Vera of Las Vegas, " a nightmare cabaret opera" from the pen of Princeton poet Paul Muldoon and his regular collaborator, the acclaimed composer Daron Hagen,
examines the lives of marginalized characters in the make-believe reality of Las Vegas, a place to which the damaged are drawn in a wonderful jazz score by Daron Hagen and a libretto as characteristically dry as the Nevada desert.
|Sat 20 Nov||Sligo||Hawk's Well Theatre|
|Tue 23 Nov||Bray||Mermaid Arts Centre|
|Thur 25 Nov||Limerick||Belltable Arts Centre|
|Sat 27 Nov||Cork||Everyman Palace|
|Mon 29 Nov||Galway||Town Hall Theatre|
|Thur 2 & Sat 4 Dec||Dublin||Helix Theatre|
"An entertaining and provocative opera by Composer Daron Hagen and Librettist Paul Muldoon. The clever story mixes sleazy culture and big questions, while the contemporary music has many references to 20th century pop and stage music"
"Hagen's opera equally captures all the smuttiness, desperation, and humanity of the characters with a quippy flair. The music is truly a canonical hybrid of opera and popular forms, with vocal writing that periodically swings and radiates a sultry, burlesque feel. "
|Vera||Jonathan Peter Kenny|
|Stewardess/ Dancer||Elizabeth Woods|
|Stewardess/ Dancer||Bridget Knowles|
|Stewardess/ Dancer||Carolyn Dobbin|
|Stewardess/ Dancer||Shirley Keane|
|Stewardess/ Dancer||Rebekah Coffey|