Past Event

Chamber Opera: The Hunt

October 14, 2023
8:00 PM
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Commissioned by Miller Theatre at Columbia University

Additional performance: Thursday, October 12, 8PM

Three virgins sit in a meadow, whiling the time away with songs, riddles, and livestream updates as they await the appearance of the majestic unicorn. But the weeks are dragging on, the court is getting antsy, and the king is threatening dire measures to verify the purity of his employees. Written for a cast of three self-accompanied singers, The Hunt reclaims a well-worn medieval legend to interrogate the contemporary obsession with regulating and restricting female sexuality, the consequences for gender deviance, the value of beauty, and the price of safety—all while captivating the audience with music that beguiles, provokes, and ultimately triumphs.

Kate Soper, Book and Music
Ashley Kelly Tata, Stage Director
Mila Henry, Music Director
Annie Holt, Dramaturg
Aoshuang Zhang, Scenic Designer
Masha Tsimring, Lighting Designer
Terese Wadden, Costume Designer
Camilla Tassi, Projections Designer
Elliot Yokum, Sound Designer
Cha Ramos, Intimacy Choreographer

Contact Information

Miller Theatre - Box Office
212 854 7799