In song, chamber music, and four operas since 1998, composer-librettist Mark Adamo has returned again and again to a theme of becoming: how human beings—young and old, ancient and modern, real or imagined—struggle with, or embrace, the new characters time and circumstance turn them into.
As his new opera, Becoming Santa Claus, is released on DVD this fall, the composer will talk to Steve Smith between pieces about what’s changed, and what hasn’t, in his music. The artists of the Momenta Quartet pace three extraordinary singers through the a core sample of the work itself.
Kara Dugan, mezzo-soprano
Daniel T. Curran, tenor
Jarrett Ott, baritone
Matt Boehler, bass
Momenta Quartet, string quartet
Tickets and information at https://nationalsawdust.org/event/a-night-of-mark-adamo/