Saturday, June 21, 2014

"This American Life" produces opera double-bill

Carin & Rod Gilfry (left) and Adrian Rosas (far right)
NPR's popular show "This American Life," featuring Ira Glass, has put together one of their most ambitious projects ever, a production of two operas. The NPR team assembled barihunk Rod Gilfry, his daughter soprano Carin Gilfry, barihunk Adrian Rosas, composer Philip Glass and a collection of talented young singers and writers and created that fascinating double-bill.

The "Radio Drama Episode" begins with a piece by Philip Glass and Matt Aucoin that tells the true story of Carin Gilfry getting trapped in a hotel closet and her eventual escape. The second piece by Josh Bearman tells the story of letting go of his mother in the last days of her life.

The show is available for download on This American Life for $5.00.

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