Creative Team

Composer

JULIAN WACHNER

Librettist

ROYCE VAVREK

JULIAN WACHNER

ROYCE VAVREK

About

The first in a trilogy of operas that mine the contemporary psychology of the family farmer, Broadview Christ dramatizes through words and music the downward spiral of a man who hits rock bottom only with his own death. The story follows a farmer and his family who are struggling to cope with his alcoholism that he tries to hide while working in his wood shop, fashioning a crucifix he believes to be a commission from Christ.  The opera paints a portrait of rural contemporary life, examining the root of depression and addiction that plagues many a small family farm.

Support

Commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects and Trinity Wall Street