Argentine Composer’s ‘Kamchatka” To Have U.S. Premiere

By Francisco Salazar

The American Society is set to present the U.S. Premiere of Daniel D’Adamo’s first opera, “Kamchatka.”

The opera, in collaboration with the Centro de Experimentación del Teatro Colón, is set to be performed at Dixon Place. Based on the eponymous novel by Marcelo Figueras, “Kamchatka,”  Figueras prepared the adaptation of his text and entrusted it to the France-based Argentine composer Daniel D’Adamo.

In a press release D’Adamo noted, “Composing the music of the chamber opera ‘Kamchatka’ was a real challenge. From the start of the project, it had to be accessible and interesting to all audiences, including young people. The question of the accessibility of the discourse was consequently posed from the outset, and this issue was present throughout the composition process. It allowed me to get to the point, to the heart of the story.”

The piece is set to have its U.S. Premiere on June 5 and 6, 2018 as part of the New York Opera Festival.