HO! HO! HO! (2014)

HO! HO! HO! (2014)

Libretto by Kate Chadwick

„…Delightful and absurd brat-in-a-video-game-store romp…“
(The Austin Chronicle, Wayne Alan Brenner, April 14, 2017)

It is November 25th, 2014. We are in the video game section of a chic toy store in New York City. A thirteenyearold boy (Nick, he wears a Star Wars shirt and has a filthy, thriftstore backpack on) holds a video game cartridge. His dad’s girlfriend, Helena, comes up to him, arms crossed. She’s clutching a Louis Vuitton bag. Her hair is perfect.

Premiered: November 15, 2015; Hartford Opera Theater, New in November
Directed by: Nick Saldivar
Conductor: Amy Dauphinais
Pianist: Miguel Campinho
HELENA: Jan Zimmerman, soprano
NICK. Spencer Hamlin, tenor

Other Performances:
April 7-9, 2017; Fresh Squeezed Ounce Of Opera, Austin
HELENA: Jenny Ohrstrom
NICK: Andy Fleming