"The Bridge" Musical
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 225 , Segment 4
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- Feb 3, 2016 11:00 pm
- 29:24 mins
Guests: Andrew Maxfield, Composer and Producer; Glen Nelson, Writer and Playwright of the musical “The Bridge” When you think rock music, you think electric guitars and drum licks and strutting singers on stage. When you think opera, you think soaring sopranos and melodrama performed on gilded sets with a live orchestra. And when you think rock opera? Well, that’s when things get interesting. The Who, Green Day and Duncan Sheikh made famous ones. Rock operas are epic and risky and nothing a traditional opera fan would recognize. With their sprawling musical themes that seem to scream “ART” in capital letters, sometimes rock operas can seem pretentious. But they can be an awful lot of fun, if audiences know what they're in for. A new rock opera is about to premiere at BYU next week called The Bridge. The story of “The Bridge” tells, through music, dance and film projection, a short story by Ambrose Bierce set during the Civil War.