The premiere of Gerald Cohen’s new one-act opera, SEED, written with the superb librettist David Simpatico, will be on Thursday June 2, at 7 p.m. at Symphony Space in NYC. It will be presented along with three other one-act operas by Cohen’s colleagues in American Lyric Theater’s Composer Librettist Development Program, where he has been a resident artist for the past year.
New York, NY 10025
Tickets: $15 Advance / $20 Day of Performance
SEED will be sung by three outstanding performers: mezzo Sarah Heltzel, tenor Glenn Seven Allen, and baritone Christopher Burchett.
Information and tickets about the event at Symphony Space website under “Opera in Eden”. http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/6583-opera-in-eden
Advance purchase is strongly recommended, as the hall is small and these events have sold out in previous years.
SEED is a (surprisingly hopeful!) post-apocalyptic take on the Adam and Eve story:
The time: 100 hundred years after the end of the great nuclear Holy War.
The place: the Doomsday Botanical Seed Vault, underground repository of the world’s organic vegetation and crop seed samples.
The story: The Elixir of God is meant to be opened only by the Chosen One, to save mankind and restore man’s potency, ensuring propagation and repopulation of the planet.
But the Chosen One has not come, and the race is condemned to die out with the last man and woman, Adam and Evangeline – until they hear a voice crackling out of the wilderness…