A dark and tragic love tale based on the fable of Sasquatch, the elusive man beast who stalks the forest. The story revolves around a backwoods hillbilly family who make a living selling the story of Sasquatch to willing tourists and what happens when they come across the real monster. This is the world premiere of an experimental opera written and composed by Faith No More’s Roddy Bottum.
The impetus for my opera is a theme I’m particularly fond of – that of the misunderstood monster. I reference the Elephant Man, Frankenstein, King Kong and a 100lb four-year-old I once saw on Jerry Springer as characters of inspiration (Roddy Bottum).