The Nerdiest Love Triangle
Watch Jeremy Denk discuss his libretto for The Classical Style, an opera with music by Steven Stucky, and the nerdiest love triangle he has ever invented.
The Classical Style will be performed on stage at Zankel Hall on Thursday, December 4.
Jennifer Zetlan, Ashraf Sewailam, and Dominic Armstrong
Photography: Timothy Norris, courtesy of the Ojai Music Festival
|Thursday, December 4 at 7:30 PM
The Classical Style
Jeremy Denk, a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, is pianist and librettist in this concert that features the eagerly awaited New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Steven Stucky’s opera The Classical Style. Inspired by Charles Rosen’s famous musicological work of the same name, Stucky and Denk have created an opera buffa where chords are characters sharing the stage with Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and, as Denk describes, “several unnecessary characters.” With absurd humor and great music, The Classical Style is sure to surprise and delight.