Cuz Baby you’re a Firework-Maker’s Daughter

Sort of short notice, as I am wont to do, but an exciting new opera crossed the pond and will open tonight at New York’s kid-friendly New Victory Theater

David Bruce‘s Firework-Maker’s Daughter, based on Philip Pullman’s novel of the same name, was commissioned by The Opera Group and the Royal Opera House and premiered in London just last month.  Too soon for state-side reviews, but Bruce has collected the reviews so far on his site, and they seem to have loved it, even if the low-tech stagecraft got mixed reviews…

I’m sort of intrigued by the presence of a countertenor, and generally interested in any new opera performed in the city, so maybe this will be an end-of-semester gift to myself  : P    Even if I have to be surrounded by children…

Performances this weekend and next, with prices from $14 to $38.

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