( Fri., Oct. 16, 2020 - Sun., Oct. 18, 2020 )
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American composer Carlisle Floyd’s Slow Dusk will be our first act. Floyd, a South Carolina native, has written a story set in the Sandhills of North Carolina. Sadie, whose family belongs to the Disciples, is in love with Micah, a member of the Truelights, and Sadie’s Aunt Sue is against their marriage. Romeo and Juliet are reimagined in 1950’s North Carolina by Floyd, whose most popular opera, Susannah, would explore similar themes.
Act Two will be a premiere. Composer Kenneth Frazelle and his music are no strangers to Winston-Salem audiences. In 2000, he began setting the folk songs he grew up hearing from his grandmother and uncle in Onslow County. With Ken’s permission and help, I am putting some of these folksongs together to create a piece for singers and dancers called From Appalachia. Gary Taylor and his Festival Ballet of Winston-Salem will join us as we explore the moving narrative of these songs born from our native soil.
For these live streams, we are charging $20 for you to receive your code and unlock the magic of opera in your own home. Tickets for both performances will go on sale one month prior to performance dates.
You can call us at (336) 725-7101 or simply go online to purchase your virtual ticket.