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Madison Opera Presents: Little Women
February 7, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm$25 - $112
This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community
Madison Opera presents the company premiere of Mark Adamo’s Little Women on Friday, February 5 and Sunday, February 7 in the Capitol Theater at the Overture Center for the Arts. An adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel, the opera is a showpiece for the young cast who portray the four March sisters and their suitors, featuring moving arias, comic exchanges, and emotional confrontations.
Alcott’s 1868 novel Little Women follows Jo March and her sisters Meg, Beth, and Amy as they come of age in New England. The opera focuses on the moments when the sisters leave home and become adults, centering on Jo as she clings to her perfect family life and tries to prevent things from changing. Ultimately she learns to accept change and move forward.
Adamo’s opera premiered at Houston Grand Opera in March 1998 to instant acclaim, swiftly becoming one of the most performed American operas ever written. To date, there have been over 70 productions around the world. The New York Times called the opera “some sort of masterpiece,” while The New Yorker called it “a beautifully crafted work: shows remarkable confidence [and] does a brilliant job of molding Alcott’s tale into operatic form.”
Little Women will be performed at the Capitol Theater at Overture Center for the Arts, located at 201 State St in Madison, WI. To purchase tickets or learn more information, visit madisonopera.org.