Experience the Western USA Premiere of a moving new opera (March 31, April 1)

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The Long Walk

Experience the Western USA Premiere of this moving new opera.

March 31 & April 1, 2017 / 7:30 PM / Jeanne Wagner Theatre 

Opera becomes overwhelmingly personal in this contemporary story of a family coping with their father and husband’s journey when he comes home from the Iraq War and transitions back into his family's life. This modern-day opera examines the humanity and compassion within us all when faced with extraordinary circumstances, and the undeniable bonds of love forged by family.

Photo: Gary David Gold for Opera Saratoga

Music by Jeremy Howard Beck
Libretto by Stephanie Fleischmann
Based on the book The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life that Follows by Brian Castner

Steven Osgood, conductor
David Schweizer, director 

Daniel Belcher, Brian 
Megan Marino, Jessie 

Commissioned by American Lyric Theater
Co-producer Opera Saratoga
Sung in English with English supertitles
Contains adult language and intense subject matter and is recommended for mature audiences.

Learn more about The Long Walk:

"Utah Opera considers the battle after the war in The Long Walk" from The Salt Lake Tribune. - Read Online

ABC4 Preview of The Long Walk - Watch Online

"The Opera Adaptation of The Long Walk" from author Brian Castner's website. Read Online

Jeremy Howard Beck (composer), Stephanie Fleischmann (librettist), and Brian Castner (author) discuss The Long Walk. Watch Online

Events Related to The Long Walk:

Composer presentation 
Jeremy Howard Beck will discuss the music with an opera literature seminar.
The public is invited to join the class. 
Tuesday, March 28, 10:45 a.m.  at the Dumke Recital Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City 

Hivemind book discussion: The Long Walk
Castner and Fleischmann will discuss the memoir and libretto. 
Tuesday,March 28, 7 p.m.  at Art Access, 230 S. 500 West # 125, Salt Lake City 
RSVP at the Hivemind Book Club of Salt Lake City page on Facebook 

Side-by-side readings 
Castner and Fleischmann will read the prose and lyricized text.
Wednesday, March 29, noon at the Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building, University of Utah 

Reading and signing 
Castner will read from his memoir and sign copies.
Thursday, March 30, 6:30 p.m. at Weller Book Works, 607 Trolley Square, Salt Lake City


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