Opera

As a librettist, Shoshana has written a short opera with American Opera Projects (AOP) as part of a collaboration with AOP and the NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program to write operas about Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn.

“Margaret”
Composer: Paulo Tirol
Librettist: Shoshana Greenberg
Running time: 13 minutes

Mark and Hattie, a young couple, stumble home drunk through Fort Greene Park in the early morning. Mark is frustrated because Hattie won’t take an important step in their relationship and he accuses her of not taking risks. When she insists she does take risks, he dares her to prove it by breaking into the park’s crypt where she finds the ghost of a mad woman whose husband died on the Revolutionary War prison ships.

Originally workshopped as part of Park and Bark, a collaboration with American Opera Projects (AOP) and NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program on May 7, 2016
More information can be found here.

Tenor Blake Friedman and Soprano Amelia Watkins in "Margaret". Photo by Matt Gray for AOP.

Tenor Blake Friedman and Soprano Amelia Watkins in “Margaret”. Photo by Matt Gray for AOP.