March 13, 1998 | Houston Grand Opera
Little Women
Composer:Mark Adamo
Librettist:Mark Adamo
Synopsis
The opera is adapted from Alcott's classic novel of a young woman's understandable but doomed struggle to prevent life from taking her beloved sisters away from her. The story focuses on Jo, the second of four teenaged daughters in a free-thinking New England family during the Civil War era. Energetic and headstrong, Jo cherishes her perfect family life and doesn't want it to ever change. However, as life progresses with its joys, tragedies, conflicts, and resolutions, Jo comes to realize that the only way to the future is to accept the past as the past, no matter how happy yesterday was, because it can never come again. As she accepts this sad wisdom, a romantic interest enters her life.


Productions
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COMPANYTITLEDATES
Annapolis OperaLittle Women11/3/2017 - 11/5/2017
Michigan Opera TheatreLittle Women3/11/2017 - 3/12/2017
Eugene OperaLittle Women5/13/2016 - 5/13/2016
Madison OperaLittle Women2/5/2016 - 2/7/2016
Pittsburgh OperaLittle Women1/23/2016 - 1/31/2016
Opera on the JamesLittle Women3/3/2014 - 3/30/2014
Utah Symphony | Utah OperaLittle Women3/3/2011 - 3/20/2011
Pensacola OperaLittle Women1/1/2011 - 1/23/2011
Calgary Opera AssociationLittle Women1/1/2010 - 2/5/2010
Syracuse OperaLittle Women5/3/2009 - 5/5/2009
OperaDelawareLittle Women5/5/2008 - 5/10/2008
Kentucky OperaLittle Women1/1/2006 - 1/29/2006
Skylight Music TheatreLittle Women9/1/2005 - 10/1/2005
Dayton OperaLittle Women4/1/2005 - 4/10/2005
Fort Worth OperaLittle Women1/1/2005 - 1/9/2005
Chautauqua OperaLittle Women8/5/2002 - 8/8/2002
Glimmerglass FestivalLittle Women7/7/2002 - 7/28/2002
Minnesota OperaLittle Women4/4/2002 - 4/21/2002
Opera OmahaLittle Women3/3/2002 - 3/10/2002
Charlottesville OperaLittle Women7/7/2001 - 7/29/2001
Central City OperaLittle Women6/30/2001 - 7/28/2001
Houston Grand OperaLittle Women3/3/2000 - 3/18/2000
Houston Grand OperaLittle Women3/1/1998 - 3/15/1998


OPERA America/Opera.ca Grants Awarded
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GRANT NAMEYEAR
New Works Exploration Grants2016
New Works Exploration Grants2013
The Next Stage2001

Title Information

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
02:00

Number of Acts
2

Musical Style
Lyric

Original Cast
Stephanie Novacek (Jo)
Chad Shelton (Laurie)
Joyce DiDonato (Meg)
Laura A. Coker (Beth)
Jennifer Aylmer (Amy)
Daniel Belcher (John Brooke)
Katherine Ciesinski (Cecilia March)
Tiffany Jackson (Alma March)
Edward Scott Hendricks (Friedrich Bhaer)
Christopher Scott Feigum (Gideon March & Dashwood)



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