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  • WKNO Opera Classics: The Falling and the Rising

    May 29th, 2020
    8:00pm - 9:30pm
    WKNO 91.1 FM Memphis or wknofm.org

    On Friday, May 29 at 8 PM CT, revisit the 2019 Opera Memphis production of the new American opera, The Falling and the Rising, on WKNO - 91.1 FM Memphis or listen live at wknofm.org. #opera901 #keepthemusicgoing

    The Falling and The Rising

    The Falling and the Rising is a new American opera conceived by Sgt. Ben Hilgert of the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus, inspired by Opera Memphis' Ghosts of Crosstown project in 2014. That project sparked his vision of an opera that would capture the indomitable spirit of our U.S. military veterans and shed light on the inspirational power of their often overlooked stories - stories of family, service, and sacrifice in a period of great uncertainty. Words by Jerre Dye. Music by Zachary Redler.

    Conductor: Michael Sakir
    Stage Director: Ned Canty

    Soldier: Chelsea Miller
    Toledo: Stephanie Doche
    Jumper: Philip Himebook
    Homecoming Soldier: Marcus King
    Colonel: Darren K. Stokes

    Military Chorus
    Memphis Symphony Orchestra
    Jessica Hall, piano

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  • WKNO Opera Classics: H.M.S. Pinafore

    Jun 5th, 2020
    8:00pm - 10:00pm
    WKNO 91.1 FM Memphis or wknofm.org

    On Friday, June 5 at 8 PM CT, revisit the 2019 Opera Memphis production of Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S Pinafore on WKNO - 91.1 FM Memphis or listen live at wknofm.org. #opera901 #keepthemusicgoing

    H.M.S. Pinafore

    A rollicking farce with endearing characters, memorable tunes, and a hilariously "topsy-turvy" ending, H.M.S. Pinafore is a classic, time-tested delight. The gentlemanly Captain Corcoran of the good ship Pinafore has a daughter, Josephine, who is in love with a lowly sailor named Ralph Rackstraw. The Captain forbids the marriage, wanting to match Josephine instead with the well-bred Sir Joseph, First Lord of the Admiralty. In the meantime, the Captain finds himself in nearly the same position as his daughter; his former nanny, Little Buttercup, loves him deeply, but he must hide his feelings due to his higher social rank. Of course, all that could change if Little Buttercup reveals the shocking secret she has kept for decades...

    Conductor: Michael Sakir
    Stage Director: Benjamin Wayne Smith

    Josephine Corcoran: Chelsea Miller
    Ralph Rackstraw: Philip Himebook
    Captain Corcoran: Gregory Gerbrandt
    Mrs. Cripps (Little Buttercup): Melissa Parks
    Sir Joseph Porter: Robert Orth
    Dick Deadeye: Stephen Len White
    Cousin Hebe: Stephanie Doche
    Bill Bobstay: Marcus King
    Bob Becket: Antell Young

    Opera Memphis Chorus
    Memphis Symphony Orchestra

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