To young, talented composer-librettist Matthew Aucoin, Whitman is the emotional captain of the Civil War walking wounded. Aucoin's ideas for "Crossing" are certainly ready to embark on an epic odyssey of self- exploration. Basing his opera on the diary Whitman kept during his extended service as a nurse during the Civil War, the Medfield native - the youngest assistant conductor as yet at the Met- observes in the production's playbill that "this is Whitman as I imagine he might have been to himself.
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Heady fare, sure, but relatively light stuff for Stoppard. The lights dim, and a smiling, silent ensemble—who, during the early parts of the play, just sort of hang around the edges of the circular stage, like a casual chorus—swoop in, not to get rid of the bedroom set but to rotate it precisely on its axis, thus giving the audience a fresh view of the room. Sometimes belief, however rationally obtained, is the product of deep, private wells of sorrow.
Hysteria was a common medical diagnosis for women and in an ostensibly perfect Victorian home, proper gentleman Dr Givings has pioneered an extraordinary new device for treating the condition: the vibrator. Dr Givings is a cool and rational man of 19th Century science and his modern device for treatment has many vocal advocates. While her husband obsesses over his career, Mrs Givings attempts to nurse their newborn.
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Ackerman has been a member of The Civilians since She has also taught workshops in writing and acting at Emerson, Colorado College, Connecticut College, and for international artists through The Kennedy Center. Santa Fe Opera.