for April 2002:
HOUSTON TRIES THE MAKROPOULOS CASE
HOUSTON-- The Houston
Grand Opera will present for the first time Leos
Janacek's THE MAKROPOULOS CASE. The six-performance run is from April
19-May 3, with Catherine Malfitano starring as Emilia Marty. Other key
singers include Jonathan Summers, Richard Sutliff, Robert Brubaker, Joseph
Evans, Chad Shelton, Kristin Reiersn and Ryland Davies. Elijah Moshinsky's
production will make its Houston debut. Moshinsky created this "spectacular
production" (Opera News) for the Met in 1996, and it will be remounted
in Houston by Stephen Pickover and conducted by Steven Sloane. The opera
is sung in Czech with English subtitles.
Call (713) 546-0246 or (800) 346-4462.