‘the difficulty of crossing a field’ at Nashville Opera

September 28, 2012

November 9-11, The Nashville Opera presents David Lang’s chamber opera the difficulty of crossing a field.

With this work, Lang and multi-Obie award-winning playwright Mac Wellman have created a radical cross between opera and theater mixing arias with spoken text, emotional melodies with intense drama, and featuring a string quartet as both the ‘orchestra’ and as part of the staging.

Based on a one-page short story by American satirist and abolitionist author,