BAM - Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Crossing Poster


Closed October 7, 2017

"... if contemporary opera has a rising wunderkind, then Aucoin has to be it ... "

The New York Times

Why See Crossing?

NY Premiere

Drawing inspiration from his time as a Civil War nurse and taking its title from his famed 'Crossing Brooklyn Ferry', this opera from LA Opera's artist in residence Matthew Aucoin is a sinuous, moving exploration into the spaces between us as seen through the eyes of one of the American canon's most celebrated poets, Walt Whitman.

Crossing is directed by American Repertory Theatre artistic director Diane Paulus and features in demand opera collective A Far Cry who lend their pioneering vision to this haunting work. Taking you deep into D.C sick ward where Whitman is moved by the soldiers he tends, we follow his relationship with one, John Wormley, who ultimately sends Whitman on an existential journey where he questions the human connection and his place as a writer within it.

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Opening night: 5 October 2017

Run time

One hour and 40 minutess

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Images from Gretjen Helene Photography

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