December 12th, 13th, 2008 at The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN: Pamela Stein will be singing the principal role of Julia in the world premier of a new opera by Anthony Gatto and Jay Scheib, based on Gertrude Stein’s novel The Making of Americans. From the Walker Press Release… “Celebrated Boston-based experimental theater director Jay Scheib, Brooklyn-based composer Anthony Gatto, Minneapolis-based new music stalwarts Zeitgeist, and upstart New York string quartet JACK conspire to re-imagine Gertrude Stein’s groundbreaking history of “everyone everywhere at every time” with the Walker Art Center-commissioned opera The Making of Americans. Conceived as a cross-media opera for small orchestra, string quartet, six singers, an actor, and a chorus of families, this ambitious collaboration has its world premiere Friday–Saturday, December 12–13, at 8 pm in the Walker’s William and Nadine McGuire Theater. The Making of Americans unfolds in front of sets and machines by Minneapolis artist Chris Larson with Scheib’s signature live and processed video streams.” Contact the Walker Art Center for tickets. 1750 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN, 55403. 612.375.7600. Performances begin at 8 pm.