National Sawdust and VIA Records are will celebrate the release of the original cast recording of David T. Little and Royce Vavrek’s critically acclaimed opera Dog Days on MY BIRTHDAY! :-).
“For this special evening, cast-members Lauren Worsham, Cherry Duke, and Marnie Breckenridge and James Bobick are joined by pianist James Johnston of Newspeak to perform excerpts from the opera, as well as two works also by Little which round out his Dog Days musical oeuvre: one a song inspired by Ellie Lee’s 2001 film version of Dog Days, the other a world premiere arrangement of a traditional English ballad central to the opera’s score and plot.”
The album will is available for digital download as of Sep 9 and physical copies will be released on October 16, available first to audience members at this show for a special ticket price.
“It’s only a matter of time before this riveting show is confirmed as a groundbreaking American classic.” —The New York Times
“…Powerful and unsettling…” —The New Yorker
“…David T. Little and Royce Vavrek, one of the most exciting composer-librettist teams working in opera today.” —The Wall Street Journal