Scenes from the American Lyric Theatre
A. Scott Parry, director
Act II from A Streetcar Named Desire
Music by André Previn
Libretto by Philip Littell, after Tennessee Williams
Miss Havisham's Wedding Night
Music by Dominick Argento
Libretto by John Olon-Scrymgeour, after Charles Dickens
Act III from A Quiet Place
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Libretto by Stephen Wadsworth
By presenting three Acts from rarely heard modern American operas, The Ohio State University Opera & Lyric Theatre delves into such pointed and relevant issues as mental illness, alcohol abuse, sexual orientation and stages of grief. Based on well-known and previously established dramatic works, Argento, Bernstein and Previn have each created uniquely compelling and musically challenging pieces that are presented in a “Scenes Program” format.
Free admission; general seating. No ticket required.
Act II from A Streetcar Named Desire: Katie Frost (Stella Kowalski), Nic Watkins (Stanley Kowalski), Nadia Marshall (Blanche DuBois), David Scott (A young collector), Dylan Davis (Harold Mitchell)
Miss Havisham's Wedding Night: Yanyan Lin (Aurelia Havisham), Nadia Marshall (Chambermaid), Katie Frost (Estella)
Act III from A Quiet Place: Megan Callison (Dede), Nic Watkins (Junior), Dylan Davis (Francois), Jacob Heacock (Sam), Sandra Sharis (Dinah)