the little OPERA theatre of ny presents

American One Acts, the preview concert

Friday | June 3 2022 | 7:30 pm


$12.50 student tickets are available. Call the box office at 212 501 3330 or purchase at the window.

The little OPERA theatre of ny in association with National Black Theatre and Harlem Opera Theater  will present a Spring Preview Concert of its new production 'American One Acts, a double bill.' LOTNY's new project will pair 'Highway 1, U.S.A'. by William Grant Still, libretto by Verna Arvey; with 'Down in the Valley' by Kurt Weill, libretto by Arnold Sundgaard. "Highway 1, U.S.A.' is about a couple named Bob and Mary who run a gas station convenience store along Highway 1, and the sacrifices they endure to put Bob's brother Nate through college. The family dynamic turns tragic and the sheriff arrives. "Down in the Valley' is set in Birmingham City and tells the story of forbidden love, jealousy, and a hanging. The concert will feature highlights from both operas along with other music by both composers.

Carami Hilaire, soprano
Sarah Neslon Craft, mezzo-soprano
Antonio Chase, Jr. , tenor
Kyle Oliver, baritone
Adam Richardson, baritone

Gregory Hopkins, Music Director & Pianist
Catherine Miller, Assoc. Music Director & Pianist

selections from
William Grant Still - Highway 1, U.S.A  (llbretto by Verna Arvey)
Kurt Weill - Down in the Valley (libretto by Arnold Sundgaard)
and other works by the composers

Images courtesy of William Grant Still Music & The Kurt Weill Foundation

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