Welcome to the Shining Brow Website. These pages serve as a resource for presenters of the opera about Frank Lloyd Wright composed by Daron Hagen, with a libretto by Paul Muldoon. Fans will also find news of past casts, and news about current revivals of the opera. Listen to a Naxos Podcast featuring interviews with Daron Hagen and Paul Muldoon by clicking on the Naxos logo.
OPERA THEATER OF PITTSBURGH and FALLINGWATER ANNOUNCE 2013 REVIVAL
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Performances are planned for students (link) February 27 to March 1st; exclusive site-specific performances will take place at Fallingwater June 7 and 8; and Brow will highlight the company's summer festival July 5-21 at the venerable Twentieth Century Club in Pittsburgh.
The Naxos complete cast recording has been released. JoAnn Falletta conducts the Buffallo Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus. Robert Orth is Wright; Brenda Harris is Mamah; Robert Frankenberry is Sullivan; Matthew Curran is Cheney; Elaine Valby is Catherine; Gilda Lyons is the Maid.
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Images from various productions of Shining Brow
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The images below were created by noted Buffalo artist Robert Hirsch under the composer's supervision for the Buffalo Philharmonic's November 2006 semi-staged concert performances of Shining Brow. Robert Hirsch is a photographer, writer, and the Director of Light Research (www.lightresearch.net). His books include Seizing the Light: A History of Photography, Photographic Possibilities: The Expressive Use of Ideas, Materials, and Processes, and Exploring Color Photography. Hirsch is a former Associate Editor for Digital Camera (UK) and Photovision Magazine, and a contributor to Afterimage, exposure, Buffalo Spree, Fotophile, FYI, History of Photography, Ilford Photo Instructor Newsletter, and The Photo Review, as well as former Director of CEPA Gallery.