An American Soldier, Orfeo ed Euridice, La traviata and Regina at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. With lectures, pre-performance picnics and visual art touring. Accommodation is at the historic Chase Park Plaza, in the city’s vibrant Central West End, on the edge of Forest Park.
Our first foray to St. Louis is an exciting blend of insider access to some of the finest art and gardens in the city, as well as superb seats for an excellent and diverse slate of performances at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, including the world première of the full-length version of An American Soldier by critically-acclaimed composer Huang Ruo and Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang.
The Opera Theatre of Saint Louis believes that opera should be fun, sociable, and accessible. From pre-show picnics in the beautiful gardens to post-show cocktails with the cast and crew of the show, the company is focused on making your experience as unique, memorable, and inviting as possible.
As of 2016, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis has presented 25 world premières and 24 American premières—which may be the highest percentage of new works in the repertory of any US company. A commitment to American operas helps prove time and time again that today, opera is a living, breathing, American art form.
OTSL has a long tradition of discovering and promoting the careers of the finest operatic artists of the next generation. Each year, more than 1,000 aspiring singers apply to join the programs. Typically, fewer than 40 are accepted. Each year the roster of the Metropolitan Opera includes over 60 artists who performed in St. Louis early in their careers. Among the singers who had important early opportunities at OTSL are Christine Brewer, Lawrence Brownlee, Jamie Barton, Matthew Polenzani, Susan Graham, Nathan Gunn, Christine Goerke, Patricia Racette, Thomas Hampson, Jerry Hadley, Dawn Upshaw, Sylvia McNair, Erie Mills, Dwayne Croft, and Kelly Kaduce.
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