Paul's Case

Buy TicketsSecond Stage Project: PAUL'S CASE

February 22, 25, 28; March 2, 2014
George R. White Studio, Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters

Music by Gregory Spears • Libretto By Gregory Spears and Kathryn Walat
PAUL'S CASE is part of Pittsburgh Opera's 2014 American Opera Series

 
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PITTSBURGH BOY ESCAPES AN OPPRESSIVE WORLD...FOR A NEW YORK MINUTE

Willa Cather’s 1905 story of a Pittsburgh boy whose social aspirations drive him to escape to New York City is now a singular, haunting experience on our “Second Stage” in Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters. After a short time living the high life at the Waldorf-Astoria, Paul’s longings are crushed in a wrenching finale. The premiere of Paul’s Case (April 2013) received rave reviews.


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(Video by American Opera Projects)

 

Video from our production of Paul's Case

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Paul and Father: split screen, separate lives Paul at the Waldorf-Astoria with his new suit  

 

Previews and Reviews for PAUL'S CASE

"Skillful singers bring a short story to life" [review from world premiere] - Washington Post
"Fleeing a backwater to lunge at happiness" [review from Prototype Festival]
- NY Times
PREVIEW: "A classic Pittsburgh-set story becomes an opera" - City Paper
PREVIEW: "Pittsburgh Opera stages adaptation of Willa Cather story" - Post-Gazette
PREVIEW: "Pittsburgh Opera tackles complexities of 'Paul's Case'" - Tribune-Review
REVIEW: "'Paul's Case' an impressive first opera for composer Spears" - Tribune-Review
REVIEW: "'Paul's Case' has some fine moments, but is uneven" - Post-Gazette
 

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