Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking novel, Frankenstein, was published 200 years ago, essentially inventing the science-fiction genre. But far from the grunting Hollywood brutishness of Boris Karloff, the original told the heartbreaking story of a living, feeling creature, brought into the world only to be forsaken by his creator and left to fend for himself.
Drawing the parallels to modern society, Gregg will offer the world premiere of a new suite of operatic sketches based on the monster's harrowing tale, in partnership with the amazing folks at On Site Opera.
The program will also feature Gregg's acclaimed setting of Edgar Allan Poe's terrifying short story, The Tell-Tale Heart, as well as the premiere of a solo piano piece dedicated to Leonard Bernstein, a permanent Green-Wood resident.
Music by Gregg Kallor
Directed by Sarah Meyers
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano
Joshua Jeremiah, baritone
Brian Cheney, tenor
Joshua Roman, cello
Gregg Kallor, piano
Lighting by Tláloc López-Watermann
Costume Design by Fay Leshner