Friday, June 17, 7:30pm
Berks Opera Presents - These Valleys and Mountains: Berks Legends
Mountain Mary left a legacy of loving spirituality and profound healing. Matthias Schaumbacher left the opposite: a legend of greed and violence. How have the seeds planted in the stories of these two people, who lived such different lives, grown in this place we call home?
A new opera by Chris Heslop, with libretto by Vicki Haller Graff, and direction by Joel Richard Gori.
Mountain Mary - Maria Damore, soprano
Hollinshead - Thomas Killourhy, tenor
Schaumbacher - Connor McLaughlin, baritone
Becky - Emily Byrne, mezzo-soprano
Mrs. Sprague/Minnie Ruppert - Mary Fetterman, soprano
Mrs. Keim/Mrs. Schroeder - Jennifer Laubach, mezzo-soprano
Mr. de Benneville/Elias Featherolf - Orin Strunk/Matt Mangus, tenors
John Joseph/Oscar Lutz - Christopher Jon Hartung, bass
Berks Opera Company recently received a grant from the Arthur Judson Foundation for the Spring 2022 production " These Valleys and Mountains: Berks Legends".
Berks Opera Company receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Berks Opera Company receives funding support through a grant from the Reading Musical Foundation.
Berks Opera Company is a fictitious name owned by Berks Opera Workshop, a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation and tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.
Learn more: https://www.berksopera.org