lyrics by Hue Park
music by Will Aronson
book by Will Aronson & Hue Park
il tenore, inspired by a true story, depicts the unlikely production of Korea’s first opera, in the brief window of time between the Japanese occupation and the Korean War. A show about the ecstasy and burden of having big dreams in a troubled world.
The piece was commissioned in 2018 by the Wooran Foundation, and had a reading on December 3rd, 2018. It was subsequently picked up for production by CJ Entertainment.