Thursday, October 08, 2020

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The Minnesota Opera virtual season streams for the first time its 2011 production of Bernard Herrmann's Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights
Music by Bernard Herrmann
Libretto by Lucille Fletcher

Streaming on demand for the first time ever

Premiere: Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 7:30pm
Streaming On Demand: October 10–24, 2020

Untamed passion and everlasting love. For the first time anywhere, see our 2011 production of Wuthering Heights on your screen at home. Based on Emily Brontë’s celebrated literary romance, this timeless, larger-than-life story of love and passion on the English moors will sweep you right off your feet (if they aren’t already on your ottoman, that is).

Medium has some more information:

“It was only the second production of the opera, so there weren’t a lot of test runs for how it would actually work on stage. There were a lot of challenges to make scene-shifts happen the way they should, and in making sure the drama was flowing in a way that would keep it buoyant and compelling.”
For Rodolfo Nieto, who played the role of Joseph, he recalls the aesthetic of the production as something beautiful and breathtaking.
“The word that comes to mind is lush. The music, the set, the costumes — everything had this dark, rich nature to it,” he said. “I thoroughly enjoyed immersing myself in the grim Romanticism of the novel and preparing for the role of Joseph.”

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