Sunday, November 18, 2018
Presented at Lisner Auditorium.
Join WCO co-founder and opera scholar Peter Russell one (1) hour prior to the performance for an entertaining and highly informative talk. The talk is free to all ticketholders and will be held inside Lisner Auditorium.
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.