Set in the month of December in the years 1986, 1996, and 2006, Three Decembers tells the story of a famous actress, Madeline, and her two adult children as they struggle to know and love each other. It’s a universal story about the family we wish for and the family we wind up with.
Jake Heggie’s two-act chamber opera is based on an unpublished play, Some Christmas Letters, by Terrence McNally; libretto by Gene Scheer. The role of Maddie was created for Frederica von Stade.
This is an extra opera not included in season ticket purchase. Not suitable for children due to adult language and themes.