Unfinished: An Opera - A NEW CONCERT READING
Vital Opera is pleased to announce a concert reading of Joshua Groffman and Sarah Heady's Unfinished: An Opera, featuring newly added material. Unfinished tells the story of the life and death of Bennett College in Millbrook, NY. Originally opened as a finishing school for young women in 1908, Bennett's abrupt closing in 1977 forever altered the economic and physical fabric of the village. Today, the abandoned campus remains fenced off and in ruins, a stark contrast to its beautiful environs and a lasting reminder of what was lost. Using a mix of archival materials and contemporary testimony from Bennett alumni and the Millbrook community, Unfinished explores how Bennett is remembered, and forgotten, today.
Maggie Finnegan, soprano
Danielle Messina, soprano
Kristin Gornstein, mezzo soprano
Jose Rubio, baritone
Kristen Kemp, piano
Rale Micic, electric guitar
Daniela Candillari, conductor
Joshua Groffman, composer
Sarah Heady, librettist
7pm Pre-show talk with composer Joshua Groffman and librettist Sarah Heady, moderated by Vital Opera General Director Kelvin Chan.
The concert reading will be followed by a facilitated artist-audience discussion.
Marc A, Scorca Hall at National Opera Center (View)
330 Seventh Avenue, 7th Floor (between 28th and 29th Streets)
New York, NY 10001
|Minimum Age: 13|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|