OPERA THEATRE’S 2012 SEASON BRINGS FRESH LIGHT TO FOUR UNFORGETTABLE STORIES:
Carmen, Così fan tutte, Sweeney Todd, and Alice in Wonderland
St. Louis, MO – From opera’s most compelling femme fatale to an eye-popping wonderland of fantasy friends, Opera Theatre’s 2012 spring season brings audiences a cast of unforgettable characters over the course of 29 performances. The season opens with the OTSL debut of St. Louis’s own Kendall Gladen in Bizet’s Carmen and continues with Mozart’s sparkling comedy Così fan tutte and the company’s second Sondheim, his 1979 masterpiece Sweeney Todd. The season concludes with the much-anticipated American premiere of Unsuk Chin and David Henry Hwang’s Alice in Wonderland.
St. Louis, MO – On Saturday, May 14, Opera Theatre will launch its 36th festival season with a masked ball at the Sally S. Levy Opera Center. The Giovanni Gala: An Evening of Surprise, Seduction, and Song is inspired by Mozart’s most famous lover and libertine, Don Giovanni. Guests will enjoy a decadent feast of food and wine, and a brief performance featuring 2011 principal singers Ashley Emerson, René Barbera, and Liam Bonner.
St. Louis, MO — Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) has announced that baritone Daniel Okulitch will not perform as scheduled in the title role of the 2011 production of Don Giovanni. Mr. Okulitch was injured in a car accident on April 5th and is recovering from fractured vertebrae. Former Gerdine Young Artist and 2010 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions winner Elliot Madore (pictured) will instead sing the role of Don Giovanni at all performances.
Opera Theatre to Lead Community-Wide Civic Dialogue for Landmark Production of The Death of Klinghoffer
St. Louis, MO — In collaboration with the Michael and Barbara Newmark Institute for Human Relations of the Jewish Community Relations Council, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) announces, “A Work that Firest the Heart:” Exploring Darkness and Light in The Death of Klinghoffer, a panel discussion including interfaith leaders and featuring remarks by Dr. Gerald Early, Director of The Center for Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis. The event will be held on Thursday, May 26 at 7 p.m. at the Ethical Society of St. Louis (9001 Clayton Rd., St. Louis, MO 63117).
St. Louis, MO — Full of passion, romance, and revelation, Opera Theatre’s 2011 spring season opens Saturday, May 21 and continues for 28 performances through Sunday, June 26. Much-anticipated debut artists join Opera Theatre favorites for all new productions of Mozart’s revolutionary Don Giovanni, Donizetti’s lively comedy The Daughter of the Regiment, the company’s first-ever production of Debussy’s haunting romance Pelléas and Mélisande, and the first U.S. staged production of John Adams’s The Death of Klinghoffer since the opera’s original 1991 production.
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis announces that soprano Corinne Winters will return as Mélisande in the company’s new production of Pelléas and Mélisande which runs from June 5 through June 24, 2011. Earlier this week, the company announced that soprano Kelly Kaduce will not perform as scheduled in the title role because she and her husband, baritone Lee Gregory, are expecting their first child in early July.
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis has announced that soprano Kelly Kaduce will not perform as scheduled in the title role of the June 2011 production of Pelléas and Mélisande because she and her husband, baritone Lee Gregory, are expecting their first child in early July. Pelléas and Mélisande runs for six performances from June 5 to June 24.
Following an extensive national search, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis has announced the appointment of Joe Gfaller as the company’s first Director of Marketing and Public Relations. The new management team position will begin in time for the launch of single ticket sales on Saturday, February 26th.
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