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Posted by on Jan 21, 2013 in The Voice Box | 0 comments

Operagasmic Production of the Week

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!

A Minnesota Opera New Works Initiative Production

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
world premiere
a New Works Initiative Production
January 26, 29, 31, February 2, and 3, 2013
Ordway, Saint Paul
sung in English with English captions
conductor Christopher Franklin
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


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