27 at Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Opera performs Ricky Ian Gordon‘s opera, 27, February 20, 2016 – February 28, 2016.

Spotlighting Pittsburgh native Gertrude Stein, Ricky Ian Gordon’s 27 premiered in June 2014 and is already acclaimed for its “quick-witted libretto,” “serious fun” and “tuneful score.” 27 is named for the address of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas’s salon at 27 Rue de Fleurus in Paris, and is a humorous snapshot of the women’s shared lives and their famous visitors, including Picasso, Hemingway, and Matisse. Perfectly scaled for the intimate environs of Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 27 is a new production that will star its Resident Artists.

Sung in English with English texts projected above the stage.

Preview from TribLIVE
Preview from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Review from TribLIVE

27 (Piano/Vocal Score, Rental)
Libretto by Royce Vavrek
Duration: 95’
Cast: Mezzo-soprano, 4 supporting singers singing a variety of roles (Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Bass-Baritone)
Instrumentation: 2 2 2 2 – 2 2 2 1; Timp. 3Perc. Hp. Kbd. Str.

Listen to Scenes from 27