Music by Jake Heggie | Libretto by Gene Scheer
Based on an original play by Terrence McNally
Commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera
Sung in English with English Surtitles
Harrison Opera House, Norfolk, January 28, 29 & 30, 2022
Virginia Opera is pleased to present the Commonwealth Premiere of Three Decembers. This intimate American work follows a family through three decades – 1986, 1996, 2006 – immersing you in their struggles to connect while old secrets emerge thickening the drama and tension. Based on Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally’s unpublished play, Some Christmas Letters, the story follows Broadway star Madeline Mitchell in the twilight of her career, along with her children Beatrice and Charlie. This new addition to our repertoire grapples with contemporary issues wrapped in timeless music.