Tulsa Opera LIVE

Conversations with Tobias Picker & Friends

In-Person Event Previewing Puccini & Verdi Play Ball
Saturday, October 9 at Kirk Crossing

7:00pm CDT – Doors open at 6:30pm CDT

As seen in the Tulsa World

Tobias Picker

Tobias Picker

Renowned composer Tobias Picker is Artistic Director of Tulsa Opera. His opera Fantastic Mr. Fox won the 2020 Grammy for Best Opera Recording.
Emily Pulley

Emily Pulley

Texas native Emily Pulley is playing Zita in Gianni Schicchi. Her radiant voice and electrifying acting have won her acclaim on national and international operatic stages including Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera.
Rachel Blaustein

Rachel Blaustein

Rachel Blaustein is making her Tulsa Opera debut as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi. Keep an eye on this brilliant lyric soprano who is poised for an exciting season with debuts at New York City Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, and Santa Fe Opera.
Andrew Potter

Andrew Potter

Andrew Potter made his Tulsa Opera debut in 2019 as The King in The Little Prince. His vocal power and precise comic timing have garnered praise across the country. He is playing Simone in Gianni Schicchi and will also return in February to play the role of Pastor Avery in Tobias Picker’s Emmeline.

Event Details

Tulsa Opera LIVE is going LIVE and in person! And you’re invited to join us Saturday, October 9 at 7:00pm CDT!

A small audience will join Grammy Award-winning Composer and Tulsa Opera Artistic Director Tobias Picker and three of the artists starring in the upcoming opera Puccini & Verdi Play Ball.

Join us in person at Kirk Crossing to hear what’s going on behind-the-scenes with acclaimed soprano Emily Pulley, rising lyric soprano Rachel Blaustein, and larger-than-life bass Andrew Potter.

In addition to sitting down with Grammy Award-winning Composer and Tulsa Opera Artistic Director Tobias Picker, the guest artists will sing a selection of songs and take questions from the virtual audience.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and masks will be required.

To save your spot, please fill out the registration form below. The deadline to register is Thursday, October 7.

Past Events

Conversations: Tobias Picker & Patricia Racette

Tobias and Patricia share their behind-the-scenes stories from her starring roles in the world premieres of Tobias’s Dolores Claiborne (San Francisco – 2013), An American Tragedy (Metropolitan Opera – 2005), and Emmeline...

Conversations: Tobias Picker & Leona Mitchell

Tobias and Leona share the stories of a lasting friendship that began with their recording of Tobias’s Symphony No. 2 in 1986 and continued when Tobias joined Tulsa Opera as Artistic Director in 2016. Tobias Picker: Renowned...

Conversations: Tobias Picker & James Robinson

Tobias Picker and James Robinson discuss their historic collaborations, including the forthcoming world premiere of Awakenings, which has been postponed due to the pandemic. Tobias Picker: Renowned composer Tobias Picker is...

Register for Tulsa Opera LIVE

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If you have any questions, please contact Dani Keil by phone at 252-917-2628 or by email at dkeil@tulsaopera.com.