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.
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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.