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The Opposable Thumb at Ailey Citigroup Theater

Sunday February 23, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$25

A deeply moving and witty allegory about war and humanity from composer Liliya Ugay and librettist Julian Crouch.

THE OPPOSABLE THUMB

Piano Vocal Reading

Music by LILIYA UGAY

Libretto by JULIAN CROUCH

The Opposable Thumb is a new opera about a young woman determined to escape the mayhem that descends upon a zoo when war strikes. Based on various true accounts of the last two hundred years, this fascinating work questions whether mankind is superior to the animals that are contained behind the bars of the zoo’s cages, or just another ape with an opposable thumb, and a trigger pulling finger.

ALT’s libretto reading of this rich story, embedded with comedy and deep humanity, was one of the company’s most popular events last season. Now, hear Julian Crouch’s extraordinary libretto come alive in Liliya Ugay’s evocative, highly theatrical score during the first piano vocal reading of the opera.

Pianist Sara Chiesa

Starring Amelia Watkins, Andrew Bidlack, Boya Wei, Caroline Worra, Cierra Byrd, Courtney Miller, Gideon Dabi, Jordan Rutter, Laura Krumm, Scott Conner, Sydney Anderson, Vera Savage.

Conducted by Emily Senturia

This opera is currently being developed under the auspices of American Lyric Theater’s Composer Librettist Development Program.

Details

Date:
Sunday February 23
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$25
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-opposable-thumb-tickets-80593167333

Venue

Ailey Citigroup Theater
405 West 55th Street
New york, NY 10019 United States