In 1908 an odd, quiet man named John Sargent returned to Jackson Hole, Wyoming with his new bride, Edith—an eccentric New York socialite who enjoyed sunbathing nude, sitting in trees, and playing the violin—often all at the same time. Edith’s idyllic new life is immediately threatened as she hears rumors that John previously left town bankrupt and is suspected of murdering both his first wife and his business partner.
Based on a true story, composer Matthew Schickele’s chamber opera Marymere uses the talents of classical and folk musicians to portray an unusual couple escaping to America’s last frontier, but unable to escape the past.
Here's The American Opera Project page for the opera.
Here are video excerpts of previous concert productions.
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