Etiquette: A Glimpse of 1920s Icons by composer Monica Pearce presents a unique musical portrayal of three influential women from the 1920s: author Dorothy Parker, socialite Emily Post, and politician Nancy Astor. Taking inspiration from Parker’s witty and biting review of Post’s book “Etiquette”, published in 1927, this opera provides a snapshot of these figures and their era. Commissioned by Essential Opera in 2013, this world-premiere recording showcases traditional themes in a new light, in line with the age-old tradition of revisiting the past to illuminate the present.

Maureen Batt – Soprano

Erin Bardua – Soprano

Lucy Hayes Davis – Mezzo-soprano

Tara Scott – Piano

Brad Reid – Clarinet

Monica Pearce – Composer

John Terauds – Librettist

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2023, September 29

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