Opera tutti! presents:
The Old Maid and the Thief
Sunday, June 16, 2019 2:00pm
Running Time: Approx. 90 mins
Opera tutti! is proud to present The Old Maid and the Thief, one of the first operas composed specifically for radio broadcast by Italian-American composer Gian Carlo Menotti. Commissioned by NBC in 1939, The Old Maid and the Thief has become a comic opera classic. Opera tutti! will be adapting the radio play to Uptown’s Main Stage.
A mysterious, attractive stranger named Bob appears in a small New England town, taking up residence with a formidable spinster, Miss Todd, and her young maid Laetitia. Their strategies to keep Bob from leaving them become increasingly outrageous, as do suspicions about his reasons for visiting their upright community.
Featured will be Emily Bullock as Miss Todd, Catherine Friedman as Laetitia, Heidi Starr as Miss Pinkerton, Matthew Maisano as Bob, Brydon Lidle IV as our Foley artist (sound effects guy). Narrator is Rob Collins! Pianist Tim Crawford will lead our ensemble!