|Chamber Opera (2012)|
|Libretto by Rob Bailis|
|Four to Six Voices; Cl, Vn, Vc, Pno|
|Full ScoreÂ ::Â Piano Vocal ScoreÂ :: Three Scenes|
|Three Scenes (Piano/Vocal) Jill Grove; Brian Leerhuber; Thomas Glenn; Marnie Breckenridge|
|Complete Opera (Full Score) Marina Harris; Laura Krumm; Thomas Glenn; Ao Li|
|Commissioned by American Opera Projects and ODC Theatre San Francisco|
|Premiere date:Â April 12, 2012, The Opera Center, San Francisco Opera & ODC Theater|
|David Hanlon, Conductor, Marina Harris, soprano; Laura Krumm, mezzo-soprano; Thomas Glenn, tenor; Ao Li, bass-baritone|
A comic opera with its heart on its sleeve – two strangers meet eyes at a bus stop, but both are too buried in their own emotional baggage to do anything more than say hello.
Love/Hate was developed by American Opera Projects with the participation of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support was provided by the Zellerbach Family Foundation.Â The story takes place during a few charged moments when two strangers meet. George has been noticing Laura, a chilly college professor, at their neighborhood Bus Stop. He musters the courage to speak to her and a shared attraction is revealed. Never leaving the Bus Stop, George and Laura are launched on a surreal journey, reflecting on all the reasons they have to resist going any further than â€œhello.â€Archetypal forces of love and despair, here played by Cupid and Death, collude and intercede. George and Laura continue to meet and dream, unto near-paralysis. Death and Cupid finally save the day, allowing the lovers to board theÂ bus and ride together wherever it may take them.