LFA's Director of Theatre Matt Boresi will have one of his operatic works produced this week at the Lyric Theatre at Illinois, the opera program of the University of Illinois. "The Last American Hammer," which features a libretto by Boresi and score by composer Peter Hilliard, will be performed live outdoors. World-renowned baritone Nathan Gunn calls the work "a new classic."
Boresi was recently recently nominated for "Best New Work" for his opera "Tales from a Safe Distance" by the North American Music Critics Association. He is the director of LFA's innovative Winter Musical, "City of the Seven Gates," which is currently in post-production and will stream later this month.