Dialogues of the Carmelites

OPERA MODO

THE OLD PRIORESS / MARCH, 2020

Opera MODO will bring to life this tragic and humbling story of the Carmelite nuns who bravely resisted the suppression of the monasteries and were executed for their “crimes” just days before the end of the Reign of Terror. This production will begin these churches’ Lenten season, serving as a meditative way to understand the gravitas of self-sacrifice and continue the fight these courageous women, and others like them, started so long ago.

The Crucible

BERLIN OPERA ACADEMY

ELIZABETH PROCTOR / AUGUST, 2019

Salem, Massachusetts 1692. Based on Arthur Miller’s play centered on the Salem witch trials, Robert Ward’s eerily topical opera is sure to make your pulse race. When the witch trials begin under the administration of the terrifying zealot, Judge Danforth, Abigail accuses Elizabeth, the wife of John Proctor, of witchcraft. Abigail hopes thereby to get Elizabeth out of the way and regain John's affection. Presented at the historic Theater im Delphi in Berlin, Germany. 

Carmen

HAWAII PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL

CARMEN / JULY, 2020

Everyone is drawn to Carmen, an irresistible Spanish gypsy—except Corporal Don José. But even he soon succumbs to her seduction, fleeing a life in the military to join the gypsy world, all in Carmen’s name. When the famous bullfighter Escamillo begins to win her affection, however, a dangerous love triangle grows. With its twisting tale of romance, deceit, and disaster set to magnetic melodies, Bizet’s masterpiece, Carmen, has become one of the world’s most popular operas.

Orpheus

in the Underworld

OPERA MODO

PUBLIC OPINION / MAY, 2019

Opera MODO will close its 2018-19 season with a fiery production of Orpheus and the Underworld, an English translation and wild interpretation of Jacques Offenbach’s comic operetta, Orphée aux enfers. In this version, Orpheus is not the son of Apollo but a rustic violin teacher. He is glad to be rid of his wife, Eurydice, when she is abducted by the god of the underworld. Orpheus has to be bullied by Public Opinion into trying to rescue Eurydice. 

The Consul

OPERA MODO

SECRETARY / FEBRUARY, 2019

The Consul tells the visceral, heartbreaking, and infuriating story of a political dissident, John Sorel, whose family falls victim to threats and surveillance by secret police agents from the totalitarian national government. While John flees his home to escape capture, his wife, Magda, tries to obtain the necessary documentation for her family to settle in another country. Despite repeated visits to the consulate, she is unable to procure these papers and is frustrated by the bureaucratic barriers repeatedly set before her by the consulate’s secretary.

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