Opera Columbus announces the lineup for its 2014-15 season, premiering the first season in Opera Columbus history to present all locally produced productions. Opera Columbus opens the season with a never-been-done-before collaboration with BalletMet and the Columbus Symphony and Chorus to present the world premiere of Twisted, an all-original work directed by Crystal Manich, featuring dancers, singers, and musicians from all three organizations on stage together for the first time. In March, Opera Columbus will perform Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro with the Columbus Symphony. The 2014-15 season also boasts the Columbus premiere of soprano superstar Elizabeth Futral in her role debut as Elle in La Voix Humaine, as well as performing the role of Nedda in Pagliacci.
In addition, Opera Columbus will continue Opera on the Edge, its successful, innovative collaboration with Shadowbox Live, transforming another classic opera into an immersive, interactive, and highly accessible experience in a casual environment. Featuring local artists in an abridged, English-language adaptation, this collaboration has expanded in the 2014-15 season to include two performances at The Refectory.
Experience Opera Columbus' presentation of Pagliacci as an hour-long, abridged, English version performance in one of Columbus' best casual and comfortable environments. "Crazed clown murders wife in front of live audience!" Find out what the headlines are all about, then immerse yourself in the fully staged, Italian language version the following summer.