Juilliard Opera opened their 2016-2017 season on November 16th with Jonathon Dove’s Flight. Conductor Steven Osgood and Director James Darrah (both Juilliard veterans) are at the helm of the production which includes a cast of 10 vocalists and large orchestra. Flight is the first of three main stage operas at Juilliard this season as well as one of the two cross-divisional collaborations with the Juilliard Orchestra.
The Juilliard Journal posted an article reviewing the production and the progression of the opera itself over the course of almost 20 years. The article can be found on the Juilliard website. Flight was commissioned by Glyndebourne Festival Opera and premiered on September 24th, 1998. It received its US premiere at the Opera Theatre St. Louis in 2003. It is a three-act opera based on the true story of an Iranian refugee who lived at the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris for 18 years. April De Angelis is the librettist.
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Performance dates are November 16th and 18th at 7:30pm and November 20th at 2pm at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre in Manhattan, New York.
Vocal scores are for sale and rental information can be found on the Jonathon Dove page on Jonathon Dove.