After Five Years: Gracchus Is Coming

Set in the late Roman Republic, Gracchus presents the struggles of Gaius Gracchus, a Roman tribune, 100 years before the coming of Christ.

The material was made into an opera by David Hughes (composer) and New York Latin Mass Father Richard Munkelt (libretto). The work took five years.

The opera will be shown at a single performance at the Palace Theatre in Stamford, Connecticut, on Saturday, August 19 at 4:00p.m. Buy tickets here.

David Hughes told Gloria.tv at the Roman Forum in Gardone, Italy, that his opera is about the betrayal of friendship, family strife, infidelity, reconciliation, the spilling of blood, family and civic order, personal life, and hope of restoration.

Gaius Gracchus starts off the track but over the course of the opera puts aside the old man and takes on the new. Read the detailed cast here: GracchusOpera.com. The opera's main characters have become like friends for the composer.

In the video below, Hughes explains why Catholics made this secular opera and how it is inspiring what in a decadent world and Church is needed most: a good worldview.

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Although this English version might 'serve' the general audiences, to understand better the message, I can imagine the majestic version sung in .....Latin!
There are still open seats. Buy the tickets and go there to support the project (even if things can be improved)