Mark Adamo's Little Women
Sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy are a close-knit group. But, as time goes on, things change. Much to Jo's dismay, she is unable to keep things just as they are. It is this struggle against the inevitable progression of time that is the foundation of Adamo's version of the story.
Since its world premiere by the Houston Grand Opera in 2000, Little Women has enjoyed productions in Missouri, California, Virginia, Colorado, and Nebraska. It was also featured on the PBS series Great Performances.
While in town, Mark Adamo stopped by Minnesota Public Radio's Maud Moon Weyerhauser Studio to chat with Lauren Rico about the opera and the novel from which he adapted it.
Listen to the composer's comments.
View a slideshow of the session.
Hear three arias from the opera performed by cast members:
2. "Things Change, Jo"
3. "Do you Know the Land Where the Lemon Trees Bloom?" (German and English)
Scott Liebers, engineer
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