Decameron Opera Coalition to Host ‘DOC Happy Hour: Librettists in Conversation’

By David Salazar

The Decameron Opera Coalition will present “DOC Happy Hour: Librettists in Conversation” on Nov. 20, 2020 at 6 p.m. EST.

The project featured collaborations between Resonance Works (Pittsburgh); Lyric Opera of the North (Duluth); UrbanArias (Washington DC); Bare Opera (New York City); Opera in the Heights (Houston); Chicago Fringe Opera; Milwaukee Opera Theatre; Fargo-Moorhead Opera; An Opera Theatre (Minneapolis); and composer and librettist Peter Hilliard and Matt Boresi.

The event can be viewed on the Decameron Opera Coalition Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The Decameron Opera Project’s four episodes are streaming online and will remain available until the end of the year.

“Another ingenious project is ‘Tales From a Safe Distance,’ from the Decameron Opera Coalition. Nine small opera companies banded together to create nine 10-minute original operas, plus a 10th wraparound piece, all with different creative teams, based on stories from Boccaccio’s 14th-century work about waiting out a plague,” stated the Wall Street Journal.

“In all ways, DOC is an unbridled success – edgy, novel, richly detailed, musically intriguing,” added Houston Press regarding the project.