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The Golden Ass
February 21 @ 7:30 pm
One event on February 22, 2020 at 7:30pm
One event on February 23, 2020 at 2:00pm
The Golden Ass is an experimental opera by MN local composer and 113 Co-Founder, Tiffany M. Skidmore, and New York-based librettist Patrick Gallagher.
The Golden Ass is a psychological setting of the Psyche/Cupid myth that focuses on the relationship between Psyche, her vindictive mother-in-law, Venus, and their relationships to society. Psyche is a dissociating young girl, a reluctant new bride, the daughter of one man and wife of another, both of whom sacrifice, subjugate, and discard her as she ages. Society watches Psyche’s life unfold—at times silently failing to speak on her behalf, while at other times, amplifying the malignant voices that surround her.
The opera will be directed by 113 Co-Founder & President Joey Crane and conducted by Betsy McCann. Featured performing artists include the prestigious Quince Vocal Ensemble (Carrie Henneman Shaw, Elizabeth Pearse, Anna Elder, Kayleigh Butcher), Tenor Adam Zahller, and Baritone Justin Anthony Spenner, and cellists cellists Joey Crane and Anthony R. Green.
Tiffany M. Skidmore, composer
Patrick Gallagher, librettist
Joey Crane, stage director
Betsy McCann, conductor
Tickets at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4500621
“The Golden Ass” was made possible by a grant from the American Composers Forum with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation and by a grant from the Twin Cities Opera Guild. This activity is also supported, in part, by the City of Saint Paul Cultural Sales Tax Revitalization Program. 113 thanks Nautilus Music-Theater, which is serving as fiscal agent for our fundraising activities.