Benjamin Button - the opera, world premiere June 15


Jun 15 2010 - 8:00pm
Following his success with the hilarious stage opera, Pumped Fiction (2007), John Eaton and his Pocket Opera Players, with the Center for Contemporary Opera, will present Eaton's new work, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, based on the original short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Featured artists include Chris Pedro Trakas, Baritone, Linda Larson, Soprano, Jennifer Roderer, Mezzo-soprano, Tony Boutté, Tenor, and Bass-Baritone, Dominic Inferrera. Karl Kramer is conducting, and the stage director is Marco Capalbo. Production design, sets & costumes, and lighting: Shawn Duan, Janne Larsen, and Stephen Quandt.

An opera by John Eaton
Libretto by Estela Eaton

Tue, Jun 15 at 8 pm
at Peter Norton Symphony Space

$30 General
Symphony Space Members, Students, Seniors $20
Day of Show $32

BUY Event tickets online
, or call 212-864-5400

Cover art by John Held, 1922 publication


"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" is one of eleven short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald, published in the collection, TALES OF THE JAZZ AGE (1922 by Charles Scribner's Sons). This unusual collection is availalble as a free download for the Kindle edition, at, if you are "curious" to read the original story.