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Turn and Burn

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Language

English

Age

Appropriate for all ages

Running Time

1 hour and 20 minutes
No intermission

Subject

 

Turn and Burn

Song oh Houston Logo

 

 

Composer: Nell Shaw Cohen

Librettist: Megan Cohen

Commissioned by HGOco

World Premiere

Premiering February 2021

 

In Turn and Burn, small-town barrel racing champion Shayla Taylor and ambitious executive Jamie Hernandez aim for a big win at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. When an accident threatens Shayla’s career-defining race, the women discover each other’s strength in adversity. Set in a colorful world of bucking broncs and carnival rides, composer Nell Shaw Cohen and librettist Megan Cohen’s original story informed by interviews with rodeo athletes offers a feminist perspective on contemporary rodeo culture.

 

This genre-bending Rodeo opera is the first of its kind and was created in partnership with Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

 

Conductor: Geoffrey Loff

 

Director: Leslie Swackhamer

CAST

CREATIVE TEAM

Nell Shaw Cohen
Composer
Megan Cohen
Librettist
Leslie Swackhamer
Stage Director
Geoffrey Loff
Conductor

* HGO debut
** HGO Studio Artist
*** Former HGO Studio Artist