Librettist: Katherine Krueger
Instrumentation 1: 4 sopranos, percussion, piano and double bass
Instrumentation 2: 4 sopranos and piano
Duration: 15 minutes
Generations is about four generations of women in a single family. A single woman struggling to survive in a time when divorce was not acceptable. A young teenager willing to risk everything to be with the man she loves. A woman broken by a terrible secret. A modern young woman just starting her life. Generations is the story of a this youngest woman’s self-discovery, and her discovery of the stories of the other women in her family.
May 2010 | Peabody Opera | Baltimore MD
“Most impressive to me was Generations… Emily Koh’s subtley spicy score produced some strong lyricism…”
– Tim Smith, Baltimore Sun