Michael Kelly and bassbaritone Daniel Klein. Complete production details are below.