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1.20.19 Boston Opera Collaborative: The Scarlet Ibis
Sunday • January 20, 2019 | 3:00 pm 5:00 pm
Boston Opera Collaborative returns to Pickman Hall with the Boston premiere of a beautiful, haunting new opera based on the beloved short story by James Hurst. The Scarlet Ibis tells the story of Doodle, a remarkable disabled boy whose older brother pushes him to be “normal.” Set in a mysterious swampland with a Southern Gothic vibe, The Scarlet Ibis combines singers, puppetry and a score that is both minimalist and lushly chromatic to explore notions of physical wholeness, mystical otherness, and the power to soar above physical limitations. Performed with a nine-piece orchestra.