Ricky Ian Gordon: The House Without a Christmas Tree

  1. 1) Prologue

    04.51

  2. 2) Scene One

    07.37

  3. 3) Interlude One (Snowballs)

    02.23

  4. 4) Scene Two (After Dinner)

    13.05

  5. 5) Scene Three (Caroling)

    04.17

  6. 6) Scene Four (Best Friends)

    02.24

  7. 7) Scene Five (School Christmas)

    06.05

  8. 8) Interlude Two (Journey of the Christmas Tree, Part 1)

    01.42

  9. 9) Piano Interlude

    0.32

  10. 10) Scene Six (The House With a Christmas Tree)

    10.30

  11. 11) Piano Interlude

    0.22

  12. 12) Scene Seven (Gentle Wisdom)

    04.36

  13. 13) Interlude Three (Jounery of the Christmas Tree, Part 2)

    02.40

  14. 14) Scene Eight (A Gift, Not Charity)

    02.30

  15. 15) Scene Nine (Nativity)

    03.33

  16. 16) Piano Interlude

    0.30

  17. 17) Scene Ten (A Surprise for Addie)

    05.45

CD information

A CHRISTMAS TALE OF HOPE AND TRANSFORMATION
Precocious Addie Mills is smart and energetic, just like the mother she never knew. Addie has no idea why her father resents the holidays so intensely, refusing even to allow a Christmas tree in the house. But when she brings home a tree she won in a school contest, it paves the way for a miracle of sorts—her father’s broken soul is transformed.

The House without a Christmas Tree, a new opera by Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek that premiered at Houston Grand Opera in 2017, is based on the book by Gail Rock and the beloved 1972 television movie of the same name.