I found myself leaning forward in my seat
Attention, Pulitzer Board: Minnesota has another contender
Another winner, an exciting roller-coaster ride
Not to be missed
Politics and paranoia collide in this heart-pounding new opera. An American soldier, decorated during the Korean War, is brainwashed into becoming an unwitting assassin in a conspiracy to overthrow the U.S. government. Can a fellow POW crack the code in time to stop him? This taut and suspenseful thriller is the highly anticipated second opera by the creators of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Silent Night.
World premiere March 2015.
Estimated run time of 2 hours and 7 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission.
Sung in English with English captions projected above the stage.
Audio and Video Clips
Listen to excerpts from an early version of the opera rehearsed in December 2014:
Raymond and Jocelyn’s Duet:
Act II Overture:
Eleanor Iselin’s Aria:
Andrew Hanley, Raymond Shaw and Ben Marco Trio:
Read what others have to say about The Manchurian Candidate:
Jay Gabler, Classical MPR: Minnesota Opera’s ‘Manchurian Candidate’ is a winner
Michael Anthony, Star Tribune: ‘The Manchurian Candidate’ is another winner for Minnesota Opera
Pamela Espeland, MinnPost: ‘The Manchurian Candidate’ at the Ordway: dark, thrilling, not to be missedRead more...
Mrs. Lowe introduces five soldiers, Ben Marco, Ed Malvole, Bobby Lembeck, Andrew Hanley and Raymond Shaw to her “garden club.” From the start, it is clear all is not as it should be…Read more...
Cast and Creative Team
Read more about the performers on the stage and people behind the scenes.Read More...
Behind the Scenes
Get an exclusive look at the creation of The Manchurian Candidate.
Artistic Director Dale Johnson gives us a preview of the company’s 53rd world or American premiere opera.Read more...
Stage Director Kevin Newbury gives insight on the look and feel of The Manchurian Candidate.Read more...
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