a preview of scenes from the new opera

Town Hall Theater and Opera Company of Middlebury present a preview showcase performance of Aliceheimer’s, the new chamber opera by composer Erik Nielsen and artist, writer, and anthropologist Dana Walrath, at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury.

Aliceheimer’s, based on Dr. Walrath’s graphic memoir of the same name, tells the story of Walrath’s mother Alice, and her dementia journey, from her perspective. As Alice lives her experiences in front of our eyes, we gain insight not just into her condition, but into Alice as a person. Whether remembering her childhood, loving food, struggling with memory loss, living with her daughter or in a care home, Alice shows us love, humor, regret, wonder, confusion, sorrow, anger and so much more, all brought to life through the power of storytelling and music. The opera will feature soprano Mary Bonhag as Alice, accompanied by pianist Alison Cerutti. 

Aliceheimer’s is free of charge, but donations are encouraged and will help fund a full production of the opera.

Sunday, November 7 at 7pm
at Town Hall Theater