A First Look at Diane Paulus-Directed Crossing at A.R.T.
Inspired by the diary Walt Whitman kept as a nurse during the Civil War, this world premiere opera by the prolific young composer Matthew Aucoin explores how the individual experiences of soldiers are remembered and told. As Whitman listens to wounded veterans share their memories and messages, he forges a bond with a soldier who forces him to examine his own role as writer and poet. Staged by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus, this production will feature renowned baritone Rod Gilfry in the role of Walt Whitman, and the Boston-based orchestra A Far Cry, an ensemble at the forefront of a dynamic new generation in classical music.