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THREE DECEMBERS


We are delighted to announce the UK première of

THREE DECEMBERS

A chamber opera by Jake Heggie
Libretto by Gene Scheer
based on Terrence McNally's original script
Some Christmas Letters.

It tells the story of a Broadway stage actress, Madeline Mitchell and her two adult children: Beatrice and Charlie,and takes place over three decades of the AIDS crisis (1986, 1996 and 2006). Each section recalls the events of a December as the characters struggle to connect when family secrets are revealed.

The opera has been staged in Houston, San Jose, San Diego, Washington, Portland, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, St Louis, and Hawaii.

This will be its first production in the UK.



Three Decembers is the finest modern opera that I’ve seen. Who said that no one is writing enchantingly wonderful new operas? See Jake Heggie’s marvellous new work, it’ll dazzle you. The opening night audience gave Three Decembers a roaring standing ovation. It sure deserved it. Add Three Decembers to your list of
“Must See” operas.

Tom Williams CHICAGO CRITIC

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You might like to read Rupert Christiansen's words in The Daily Telegraph:


"Heavy-handed direction and terrible nudge-nudge wink-wink translations have over the past decade scuppered Johann Strauss's Viennese whirl Die Fledermaus at ENO, and Lehar's Parisian èclair The Merry Widow at WNO, both of which sank like lead for want of zest and wit. Yet tiny, under-funded groups such as Opera della Luna have been making admirable efforts to keep the old repertory alive. All it needs now is some official investment and encouragement. Arts Council England has historically been snooty about supporting operetta - possibly on the ideological grounds that it largely appeals to middleclass audiences - but a little more help to adventurous companies such as Opera della Luna would encourage more imaginative exploration of this delightful repertory and add a sprinkle of glitter to the gaiety of the nation."

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