A visionary new opera collaboration between
Concept and libretto Norman MacAfee
who loves the music of Charles Ives and has therefore made it an integral part of this opera
Director and choreographer Beppie Blankert
who shares MacAfee’s passion, having made three acclaimed works portraying Ives’s life and music during her career.
This significant new opera is based on MacAfee’s concept of Charles Ives
telling the story of Metacomet (King Philip) and his heroic defense of the
Native American Nations against the invasion of the English in what
became known as King Philip’s War (1675-6).