July 23, 2014

Home
Playbill Club
Join Newsletter
Member Services
Features
Classical Music
Opera
Dance
Jazz/Blues
New Recordings
Spotlight
All
News
Archive
Classical Music
Opera
Dance
Jazz/Blues
All
Playbill Store
Storefront
Casting & Jobs
Job Listings
Post a Job
Interactive
Polls
Quizzes

RSS News Feed

News: Opera
Related Information
Email this Article Email this Article
Printer-friendly Printer-friendly

Bookmark and Share
Photo Journal: The Acclaimed New Operatic Version of Anna Karenina

By Matthew Westphal
and Matt Blank
14 Jun 2007

It was quite a loss to the opera world when director and librettist Colin Graham died earlier this year. Just a month after he passed away, his final project took the stage.


That project was a new opera by composer David Carlson based on Tolstoy's novel Anna Karenina, for which Graham wrote the libretto. He had been set to direct the world premiere production at Florida Grand Opera as well; his assistant Mark Streshinsky realized Graham's plans with the cast and crew in Miami.

That same production (of which we offer some photos below) is now running at Opera Theater of St. Louis, the company Graham led to international renown during his two decades as artistic director. And the reviews of Anna Karenina have been very approving, in Florida and in Missouri alike.

The cast made the move from Miami to St. Louis largely intact, with soprano Kelly Kaduce as Anna, Robert Gierlach as Vronsky, Christian Van Horn as Karenin, Brandon Jovanovich as Levin, Sarah Coburn as Kitty, Christine Abraham as Dolly and veteran Rosalind Elias as Agafia. Conducting is Stewart Robertson, music director of Florida Grand Opera.

Anna Karenina has two further performances by Opera Theater of St. Louis, tomorrow and June 21 at 8 p.m., at the Loretto-Hilton Center on the campus of Webster University in St. Louis. Details and tickets are available at www.opera-stl.org.

* * * * * * * * *

All photos by Debra Gray Mitchell.







Keyword:

Features/Location:

Writer:

 


advanced search

SIGN UP for the PlaybillArts Newsletter and enjoy special opportunities and discount ticket offers for classical music, opera, dance, and jazz events.


Click here to see all of the latest polls !


Email this page to a friend!