West Edge Opera Announces 2018 Festival

By David Salazar

West Edge Opera has announced its 2018 summer festival which will feature some unique operatic gems. All performances will take place at the Craneway Conference Center.

The season opens on August 4 with Debussy’s masterful “Pélleas et Mélisande.” The work will be directed by Keturah Stickan in her company debut with Kendra Broom and David Blalock in the title roles. Efrain Solis takes on the role of Golaud, Malin Fritz will be Geneviéve, and Philip Skinner will sing King Arkel.

Performance Dates: August 4, 12, 17

Matt Marks and Paul Peers’ “Mata Hari” appears with the company with a cast that includes Molly Mahoney, Samuel Faustine, Daniel Cilli, and Nikolas Nackley. Emily Senturia conducts.

Performance Dates: August 5, 10, 18

The final operatic offering will be Luca Francesconi’s “Quartett,” which was commissioned by La Scala and has appeared at the Royal Opera House and throughout Europe. The production will star Heather Buck and Hadleigh Adams.

Performance Dates: August 11, 16, 19