Composer: Ricky Ian Gordon
Libretto: Royce Vavrek
Piano Vocal Score
27 is the newest opera from Ricky Ian Gordon, libretto by Royce Vavrek.
The story tells about the life of Gertrude Stein and the legendary salons she hosted at 27 rue de Fleurus in Paris.
The opera draws the audience into the artistic environment that Stein created and shared with many important artists of the twentieth century including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Man Ray, Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
"Balancing humor and the serious questions of human existence is a tricky business... Composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist Royce Vavrek...make members of the audience laugh, then force us to consider matters of life and death."