Miller Theatre To World Premiere ‘Desire’ This October

By David Salazar
(Credit: Kyle Dorosz)

The Miller Theatre in New York City will present the world premiere of composer Hannah Lash and librettist Cori Ellison’s “Desire” on Oct. 16 and 17, 2019.

The opera, which is written for three singers and string quartet takes on themes of personal struggle of trusting oneself in the midst of doubt. This is the second opera of Miller theatre’s Chamber Opera Commissioning Initiative. 

The production will be directed by Rachel Dickstein with Daniela Candillari as music director. Kirsten Sollek will portray the Woman while Daniel Moody will be Man 1 and Christopher Dylan Herbert will interpret Man 2. The JACK Quartet will also perform. 

“Hannah has a unique and engaging mastery of setting a text to music, creating dramatic and engaging vocal works,” stated Miller Theatre Executive Director Melissa Smey in a press release. “I am thrilled to have commissioned her to create this new chamber opera, and eager to share it with audiences at its world premiere here in October.”