The Grapes of Wrath

LOCATION
Detroit Opera House
1526 Broadway St
Detroit, MI, USA
DATE
May 11, 2019 - May 19, 2019

Sat.
May 11
7:30 p.m.; Wed.
May 15
7:30 p.m.; Fri.
May 17
7:30 p.m.; Sun.
May 19
2:30 p.m.

2019-05-11 00:00:002019-05-19 00:00:00America/DetroitThe Grapes of WrathPerformed in English with English supertitles. Following a successful production of “27,” Michigan Opera Theatre is excited to present another work by composer Ricky Ian Gordon, “The Grapes of Wrath” (libretto by Michael Korie). The heart-wrenching opera, based on the classic novel by John Steinbeck, tells the story of the Joad family on their quest for survival during the 1930s Dust Bowl. Featuring folksy, jazz-inspired music, “The Grapes of Wrath” has been called “the great American opera.” Production Highlights: • Based on classic American novel by John Steinbeck. • Conductorial debut by Michael Christie, directed by James Robinson. • Featuring mezzo-soprano Katharine Goeldner as Ma Joad, baritone Tobias Greenhalgh as Tom Joad, soprano Deanna Breiwick as Rosasharn, and mezzo-soprano Deborah Nansteel as Granma. • A new co-production with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.Detroit Opera House
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Performed in English with English supertitles.

Following a successful production of “27,” Michigan Opera Theatre is excited to present another work by composer Ricky Ian Gordon, “The Grapes of Wrath” (libretto by Michael Korie). The heart-wrenching opera, based on the classic novel by John Steinbeck, tells the story of the Joad family on their quest for survival during the 1930s Dust Bowl. Featuring folksy, jazz-inspired music, “The Grapes of Wrath” has been called “the great American opera.”

Production Highlights:
• Based on classic American novel by John Steinbeck.
• Conductorial debut by Michael Christie, directed by James Robinson.
• Featuring mezzo-soprano Katharine Goeldner as Ma Joad, baritone Tobias Greenhalgh as Tom Joad, soprano Deanna Breiwick as Rosasharn, and mezzo-soprano Deborah Nansteel as Granma.
• A new co-production with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.

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