Tango of the White Gardenia
Tango of the White Gardenia is a new tango-infused chamber opera by composer Ethan Gans-Morse and librettist Tiziana DellaRovere. It was commissioned by Cascadia Chamber Opera, produced in collaboration with Anima Mundi Productions, and premiered in the fall of 2018 in Eugene and four other Oregon towns. Below, please find a fact sheet, score, and audio samples.
“…[Tango of the White Gardenia] will travel to places that usually don’t see much live opera, [and] I hope it also eventually goes to middle and high schools to reach young people. Its messages are loud and clear and humane, and the art is fine enough to carry them. We need compassion, not competition when it comes to relationships. Not only can Tango of the White Gardenia turn people onto the sometimes-alienating ancient art form of opera, it also suggests that we can become better people.”
~Angela Allen, Oregon ArtsWatch opera critic
For more information, please contact Ethan Gans-Morse at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-778-1211