Charles Gounod's

Sapho

Sunday, November 18, 2018
6 PM
 

Presented at Lisner Auditorium

Details about pre-performance lectures will be announced soon.


Unusual for its time, Gounod's first opera rejected traditional elements of French grand opera in favor of a deeply psychological drama. Sapho centers around intense, competing love affairs - developing within the context of the ancient Greek Olympics - all while the tantalizing possibility of a political coup bubbles just beneath the surface. Internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey will return to WCO in the title role, with four acclaimed emerging artists making their WCO debuts: tenor Addison Marlor as Phaon, soprano Amina Edris as Glycère, bass-baritone Musa Ngqungwana as Pythéas, and baritone Brian Vu as Alcée.


Cast

 Kate Lindsey as Sapho

Kate Lindsey as Sapho

 Addison Marlor as Phaon

Addison Marlor as Phaon

 Amina Edris as Glycère

Amina Edris as Glycère

 Musa Ngqungwana as Pythéas

Musa Ngqungwana as Pythéas

 Brian Vu as Alcée

Brian Vu as Alcée