THE FACE An Opera by Donald Crockett and David St. John
August 31, 2012
EAST COAST PREMIERE OF THE FACE, A NEW OPERA
BY DONALD CROCKETT WITH LIBRETTO BY DAVID ST. JOHN
FREE CONCERT PERFORMANCE IN BOSTON, MA AUGUST 31 SPONSORED BY THE FREE FOR ALL CONCERT FUND
Boston Concert Performance is at 8PM at the Boston Conservatory Theater
The East Coast Premiere of THE FACE by Donald Crockett with libretto by David St. John will take place in Boston, MA on August 31, 2012 at 8PM in a concert performance at the Boston Conservatory Theater. World Premiere performances of THE FACE by Donald Crockett are scheduled to take place in the days before at the Japan America Theatre in Los Angeles August 25, 27 & 28, 2012. THE FACE is a multidisciplinary chamber opera (featuring music, film and choreography), which was conceived and created by Los Angeles-based composer Donald Crockett, on the faculty at USC Thornton School of Music, and USC poet David St. John. The performance also features conductor Gil Rose of Boston Modern Orchestra Project and the “ambitious and eclectic” (NY Times) Firebird Ensemble, also from Boston.
Set in Venice Beach, THE FACE is a deeply compelling story about the price of fame, desire and creativity. The central character, a once famous poet named Raphael, struggles with the recent loss of his lover/muse, while juggling the demands of a movie being made about his life and his increasing notoriety. The narrative is both passionate and raw in its candor, offering an insightful view of the human condition as experienced by an artist/poet.
Tickets for the Boston Performance are free through a generous donation from the Free for All Concert Fund. For further information, please visit www.thefaceopera.com.