Opera in one act by Paul Hindemith, with an English libretto by Thornton Wilder, based on his play
American playwright Thornton Wilder (who wrote Our Town) adapted his own play for German composer Paul Hindemith’s 1963 English-language chamber opera. A series of Christmas dinners are celebrated by one family over a period of ninety years, fused into a single, long meal. Hindemith’s expressive music reveals what Wilder called the “mill of time”: a simultaneous view of the past, present and future, allowing us to choose whether to perceive such overlap as misfortune, or consolation, or both at once.
Run Time 90 min / Tickets $15 to $40 / Cash Bar Cash Bar