Off Court (2012)
SHORT OPERA, 10'
In 2011, James and Lily Akerman began work on a short tennis-themed opera by the name of "Off Court." In the opera, the main character, Louisa puts up with her husband, Henry, who so desperately wants to be apart of an uppity tennis club. At the tennis club, where the dress code is strictly white and the cocktail drinks and small talk endless, Louisa reveal a fushcia color dress and strikes a tempestuous argument with her husband in front of the other judgmental club members. James likes to think the opera is about class, and the failing romantic intrigue between Henry and Louisa.