Composed by Andy Vores
Libretto adapted by Andy Vores from the play “No Exit” by Jean-Paul Sartre
Directed by Sally Stunkel (2008)
Directed by Nathan Troup (2013)
Premiere: April 24, 2008
Location: The Zack Box at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Listen: From Guerilla Opera’s 2010 production.
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Exceptional… There is no hiding the trio’s talents as singers and actors…
JEFFREY GANTZ, THE BOSTON GLOBE
The best new opera of 2008…
LLOYD SCHWARTZ, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
A signature event of the city’s 2007-2008 season…
RICHARD DYER in The Boston Conservatory’s STAGES
Vores’s seductive and scary score is a wonder of musical invention.
LLOYD SCHWARTZ, NEW YORK ARTS
A gripping evening of music and theater…
DAVID WRIGHT, BOSTON CLASSICAL REVIEW
You have to give Guerilla Opera some serious props. A production like their recent version of Andy Vores’ No Exit (which closed last weekend) evinced a level of artistry and ambition that’s rare on the cultural scene… and only added to Guerilla’s reputation as the 800-pound gorilla on our operatic fringe… enough talent (and ambition) on display here to make me hope I might see Guerilla Opera on a more prominent stage sometime soon.
THOMAS GARVEY, THE HUB REVIEW
- Florida Grand Opera (Feb. 2014)
- Guerilla Opera (Sept. 2013) dir. Nathan Troup
- Chicago Opera Vanguard (Oct. 2009)
FROM THE COMPOSER
Three self-absorbed people who don’t know each other and don’t like each other trapped together in one room for eternity – literally. Perhaps not most people’s idea of a naturally operatic plot, but Sartre’s play is full of drama and sly comedy set in a tiny space packed with vast consequences. NO EXIT shows the first hour of their damnation; we see the veneer of civilized self-justification crack to reveal fear, spite, vanity, self-delusion. Imagine this same room in ten thousand years, twenty thousand, thirty thousand . . .