Friday, May 12, 2023 at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 14, 2023 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
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.
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).
Row 1: Michelle Bradley, Sam Briggs, Daniela Candillari, Francesco Cilluffo, Martin Luther Clark Row 2: Aaron Crouch, Allegra De Vita, Michelle DeYoung, Leslie Dunner, Tara Faircloth Row 3: Kimille Howard, Brian Jagde, Victoria Lawal, V. Savoy McIlwain, Leona Mitchell...