Leaves of Green: a Southern oratorio in 3 parts
We commissioned this opera for the 2011 “Cultivated South” Symposium. The Southern Foodways Alliance staff is so creative, so courageous, so thoughtful. Melissa Hall (SFA Events Maven) gave a brilliant introduction to the opera. And Natalie and the Alabama Chanin talent created a beautiful, soft palette of costumes some of which absorbed light in the earthiest of ways, others reflected light….all very much evocative of the fields.
And what to say of opera written by 19-year old Price Walden….and the singers and the musicians - Amanda Johnston on Piano and Josh Hall on Vibraphone **which, incidentally he played with a bow….a first for me. What a tremendous symposium! .