The ancient Greeks, who gave us theatre and drama, called the first writers for the stage poets. In celebration of National Poetry Month (April), COLD READ SHORTs presents nationally recognized poets reading selections from their dramatic texts written for the stage. From verse dramas, opera libretti, translations of classical dramatic works, and adaptations, we celebrate the poet as playwright and honor poetry as the original language of the theatre.
The National Poetry Month edition of COLD READ SHORTs is co-curated by associate artistic director and playwright Kyle Bass and nationally renowned poet Charles Martin.
This special installment of COLD READ SHORTs:
Enjoy Beatrix Gates sharing “Betrayal” from her libretto for the opera The Singing Bridge.
THE SINGING BRIDGE
Conceived by Beatrix Gates | Music by Anna Dembska | Libretto by Beatrix Gates | World Premiere at the Stonington Opera House, Stonington, Maine, July 8-10, 2005 | Read by Beatrix Gates
Check out The Singing Bridge samples, audio, and text.