Jackie O was co-commissioned in 1995 by the Houston Grand Opera and Banff Centre and premiered in 1997 with great success.
Inspired by Jacqueline "Jackie" Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994), the opera focuses on the dramatic turning point of her life in the 1960s. The music composed for Jackie O explores the interplay of various musical idioms associated with "high" opera and "popular" musical theatre, rock and jazz.
Orchestra of Comunale Theatre of Bologna, Christopher Franklin
DVD, Dynamic 33605
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Time Out, New York, 1997:
"Daugherty may just provide the link to pop culture that classical music so desperately needs..."