Friday, April 21, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SECRET DESIRES ARE UNLEASHED?
English composer Jonathan Dove’s opera tells the story of a group of disparate travelers who meet at an airport with shared departure plans but hidden personal desires. Their flights are canceled suddenly with the arrival of a violent electrical storm. Trapped in the airport overnight as the storm rages, facades are dropped and anxiety levels rise. The lives of these one-time strangers turbulently collide as they shed inhibitions to confront personal desires, hopes, fear and each other...all with unexpected consequences.
Director James Darrah (Agrippina, 2014, A Flowering Tree, 2015, and Semele, 2016) and conductor Christopher Rountree (A Flowering Tree) return to bring a new production of this revolutionary opera to the stage. Dove’s thrilling score and dramatist April de Angelis’ deliciously funny, poetic libretto make this contemporary opera a truly groundbreaking work of theatre.
Contains adult content. May not be suitable for younger audiences.
Opera Prelude Talk-
Friday, April 21, 2017, 6:40-7:00 p.m.
Make the most of your evening at the opera. Opera Omaha ticketholders can tune up for Flight with a pre-performance talk in the Grand Lobby of the Orpheum Theater 40 minutes before each performance. These 20-minute crash courses introduce you to the opera you will be experiencing with insights on the story, music, history and more.
FREE to all Flight ticketholders for the day listed on your opera ticket.
Additional performance: Sunday, April 23, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
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