Emmeline

Friday, February 25, 2022 at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 2:30pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Artistic Director Tobias Picker’s acclaimed 1996 opera. The shocking true story of a girl seduced by evil, of a woman betrayed by fate. Based on Judith Rossner’s affecting retelling.

“Arguably, the greatest American opera of the 20th century…”
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Composed by Tobias Picker
Sung in English with English supertitles

Meet the Artists

Maria Natale

Maria Natale

Emmeline Mosher
Aaron Crouch

Aaron Crouch

Matthew Gurney
Kenneth Overton

Kenneth Overton

Mr. Maguire
Leona Mitchell

Leona Mitchell

Aunt Hannah
Nathan Stark

Nathan Stark

Henry Mosher
Jennifer Roderer

Jennifer Roderer

Mrs. Bass
Andrew Potter

Andrew Potter

Pastor Avery
Sam Briggs

Sam Briggs

Hooker
Francesco Cilluffo

Francesco Cilluffo

Conductor
Tara Faircloth

Tara Faircloth

Director

Reception

Emmeline was premiered by Santa Fe Opera in 1996, and was subsequently televised nationally on PBS’ Great Performances. The opera received its east coast premiere by New York City Opera in 1998, and in 2015, Opera Theatre of St. Louis mounted a major new production that was praised as “a work of gripping emotional intensity and extraordinary musical expressivity” (Dallas Morning News), “one of the best operas written in the past 25 years” (Wall Street Journal), and “the greatest American opera of the 20th century” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch).

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