Suleiman’s “Moon, Bride, Dogs” to be performed at “Snapshot”
West Edge Opera
Graduate student Ryan Suleiman’s short opera ”Moon, Bride, Dogs” will be performed at two performances in a partnership with Bay Area new music ensembles EARplay and West Edge Opera called “Snapshot.” His opera is written to a libretto by UC Davis graduate student in creative writing Cristina Fríes and was premiered at UC Davis in May 2018 by the Brooklyn Art Song Society along with five other pieces for voice and piano in collaboration with the Program in Creative Writing.
Suleiman writes of his opera—
The moon greets a mysterious girl who has fallen from the sky in this surreal reimagining of a deeply troubling fairly tale. Lost in a post-apocalyptic nightmare and hounded by a pack of dogs, she struggles to remember the events that led her here, but the very act of remembering may be an even greater violence.
Performances will take place as follows—
- Friday, January 31 • 8:00 pm
Ed Roberts Campus, Ashby Bart Station
- Saturday, February 1, 2020 • 8:00 pm
Taube Theater, SF Civic Center