Inside Roscoe: Adapting William Kennedy's Novel for the Opera Stage

On October 15 the new American opera, Roscoe, based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Kennedy, will premiere at the historic Palace Theatre in Albany.  Tickets are on sale now. 

Tragic, comic, and poignant-Roscoe is ripe with political corruption, scandal, and crime.

In advance of this one-of-a-kind event, on October 5, the opera's composer and librettist, Evan Mack and Joshua McGuire, will be joined by Mr. Kennedy at SUNY Plaza in Downtown Albany to discuss the process of adapting the novel for the stage.  Roscoe, published in 2002, in one of Kennedy's critically acclaimed "Albany Cycle" novels, and the thick of the action takes place in the heart of downtown in the 1930s and 1940s.

Program sponsored by New York State Writers Institute, The State University of New York, Albany Cultural Heritage and Tourism Partnership, and the Albany Symphony.

For more information call Justin Cook at 518.694.3300 x141