Marc Blitzstein: A Life in Song - Free Concert

  • Proctors - GE Theatre 432 State Street Schenectady, NY, 12305 United States

Born in Philadelphia in 1905, Marc Blitzstein achieved nearly overnight notoriety with his 1937 agitprop musical theater work, The Cradle Will Rock. At the time of his unexpected and tragic death in 1964, much of his work was left unfinished and unpublished, leaving behind a legacy that has been largely overlooked in the ensuing decades. On the evening of the 80th Anniversary of the legendary world-premiere of The Cradle Will Rock, Opera Saratoga presents an evening of song by Marc Blitzstein, curated and hosted by bass-baritone Justin Hopkins. The program will include excerpts from Blitzstein’s theatrical and operatic works – including The Cradle Will Rock, I’ve Got the Tune, Juno, No For an Answer, and Regina – as well as lesser known songs that chronicle the life of one of America’s most influential composers. Presented in partnership with Proctors.