WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Two one act operas by the great American composer Carlisle Floyd, in brand new chamber arrangements. His very first opera, Slow Dusk is the story of an impoverished young woman whose dreams are challenged by religious and family obligations. Markheim is a man of privilege who has squandered his family fortune. Desperate for money, he is pursed by demons both real and imagined.
Can a murder on Christmas Eve be disguised? Based upon a thrilling story by Robert Louis Stevenson, the opera examines human nature pushed to its extreme.