Here’s the promo video for Ellen West, which made its world premiere during Opera Saratoga’s 2019 summer season. The opera was created from the poetry of Frank Bidart, and tells the tragic tale of a woman that suffers from an eating disorder. It was definitely a somber opera, and it brings to light an issues and themes that are a part of the human experience.
Music by Ricky Ian Gordon
Libretto & Poem by Frank Bidart
Commissioned by Opera Saratoga and
Beth Morrison Projects
Conductor: Lidiya Yankovskaya
Director and Choreographer: Emma Griffin
Scenic Designer: Laura Jellinek
Costume Designer: Kay Voyce
Lighting Designer: Josh Epstein
The video can also be viewed on Opera Saratoga’s YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/user/OperaSaratoga.