Our farm shop is home to an exciting project this month. We are providing work space for the Des Moines Metro Opera to paint the set for the opera Soldier Songs, to be performed at Camp Dodge on January 27, 28 and 29. This one-act opera by American composer David T. Little, is a multimedia event that combines elements of theater, opera, rock-infused concert music and videography to explore the loss of innocence and the difficulty of expressing the truth of war.
Adam Crinson is the set designer, and he has been living in our shop and painting the set pieces. We have really enjoyed watching the process happen and getting to know Adam.
Every spare inch of the shop is full of set pieces.
The final set will look something like this. (Illustration by Des Moines Metro Opera.) I can't wait to see the production!