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Jennifer Zetlan [Photo by J & J Photography courtesy of Columbia Artists Management Inc.]
19 Oct 2016

Center for Contemporary Opera presents Jane Eyre (World Premiere)

Louis Karchin’s Jane Eyre, a full-length opera in three acts with a libretto by Diane Osen based on Charlotte Bronte’s novel, will receive its world premiere at The Kaye Playhouse (Hunter College) on Thursday, October 20, 7:30pm with a second performance on Saturday, October 22, 8pm. Jane Eyre is Karchin’s second opera, composed in 2014, following his critically acclaimed one-act comic opera Romulus.

Center for Contemporary Opera presents Jane Eyre (World Premiere)

Center for Contemporary Opera Press Release

Above: Jennifer Zetlan [Photo by J & J Photography courtesy of Columbia Artists Management Inc.]

 

The work draws on a cast of 9 singers, an orchestra of 34 musicians, and chorus. The production coincides with the 200th anniversary year of the birth of writer Charlotte Bronte.

Soprano Jennifer Zetlan sings the title role, with Ryan MacPherson performing the role of Rochester. Among other singers in the cast include Thomas Meglioranza, Kimberly Giordano, Katrina Thurman, Adam Cannedy, David Salsbery Fry and Jessica Thompson.

Click here for complete press release.

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