National Sawdust and VIA Records are proud to celebrate the release of the original cast recording of David T. Little and Royce Vavrek’s critically acclaimed opera Dog Days.
For this special evening, cast-members Lauren Worsham, Cherry Duke, Marnie Breckenridge, and James Bobick are joined by pianist James Johnston and clarinettist Eileen Mack of Newspeak to perform excerpts from the opera, as well as two additional works also by Little: one a song inspired by Ellie Lee’s 2001 film version of Dog Days, the other a world premiere arrangement of a traditional English ballad central to the opera’s score and plot.
This special ticket price includes a copy of the Dog Days CD. The album is available now for digital download and streaming, but physical CDs will be available first to audience members on Oct 16.
“It’s only a matter of time before this riveting show is confirmed as a groundbreaking American classic.” —The New York Times
“…Powerful and unsettling…” —The New Yorker
“…David T. Little and Royce Vavrek, one of the most exciting composer-librettist teams working in opera today.” —The Wall Street Journal