Friday, April 2, 2021

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: "Highway 1, U.S.A." William Grant Still: May 29, June 4, 13, 17 "What would you do for family?"

William Grant Still (1895-1978)

Bob and Mary have worked hard and sacrificed much to put Bob’s brother Nate through school. Meanwhile, Mary dreams of the day when she and Bob can put their hard-earned money towards their own future. When Nate shows no inclination to strike out on his own, tensions slowly build to a breaking point. This intimate opera by the “Dean of African-American Composers” features a sweeping score that brilliantly blends elements of Romanticism, blues, and musical theater — and proves itself more than worthy of being restored to the operatic canon.

Highway 1, U.S.A. is performed in English, accompanied by members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

Tickets for the 2021 Festival Season will go on sale May 3.
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