Since 2006, Lincoln Center Theater and the Met Opera have annually joined forces to produce a work that blends tradition with innovation. This year, the Pulitzer-winning-playwright Lynn Nottage joins the dynamic venture: her play Intimate Apparel has been turned into an opera, the first to be performed at LCT. A turn-of-the-century tale of forbidden romance sewn across racial and religious divides, the play’s design is threaded by Esther, an African American seamstress seeking love and liberation in New York. Ricky Ian Gordon’s score pulls in ragtime and the music hall, to reflect the cultural milieu of the play’s moment. —C.J.F.
This production has been rescheduled to open in spring, 2021, at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.
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