A new chamber version in seven scenes. Commissioned by BLO.
November 20, 22, 23, 24m, 2013
The Castle at Park Plaza | 130 Columbus Avenue, Boston
Evening performances at 7:30pm. Matinees (m) at 3pm.
Fall River, Massachusetts has never forgotten the infamous crime.
When Lizzie Borden was arrested for the brutal murder of her father and
stepmother, the New England village became the focus of the nation. The
jurors at Lizzie’s trial did not deliberate long, but in the court of
public opinion, debate still rages about her guilt or innocence.
BLO has commissioned a new chamber version in seven scenes of Jack
Beeson’s score, which reveals the disturbing power and undeniable
theatricality of his opera. Christopher Alden directs this world
premiere with Heather Johnson as Lizzie and Caroline Worra as her
stepmother. The Boston Globe has called the Opera Annex an “increasingly essential series” and subscribers receive first access to tickets.