Music by Steven Schoenberg
Poems/Lyrics by Richard Michelson
Pearl Sun, mezzo-soprano
Timothy McDevitt, baritone
Paul Masse, Pianist
Written by Richard Michelson and Steven Schoenberg, Dear Edvard is part art history biopic, love story, psychological exploration and family drama. Munch (sung by baritone Timothy McDevitt) is set in the same hospital room at Dr. Jacobsen’s Clinic for Nervous Disorders and Alcoholism, where the artist committed himself in 1908. His young nurse, (sung by Pearl Sun) now elderly, confesses her long ago passion for her famous patient, and transports us back to the beginnings of psychoanalysis, sexual liberation, and the birth of modern art.