Tag Archives: author

Hannah Lash updates ‘Beowulf’ for Guerilla Opera

By David Weininger  l  GLOBE CORRESPONDENT  l  MAY 19, 2016 What is a hero? That is the simple yet vast question at the heart of Hannah Lash’s “Beowulf,” which Guerilla Opera will premiere on Friday. Less an updating than a reimagining of the Old English legend, the opera discards the poem’s noble, self-assured protagonist and […]

Posted in News | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beowulf: a surgical theatre experience

As I sit here alone in the audience, waiting for the rest of my colleagues to come, I wonder about the things that brought us to creating Beowulf. Over the years, I have had the pleasure of designing and producing twelve operas with Guerilla Opera and I feel very privileged to get to work in […]

Posted in Productions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hannah Lash on her opera Beowulf

Q & A with Susan Larson SL: When you made this piece, did you imagine a sonic world first, or the dramatic situation first, or the philosophical problem first? Or do these elements arrive simultaneously or in a random sequence? Not that it matters much. But you may discuss your creative process here. HL: The idea came first….I […]

Posted in Productions | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment