Operagasmic Production of the Week
by Christie Connolley
I love to arrive early to the opera. For one, I want to sit down and see what everyone else is wearing…. the gowns, the sequins, THE SHOES! Once that is done, I delve into the program! I want to read the ‘who’s who, all of the singers bios, and the miniature reproductions of their glossy 8 X 10′s (which I usually go back to during intermission and estimate how many years ago that photo was taken), the director’s notes, the conductor’s notes! It is one of the best parts of going to the opera! So let Operagasm get you ready with the down low on new and exciting upcoming productions.
The Operagasmic Production of the Week is Minnesota Opera’s World Premiere of Doubt!
World Premiere January 26, 29, 31, February 2* and 3, 2013
Moral certainty requires no proof.
The Bronx, 1964 – Suspicion ignites a battle of wills. Sister Aloysius embarks on a personal crusade to ruin Father Flynn, whom she accuses of abusing their school’s only black student. Based on the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play.
Sung in English with English captions projected above the stage.
Estimated run time, including one intermission, is 2 hours 30 minutes.
|music by Douglas J. Cuomo|
|libretto by John Patrick Shanley|
|after his play © 2005 and film © 2008|
|a New Works Initiative Production|
|January 26, 29, 31, February 2, and 3, 2013|
|Ordway, Saint Paul|
|sung in English with English captions|
|stage director||Kevin Newbury|
|set designer||Robert Brill|
|costume designer||Paul Carey|
|lighting designer||Japhy Weideman|
|Father Brendan Flynn, a parish priest||Matthew Worth|
|Sister Aloysius Beauvier, the school principal||Christine Brewer|
|Sister James, a teacher and a nun||Adriana Zabala|
|Mrs. Miller, Donald’s mother||Denyce Graves|
|St. Nicholas, a Catholic church and school|
|in the Bronx, New York, 1964|