Gregory Spears and Kathryn Walat's Paul's Case is Performed at Miami University of Ohio Opera Theater
Feb. 15, 2023
The Miami University Opera Theater presents three performances of Gregory Spears and Kathryn Walat'sPaul's Caseon February 24, 25, and March 2 at the Center for Performing Arts' Paul W. Zimmerman Experimental Theatre in Oxford, Ohio. The production, directed by Benjamin Smolder, is part of the MU Opera Theater's Chamber Opera Festival.
In Willa Cather’s story, an enigmatic high school student, on the cusp of maturity and with no outlet for his artistic energies, cultivates the image of a dandy in response to his middle-class surroundings. Through the deft use of post-minimal and Baroque styles, the opera reminds us of our own struggle to cope with what Cather calls ‘the homilies by which the world is run.'
Paul’s Case was developed by American Opera Projects in part with funds from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Finale from Paul's Case/Gregory Spears/Urban Arias/Robert Wood, conductor/Kevin Newbury, director
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Paul's Case (2013)
opera in two acts
based on the short story "Paul's Case" (1905) by Willa Cather
libretto by Kathryn Walat and Gregory Spears
2cl(1.cl in A, handheld school bell 2.bcl, bird whistle)-hp.pno str(2vn.va.vc.db)