Chamber Opera: The Trio Oct. 16th, 2016  

 

In his newly-rented apartment, a young man meets the middle-aged and elderly incarnation of himself. These personages are destitute and hopeless, both hoping to return to their youth and rewrite their destinies. Their shared inheritance becomes a point of dispute, and argument breaks out among them in which each party only think of their own benefit. The three of them have no other choice than to bring out their childhood self to help them make a decision, but their continued fighting fills the child with dread. The child cannot withstand the young man’s expressions of anger and despair, so the boy jumps from a window, ending his life. The three men immediately vanish: with no “once upon a time”, there can be no future.