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I Give You My Home (Beth Wiemann) Boston 2022 Aliana de la Guardia, Alexa Cadete

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  • Published by: Guerilla Opera  
  • Date Published: 2022  
  • Format: Streaming
  • Quality Video: 4 Audio:4
  • Subtitles: yessubs, ensubs  
  • This Recording is NOT AVAILABLE from a proper commercial or public source


Welcome to the world premiere of Beth Wiemann’s I Give You My Home. I Give You My Home is a site-specific chamber opera inspired by Rose Standish Nichols and the Nichols House Museum in Boston and produced by Guerilla Opera in collaboration with the Nichols House Museum.
This world premiere opera paints a portrait of Rose, a reallife professional Bostonian woman, and highlights her efforts to affect change through activism in the Women’s Peace Movement, Women’s Suffrage, and in her professional
work as a landscape architect. The opera takes place inside the home where she lived most of her life, the present-day Nichols House Museum.
Scene 1
Rose welcomes guests to her Sunday “salon,” makes a special “announcement,” and
describes the house and the art in it for new guests.
Scene 2
Rose recalls her childhood education in New England and Paris and how formative those
experiences were.
Scene 3
Rose reflects on her artistic journey. Inspired by her “Uncle Gus” (Augustus SaintGaudens), she explores the artistic outlets that lead her to garden and landscape
Scene 4
Rose muses on the importance of order and how designing a garden is like designing a
Scene 5
Rose recalls her years in peace and suffrage activism, and women’s roles in the war.
Scene 6
Rose makes her announcement to the guests: she will make her house a museum that is
open to people always.

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