SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE FALLEN GIANT
Composer: Evan Meier
Librettist: E.M. Lewis
Commissioned by American Lyric Theater
Producing Artistic Director: Lawrence Edelson
The game’s afoot! A giant is dead, and his body lies at the base of a great beanstalk. The police believe young Jack is responsible. But the boy insists that he’s innocent, and begs the help of the great detective Sherlock Holmes and his colleague, Dr. Watson. Can they untangle this magical mystery? Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant — a new opera by Evan Meier and E.M. Lewis – honors the classic detective story in a romp through the fairy tale world appropriate for the whole family.
EVENT DETAILS: Each ticket gains access to the reading of the libretto, a wine and cheese reception with artists, and a critical response session with the writers.
DATE: Monday, September 28, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
VENUE: The National Opera Center – 330 7th Avenue – New York, NY 10001
TICKETS: $20 General Admission (includes wine and cheese reception with artists)
“The stories I loved best, when I was young, were full of magic. Wardrobes led to other lands, rings made you invisible, twisters picked up your house and dropped you in the middle of a grand adventure. Evan and I were excited by what might happen if we brought Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic heroes into a place that had held onto its sense of fairy tale wonder and infinite possibility. We want to write the sort of opera that we’d like to see and hear — a story with big characters (literally!), high stakes, bold choices, and music you’ll remember. We’re having great fun working on it.” -E. M. Lewis, Librettist
“As a composer, this Sherlock Holmes/Fairy Tale mash-up presents a number of rich musical and dramatic possibilities. I am excited at the prospect of inventing the musical world of Victorian-era Baker Street, and developing a fitting musical setting for the iconic characters of Holmes and Watson. This world will stand in stark contrast to the fantastical fairy-tale into which our mystery leads. Additionally, the idea of importing a detective story into the operatic genre gives me the opportunity to add a parallel musical layer to the story, where I can embellish the mystery, creating subtle musical clues and puzzles.” –Evan Meier, Composer
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