Clint Borozini’s 4th opera is a collaboration with director and librettist John de Los Santos based on the poetry of Gavin Dillard. The opera was selected as a winner in the 2015 Fort Worth Opera Frontiers Showcase, and presented in concert by operamission in NYC. The piece also won Opera America’s 2017 New Works Forum Award.
When Adonis Calls is the story of an accomplished author struggling with writer’s block who is contacted by an eager young fan interested in both an artistic and personal correspondence. What follows is a sensual game of literary discovery that leads the two into realms of unbridled eroticism, demons, and secret longings. Their writings culminate in a meeting in the flesh that transcends beyond what either of them imagined when they first put pen to paper.
When Adonis Calls blends a ninety minute score of romantic lyricism with dance and a fresh perspective of operatic storytelling. The piece utilizes an ensemble of two baritones, string quartet, percussionist, and two dancers.