Highway 1, U.S.A. – Opera Theatre
Bob and Mary have worked hard and sacrificed much to put Bob’s brother Nate through school. Meanwhile, Mary dreams of the day when she and Bob can put their hard-earned money towards their own future. When Nate shows no inclination to strike out on his own, tensions slowly build to a breaking point. This intimate opera by the “Dean of African-American Composers” features a sweeping score that brilliantly blends elements of Romanticism, blues, and musical theater — and proves itself more than worthy of being restored to the operatic canon.
From contactless ticketing to a new smartphone festival app to socially distanced seating pods, Opera Theatre is taking all performances outside this year, creatively adapting the Festival Season in response to the pandemic. Working closely with a team of medical professionals, Opera Theatre is committed to bringing audiences and artists together safely in a new outdoor setting adjacent to the Loretto-Hilton Center at Webster University, while maintaining the artistic values that have distinguished OTSL since its founding.
The coming season offers an exciting array of operas that will move, challenge, and delight audiences in equal measure.