Opera del West presents: The Clever Artifice of Harriet and Margaret, A night of Women Composers

Sunday March 24, 2019
$30 public | $25 members

Join Opera del West for an evening celebrating female Composers. The prelude will be a set of Art Songs by women like Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Amy Beach and others.  Then they will perform the New England Premiere of Leanna Kirchoff’s one-act opera, The Clever Artifice of Harriet and Margaret.  Winner of the 2014-2016 National Opera Association Chamber Opera Competition, this work depicts a cat and mouse conversation between two women sharing what seems to be a polite tea, shadowed on stage by two other singers playing their inner selves interjecting truthful commentary.  A wonderful way to celebrate National Women’s Month. 

Directed by Brenda Huggins and Music Directed by Eve Budnick.