Monteverdi’s Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda
Beecher’s I Have No Stories to Tell You [Word Premiere]
This site-specific production by the endlessly inventive Gotham Chamber Opera features Monteverdi’s eerily relevant story of two warriors—one Christian, one Muslim—clashing in battle, staged in the Met’s Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Arms and Armor Court, followed by contemporary composer Lembit Beecher and librettist Hannah Moscovitch’s response to Monteverdi's work, performed in the Medieval Sculpture Hall. A world premiere,
I Have No Stories to Tell You mines the aftereffects of war through the story of a soldier’s return home from an extended assignment on the battlefield.
Above: Jackson Pollock (American, 1912–1956).
1947. Ink and colored pencils on paper; 20 5/8 x 26in. (52.4 x 66 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Lee Krasner Pollock, in memory of Jackson Pollock, 1982 (1982.147.25). © 2013 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. War,
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