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Apr 25, 2019 7:30 pm - Apr 28, 2019 2:30 pm

MSM Opera Theater presents: Tobias Picker’s Emmeline

VIDEO: Click to watch a dress rehearsal teaser of "Emmeline"

MSM Opera Theater Productions are made possible by the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation and the Joseph F. McCrindle Endowment for Opera Productions at Manhattan School of Music. Additional support for this production is provided by the Lois C. Schwartz Memorial Fund for American Opera established by the Victor Herbert Foundation, Inc.


MSM Opera Theater Presents: EMMELINE

APR 25–27 | THURS–SAT 7:30 PM
APR 28 | SUN 2:30 PM

A stirring and thought-provoking contemporary tale based on the Greek myth of Oedipus, of a woman from Maine who is ostracized in her hometown after a shocking, long-held secret becomes public.

The MSM production is the first time the full opera has been updated by composer Tobias Picker (MM ’76), along with director Thaddeus Strassberger — it is now set in 1999 and 2019, from the original version in the 1840s and 1860s, which premiered in 1996 by the Santa Fe Opera.

Both the 1996 premiere of Emmeline, and this newly updated version, are conducted by George Manahan (BM ’73, MM ’76), MSM’s Director of Orchestral Activities.

George Manahan (BM ’73, MM ’76), Conductor
Thaddeus Strassberger, Director
Dona D. Vaughn, Artistic Director, MSM Opera Theater

100 Music by TOBIAS PICKER (BM ’76)
Based on the novel by JUDITH ROSSNER
Libretto by  J. D. MCCLATCHY

Click here to read the full program


Neidorff-Karpati Hall
Manhattan School of Music
130 Claremont Ave. (just north of W. 122nd St.)
New York, NY 10027

This event is TICKETED
$30 adults, $15 students and seniors


917-493-4428 |
Box Office hours: 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM