Libretto: April de Angelis. German singing translation by Ralf Nürnberger.
Juilliard Opera performances November 16, 18 and 20th 2016.
Juilliard Opera opens the 2016-2017 season with the 20th century English opera Flight—Jonathan Dove’s breakthrough modern-day operatic comedy that tells the story of a refugee living in the airport and his interactions with different characters who find themselves delayed in the terminal. Inspired by the true-life story of an Iranian refugee who lived at Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris for 18 years, Flight “can be summed up in one word: charm. It is sensationally orchestrated…instantly beguiling” (The Times).
Steven Osgood, conductor
James Darrah, director
This performance is part of Juilliard Opera, a program dedicated to the education and training of future generations of singers at Juilliard. Juilliard Opera is supported by the vision and generous lead funding of the International Foundation for Arts and Culture and its Chairman, Dr. Haruhisa Handa.
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