https://www.nicholshousemuseum.org/events/i-give-you-my-home/ Nichols House Museum
55 Mount Vernon Street
Boston, MA 02108 02108
Art, Date Idea, History, Music
This immersive opera is a unique experience not to be missed!
Guerilla Opera and the Nichols House Museum present I Give You My Home, a site-specific chamber opera inspired by the life of Rose Standish Nichols, pacifist, suffragist, garden designer, and museum founder. The immersive opera plays within the rooms of the Nichols House. View the trailer here!
Each performance concludes with a tea reception in honor of the tradition of hosting salons, which was started by Rose Standish Nichols and her mother. Opening night on June 3 concludes with a special reception and champagne toast to Guerilla Opera’s 15th Anniversary Season.
The full live experience including the reception is roughly 60 min in duration. Tickets must be reserved in advance.
I Give You My Home features music and original libretto by local composer Beth Wiemann and is brought to life by acclaimed theater and film director Cara Consilvio. The opera is a monodrama written for Guerilla Opera’s core ensemble members: soprano and Artistic Director Aliana de la Guardia as Rose, percussionist Mike Williams and saxophonist Philipp Stäudlin.
COVID -19 POLICY. All audience members must remain masked for the duration of the performance.
TICKETS ARE PAY WHAT YOU CAN. Guerilla Opera and the Nichols House Museum believe that the foundation of an equitable and inclusive arts culture requires making this collaboration accessible to all. We are committed to ensuring that everyone who wants to see this show is able to, which is why we are enacting a “Pay What You Can” model. We encourage our audience members to purchase tickets at a level comfortable for them.
I Give You My Home is supported by an Opera Grants for Women Stage Directors and Conductors award from OPERA America, a Live Arts Boston grant award from The Boston Foundation and their partners the Barr Foundation and Dunamis Boston, and a CIP Projects grant award from Mass Cultural Council. The development of I Give You My Home has been in partnership with the University of Maine, Orono, The Switchboard artist residency program in Haverhill, MA and the Nichols House Museum in Boston.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM. The museum occupies an 1804 Bulfinch townhouse, among the earliest of its kind on Beacon Hill. Furnished with an original collection, the interiors reflect the cultural values and changing tastes across two generations of Nichols ownership. Highlights include sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, European paintings, Japanese woodblock prints, and American furniture. Visitors also encounter stories of the family, including landscape gardener, suffragist, and pacifist Rose Standish Nichols, and staff. Click "Book" on our Visit page for tour availability and to purchase tickets. www.nicholshousemuseum.org/visit
Photo by Jeff Means.