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Published on Feb 4, 2013
European Premiere: "Emmeline" an opera in two acts by Tobias Picker. Directed by Róbert Alföldi. Picker's first opera, commissioned by the Santa Fe Opera company and premiered in 1996. Based on the book Emmeline by Judith Rossner with a libretto by JD McClatchey, it is the story of a 19th century Maine woman who has an illegitimate son who is taken away from her just after birth and raised by others; twenty years later she unwittingly marries him and, when the secret is discovered, she is abandoned by her son and ostracized in her town until death. "Emmeline" had its European premiere at the Armel Opera Festival in 2009.
Tobias Picker: Emmeline Based on the book by Judith Rossner Accompanied by the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Samuel Bill Dicapo Opera Theatre New York, USA Set Design: John Farrell Costume Design: Sándor Daróczi Director: Róbert Alföldi Emmeline Mosher: Kristin Sampson (USA)
Matthew Gurney: Zoltán Nyári Aunt Hannah Watkins: Iulia Merca