Opera & Lyric Theatre presents "Opera Americana"

September 5, 2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 2:00pm
Weigel Auditorium
Americana

Opera Americana:
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.

Cast

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)

 

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