Presenting for Opera America 2017
Experience an exotic and appealing soundscape that combines elements of both the East and West in this visually-enhanced concert of Douglas Cuomo’s critically acclaimed opera about life’s biggest questions. Based on the ancient text of the Bhagavad Gita, the composer melds classical, jazz, chamber and Indian musical traditions to create a work of both sweeping grandeur and hushed intimacy. Critics have found it “gripping”, “gorgeous”, “astonishing”, and entirely original.
Starring Humayun Khan* • Tony Boutté * • Katrina Galka* • Audra Methvin • Alyssa Martin* • Lindsay Ammann*
Conductor Nicole Paiement • Assistant Conductor Rebecca Pacheco
* Dallas Opera debut **American Opera debut
A semi-staged performance-with projections-of Joby Talbot and Gene Scheer’s stunningly powerful and poignant masterpiece conducted by Music Director Emmanuel Villaume. This true-life tale of an ill-fated expedition to Mt. Everest features several star’s from TDO’s 2015 world premiere, including Andrew Bidlack as Adventure Consultants guide Rob Hall and Kevin Burdette as Beck Weathers.
Starring Sarah Jane McMahon • Julia Rose Arduino • Kevin Burdette • Andrew Bidlack • Michael Mayes • John Boehr
Conductor Emmanuel Villaume
This animation adventure produced in 2011 is the tale of two children in Warsaw who discover an old piano abandoned on a junk heap. It becomes their magical ride through the skies above Europe, as the kids dodge hot air balloons in France, fierce storms and darkening skies over London.
In this outstanding John Conklin production from Cincinnati Opera, set during the Roman occupation of Gaul in 50 B.C., a passionate love triangle in the midst of a deepening culture clash leads to dangerous consequences. A Druid high priestess, Norma, is in the throes of despair after learning her lover, a Roman proconsul with whom she has two children, has been unfaithful.
Starring Elza van den Heever • Yonghoon Lee • Christian Van Horn • Mithra Mastropierro • Charles Karanja
Conductor Emmanuel Villaume • Set and Costume Designer John Conklin
*OPERA America Ambassadors ($500+) who wish to take part in the Ambassador special events during conference are encouraged to contact Dan Cooperman, OPERA America’s director of development (646.699.5266 or DCooperman@operaamerica.org), before purchasing performance tickets.*
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