Floyd's Susannah, the next 2011-2012 Season performance
March 16 & 18, 2012 | Uihlein Hall, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
MILWAUKEE, Wis.—February 15, 2012—
In March, the Florentine Opera will stage the Company's premiere of Carlisle Floyd's Susannah. Second to Porgy and Bess, Susannah is the 20th century's most widely performed American opera. This American classictells the story of an innocent 19-year-old girlbranded as a sinner in a rural 1950s Tennessee community, bringing to light thetragic consequences of intolerance, betrayal and revenge.
Maestro Joseph Mechavich, praised by composer Carlisle Floyd for his 'masterful interpretation' of the Susannah score, leads the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Betty Waynne Allison (Susannah) and Wayne Tigges (Blitch) make their Florentine Opera debuts, while tenorsJonathan Boyd and Rodell Rosel return to the Marcus Center stage. Chorus Master Scott S. Stewart prepares the Florentine Opera Chorus in compelling ensemblesand hymns. This Florentine Opera production will be directed by William Florescu, on an American Folk-Art inspired set, courtesy of Virginia Opera.
More information about the production, the artists and the Florentine Opera’s 2011-2012 season is available at www.florentineopera.org.
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