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Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
Sung in English.
Estimated run time: 1 hours, 36 minutes including one 20-minute intermission
INTIMATE WORKS IN AN INTIMATE SETTING
Opera Colorado transforms one of the galleries of the new Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art into a 100-seat theater for this double-bill of one-act operas—the first an afterlife conversation between artistic giants Pablo Picasso and Gertrude Stein, the second a spotlight on jazz-age icon and civil rights activist Josephine Baker.
Upcoming engagements include the Boston Conservatory Opera program in Valencia, Spain; debuts with the Miami Music Festival and Peninsula Music Festival; and a return to the Lakes Area Music Festival in the summer of 2018.
Altenbach is Music Director of Opera at the Boston Conservatory and serves as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Minnesota Bach Ensemble as well as Music Director of the Brookline Symphony Orchestra. He recently served as Artistic Director of the Boston Opera Collaborative and has held coaching and conducting staff positions with several prestigious American opera companies, including the Santa Fe Opera, Music Academy of the West, Cincinnati Opera, and the San Francisco Opera Merola Program.
Omer Ben SeadiaDirector
Ms. Ben Seadia’s various directing credits include the world premiere of Steal a Pencil for Me at Opera Colorado; a revival production of Tosca at Houston Grand Opera; an original production of L’italiana in Algeri and a revival production of A Streetcar Named Desire at Opera Santa Barbara; the regional premiere of Considering Matthew Shephard, a fusion oratorio by Grammy nominee Craig Hella Johnson, produced by Cincinnati Opera and the Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble; Pursuing the Dream and Let’s Cook Up an Opera at Cincinnati.
Laquita MitchellJosephine Baker