Operacomp: Let Them Eat Cake
4:00 PM16:00

Operacomp: Let Them Eat Cake

The Opera-Composer collaborative Project, Operacomp is a newly formed, interdisciplinary laboratory for developing brand new operas. Let Them Eat Cake, composed by Trey Makler and based on a short play by Ted Malawer, is a historic fantasia that reimagines the life and trials of Marie Antionette. Motifs throughout the work play on musical and historical tropes that evoke images of yesteryear. This workd explores the complicated intertwining of marital dysfunction, out-of-touch nobility, repressed sexuality, and the healing properties of cake, all while proving that there is indeed a place on stage for comic opera.

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