Sam’s one act opera, Beach and Moan will be performed by the Hartford Opera Theater on November 9, 2014.
Hartford Opera Theater’s New in November festival was established in 2010 with a two-fold mission: to seek out and encourage contemporary opera composers and to create an opportunity for the community to experience performances of these new works. Each year, a committee reviews a competitive pool of submissions and selects 6 10 minute operas to create an evening of short operatic vignettes. The preparation for New in November is reminiscent of a 24 hour play festival in that the operas are brought from “page to stage” in a condensed and intense period. HOT is extremely proud of New in November and feels that it truly exemplifies their motto, “Opera for Everyone.”
“Beach and Moan”
Music by Evan Mack and Libretto by Wm. Samuel Bradford
The story of an epic beach bromance and the woman, desperately trying to relax by the ocean, who must save them from themselves.
Director – Sarah Hutchings
Conductor – Joseph Hodge
Pianist – Miguel Campinho
Beach Girl – Anna Richardson, soprano
Photographer – Jermaine Woodard, baritone
Bicep Guy – Mitchell Hutchings, baritone
New In November
Sunday, November 9, 2014, 7:00pm
Trinity Episcopal Church in Hartford