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