recording by Olivia de Prato, violin, Mariel Roberts, cello, Jade Conlee, piano
WISE BLOOD last 12 minutes
After his car is destroyed Hazel Motes walks back to town, finds a tin bucket and a sack of quicklime, pours water into the bucket, then blinds himself with quicklime.
III. Mrs. Flood Proposes
Not realizing Hazel Motes lies in his bed deceased,
Mrs. Flood proposes plans for their future.
performed by GELSEY BELL.
"Well, Mr. Motes, I see you’ve come home! I knew you’d come back. I know you like it here and wouldn’t want to leave and you’re a sick man and need someone to take care of you as well as being blind. I been thinking, and see there’s only one thing to do. Get married. I wouldn’t do it under any ordinary condition but I would do it for a blind man and a sick one.
The world is an empty place. Nobody to care if you live or die but me. Any way you like, upstairs or down... or if you want to go on somewhere, we’ll both go."
Geoffrey Landman, soprano sax Kristen McKeon, alto sax
Erin Roger, tenor sax Zach Herchen, baritone sax
Will Lang, trombones James Rogers, euphonium, tuba
Joseph Branciforte, audio engineer
To the Place (piano solo)
Holly Hansen, as the tragic ingénue Sabbath Lily, reading the note she receives from the fiercely twisted Hazel Motes, not realizing his cruel joke.
Holly Hansen, singing Sabbath Lily's last words to Hazel Motes, before she leaves him, and takes her chances solo.
an opera after the novel by
an opera based on the novel by Flannery O'Connor