CCM Studio Opera: Dinner at Eight
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Dinner at Eight is a comic opera by composer William Bolcom and librettist Mark Campbell, based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber.
Studio Opera Series
DINNER AT EIGHT
Music by William Bolcom
Libretto by Mark Campbell
Daniel Mallampalli, conductor
Audrey Chait, director
It is a Depression-era comedy of manners in which the wife of a once-affluent shipping magnate plans a society dinner for an assortment of wealthy or well-born acquaintances. Eventually, the guests’ tangled and intimate connections to one another are revealed. The original play opened in 1932 on Broadway at the Music Box Theater, and inspired a star-studdedView more
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