The Clever Artifice of Harriet and Margaret is a one-act chamber opera for four female singers composed by Leanna Kirchoff. Based on Alice Gerstenberg’s 1913 play, Overtones, the opera depicts the cat-and-mouse conversation between Harriet and Margaret, as they each try to accomplish their agenda without the other one knowing it. Symbolic of Freudian ego and id, the two women are shadowed on stage by their inner selves, Hetty and Maggie, who interject their own uncensored commentary.
The Clever Artifice of Harriet and Margaret
will be performed by Opera del West
Center for Arts in Natick
Sunday, March 24, 2019, 7:30pm
Stage Director – Brenda L. Huggins
Music Director/Pianist – Eve Budnick