The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, an Opera Based on the Oliver Sacks Story
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The sacred traditions of classical ballet are ripe for parody, and the hairy-chested, tutu-clad boys… More
Music by Michael Nyman
Libretto in English by Christopher Rawlence and Michael Nyman, assisted by Michael Morris
Adapted from an essay by Oliver Sacks
Jim Petosa, stage director
William Lumpkin, pianist
In this one-act opera, a neurologist, a singer, and the singer’s wife are featured in a humorous and thought provoking tale about the diagnosis of the singer’s rare mental disorder, visual agnosia, which prevents him from being able to recognize most objects.