Middlemarch in Spring
at Z Space, 450 Florida Street, San Francisco
Thursday, March 19, 8 pm
Friday, March 20, 8 pm
Saturday, March 21, 8 pm
Sunday, March 22, 2 pm
Admission to Middlemarch in Spring is $30 general, $25 students/seniors/disabled persons/groups of eight or more. Tickets may be purchased online or at the Z Space box office beginning one hour before the show. Due to limited seating capacity, we recommend purchasing tickets in advance.
George Eliot’s great novel Middlemarch comes to the opera stage in Allen Shearer’s new chamber opera Middlemarch in Spring on a libretto by Claudia Stevens. Directed by Philip Lowery and conducted by Jonathan Khuner, this production will delight the eye as well as the ear. Matthew Antaky is the award winning set designer. Cast will include famed operatic baritones Philip Skinner and Eugene Brancoveanu and young stars Sara Duchovnay, soprano and Daniel Curran, tenor in the leading roles of Dorothea and Will.
The opera unfolds the story of the beautiful, idealistic but naive heroine Dorothea Brooke. Determined to change the world, she will blunder tragically and learn the limits of her power. In this stirring yet often lighthearted opera, Shearer and Stevens evoke an unforgettable spring in the town of Middlemarch, a spring of passionate love and political upheaval. The Composers, Inc. production of their enchanting one-act opera The Dawn Makers (2009) thrilled an overflow crowd at Herbst Theatre, and now that work has been chosen as a finalist in the 2014-16 Dominick Argento Chamber Opera Competition of the National Opera Association. Middlemarch in Spring also promises to delight, inspire and stimulate the mind.
More info here: http://middlemarchinspring.com
Middlemarch in the San Jose Mercury News: http://www.mercurynews.com/entertainment/ci_27662392/classical-notes-george-eliots-middlemarch-forms-basis-new
Middlemarch review in the SF Performing Arts Examiner: http://www.examiner.com/review/middlemarch-literature-s-gift-to-opera
For purchase of group of eight or more tickets enter the code: Marchparty