William Bolcom's fourth major opera, Dinner At Eight, based on the 1932 play by Edna Ferber and George Kaufman, will receive its World Premiere by the Minnesota Opera on March 11 (repeating March 16, 18 & 19). Tickets are available now at mnopera.org.
This is Bolcom's second stage work written with one of America's most successful and in-demand current librettists Mark Campbell. Concertgoers in New York City will have the opportunity to hear several songs performed by the New York Festival of Song at Merkin Concert Hall on February 21, and members of the new opera community were treated by the Minnesota Opera to same at a private January 13 event at Feinstein's 54 Below. For your own taste of this masterful new tragicomedic opera, check out this preview video.