Having Guests for Dinner (2020/2023)
Libretto by Robert Feng, Composed by Nick Bentz
A Comic Horror Opera in One Act
Having Guests for Dinner (2020) is a comic horror opera in one act with music by Nick Bentz.
When Marcus and Laura arrive at their friend's coworker's house for a dinner party, things take an unexpected turn for the macabre. Over the course of the dinner, the couple becomes increasingly suspicious that their elegant host is actually a cannibal. Curious guests always make the best food in this dark comedy!
Having Guests for Dinner received its virtual premiere as a 16 minute long micro-opera with New Opera West and will receive its full length premiere in Fall 2023-Early 2024 with Fredonia University and Kor Productions.
Pictured: Anthony Moreno as Christoph Aberfeld
"Curious guests always make the best food!"
Premiere: June 17, 2020 at New Opera West
Length: 16 Minutes (Micro-Opera Version)
1 Hour 30 Minutes (Full Length Version)
(Scored for S-T-B)
Janet Szepei Todd (soprano) - Laura
Edmond Rodriguez (tenor) - Marcus
Anthony Moreno (baritone) - Christoph Aberfeld
Mark Lanz Weiser - piano/music director