Beth Wiemann's opera in development, "I Give You My Home" prepared by Guerilla Opera Company for upcoming premiere

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Sat - March 5, 2022, 7:30 pm

 

Beth Wiemann's opera in development, "I Give You My Home" prepared by Guerilla Opera Company for upcoming premiere

Guerilla Opera was in residence at the UMaine campus in March 2022, to prepare the Boston premiere of Beth Wiemann’s new work I Give You My Home in June. The residency is a collaboration between Guerilla Opera, UMaine’s School of Performing Arts and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies units, and the Nichols House Museum of Boston. The opera is based on the life of suffragette and peace activist Rose Standish Nichols.

This residency included a presentation by Artistic Director Aliana De La Guardia on contemporary opera (March 4), a vocal masterclass, and a public performance of Wiemann’s new work on March 5th. 

The world premiere of I Give You My Home with music and libretto by Beth Wiemann, is planned for later in 2022. The work is scored for Soprano, saxophone, percussion, and electronics, and is being developed for film as well as live performance.

I Give You My Home is supported by an Opera Grants for Women Stage Directors and Conductors award from OPERA America, a Live Arts Boston grant award from The Boston Foundation and Partners, a CIP Projects grant award from Mass Cultural Council, the University of Maine, Orono, and in partnership with the Nichols House Museum.