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Gertrude Stein lives in Ricky Ian Gordon’s ’27’ coming up from MOT

Preview February 13, 2018 Encore Staff

DETROIT—Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT) offers four performances of Ricky Ian Gordon’s 27. MOT will present the opera March 2-3 at the University of Michigan’s Arthur Miller Theatre in Ann Arbor, and March 10-11 at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets for the Ann Arbor performances are $30. Tickets to the Macomb performances are $57. To purchase tickets visit www.MichiganOpera.org or call (313) 237-7464. Tickets may also be purchased through the Macomb Center for the Performing arts at www.MacombCenter.com or by calling (586) 286-2222.

“27” tells the story of the inspired gatherings at 27 rue de Fleurus in Paris, where American expatriates Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas hosted luminaries of art and literature such as Pablo Picasso, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henri Matisse, and Ernest Hemingway. It marks the first production of MOT’s 46th spring opera season and the fourth year of presenting mainstage operas in venues outside the Detroit Opera House.

Gordon is a leading writer of vocal music from the genres of art song, musical theater, and opera. His music has been performed or recorded by notable artists such as Renee Fleming, Audra MacDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, and Frederica Von Stade, among many others. Having composed operas such as 27, The Grapes of Wrath, and Orpheus and Euridice, Gordon has emerged as one of today’s most exciting opera composers

See a preview of the opera here.