Leanna Kirchoff

The Clever Artifice of Harriet and Margaret

March 24, 2019
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The Center for Arts in Natick
14 Summer Street, Natick, MA

Join Opera del West for an evening celebrating female Composers. Our prelude will be a set of Art Songs by women: Cecile Chaminade, Clara Schumann, Amy Beach and Libby Larsen. Then we will perform the New England Premiere of Leanna Kirchoff’s one-act opera, The Clever Artifice of Harriet and Margaret. Winner of the 2014-2016 National Opera Association Chamber Opera Competition, this work depicts a cat and mouse conversation between two women sharing what seems to be a polite tea, shadowed on stage by two other singers playing their inner selves interjecting truthful commentary. A wonderful way to celebrate National Women’s Month. Sung by Erin Merceruio Nelson, Laura DellaFera, Elena Snow and Stephanie Kacoyanis. Directed by Brenda Huggins and Music Directed by Eve Budnick.