Gaddes' idea, inspired by the theater before him, laid the foundation for one of the great operatic success stories of our time: the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Over its 35 seasons Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
has presented 20 world premieres and a like number of U.S.
After spending June at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
singing Beaumarchais in John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles, baritone James Westman was off to the Saito Kinen Festival in Japan to sing and record Britten's War Requiem, with Seiji Ozawa at the helm.
When tenor Roger Honeywell was approached to take one of the title roles in Troilus and Cressida with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
(OTSL) this spring, the Toronto-born, Stratford-based tenor claims he knew nothing at all about the opera.
Since, then, she's been based in Toronto, although every year she also goes down to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
, where she's also the chorusmaster for that company's spring season.
The sets, from Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
, consisted of four large towers, moved and manipulated to create the various settings--the interior of the palace (with Raphael's Sposalizio on the wall), Juliette's balcony, the bridal chamber and the cave.