Librettist: Katherine Krueger
Duration: 15 minutes
Premiere: May 2010 | Peabody Opera | Baltimore MD
Instrumentation: 4 sopranos, percussion, piano and double bass
or 4 sopranos and piano
“Most impressive to me was Generations… Emily Koh’s subtley spicy score produced some strong lyricism…”
– Tim Smith, Baltimore Sun
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.