Moth (a new opera)

MOTH (a new opera)
Directed by Julianne Just
Composed by Ellen Reid
Libretto by Amy Tofte
Produced by Free Agent

May 2011

MOTH is an original interdisciplinary opera set in rural western Tennessee. Mother and her only surviving daughter, Bird, live alone in a house on a lake. Fearing that she will drown like her three older sisters, Mother doesn't let Bird out of the house. As Bird's curiosity and resistance increases, Mother is unable to keep natural forces out of Bird's life, and nature begins to consume their home. Guided by the ghosts of her drowned sisters through a Southern Gothic landscape, Bird discovers that her sisters are trapped in the lake and that there are otherworldly forces at play. Bird comes to believe that only she can free her sisters--and prevent her own untimely death.