The Wing Wherewith (Reading)

Role:  Donald

Ron will sing the role of Donald in the first reading of excerpts from The Wing Wherewith, a new work by composer Julian Grant and Pulitzer prize winning librettist Mark Campbell.

Based on the legendary case of Burke and Hare, the opera follows the driven Dr. Robert Knox, a distinguished surgeon at the Royal Academy in Edinburgh who, in the throes of his anatomical research, requires a steady flow of cadavers. Key providers for Dr. Knox are the Williams Burke and Hare, who at the beginning of the opera are paid for delivering the recently deceased, and decide to enhance their business by purposefully preying upon and murdering the indigent to keep Knox in steady supply of cadavers.

Music Theatre Group
Granite Room
131 Duane Street
New York, NY

Wednesday, January 14 8:30pm

Producer:  Diane Wondisford
Composer:  Julian Grant
Librettist:  Mark Campbell