Stewart Wallace/ Michael Korie
Hopper's Wife

About

NY Premiere 

Called “brave, bold and important” by the LA Times, Stewart Wallace and Michael Korie’s challenging, erotically-charged opera audaciously charts new territory in music drama. Hopper’s Wife explores the dichotomies between art and obscenity, high culture and indecency through the allegory of an imagined marriage between painter Edward Hopper and gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, juxtaposing familiar icons of Hollywood’s golden age with stark depictions of desperation and depravity.

Reviews

Andreas Mitisek stages the charades with as much fluidity as conditions permit.

Financial Times

The attractive, minimalist staging, featuring Hopper-inspired designs by Sean Cawelti and lighting by Susan Roth, was nimbly directed by Andreas Mitisek.

New York Times

Credits

New York City Opera  2016 

Melanie Long  Ava
Justin Ryan  Edward Hopper
Elise Quagliata  Mrs. Hopper
James Lowe  Conductor
Sean Cawelti  Video Design
Ilkido Debreczeni  Costumes
Susan Roth  Lighting Design

Photos

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Michael Korie - Stewart Wallace Hopper's Wife

Photographer: Sarah Shatz