Travel back in time to the inspired gatherings at 27 rue de Fleurus in Paris, where American expatriates author Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas hosted luminaries of art and literature such as Pablo Picasso, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henri Matisse, and Ernest Hemingway. The opera explores themes of love, loss, change and art set throughout two world wars. Presented in partnership with Macomb Center for the Performing Arts.

Opera by Ricky Ian Gordon
Text by Royce Vavrek
Premiered in Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, 2014
Sung in English
Running time: 90 minutes


Briana Elyse Hunter

Gertrude Stein

Monica Dewey

Alice B. Toklas

Michael Day

Picasso, Fitzgerald

Harry Greenleaf

Leo Stein, Man Ray

Erik Van Heyningen

Matisse, Hemingway

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