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 Chicago Opera Theatre’s The Fall of the House of Usher!
There is a time to confront our fears and nightmares, a time to explore the fine line between truth and imagination. Welcome to one of Edgar Allan Poe’s most unsettling stories. Enter the eerie realm of the House of Usher, where the border separating the real and the supernatural is blurred. Glass’s haunting and suspenseful music provides the soundscape for this journey to the edge of sanity.
Sung in English with English supertitles.
Advisory: this production contains scenes of sexual nature and the use of strobe lights. (Awesome!)
February 23rd @ 7:30PM
February 24th @ 3:00PM
February 27th @ 7:30PM
March 1st @ 7:30PM
Cast and Production:
|Madeline Usher: Suzan Hanson
Roderick Usher: Ryan MacPherson
William: Lee Gregory
Physician: Jonathan Mack
Servant: Nick Shelton
|Conductor: Andreas Mitisek
Director: Ken Cazan
Set Designer: Alan Muraoka
Costume Designer: Jacqueline Saint Anne
Lighting Designer: David Martin Jacques