An intimate and poetic drama about a man who changed the destiny of 20th century America. A spectacular work… moving music and a libretto with a few smiles to help illuminate the tears…
In a hotel room, twelve hours before the gunfire rings out in Dallas, Jack (John F.) and Jackie drift in and out of hallucinatory dreams, taking them to various times and places. The dreams explore the innermost struggles of these fragile humans, as their tragic fate swiftly approaches.
JFK - Musical excerpts
David T. Little is “one of the most imaginative young composers” on the scene, a “young radical” (The New Yorker), with “a knack for overturning musical conventions” (The New York Times).
"Few young stage directors in opera have demonstrated an intellectual drive to match Thaddeus Strassberger's."
- Opera News 'Opera's Next Wave' Feature
John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
John Mac Master
Steven R. Osgood
Sets Thaddeus Strassberger / Costumes Mattie Ullrich / Lighting Chad R. Jung / Orchestre symphonique de Montréal / Opéra de Montréal Chorus / Production Fort Worth Opera
Commissioned by Fort Worth Opera, Darren K. Woods, General Director; American Lyric Theater, Lawrence Edelson, Producing Artistic Director; and l’Opéra de Montréal
Commission underwritten by Linda H. & Richard N. Claytor, Ph.D. for Sophie.Historical research provided by William Madison. Dramaturgical support by Michael Cohen and Cori Ellison. Russian translations by Vita Tzykun.