June 25, 2024


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Opera Theatre of St. Louis’ new period attributes digital, in-person programming | Arts and theater

“Pirates” will also be provided in the culmination of “Opera on the Go,” which teaches learners about phase makeup, motion and vocal functionality. And to begin the getaway year, OTSL will present a concert stuffed with festive carols and songs. It will be offered for streaming starting Dec. 6 (which is, appropriately, St. Nicholas Working day).

The yearly spring competition period opens with the globe premiere of the revised version of composer Stewart Wallace and librettist Michael Korie’s “Harvey Milk” (Korie assisted with the revision). Then will come a double bill of the shamefully neglected William Grant Still’s “Highway 1, U.S.A.” and Puccini’s comedy “Gianni Schicchi.” A quadruple monthly bill follows with “On the Battlefield of Damaged Hearts,” a compilation of 4 operas on really like and revenge, including soprano/director Patricia Racette in a self-directed generation of “La Voix Humaine,” by Francis Poulenc. The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will serve as the pit band.

Andrew Jorgensen

There are two concerts: the once-a-year “Center Stage” concert, in which the Gerdine Young Artists get to strut their stuff, and the inaugural “Juneteenth Live performance,” celebrating the emancipation of enslaved men and women in the United States. It includes audio from Black composers and artists throughout the a long time.

“Obviously, this is an announcement without the need of some critical information,” Jorgensen reported. “We have no dates set, and you can’t buy tickets but make sure you appear back again at the beginning of the yr. But we’re excited to share our programs.