Director ︎ Andreas Mitisek
Composer ︎ Stewart Wallace
Librettist ︎ Michael Korrie
Conductor ︎ James Lowe
Video and Scenic Design ︎ Sean Cawelti

NY Premiere
New York City Opera

Called “brave, bold and important” by the LA Times, Stewart Wallace and Michael Korie’s challenging, erotically-charged opera audaciously charts new territory in music drama. Hopper’s Wife explores the dichotomies between art and obscenity, high culture and indecency through the allegory of an imagined marriage between painter Edward Hopper and gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, juxtaposing familiar icons of Hollywood’s golden age with stark depictions of desperation and depravity.

“Sean Cawelti provides invariably clever projections...” - Financial Times

“The attractive, minimalist staging, featuring Hopper-inspired designs by Sean Cawelti and lighting by Susan Roth, was nimbly directed by Andreas Mitisek.” - New York Times

Hopper's Wife - NYCO - Video Design Highlights from Sean Cawelti on Vimeo.

“....video and scenic designer Sean Cawelti (recalling Hopper's work)...” - Broadway World