“Such visceral intensity cannot be sustained by the audience without a break.” (Austin 360)

 
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THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE

New Production

Austin Opera, 2016

Composer: Kevin Puts

Librettist: Mark Campbell

Director: Alison Moritz

Conductor: Richard Buckley

Projection Design: Greg Emetaz

Lighting Design: Kathryn Eader

Photo Credit: Erich Schlegel

Part campaign rally, part rock concert, and part opera…

…this one-night-only concert event was named the #1 Classical Music and Dance Event of 2016 (Austin Chronicle).

Nominated for seven Austin Critics’ Table Awards, and winner of four (including Best Opera Production).

“Austin audiences were treated to an original creation which injected a fresh sense of urgency to an already strong, new opera.” (Austin Statesmen)

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“It would be difficult to overpraise the quality of the Austin production. Alison Moritz showed great imagination in laying out the action in and around the orchestra onstage at the Long Center.” (My Scena)