Action, revelation, and paranoia, with occasional breaks for romance
Return of the All-American Composer
A fast-paced thriller
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 10 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:
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
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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...
Get an inside look into The Manchurian Candidate in the weeks leading up to its world premiere, March 7-15, 2015, with these community events.Read More...
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