HIGHWAY 1, U.S.A.
By William Grant Still & Verna Arvey
DOWN IN THE VALLEY
By Kurt Weill & Arnold Sundgaard
Conducted by Gregory Hopkins
Directed by Philip Shneidman
the little OPERA theatre of ny returns to 59E59 Theaters with a unique double bill of two rarely seen American Operas.
HIGHWAY 1, U.S.A. follows the story of Bob and Mary, who run a gas station convenience store along Highway 1, and the sacrifices they endure to put Bob's brother Nate through college. The family dynamic turns tragic and then the sheriff arrives.
DOWN IN THE VALLEY is set in Birmingham City and tells the story of forbidden love, jealousy, and a hanging.
The little OPERA theatre of ny (LOTNY) explores unchartered corners of music both old and new. Our mission is to strip the artifice from opera and create intimate experiences to reconnect with the music, the performance, and the story. “Little” and “opera” do not often go together. We use scale to make opera more approachable to a new public, while challenging experienced opera-goers and performers to think differently about the medium.
Read more at: www.lotny.org