Gusman Concert Hall
JACKIE O— FROST OPERA THEATER
by Michael Daugherty and Wayne Koestenbaum
ALAN JOHNSON, music director, conductor
BEN KRYWOSZ, stage director;
LAURIE OLINDER, projection designer
APRIL SOROKO, set and costume designer
Frost Opera Theater’s season concludes with a staged production of the opera Jackie O by Michael Daugherty and Wayne Koestenbaum. Opera and American musical theater come together in this pop operatic collage in which the private and public life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis encounters Maria Callas, Liz Taylor, Ari Onassis, Grace Kelly, and Andy Warhol. Jackie O is an opera in two acts in which events are based on history, but are largely imaginary or metaphorical. American composer Michael Daugherty (2011 Grammy Award winner for Best Classical Composition—Metropolis Symphony) and librettist Wayne Koestenbaum (author of The Queen’s Throat and Jackie Under My Skin) capture the mystery, tragedy and glamour of an American icon.
Opening night will include a post-performance talk back with composer Michael Daugherty, and librettist Wayne Koestenbaum.
Adults / Seniors / UM Students
$20 / $15 / Free with valid ID, subject to availability on concert night
PARKING: Valet parking is available for $8 in front of UM Gusman Concert Hall, or free self-parking is available at the Pavia Garage. For map and more information please click here.
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