Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sarah Palin, The Opera

It was bound to happen sometime. Guerilla Opera at Boston Conservatory's Zack Box Theatre will receive the world premiere of "Say It Ain't So, Joe" an opera based on the vice presidential debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden.

Composer Curtis Hughs comments "my primary interest was the music. I was struck by the contrast of the two styles - Biden's and Palin's - and the music in their voices."

You can read more about the opera here.

1 comment:

AliOx said...

Here is an NPR story on the 2008 VP opera. It’s really interesting what the composer did.

http://www.wbur.org/2009/09/25/guerilla-opera

Here is also a review from a prominent Boston music web publication.

http://classical-scene.com/2009/09/21/run-to-see-%E2%80%9Csay-it-ain%E2%80%99t-so-joe%E2%80%9D/