American Dreams: Three One-Act Operas

Date and Time: 
Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 3:00pm
Shirley Welsh Ryan Opera Theater

Michael M. Ehrman, director; Robert McConnell, conductor; members of the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra

Three different views of love and marriage American-style, from the Wild West to 1950s suburbia. Henry Mollicone’s The Face on the Barroom Floor tells two parallel stories of love and jealousy, set in the present day and the Old West. Samuel Barber’s A Hand of Bridge reveals the hidden dreams and desires of two couples playing the eponymous card game. Leonard Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti depicts a day in the life of a young married couple longing for love and connection. Seating is limited for these first opera productions in the intimate new Shirley Welsh Ryan Opera Theater, so purchase your tickets in advance. Performed in English.

Tickets are $18 for the general public and $8 for students with valid ID.

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Additional Performances:
November 19
November 20
November 21

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