Formerly titled “Legendary.” Opera in development with The American Opera Project (AOP) and the Seagle Music Colony. Libretto by Jason Kim. Developmental support provided by Opera America’s Repertoire Development Grant and an Opera Genesis Fellowship at The Hermitage Artist Colony. Workshops have include those with Amanda + James, The American Opera Project, Fort Worth Opera’s “Frontiers”, and Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater’s “From Page to Stage.”
To view clips, please visit the project’s homepage with The American Opera Project (AOP).
Vocal score completed 2020. Length 100″
Cast: 1soprano, 1countertenor, 2 tenor, 1 baritone
Famed drag performer Dee Legendary embarks on a passionate love affair with Officer John, whose fascination with Dee takes an unexpected and dangerous turn. Inspired by a true story, Legendary is an opera about double lives and destructive desires set in the glory days of New York City’s underground drag culture.
Planned: fl, cl (b. cl.), 2perc(drum kit+vibes), pno, 2vln, vla, vlc, db