Curtis Opera Theatre to Present Poulenc / Weill Double Bill

By David Salazar

Curtis Opera Theatre is set to present “Les Mamelles de Tirésias” and “The Seven Deadly Sins” on March 15 and 17, 2024.

The Poulenc opera will star Nathan Schludecker, Juliette Tacchino, Erik Tofte, Morgan-Andrew King, Landry Allen, Hongrui Ren, Judy Zhuo, and Evan Gray.

The Weill work will feature Evan Gray, Morgan-Andrew King, Katie Trigg, Maya Mor Mitrani, Landry Allen, and Hongrui Ren.

Eve Summer directs and Michelle Rofrano conducts.

“I’m over the moon to share in the musical and theatrical explosion that is this exhilarating double bill!” Summer said in an official press statement. “Each opera is rooted in the birth of a bold new style of theater: Surrealism coined by Guillaume Apollinaire for his play ‘Les Mamelles de Tirésias,’ which Poulenc adapted for his marvelous, biting, absurd opera of the same name, and Epic or Dialectical Theater, coined by Bertolt Brecht who wrote the libretto for Weill’s gorgeous, unrelenting, and heart-rending ‘The Seven Deadly Sins.’ The juxtaposition will wallop you in the best way, the surreal and the epic, caprice and cruelty, the ludicrous and the grotesque—our charge is to explore two distinctive examinations of the very core of our urges, identities, and imperatives as humans.”