Friday, March 14, 2008
SEXO presents HUNGER
The Seattle EXperimental Opera presents the world premiere of HUNGER: The Journey of Tamsen Donner, a new chamber opera by Seattle composer Tom Baker, on a text by poet Ruth Whitman. With Maria Mannisto, soprano; Jesse Canterbury, clarinet; Greg Campbell, percussion and horn; Brian Cobb, bass; Tom Baker, guitar; Production Design by Alissa Rupp; Choreography by Beth Graczyk; Lighting Design by Reed Nakayam. HUNGER tells the tragic tale of the Donner Party through the eyes of Tamsen Donner, the matriarch of that ill-fated group of pioneers who experienced unimaginable suffering on their westward journey.