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April 2015
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A Coffin in Egypt
Chicago Opera Theater
Harris Theater for Music and Dance

Celebrated mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade stars in this tour-de-force portrayal of 90-year-old grand dame Myrtle Bledsoe living in Egypt, Texas. Having outlived her family, she confronts a life of missed opportunities, broken dreams, and a family of liars and murders. In a role written for von Stade, her performance is hailed by the Huffington Post as "transcendent and powerful." Gordon's intimate, touching score tells tis unforgettable story of one woman's last moments of reflection and forgiveness.

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May 2015
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A Coffin in Egypt
Chicago Opera Theater
Harris Theater for Music and Dance

Celebrated mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade stars in this tour-de-force portrayal of 90-year-old grand dame Myrtle Bledsoe living in Egypt, Texas. Having outlived her family, she confronts a life of missed opportunities, broken dreams, and a family of liars and murders. In a role written for von Stade, her performance is hailed by the Huffington Post as "transcendent and powerful." Gordon's intimate, touching score tells tis unforgettable story of one woman's last moments of reflection and forgiveness.

Buy tickets here.

June 2015
30
Morning Star
Cincinnati Opera
SCPA's Corbett Theater

Adapted from Sylvia Regan's 1940 play, Morning Star follows the Feldermans, a family of Russian Jewish immigrants in New York City, during the early twentieth century. Their struggles epitomize the immigrant experience as they encounter the tragedy of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, World War I, the Great Depression, and the labor movement. Through their journey, the opera addresses with humor and humanity such issues as political ideology, race, religion, and identity.

Soprano Twyla Robinson will star in the world premiere as matriarch Becky Felderman. Morgan Smith will bring his "richly textured baritone" (The Wall Street Journal) to the role of Aaron Greenspan, Becky's lodger and sometimes suitor. The interactions of Becky's three daughters, sung by Elizabeth Pojanowski, Jennifer Zetlan, and Elizabeth Zharoff, create major tensions in the story. Harry Engel, the focus of sisterly rivalry, is played by Andrew Lovato.

See more at: http://www.cincinnatiopera.org/performances/morning-star

July 2015
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Morning Star
Cincinnati Opera
SCPA's Corbett Theater

Adapted from Sylvia Regan's 1940 play, Morning Star follows the Feldermans, a family of Russian Jewish immigrants in New York City, during the early twentieth century. Their struggles epitomize the immigrant experience as they encounter the tragedy of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, World War I, the Great Depression, and the labor movement. Through their journey, the opera addresses with humor and humanity such issues as political ideology, race, religion, and identity.

Soprano Twyla Robinson will star in the world premiere as matriarch Becky Felderman. Morgan Smith will bring his "richly textured baritone" (The Wall Street Journal) to the role of Aaron Greenspan, Becky's lodger and sometimes suitor. The interactions of Becky's three daughters, sung by Elizabeth Pojanowski, Jennifer Zetlan, and Elizabeth Zharoff, create major tensions in the story. Harry Engel, the focus of sisterly rivalry, is played by Andrew Lovato.

See more at: http://www.cincinnatiopera.org/performances/morning-star

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