Marvelous Massenet! Opera scenes in Concert with established and emerging opera stars including sopranos Haley Sicking and Megan Koch, mezzo-sopranos Kayla Nanto and Janine Dworin, tenors Doug Brunker and Matthew Corcoran, and baritones Edward Crafts and WeiShu Tsai. Also featuring violinist Karina Sim and pianist Stephen Dubberly. Edward Crafts is our stage director.
Jules Massenet’s astounding gift for soaring melodies, empathetic characterization, and vibrant theatrics will be on full display in this performance of compelling scenes from nine of his operas: Manon, Werther, Thaïs, Cendrillon, Le Cid, Hérodiade, Esclarmonde, Le roi de Lahore, and Don Quichotte! This will be a fascinating encounter with one of the most celebrated and prolific composers of French opera. Sung in French.