The world premiere of Paul’s Case, an original opera based on a Willa Cather short story, will be UrbanArias’s next production, opening April 20th, the company announced today.
The short story is about a young man in turn-of-the-(last)-century Pittsburgh, passionate about art and about having a good time. A wise guy on the verge of being expelled from school, Paul’s real interests are in theater and music.
Closes April 28, 2013
1101 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209
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The libretto, by Kathryn Walat and Gregory Spears, closely hews to Cather’s plot line, according to the company. Spears, who has written Wolf-in-Skins and The Bricklayer as well as a Requiem, has written the score.
Kevin Newbury, who directed UrbanArias’ production of Ricky Ian Gordon’s Orpheus and Eurydice, will direct the cast which includes Jonathan Blalock, Keith Phares, Michael Slattery, Amanda Crider, James Shaffran, Melissa Wimbish and Erin Sanzero.