Contact: Erica Olden FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tel: 412-580-9267
THE MICROSCOPIC OPERA COMPANY PRESENTS:
Music by Tobias Picker
Libretto by Gene Scheer
Pittsburgh premiere of this critically acclaimed opera based on
Emile Zola’s thrilling novel.
Join us for a gripping start to Microscopic’s fourth Season, as we stage the Pittsburgh premiere of Therese Raquin (2001) by composer, Tobias Picker (Fantastic Mr. Fox, An American Tragedy) and librettist, Gene Scheer (Three Decembers, To Hell and Back). Based on the controversial masterpiece by Emile Zola, the opera was originally co-commissioned by Dallas Opera, San Diego Opera and Opera de Montreal. It is Picker’s third opera, and this chamber version, which has only been performed a few times, is scored for seven singers and an 18 piece orchestra. Therese Raquin will be staged at the CAPA High School Theater, under the musical direction of artistic director, Andres Cladera, and stage direction of Gregory Lehane. The cast includes many outstanding Pittsburgh opera stars: Katherine Drago, Anna Singer, Dimitrie Lazich, Sean Donaldson, Jeffrey Gross, Erica Olden and William Strom. In addition to the innovative and stunning scenic design by Britton Mauk and lighting by C. Todd Brown, Microscopic Opera is excited to collaborate with renown videographer and projection artist, Joe Seamans, who will help us create unique, interactive visual elements, which will be integrated into the story and music of the opera.
Friday, Sept. 13: Join us on opening night for a special conversation with composer Tobias
Picker and Artists from The Microscopic Opera Company, following the performance.
Sunday, Sept. 15: Starving Artists Night: A night for all Artists to attend for a special Artist
Rate of $18.
Tuesday, Sept. 17: Ladies Night, featuring a pre-performance wine and cheese reception.
WHERE: CAPA High School Theater
111 Ninth Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
WHEN: September 13, 15, 17, 19 and 21
TICKETS: $25 in advance / $35 at door / $15 student / $18 Artist Night rate
Tickets available online at: www.microscopicopera.org
FEATURING: Anna Singer, Katherine Drago, Erica Olden, Dimitrie Lazich, Jeffrey Gross,
Sean Donaldson and William Strom.
GROUP SALES ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE. PLEASE CONTACT MICROSCOPIC OPERA.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT, OR TO SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW, PLEASE CONTACT ERICA OLDEN AT 412-580-9267.
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