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The Ghosts of Gatsby

West Coast Premiere

Music by Evan Mack, Libretto by Joshua McGuire

Masks must be worn at all times.

Location

The Space, front view

The Space

3460 Cavaretta Court ∙ Las Vegas ∙ 89103

Run Time

60 minutes

Intermission

No intermission

Language

English with English Surtitles

Premiered

West Coast and Professional Company Premiere

Refreshments

Bar Service Available

Dress Code

From Dressy Casual to Come as You Are

Evan Mack and Joshua McGuire’s The Ghosts of Gatsby won first prize in the 2019 National Opera Association’s compositions Dominick Argento Chamber Opera Competition and is part of Opera Las Vegas’ acclaimed Living Composers and Librettists Initiative.

In a fascinating tale of marriage and madness, Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald are on the French Riviera in 1924. Scott, clouded by alcoholism and obsessed by finishing his painstaking work on The Great Gatsby, is jealous of Zelda’s supposed extramarital affair, while Zelda is emotionally smothered by the controlling Scott.

In a fit of pique, Scott locks Zelda in a bedroom, unleashing confrontations between visions of her younger and older selves.  Which Zelda is real?  Or is the entire scene a troubling dream about choices made, challenges unfulfilled and roads not taken?

The Ghosts of Gatsby stars baritone Rob McGinness, sopranos Kayla Wilkens and Athena Mertes, and mezzo-soprano Kimberly Gratland James.  It is directed by Darren ‘Daz’ Weller and conducted by Joshua Horsch.

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A tale of marriage and madness. Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald are in the French Riviera in 1924. Scott, obsessed by work on “The Great Gatsby,” is jealous of Zelda’s extramarital affair, while Zelda is smothered by the alcoholic Scott.

In a fit of rage, Scott locks Zelda in a bedroom. She has visions of her younger and older selves. As the argument with Scott resumes and intensifies, Scott strikes Zelda, and she attempts to dismiss the apparitions as unreal, but the oldest Zelda dismisses her. Zelda wakes to find the entire scene has been a dream on her deathbed, locked in a burning insane asylum.

Creators

  • Evan Mack, in rehearsal

    Evan Mack

    Composer

  • Joshua McGuire, librettist

    Joshua McGuire

    Librettist

Cast

Creative Team

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