The Scarlet Ibis – Boston Opera Collaborative at Longy School of Music of Bard College
Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:00pm
Sunday, January 20, 2019 3:00pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, 8:00 pm
Boston Opera Collaborative returns to Pickman Hall with the Boston premiere of a beautiful, haunting new opera based on the beloved short story by James Hurst. The Scarlet Ibis tells the story of Doodle, a remarkable disabled boy whose older brother pushes him to be “normal.” Set in a mysterious swampland with a Southern Gothic vibe, The Scarlet Ibis combines singers, puppetry, and a score that is both minimalist and lushly chromatic to explore notions of physical wholeness, mystical otherness, and the power to soar above physical limitations.