Shining Brow

Frank Lloyd Wright looms as an iconic presence in American architecture, by virtue of his extraordinary creativity and larger-than-life ego. Daron Hagen’s Shining Brow reveals the inner landscape of Wright’s heart through a tragic love affair with the wife of a client. Shining Brow is at once intimate and universal.

Hailed as “one of the most important American operas of the past decade,” Shining Brow (1993) appears in a newly-revised version created by the composer especially for SummerFest.


Cast and Production Team

Music   Daron Hagen   Frank Lloyd Wright   Kevin Kees
Words   Paul Muldoon   Mamah Cheney   Lara Lynn Cottrill
Director   Jonathan Eaton   Louis Sullivan   James Flora
Conductor   Robert Frankenberry   Edwin Cheney   Dimitrie Lazich
        Catherine Wright   Kara Cornell
        Flute/Piccolo   Josephine Kost
        Oboe/English Horn   Cyn Warren
        Clarinet/Eb Clarinet/Bass Clarinet   Mary Beth Malek
        Keyboard   Hyery Hwang
        Violin   Roger Zahab
        Viola   Jason Hohn
        Cello   Paul Miahky


SHINING BROW is produced by permission of E.C. Schirmer Music Company, Framingham, MA.


Friday 6 June 2013 at 7:00 pm
Saturday 7 June 2013 at 7:00 pm
Join us for a sumptuous cocktail reception before the show.
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Bear Run, PA


Thursday 11 July 2013 at 7:30 pm
Friday 19 July 2013 at 7:30 pm
Join us for dinner before the show.

Beaux Arts Ballroom
Fourth Floor, The Twentieth Century Club