An original (not totally original) comic opera by Mark Landson.
Open Classical presents an original comic opera by Mark Landson telling the real story of Thanksgiving (sort of) as told by changing the words of popular classical music masterpieces! Imagine if Monty Python had written an opera about Thanksgiving and had high quality professional opera singers do it. Well, that’s this show.
Robin Coffelt of TheaterJones said, “I laughed throughout the entire production and learned something about history besides.”
The show pilfers hit after hit from the opera and chorus repertoire, like Verdi’s Anvil Chorus, Handel’s Messiah, and Mozart’s Don Giovanni. The high quality professional cast are all veterans of opera companies around the US, including the Dallas and Fort Worth operas.
It will definitely be the most fun you've ever had at the opera, and most definitely the most you'll have ever laughed attending one!
Gov. John Carver, tenor - Duke Anderson
Rev. William Brewster, bass/baritone - Travis McGuire
Squanto, baritone - Christian Teague
Chief Massasoit, bass/baritone - Eric Lara
Priscilla Mullins, soprano - Alissa Roca
Catherine Carver, coloratura soprano - Nicole Wallace
Mary Brewster, lyric soprano - Julianna Espinosa
Massasoit’s wife, mezzo - Robin Willis
William Mullins - Earl Browning III
Violin - Mark Landson
Violin - Nikki Naghavi
Piano - Thiago Nascimento
Clarinet - Brent Buemi
Bassoon - Janelle Ott
Written and Directed by Mark Landson
Stage Manager: Patricia Yakesch
Lighting: Troy Grant
Costumes: Patricia Yakesch