Fall Opera: Three Decembers

Nov 12, 2021

07:30 PM

Coralville Center for the Performing Arts,

1301 5th Street, Coralville, IA 52241

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Three Decembers
Music by Jake Heggie
Libretto by Gene Scheer
Based on an original play by Terrence McNally
Commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera

Directed by Bill Theisen
Conducted by Wayne Wyman and Megan Maddaleno

November 12, 13 at 7:30 p.m.
November 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

Three Decembers is a modern masterpiece with a brilliant libretto by Gene Scheer and a soaring musical score by Jake Heggie that explores the truth, lies, resentments, and ultimately the hopes of a trio of characters over the course of three decades. With profound storytelling that bares the souls of each character, this chamber opera is an intimate meditation about family- the ones we are born into and those we create.

This production contains adult content and language. 

$20 Adults
$15 Seniors (65+)
$10 Students & Youth
$5 UI Students (with valid ID)

Opera tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319-335-1160 or online at hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.

View the program here: https://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/islandora/object/ui%3A29513

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