A disgruntled guest. A mistaken identity. Things that go bump in the night!
Fun. A little naughty. Leave the kids at home! Anything can happen in Night Caps International, an irreverent series of late- night, newly-commissioned 15-minute music dramas, all set in the same hotel on different nights. Start with a cocktail, then enjoy a little taste of foreign intrigue with a single episode after select SummerFest mainstage performances, or revel in the complete cycle with all episodes in one evening in the final weekend. Recommended for ages 14 and older.
Thursday, July 11—following Shining Brow
Composer: Yanwa Guo
Director: Hannah Balash
When her translator misses the flight to the Western Pennsylvania Invitational, a superstar golfer from China finds love, cultural confusion, and snow that continues into May!
Friday, July 12—following A Little Night Music
Composer: Monic Cecconi-Botella
Director: Claudia Carrera
Two Parisian florists visiting Pittsburgh for the International Home & Garden Show find themselves unexpectedly catapulted into intrigue, botanical espionage, and romance! This episode includes the famous “Nightcaps Flower Duet.”
Saturday, July 13—following The Tales of Hoffmann–Retold
Composer: Roger Zahab
Director: Dennis Robinson
Due to a snafu in reservations, the glamorous penthouse suite has been promised to both a 300-year-old opera diva and a teenage pop star! Who will come out on top?
Friday, July 19—following Shining Brow
Composer: Dwayne Fulton
Director: Rebecca Antal
Hotel manager Miss Darlington has her hands full when the ballroom is rented out for an important announcement regarding the race for mayor!
Night Caps International
All four mini-operas in a complete cycle
Saturday, July 20 • 10:30 pm - following A Little Night Music
Sunday, July 21 • 6:30 pm - following The Tales of Hoffman - Retold
The full cycle runs approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes