Tobias Picker’s “Dolores Claiborne” at the Boston University Opera Institute
Boston University’s Opera Institute performs the chamber version of Tobias Picker’s Dolores Claiborne, conducted by William Lumpkin, on February 21-24, 2019. Picker notes, “Dolores Claiborne is a character destined for the operatic stage – passionate, desperate, trapped. She will do anything to save the daughter who despises her. Pushed to the extreme edge of life, she does what she has to, fearless and forsaken.”Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, Dolores Claiborne was hailed in its premiere production at the San Francisco Opera as “a brilliant musical incarnation” and “a momentous addition to the expanding canon of American opera” (Huffington Post). The new chamber version was jointly commissioned by New York City Opera and the Opera Institute at Boston University.
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Dolores Claiborne (2013, arr. 2017)
an opera in two acts (chamber version)
libretto (Eng) by J.D. McClatchy, based on the novel by Stephen King
for two sopranos, mezzo-soprano, tenor and bass-baritone