Works & Process Series To Present ‘Intimate Apparel’

By Francisco Salazar

The Works & Process series will continue with Lincoln Center Theater’s “Intimate Apparel” by Ricky Ian Gordon and Lynn Nottage with Bartlett Sher.

The upcoming discussion will go behind the scenes of  the new chamber opera based on Lynn Nottage’s popular play “Intimate Apparel,” with music by Ricky Ian Gordon and a libretto by the playwright and directed by Bartlett Sher.

The new work is set in turn-of-the-century New York and tells the story of Esther, a lonely, single African American woman who makes her living sewing beautiful corsets and ladies’ undergarments. The Dramaturg and Director of the Opera Commissioning Program at The Metropolitan Opera Paul Cremo will moderate a discussion with Gordon, Nottage, and Sher and cast members who will perform highlights ahead of the opera’s opening performance on Feb. 27.

“Intimate Apparel” is the first opera produced by Lincoln Center Theater and was developed by LCT and the Metropolitan Opera as part of the Met/LCT New Works Program, which is dedicated to developing new opera and music theater works.

The panel will be held on Feb. 9, 2020 at the Guggenheim Museum.