First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica
1220 2nd St.
Santa Monica, CA
Jacaranda’s three-concert celebration of Benjamin Britten’s centenary continues on Sat., April 27th with a concert staging of “Curlew River,” a chamber opera (1963) intended for performance in a church. This all-male opera is based on Sumidagawa the most famous drama of the classical Japanese Noh theater, in which a traditional all-male ensemble told the story of a distraught noblewoman driven mad by the kidnapping of her son. Jacaranda will give “Curlew River” its first known Los Angeles performance, featuring tenor Steven Tharp in the lead role and members of the Los Angeles Gay Men’s Chorus.