A Fleeting Animal

poster for F.A.A Fleeting Animal: An Opera From Judevine  – “the brilliant and heartwrenching creation of

Brookfield composer Erik Nielsen and Wolcott poet David Budbill” (Jim Lowe, Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus/Rutland Herald) is the tragic love story of Tommy, a recently returned veteran (Adam Hall), and Grace, a struggling and misunderstood single mother (Mary Bonhag).  The supporting characters in the rich cast leap straight from the often muddy and messy roads of rural Vermont life.

This newly revised production is led by Anne Decker as Artistic Director conducting her ensemble TURNmusic and Margo Whitcomb as Stage Director.

A Fleeting Animal is timeless in its themes: the harm of individual isolation and the possibility of community redemption. Like all great operas, it has passion, humor, and tragedy. With its earthy characters and libretto and music inspired by French Canadian fiddle tunes, the blues, jazz, and other contemporary styles, A Fleeting Animal appeals to a broad audience, including those who wouldn’t normally attend an opera. The cast includes Sarah Cullins, Allison Mills, Johnny Lee Green, Geoffrey Penar, Thomas Beard and George Cordes, and a chorus filled with some of Vermont’s finest singers.

TURNmusic includes Mary Rowell (Craftsbury Chamber Players), John Dunlop and other top Vermont musicians.

For more information visit http://www.afleetinganimal.com/ .

Please note: A Fleeting Animal is a tragedy. It contains scenes that are emotionally intense and realistic. There are three simulated gunshots during the performance. It may not be suitable for all audiences.

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