Keepers of the Night, A New, Whimsical Family Opera
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The last date listed for Keepers of the Night was Sunday July 15, 2007 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Alex Theatre:
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Led by Grammy Award-winning arranger and musician Matt Catingub, the Glendale Pops takes the stage for an evening of jazz-rock fusion. The fun and creative program will put a distinctive Pops spin on songs by Blood Sweat & Tears, Steely Dan and Chicago, and will have you humming and tapping your toes along with the talented orchestra as they play renditions of these recognizable tunes. The Glendale Pops Orchestra has quickly become a prized addition to Southern California music and celebrates their third anniversary in 2014. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Janice M.
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Music, adult soloists, orchestra and chorus were excellent. I especially liked the tarantula! Wonderful costumes, clever set. Good staging, except there was a little bit too much repositioning of those 65 kids, which at times was distracting. Child soloists were as musical as the adults, but hard to hear and understand in the large auditorium -- could they sing out more or be miked?
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The story didn't entirely make sense; nor did it always hold one's interest. Often it was hard to hear the kids' solos over the orchestra. However, when the children sang together, it was sublime. The adult singers were excellent.
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus presents the world premiere of Keepers of the Night, an original opera by composer Peter Ash and librettist Donald Sturrock, with conductor Grant Gershon and director Corey Madden, featuring vocal soloists Lynette Tapia, Malcolm MacKenzie, Suzanna Guzman, Lauren Libaw, and 65 LACC choristers.
A family opera, Keepers of the Night is the story of four children who camp out on Midsummer's Night on the edge of the forest. As darkness envelops them, they fall victim to the Moon's magic. She uses them to get revenge on her former lover, Ozalid the Owl, who presides over the forest creatures' annual song contest. The themes of nature vs. city, democracy vs. aristocracy, and group vs. individual all interplay in a whimsical story of mistaken identity and vocal showmanship, where the value of winning and losing is held up to gentle comic scrutiny.