The Passion Trilogy (Feb 24-25) | Los Angeles
THE PASSION OF SAINT THOMAS MORE
THE PASSION OF SAINT SEBASTIAN
THREE MARYS (World Premiere)
February 24-25 (Friday-Saturday) | Loyola Marymount University (L.A.)
The Fisher Ensemble joins forces with The Women of the Loyola Marymount University Choruses for THE PASSION TRILOGY, an oratorio that mines tales of sacrifice, death and rebirth to examine faith amid extraordinary adversity.
Music by Garrett Fisher
Dramaturgy and direction by Ken Cerniglia
Choreography by Christy Fisher
Conducted by Mary Breden
Performed by The Fisher Ensemble and Loyola Marymount University’s Concert Choir
Performers: Greg Bagley, Christy Fisher, Darlene Franz, James Held, Adam Kessler, Eric Mentzel, José Luis Muñoz, Emily Martin, Maria Mannisto, Jordan McClellan, Nicole Truesdell
Wardrobe Coordination by Paula Davis
THE PASSION TRILOGY is a humanist meditation on faith and sacrifice, featuring three operas that span over two decades of composer Garrett Fisher’s career. In THE PASSION OF SAINT THOMAS MORE (1994), the Lord High Chancellor of King Henry VIII commits to “hold his pen” despite the ultimate consequence. An unwavering believer “surrenders to the unknown” with an arrow through the heart in THE PASSION OF SAINT SEBASTIAN (2000). The world premiere of THREE MARYS depicts a trio of women who grieve through encounters with facets of Jesus of Nazareth: the Son, the Teacher, and the Beloved.
Photo courtesy of Maya Vajra.