Tobias Picker: "Emmeline" with Kristin Sampson: Act 1




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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

Mr. Maguire: Zeffin Quinn Hollis

Mrs. Bass: Lisa Chavez

Henry Mosher: Sam Smith

Hooker: David Gagnon

Sophie: Antoni Mendezona

Harriet Mosher: Christina Rohm

Pastor Avery: Peter Campbell

Ella Burling: Kristin Lamb

Simon Fenton: Stephen Lavonier


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