Blueazul Productions and Minas present
La Giara (The Water Jug): A Musical Drama In Concert
Performed by a cast of singers and an instrumental ensemble
Narrated by Charlotte Blake Alston
Music, Lyrics and Narrative by Patricia King Haddad
Directed by John Nicholas Peters
Music Director: Orlando Haddad
Hot-tempered Nunzio, as explosive as Mount Etna back home in Sicily, thinks he wears the pantaloni in his family until his wife and two daughters suddenly disappear. La Giara merges Italian Folk music and opera with Brazilian choro and jazz, telling the story of Patricia King’s family emigration from Sicily to Philadelphia. Comprised of compositions both dramatic and comedic, La Giara expresses themes relevant to gender oppression, migration, and cultural losses that families experienced in adapting to the new world.