Susannah (2002)

Music by Carlisle Floyd (1926–    )
Libretto by Carlisle Floyd

Sung in English

Conducted by Michael Morgan
Directed by Josemaria Condemi
Set Design byCameron Anderson
Evening: Aug. 10, 13, 16; 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: Aug. 18; 2:00 p.m.

All performances at
the Lesher Center for the Arts,
1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA

Cast (in order of appearance):

Mrs. Gleaton: Alice Dawson*
Mrs. Hayes: Julia Hunt Neilsen*
Mrs. McLean: Darla Wigginton*
Mrs. Ott: Sonia Gariaeff*
Elder McLean: David Britton*
Olin Blitch: Hector Vasquez
Elder Hayes: Andrew Moore*
Elder Ott: John Minagro
Elder Gleaton: Ross Halper
Susannah: Cynthia Clayton
Little Bat: Wayne J. Davis*
Sam: Brandon Jovanovich

* Festival Opera debut

Learn more about Susannah in this special interview with soprano Phyllis Curtin, who originated the title role in 1955.

Susannah (Cynthia Clayton) and her brother,
Sam (Brandon Jovanovich) talk about life.
Photo by Roberta Emerson
Reverend Blitch (Hector Vasquez)
preaches to the congregation.
Photo by Natalie Lane
In a moment of weakness, Susannah
succumbs to Blitch's advances.
Photo by Natalie Lane
Led by Mrs. McLean (Darla Wigginton), the
townspeople unite against Susannah.
Photo by Roberta Emerson