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Meet Maestra Dana Sadava and hear her insights into lyrical and modern elements of Adamo’s American masterpiece in this brief interview.


“Mark Adamo understands our musical traditions and all the harmony we are used to hearing.  He chooses some moment to use more angular, modern structure.  But, they are always tied to the text.  As an audience member you will hear an opera of the “The Canon”.  One that is of our time and that will last for possibly hundreds of years.”

Maestra Dana Sadava takes you into the musical structures to illustrate how Adamo uses traditional lyrical element and modern elements.  How the music illustrates the setting, Jo’s house in Concord Massachusetts of the 19th Century and supports the dialog with a natural New England tone.  Learn how some small phrases built from traditional components carry the themes of Alcott’s writing.