The Scent of Jasmine on Parker Street: a new one-act opera

On April 25, 2012 at 5:00pm San Diego State University Opera Theater will be presenting an unstaged workshop/reading of a new one-act opera: The Scent of Jasmine on Parker Street. The show’s story was created by local poet and artist, Ted Washington. Ted also wrote the books and lyrics (or the libretto) for the show, and I composed the music.

CAST

Richard Forsyth………  Angel Mannion
Lynn Forsyth………….  Siobahn Sung
Jackie Moore………….  Erin McAdams
Ishmael Moore……….  Matthias Villwock
Mr. Thorne…………….  Jonathan Gonzales
The Marshal…………..  Kacey Kurpinsky

Gema Garcia Grijava, piano

SYNOPSIS

The Forsyths are being evicted after a lengthy contested foreclosure. Other foreclosures in the neighborhood have negatively impacted property values. The banker and marshal are coming to enforce the eviction.

The workshop/reading is produced by Kellie Evans-O’Conner, the longtime director and producer of SDSU Opera Theater.

The workshop will take place in room M20 in the basement of the Music building on the SDSU campus, and begins at 5:00pm. The audience is invited to comment on the show after hearing the reading.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions by email: composerjude@gmail.com

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