Grant, Krystal Joy
The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY.
Abigail is a chamber opera for three singers and eight instruments. It is the story of a godly woman who responds with wisdom and grace to the abuses of a drunken husband and the vengeance of a raging soldier. The hour-long piece is designed to be performed in a small or black box theater. The music spans modal and whole tone sonorities as the performers interact in the manner of a chamber ensemble.