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Hopper's Wife
Stewart Wallace
Stewart Wallace was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Texas. The radical mix of jazz, blues, gospel, Tejano, rock and classical music there profoundly influenced him. He played in a rock and roll band and sang as a cantor in the synagogue. For his thesis at the University of Texas at Austin, he wrote his first opera, though he was studying literature and philosophy, not music; and at 28 years old, he had his first major premiere Where's Dick? at Houston Grand Opera. This was the beginning of his fruitful and ongoing collaboration with librettist Michael Korie. Like many subsequent Wallace works, Where's Dick? wrestles with the myth of America and its politics, in this case seen through a series of comic book grotesques doing vaudeville turns.

Now forty-four years old, the versatile composer has written music in every genre with performances throughout the world.

From his website, www.stewartwallace.com
Michael Korie
Christopher Alden (Director)
Allen Moyer (Set and Costume Designer)
Heather Carson (Lighting Designer)
Michael Barrett (Conductor)
Juliana Gondek (Hedda Hopper)
Chris Pedro Trakas (Edward Hopper)
Lucy Schaufer (Ava Gardner)
http://www.stewartwallace.com/hoppers_wife.htm
June 14, 1997
Long Beach Opera
Hopper's Wife imagines a marriage between American Scene painter Edward Hopper and Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper. The third character is Ava Gardner, who first appears on the scene as Hopper's model.
Hedda Hopper (mz)
Edward Hopper (bar)
Ava Gardner (s)
'Hopper's Wife': Not for the Faint of Art - Los Angeles Times 6/16/1997
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fl (picc), cl (bcl), bsn (cbsn), sax, hrn, tpt, tba, perc, vln, vc
Sidmar Music, ASCAP
mail@stewartwallace.com
http://www.stewartwallace.com
Schedule of Performances Listings
Hopper's Wife (Wallace)
Saturday, June 14, 1997 - Long Beach Opera

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