Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Coming Up: MIddlemarch in Spring, by Allen Shearer

Yes, we are in the midst of a boom of new and unusual old opera in the Bay Area. I haven't even mentioned Opera San Jose's Where Angels Fear to Tread, playing through February 22. Also coming up soon soon soon is composer Allen Shearer's Middlemarch in Spring, based on the great 19th c. novel Middlemarch, by George Elliott. It will be performed March 19-22, Thursday-Saturday 8pm; Sunday 2pm, at Z Space in San Francisco. There's a very fine cast, and Jonathan Khuner conducts:
 Sara Duchovnay, Daniel Curran, Philip Skinner, Eugene Brancoveanu, Tonia D'Amelio, and Michael Mendelsohn. The cast is accompanied by a chamber orchestra that surprisingly joins the action in one outrageous scene.  Jonathan Khuner will conduct and Philip Lowery will direct, with scenic design by Matthew Antaky and costume design by Christine Crook.
Ticket information:

General Admission $30
Students, seniors, disabled persons, and groups of 8 or more, $25
Buy tickets online through the Z Space Box Office at:
Walk-up tickets on sale at Z Space box office one hour prior to show times 

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