Slatkin Conducts Two Productions with Opera Theatre of St. Louis

Slatkin Conducts Two Productions with Opera Theatre of St. Louis
May 20, 2021 leonard slatkin

May 20, 2021

Opera Theatre of St. Louis brings its 2021 season outdoors at the Loretto-Hilton Center on the campus of Webster University. The festival begins with the May 22nd opening of Puccini’s comic opera in one act, Gianni Schicchi, a masterpiece of legal hijinks and family dysfunction. Highway 1, U.S.A., a long-neglected opera by the “dean” of African American composers, William Grant Still, opens May 29th and runs concurrently with Gianni Schicchi through mid-June. Conductor Leonard Slatkin leads members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for both productions.

Learn more about Gianni Schicchi and Highway 1, U.S.A. at OTSL.

Read the New York Times preview piece about Highway 1, U.S.A.