Daron Hagen and Paul Muldoon: Vera of Las Vegas

"Vera of Las Vegas" is an entertaining and provocative opera by Composer Daron Hagen and Librettist Paul Muldoon. The clever story mixes sleazy culture and big questions, while the contemporary music has many references to 20th century pop and stage music.
Vera of Las Vegas
Released: 9/15/2002
Vera Of Las Vegas
Composer Daron Hagen and Librettist Paul Muldoon’s opera mixes high art and low culture. Daron Hagen explains.
Album-Length Show
Daron Hagen says he and Paul Muldoon grew up listening to ’70s concept albums – and it rubbed off.
Flight Attendant’s Blues
The plot unfolds when the first femme fatale appears, Hagen says.
A pivotal point in the opera concerns a startling discovery and an unexpected reaction.
Vera’s Song
Daron Hagen says the climax of the opera is one of his favorite arias – AND a ’70s folk-rock ballad.
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