Paradises Lost

Paradises Lost poster -- Link to world premiere announcement

Two video clips, with commentary, from Paradises Lost, an opera in two acts, based on the novella by Ursula K. Le Guin, from the story collection The Birthday of the World, commissioned by the University of Illinois, music by Stephen Andrew Taylor, libretto by Marcia Johnson.

The opera, composed by Stephen A. Taylor, premiered at the University of Illinois on April 26, 27, 28, and 29, 2012.
Marcia Johnson, the librettist of the opera Paradises Lost, with UKL
Marcia Johnson, the librettist of the opera Paradises Lost, with UKL, at Kaul Auditorium at Reed College in January 2012. We are at the talkback after the “pre-premiere” performance of part of the opera, by Portland’s Third Angle, with four singers from the Illinois cast.
  • Excerpt from Paradises Lost: the world premiere of scenes from a chamber opera by Steven Taylor, based on the novella by UKL, performed by Third Angle New Music ensemble in Portland in January 2012. [33Mb MP3]
  • World Premiere of Paradises Lost, a chamber opera, based on the novella by UKL, at the University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill. April 26, 27, 28, 29, 2012.
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