Little Women

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel, Little Women tells the story of four sisters who confront growing pains, tragedies and romance as they struggle to find their way through life after the civil war. American composer Mark Adamo attracted national attention with his highly successful opera début. This powerful story of growing up and growing apart is entering its twentieth year as one of the most frequently performed American operas.

Friday, November 3, 2017 at 8 PM & Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 3 PM
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

MEET THE ARTISTS

  • Madeleine Gray
    Cecilia March

  • Ethan Greene
    Friedrich Bhaer

  • Kyle Engler
    Alma March

  • Daniel Scofield
    Gideon March

  • Director:
    Braxton Peters
    Conductor:
    Ronald J. Gretz
    Stage Manager:
    Joe Gladstone
    Set Designer:
    April Joy Vester

  • Costumes: 
    Lorraine vom Saal
    Wigs & Make-Up:
    Ali Pohanka
    Lighting Designer:
    Michael Klima

 

 

 

Challenges for the Modern Opera Singer

Friday, November 3, 2017, at 6:45 PM & Sunday, November 5, 2017, at 1:45 PM
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD
Free event! | Click here to register for November 3! | Click here to register for November 5!

Music authority Nancie Kennedy will explore not only the backstory of Mark Adamo’s modern Little Women but also the demanding vocal, linguistic, physical, musical and dramatic challenges that singers face in auditioning, preparing and performing an opera role – how to sing while wearing a restricting corset or bulky costume, or fighting a duel, or projecting full voice over an orchestra for several hours without any amplification.

Meet the Composer: Interview on the Creative Process

Saturday, November 4, 2017, at 5 PM
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD
Free event! | Click here to register!

Composer Mark Adamo will talk about his creative process, what led him to tackle an opera based on such a beloved book and his thoughts on the health and wealth of American opera today. Adamo first attracted national attention with his uniquely celebrated debut opera, Little Women, after the Alcott novel.