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Based on the novel of the same name by Gordon Honeycombe, Siren Song tells the story of a love-starved sailor who becomes entangled in an affair of letters with a person he assumes to be a lonely young woman. Despite never speaking to her, Davey opens a joint bank account in both their names, into which he deposits about £18,000. The young lady turns out to be a deceitful and callous man calling himself Jonathan who, posing as Diana's brother, entertains the sailor with letters and promises from his supposed sister. Meanwhile, Davey is embroiled in a mistaken-for-gay Navy enquiry before a tragic denouement where the scam is uncovered. A one-act opera sung in English, Siren Song is a featured event of the annual Boston University Fall Fringe Festival.

Warning: This opera contains profanity and adult references. Parental discretion is advised.

Approximate Running Time: one hour with no intermission.
 
The BU Fall Fringe Festival, now in its 17th season, is a collaboration between the College of Fine Arts Schools of Music and Theatre and the Opera Institute. The festival’s mission is to produce new or rarely performed significant works in the opera and theatre repertoire, bringing performers and audiences together in unique theatrical settings.