The Yellow Wallpaper

Opera (Fragment)

  • 10 Minutes
  • 1 M
  • 2 F


I beg you / Take me away from here.

Based on Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story, this opera fragment tells of a woman confined to the attic room of a rented country home, ostensibly to recover from an illness. As the weeks go by, she becomes obsessed with the yellow wallpaper and its peculiar patterns — and is convinced that there is a woman trapped behind it.

Composer: Cecilia Livingstone

Production History

2015 @ Bicycle Opera Project — Nova Scotia & Ontario, CANADA
2013 @ Tapestry Opera Briefs – Toronto, CANADA