Shoreline Community College Musical Theater and Opera program proudly presents Opera Workshop 2018, featuring Washington state stories and music. Highlighting the workshop performances is a world premiere by Seattle composer Bruce Monroe. A delightful one-act opera, Command Performance was written especially for this workshop program. Based on historical events taking place during the reign of Russian Empress Catherine “The Great”, Command Performance juxtaposes the dilemma of a young nobleman fleeing the wrath of his father with a trained troupe of opera-performing serfs ready to perform on command. These working peasants are both a puzzle and a wonder to all who encounter them. Hilarious hijinks arise and after appearances by the Empress herself, the opera culminates in praise and celebration by the serfs and their masters.
Also included on the program is The Quartet, by well-known Seattle composer Bern Herbolsheimer. This miniature opera is a charming adaptation of an original Slavic tale, deliciously scored for singers and chamber ensemble. Crowning these performances are scenes from The Golden Apple (music by Jerome Moross and libretto by John Latouche) and set in Washington state.
Funding for this workshop is generously provided by the Student Body Government of Shoreline Community College. The project is also supported by a Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council Community Project Award.
For more information please contact Dr. Charles Enlow, producer, at email@example.com
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