A jazz-infused chamber opera that tells the story of the great bebop pioneer. In that empty twilight between life and death, tortured jazz soloist Charlie Parker composes his final masterpiece, revisiting the inspirations, demons, and women who fuelled his creative genius. Set in the famed NYC jazz club Birdland, the opera is as uncompromising in its artistic vision as the "Yardbird" himself. European Premiere


Lawrence Brownlee (Charlie Parker), Angela Brown (Charlie's mother), Addie Parker (Dizzy Gillespie - some dates), Will Liverman (Dizzy Gillespie - some dates)


Music: Daniel Schnyder
Lyrics: Bridgette A. Wimberly
Producer(s): English National Opera, Hackney Empire, Opera Philadelphia
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Charlie Parker's Yardbird

Charlie Parker's Yardbird (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T01286247655. Details of all Charlie Parker's Yardbird archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0702980488

Archive Listings

9 Jun 17
17 Jun 17
Hackney Empire
Outer London
Greater London

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