Soir des Femmes 2.0: Opera by Female Composers

Soir des Femmes 2.0

Did you know women have written full length operas for over four hundred years? How many have you heard? Can you name a female opera composer?
In 2016, Charlotte McKechnie created “Soir des Femmes” to demonstrate the rich quality of music that women have produced throughout the centuries. After receiving enthusiastic response from audiences, her project returns in 2017, allowing audiences to hear more from some of original production’s operas and expanding to introduce the New England premiere of Amy Beach’s Cabildo. Cabildo is a one-act opera that was first performed 85 years ago in 1932, but which has only received three productions since, despite the calibre of Beach’s writing. Soir des Femmes 2.0 celebrates the achievement of women in music, and invites Brookline audiences to discover their rich contributions.Stage Director: Charlotte McKechnie
Music Director: Max Philips

“Le Mariage d’Antonio” – Lucile Getry (1786)
“Zizi” – Eva Dell-Acqua (1906)
“Cendrillon” – Pauline Viardot (1883)

“Cabildo” – Amy Beach (1932)
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

12:15 pm - 4:00 pm


Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall
361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445, United States

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