Music by Hannah Lash
Libretto by Hannah Lash, with Cori Ellison
Commissioned by Miller Theatre at Columbia University
© 2018 Schott Helicon Music Corporation
A flowering garden sets the scene for the world premiere of award-winning composer Hannah Lash’s newest chamber opera. Written for a conductorless cast of three singers and string quartet, Desire grapples with the human, personal struggle of trusting oneself in the midst of doubt. The score paints a lush sonic landscape, performed by the adventurous JACK Quartet, and transports audiences to this metaphoric garden of creativity.
Additional performance: Thursday, October 17, 8:00 p.m.
Major support for Desire is provided by Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts.
Additional support provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation.
Opening Scene Rendering by Kristen Robinson.