Adamo: A Brilliantly Crafted Work
1st May 2007
"[This] is a brilliantly crafted work," observes Stephen Phillips the opera company's General Director regarding Adamo's setting of this enduring American story. "As an opera administrator in Australia, I keep a close watch on new works emanating from America, where many of the world's most successful contemporary operas have been created in recent years. So, the success of Mark Adamo's beautiful opera in Houston, and subsequently in other major centers across the US, made me determined to create a brand new production for its premiere performances in Australia. The opera captures so perfectly the atmosphere of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel about the power of family, friendship, and romance in 1860's New England, and one that I'm sure will captivate audiences here."In some ways mainly, but not only, geographically Australia couldn’t be further away from the US; in other ways mainly, but not only, temperamentally it’s our closest neighbor. I guess that Adelaide’s new Little Women will feel at once like a homecoming and a translation: I can’t wait to see, and hear, how and why.
Little Women 120'
3 S, 3 Mz, T, Bar, 2 B