Charlie Parker's Yardbird
Composer: Daniel Schnyder
Librettist: Bridgette Wimberly
Premiere Date: June 05, 2015
Description:

New York City, 1955.  As his body lies unclaimed in the morgue, saxophone great Charlie Parker returns in spirit to the jazz club Birdland, determined to compose a final masterpiece. Family and friends blend in and out of his memories in an acclaimed new opera that tells of his tortured, brilliant life “with a pulsing, jazz-infused score” (The New York Times).

Charlie Parker’s Yardbird was widely praised following its 2015 premiere. The Wall Street Journal said, “its rhythms snap and swing, its melodies – including real arias – seize the ear, its ensembles crackle with energy.”

Length: 01:40
Total Acts: 1
Contact: Not Available
Composer Web Site: http://www.danielschnyder.com/
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