American Terror: An Opera

Discussion and Work-in-Progress Performance

Saturday, September 14 at 5pm

Photo courtesy of The Flow Chart Foundation

Tickets: Pay What You Will
Reservations recommended
Discussion with Jeffrey Lependorf and Dave King

Join us for a discussion and work-in-progress excerpt of Jeffrey Lependorf’s chamber opera—a Hudson Hall commission—made from the 1969 “Firing Line” television debate between William F. Buckley and Noam Chomsky on America’s involvement in Vietnam. 

Strikingly relevant to world events today, these two masters of discourse voraciously argue about America sending military aid overseas, while somehow failing to effectively communicate with one another. Lependorf sets his original libretto, a kind of translation of the actual debate, by appropriating and reconfiguring music by Haydn and Scriabin. 

American Terror has been made possible with support from New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

Hudson Hall’s programs are made possible with support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.