Austin Opera presents “Of Mice and Men”

    Austin Opera presents "Of Mice and Men"

    01/31/2016 - 02/10/2016 | Sunday | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    The Long Center
    701 W. Riverside Drive
    Austin,TX 78704

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    Austin Opera continues its long-standing commitment to American and English-language opera with Carlisle Floyd’s operatic rendition of John Steinbeck’s iconic novella, Of Mice and Men, foundational support provided by the Georgia B. Lucas Foundation.

    Based on John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men, this riveting American opera is a faithful retelling of one of America’s most celebrated works of literature. Carlisle Floyd vividly captures the lives of the characters, the feel of the era, the bunkhouse, the depressed economy, and Lennie’s tragic story.

    Stage director Kristine McIntyre, known for her visually stunning and emotionally rich productions, has directed more than 50 operas throughout the United States at The Metropolitan Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Arizona Opera, Dallas Opera, and many others. McIntyre’s “canny ability to meld visual and musical elements” will seamlessly allow Floyd’s score and libretto full voice to clearly communicate the work’s central theme—that personal relationship, however tenuous, is far superior to solitary existence.

    “Of Mice and Men” is an important work of theater, literature, film and, of course, opera. Its plea for compassion and hope is as timely now as when John Steinbeck wrote the novella on which the opera is based.

    An Opera in three acts, sung in English with lyrics projected above the stage.

    Saturday, January 23, 7:30 p.m.
    Thursday, January 28, 7:30 p.m.
    Friday, January 31, 3:00 p.m.

    Tickets: $35 – $200