Broken Pieces

  • Ganz Hall, Chicago College of Performing Arts 430 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL, 60605 United States
From the Butler Opera production of "New York Stories."

From the Butler Opera production of "New York Stories."

Daron Hagen's "Broken Pieces" from his New York Stories trilogy performed on October 30, 2010 at the home of Phil & Kathy Scherer with Andrea Shokery as Pamela, Gabriel Preisser as Antonio and Lisa Hasson on piano. (Video produced by Kentucky Opera)

THE PRODUCTION

As part of the Chicago College of Performing Art's Operafest X, Professor Scott Gilmore directs opera program singers in a new production of "Broken Pieces," the first of the three "New York Stories" composed by Daron Hagen (with a libretto by Barbara Grecki and Hagen) throwing a "picaresque and wholly compelling" (Opera Now) spotlight on three couples in Manhattan during the 1990s.

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THE STORY

Pamela, a thirty-something divorcee, lives alone in a one bedroom apartment on the Upper West Side. She's been waiting for months for the tile man to come and fix the broken tiles in her bathroom. Antonio, a middle-aged Italian immigrant, arrives to do the work.