Tim Brady, music and artistic direction | Audrey Dwyer, libretto | Cherissa Richards, staging
Alicia Ault, Ruben Brutus, Clayton Kennedy, Justin Welsh and Frédéricka Petit-Homme
September 23, 24, 2022, Centaur Theatre
The world premiere of a new chamber opera. In 1939, jazz guitarist Charlie Christian joined Benny Goodman’s band for a landmark concert at Carnegie Hall that was a radical artistic and social statement for both men. The entire history of the electric guitar is carefully woven into the score. A Bradyworks production in co-presentation with Le Vivier and Chants libres.