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