Organizer: School of Music
Venue: Crowder Hall
Start Time: 7:30pm
Tickets:

Tickets, $20

The Fred Fox School of Music’s Opera Theater presents Aaron Copland’s “The Tender Land” is a compelling coming-of-age story set in a rural Midwest town during The Great Depression.

  • Oct. 28-30, 7:30p
  • Oct. 31, 3:30p

Laurie, a young woman on the eve of her high school graduation, must contend with the expectations of family and society while navigating first love and the gravity of pursuing one’s own path. “The Tender Land” continues to touch contemporary audiences with an unbridled authenticity that truly captures the American spirit. “The Tender Land” will be performed with a live orchestra.

The Tender Land 
Music By Aaron Copland, Libretto By Horace Everett

Michael Dauphinais, Music Director & Conductor
Cynthia Stokes, Stage Director

The opera orchestra will perform under the baton of Michael Dauphinais, music director. Cynthia Stokes is the stage director and Michael Dauphinais is vocal coach. The beautiful costumes and stage set are by Chris Allen and Sally Day respectively. The opera will be sung in English, and the total duration including intermission is approximately one hour and 55 minutes.

Cast

Beth Moss
Bethany Pehrson
a young farm girl 12-13 years old

Mrs. Moss
Diana Peralta
her mother

Mr. Splinters
Michael Vince
the postman

Laurie Moss
Yue Huang (Thursday & Saturday)
Aysen Idil Milliogulari (Friday & Sunday)
Mrs. Moss’ daughter, Beth’s sister,
18 years old and about to graduate
from high school

Top
Suyoung Lee
a drifter

Martin
Topher Esguerra
his companion

Grandpa Moss
Zhong Liu (Thursday & Saturday)
Yongjae Lee (Friday & Sunday)
an old farmer, father-in-law
to Mrs. Moss and grandpa to
Beth and Laurie

Mrs. Splinters, Mr. and Mrs. Jenks, Guests
Nadari Hockenhull
Adam Mattson, Morgan Hardy, Bethany Jargstroff,
Mikki Larese Clarissa Smith, Qi Qi

• • •

Orchestra

Holly Schurr, Callum Robbins, violin I
Jessica Muiseke, Helena Hadlock, violin II
Jung Eun Oh,Larissa Brown, viola
Robert Marshall, Marguerite Salajko, cello
Leslie Carter, bass
Mindi Acosta, flute
Gloria Dorado, clarinet
Cassandra Bendickson, bassoon
Shih-Han Su, piano

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