Friday, May 1, 2020 at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 2:30pm
Based on a true story and the book by Judith Rossner, the opera tells the story of Emmeline, who gives her illegitimate son up for adoption. Twenty years later, family secrets and a fall from grace fail to break her spirit.
Tulsa Opera presents a new production of Tobias Picker’s first opera, Emmeline, in its Oklahoma premiere. Originally set in mid-nineteenth-century Maine, this new production by director Tara Faircloth updates the opera for a contemporary audience by setting the story in modern times.
Mr. Picker makes his opera-conducting debut leading a cast that includes soprano Madison Leonard as Emmeline and tenor Jonathan Johnson as Matthew, both in their Tulsa Opera debuts. Baritone Steven LaBrie returns to Tulsa after his tour de force as Figaro in The Barber of Seville to sing Mr. Maguire.
Composed by Tobias Picker
Sung in English with English supertitles