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New American Opera Previews presents: Anna Christie

  • Manhattan School of Music 120 Claremont Avenue New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)


In a collaboration with Opera Index, Manhattan School of Music, and American Opera Products, Encompass presented staged excerpts from ANNA CHRISTIE, the new music drama based on Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning sea play. This workshop included a 30 minute preview of the opera and an audience talk-back moderated by Midge Woolsey. 

Thank you to all who attended and
we look forward to seeing you again! 

Music by Edward Thomas (Desire Under The Elms; Six Wives)
Libretto by Joe Masteroff (Cabaret; She Loves Me)
Directed by Nancy Rhodes,
Music Director/Pianist: Mara Waldman,
Costumes by Angela Huff,
Talkback Moderated by Midge Woolsey, THIRTEEN/WNET and WXQR Radio.


Anna Christie: Melanie Long;
Chris Christopherson: Frank Basile;
Marthy Owen: Wilma Wever;
Larry, the Bartender: Anthony Inneo.

Frank Basile as Marthy Owen, Anthony Inneo as Larry, the Bartender, Melanie Long as Anna Christie, and Wilma Wever as Marthy Owen

Earlier Event: October 23
Later Event: June 7
Jazz Cabaret Gala 2017