7:30 p.m. - Music Box Supper Club, Cleveland, OH
The Cleveland premiere of the new one-act opera by Evan Mack and Joshua McGuire tells a tale of marriage and madness between Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald in the French Riviera in 1924.

Opera: "The Ghosts of Gatsby"

January 10, 2020
7:30 PM

Photo of "The Ghosts of Gatsby"Music Box Supper Club
1148 Main Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113

216-242-1250

Tickets

Ticket includes 3 Course Prix Fixe Dinner Package

Cleveland premiere of the new one-act opera by Evan Mack and Joshua McGuire, 1st place winner of the 2019 National Opera Association (NOA) Dominick Argento Chamber Opera Competition.

A tale of marriage and madness. Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald are in the French Riviera in 1924. Scott, obsessed by work on "The Great Gatsby," is jealous of Zelda's extramarital affair, while Zelda is smothered by the alcoholic Scott.

In a fit of rage, Scott locks Zelda in a bedroom. She has visions of her younger and older selves. As the argument with Scott resumes and intensifies, Scott strikes Zelda, and she attempts to dismiss the apparitions as unreal, but the oldest Zelda dismisses her. Zelda wakes to find the entire scene has been a dream on her deathbed, locked in a burning insane asylum.

BW will serve as institutional host for the NOA Conference 2020 to be held in Cleveland, OH January 8- 11, 2020. This production will also launch the Cleveland Opera Theater {NOW} Fest '20 in residence at BW and planned in conjunction with the NOA Conference.