September 13, 2013
Marilyn Forever
Composer:Gavin Bryars
Librettist:Marilyn Bowering
Synopsis
Marilyn Forever examines Marilyn Monroe’s intellectual and emotional relationship to death and love. As the work progresses, the performance interweaves what is taking place on stage with the trajectory of Monroe’s life through relationships, fame and myth. Ultimately, the characters of the musicians as performers and men in Monroe’s life fuse with the forces that lead to her death. Marilyn Monroe is often looked at as a sex object, victim or fantasy. In this work, we are given through Monroe’s own voice, her combination of sensitivity and exhibitionism, allied to the narrative of the “chorus”, a view from the ‘inside’ of the conflicting emotions and ambitions of this compelling and timeless personality.

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Long Beach OperaMarilyn Forever3/21/2015 - 3/29/2015


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New Works Exploration Grants2015

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
1:30

Number of Acts
1


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