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Susannah

Tuesday, November 26 at 7:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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One event on Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on Friday, Nov 29, 2019 at 7:00 pm

A gripping drama that could come straight from today’s headlines.

Set in a small Tennessee mountain village in the 1950s, Susannah tells the story of an 18-year-old girl targeted as a sinner after some elders spy her bathing nude in a secluded stream.
At a revival meeting, an itinerant evangelist urges Susannah to save her soul – but it is not her soul the Reverend desires. She refuses and he follows her home. Exhausted and beaten down by the townsfolk’s cruelty, she allows the Reverend into her house.

The next day, knowing she was a virgin, the Reverend pleads for her innocence, but everyone tries to drive Susannah from her home. She stands her ground, defiant against their hypocrisy.

Winner of the New York Music Critics Circle Award for Best New Opera in 1956, Floyd’s powerful score is brimming with Puccini-like melodies, hymns, ballads, and folk tunes.

Saturday, November 23
Tuesday, November 26
Friday, November 29

Music & Libretto

Carlisle Floyd (1955)

Sung in English with English projections

Details

Date:
Tuesday, November 26
Time:
7:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Organizer

Manitoba Opera
Phone:
204-944-8824
Email:
boxoffice@manitobaopera.mb.ca

Venue

Centennial Concert Hall
555 Main St
Winnipeg, MB Canada
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Phone:
204-944-8824

If you have any questions regarding our event calander please contact Bethany Bunko, 204-944-8824.