Howards End America
This is the story of two sisters, two illicit affairs, the arrogance of wealth and the scourge of poverty. And of a house called Howards End, once full of life and grace, now shuttered and empty.
Howards End, America, a riveting new opera by composer Allen Shearer and librettist Claudia Stevens transports E. M. Forster’s great novel about cold hearts, broken promises and murder from Edwardian England to 1950’s Boston, an America as troubled over race and politics as it is today.
In February West Edge Opera presented scenes from the third act of Howards End, America in Berkeley and San Francisco. To see reviews, go to PRESS ROOM.