Vespertine Opera Theater, UW School of Music and Philharmonia Northwest are doing a great service to music in Seattle by presenting a riveting production of Fauré’s rarely performed, only opera Penelope.... It’s well executed, well sung, well played and well staged, and relevant in today’s warlike world.
 

Pénélope

By Gabriel Fauré

In collaboration with Philharmonia Northwest and the University of Washington School of Music, Vespertine Opera Theater brings you Fauré's only opera. Presented in honor of the University of Washington's International Fauré Conference, this work thrusts into focus the forgotten character of Homer's Odyssey, Penelope, Ulysses' wife.

In this new production, Vespertine Opera Theater will present this Classical tale through a lens that has been stained by the horrors of war. Come experience the Odyssey from a feminine perspective, in an insightful and probing new concept.

October 22, 7:30pm
October 24, 7:30pm
October 25, 2pm

$40 General Admission
$20 Senior

$10 Student

Performed in French with English surtitles


 

Julia Benzinger
Eric Neuville
Nerys Jones
Brett Sprague
Jared Guest
Clayton Brainerd
Margaret Boeckman
Sylvia Baba
Zach Finkelstein
Gabriel Gargari
Katrina Deininger
Jordan McClellan
Serena Eduljee
John Boehr
Ashley Biehl

Dean Williamson
Dan Wallace Miller
Phillip Lienau
Candace Frank
Marnie Cumings

Pénélope
Ulysse
Euryclée
Antinöus
Eurymaque
Eumée
Mélantho
Cléone
Leodes
Ctesippe
Lydie
Phylo
Alkandre
Pisandre
Eurynome

Conductor
Stage Director
Scenic Designer
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer