IN THE DRAMATICALLY SKILLFUL HANDS AND FLOWING LYRICISM OF MS. STABILE, WE FEEL THE ARC FROM JOY TO PAIN BROUGHT HOME WITH MASTERFULLY PRESENTED CONTRASTS OF VOCAL EMOTION
"STABILE'S SECOND-SCENE TOUR DE FORCE IS DEEPLY INVOLVING...
"Soprano Elena Stabile is marvelous in the role of Tatyana, crafting a magnetic characterization of a shy bookworm who believes she's at last found the kind of romance she's read about. Stabile offers a layered portrayal of a conflicted young woman, and does so with a voice of both power and gentleness."
Rob Hubbard - Star Tribune
7:00PM THURSDAY 8/10, 2023
SUMMER CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT
Musical selections by Mathieu Lussier, Camille Saint-Saens,
Reena Esmail, Gernot Wolfgang, Robert Starer, Alyssa Morris,
and Francis Poulenc.
Allison McSwain, trumpet
Emma Plehal, bassoon
Carson Rose Schneider, piano
Elena Stabile, soprano
Kelley Tracz, oboe
Elizabeth York, violin
Free will donation
The Barn at the Anderson Center
163 Tower View
Red Wing, MN
7:30 PM THURSDAY 9/28, 2023
DARK SISTERS (ALMERA)
Journey North Opera Company presents Nico Muhly's two act opera Dark Sisters
DARK SISTERS follows one woman’s dangerous attempt to escape her life as a member of the FLDS Church (Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints), a sect that split from mainstream Mormonism in the early 20th Century largely because of the LDS Church’s renunciation of polygamy. The male founders of the Mormon faith (Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, chief among them) loom large in American history; Dark Sisters puts the women front and center.
The narrative draws inspiration from the flurry of media attention surrounding the two most infamous raids on FLDS compounds (the 1953 raid at Short Creek, AZ and the 2008 raid at the YFZ Ranch in Eldorado, TX) as well as the stories of the over 80 wives of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young. Set against a red-earthed landscape filled with revelations, dark prophets and white temples stretching towards heaven, Dark Sisters charts one woman’s quest for self-discovery in a world where personal identity is forbidden.
Tickets for Thursday 9/28 are Pay What You Can and are available via the link below.
GORGEOUSLY SUNG BY SOPRANO ELENA STABILE... THE LETTERS CELEBRATE BOTH THE QUIET JOYS AND DELIGHTS OF ORDINARY DAYS AND MEMORIES OF BEING TOGETHER...
ONE’S HEART SWELLS WITH EVELYN’S JOY, COMING THROUGH STABILE’S VOICE.
"[DIGITAL OPERA] IS NOT ABOUT REPLICATING THE LIVE EXPERIENCE, BUT ABOUT CREATING SOMETHING NEW THAT IS STILL QUINTESSENTIALLY OPERA."
Read Elena's recent publication with I CARE IF YOU LISTEN, "The Case for Digital Opera in a Post-Pandemic World"