Take a Look at Frederica von Stade and Marietta Simpson in Sky on Swings Opera

Classic Arts News   Take a Look at Frederica von Stade and Marietta Simpson in Sky on Swings Opera
 
The world premiere runs through September 29 at Opera Philadelphia’s O18.
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Marietta Simpson and Frederica von Stade Dominic M. Mercier

Opera Philadelphia’s O18 festival launched September 20 with the world premiere of Sky on Swings, starring Marietta Simpson and Frederica von Stade. The chamber opera, by composer Lembit Beecher and librettist Hannah Moscovitch, runs through September 29 at the Perelman Theater.

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Joanna Settle directs the work, about two women battling different stages of Alzheimer’s disease. The production coincides with World Alzheimer’s Month, the international campaign mounted each September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia.
Flip through photos of the production below:



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