It's a Wonderful Life - by Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer
- 11/11/2017, 11/16/2017, 11/17/2017
- IU Jacobs School of Music
- Musical Arts Center, 101 N. Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405
- 7:30 PM
- Reserved Seating: $16-43 Adults, $10-28 StudentsSee music.indiana.edu/opera
Frank Capra’s iconic film has found a new voice!
Jake Heggie, of Dead Man Walking fame, brings the evergreen favorite to the stage with an eye-popping production and some fascinating new twists.
Driving the plot is Clara—an upwardly mobile angel intent on earning her “first-class” status. She’s out to help George Bailey, who’s done the right thing his entire life, including giving up his dreams of college to take over the family’s banking business. But when his addled uncle loses a major deposit, George faces financial ruin for himself and most of the town. George is on verge of suicide until Clara arrives to save the day.
Heartwarming and insightful, this opera “soars…in a production that’s a metaphor for the possibilities in every life.” Houston Chronicle
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