BMOP, conducted by Artistic Director Gil Rose, performs for the world premiere of Eric Swayer's Our American Cousin, with stage direction by Carole Charnow. This engaging and approachable opera will be sung by some of New England's most exciting young vocalists.
NORTHAMPTON - In opera, anything can happen as long as you sing about it.
In Eric Sawyer and John Shoptaw’s new opera Our American Cousin, the events immediately surrounding President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination were examined operatically through the eyes of the actors in the play the president came to Ford’s Theater to attend that fateful evening.
The opera premiered Friday evening at the Academy of Music Theater.