Noon at Dusk*
Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego
May 11, 13 and 14 , 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
"...an elegant, slow moving exposition of the subconscious thoughts and inner arguments of the six cast members....This constantly shifting sonic world proved fascinating and effective, brilliantly played by a crack team of thirteen musicians ably conducted by Dana Sadava...
The leads sang with a sound and control of the composer’s difficult musical lines that one might expect from totally mature new music specialists..
...The extremely effective minimalist production and the slow moving video projection of the chief characters during their individual arias gave us an unexpected pathway into their tortured subconscious...
...This was a fully professional production in the best sense of the word. If it was ever to be characterized as a “student production,” it would be so in name only..."
Music by Stephen Lewis Libretto by Yi Hong Sim
Dana Sadava Guest Conductor/Music Director
Kyle Adam Blair Musical Preparation
Susan Narucki Director
Jessica C. Flores Production Design
Kirsten Ashley Wiest, Hilary Young, Tiffany Du Mouchelle, sopranos
Ashley Cutright, mezzo-soprano
Jonathan Nussman and Philip Larson, baritones
For our seventh chamber opera, kallisti presents the world premiere of Noon at Dusk, a chamber opera composed by American composer Stephen Lewis., a recent graduate of UCSD's renowned program in composition.