Grace, an opera about AIDS, love and redemption
Composer: Roger Rudenstein
Librettist: Edouard Langois and John Carmichael
Other Artistic Personnel: Edouard Langlois, Costume and Set Designer; Timothy Steele, Conductor
Original Cast: Ryan Turner (tenor) as Lewis, Karyl Ryczek (soprano) as Madame DuBarry, Donald Wilkinson (baritone) as Du Croy/Mike-Lewis' lover, Deborah Rentz-Moore (mezzo soprano) as Duchesse D'Aiguillion/Catherine- Lewis' mother, Nikolas Nackley (baritone) as Duc D'Aiguillion/Andy- Lewis' father, John Whittlesey (baritone) as Cardinal/Sammy-Lewis' nurse
Premiere Date: June 18, 2004
Producing Company: Opera on the Edge
Description: GRACE is based on the Durham Stage Company's original production of GRACE written by New Hampshire natives John Carmichael and Edouard Langlois. The play was critically acclaimed by New Hampshire Public Radio as "the best produced new play of the year."
Comments: The opera was described by the Boston Globe as "lush and tonal…touching…beautiful." This is the first major American opera to deal with AIDS based on an award winning play that has moved audiences in New England and deserves a national run.
Length: 01:45
Total Acts: 2
Contact: Roger Rudenstein
Phone: 978-750-2328
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