by By Jonathan Bailey Holland/Gustav Holst
As a double-bill production, Always/Sāvitri focuses on the strength of love and how far people will go to save their relationships.
Always, composed by Jonathan Bailey Holland, tells the story of a couple — Ellen and Joe — both at the start of their relationship and at the end of it. The ten-minute opera intertwines the sparkling naiveté of a new relationship with the bitter reality of it later in time.
Sāvitri, composed by Gustav Holst, is a 25-minute chamber opera that recounts the epic romance of Sāvitri and her husband Satyavān, two characters from the Sanskrit epic the Mahābhārata. When Death comes for Satyavān, Sāvitri asks him to grant her life — the life of her husband, Satyavān.
Performance Dates & Times
October 9, 2021 - 2:00pm