Toledo Opera: Samuel Barber's Vanessa
Presented by Toledo Opera
Venue: Valentine Theatre
The third opera in Toledo Opera's ongoing series of works by American composers, Vanessa won Samuel Barber the Pulitzer Prize for composition in 1958 after the unqualified success of its premiere at the Metropolitan Opera. A heart-breaking family drama, Vanessa will be directed by American opera specialist Kristine McIntyre in a semi-staged format. Action, costumes, and set pieces will be paired with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra on stage, with still and moving images projected behind the orchestra to establish the scenes. With a cast featuring star soprano, and Ohio native, Jennifer Rowley, world-renowned mezzo-soprano Irina Mishura, and rising tenor Sean Panikkar Vanessa is sure to be a powerful and unforgettable production.
- March 31, 2017 – April 2, 2017