The World is Round

The World Is Round Juanita Rockwell

The World is Round: Description

A chamber opera for 5 singers and 14-piece orchestra, composed by James Sellars, I adapted the libretto from Gertrude Stein’s gorgeous children’s book. While serving as Artistic Director of Hartford, CT’s Company One Theater, I directed the premiere production in 1993 at The Wadsworth Athenaeum’s historic Avery Theatre, where Stein and Virgil Thompson’s Four Saints in Three Acts premiered, six decades earlier.

The World is Round traces the journey of a girl named Rose (is a rose is a rose) who is as full of questions as her cousin Willie is full of answers.