In 1869, Pyotr Tchaikovsky composed an opera called Undina, about a community that disrespects the sea and experiences catastrophic flooding. Tchaikovsky was highly self-critical, and he destroyed the finished opera. When he died in 1893, all that survived of the opera were some sketches and some fragments in the form of orchestral parts used for a concert of excerpts. Tchaikovsky recycled some of the music intended for Undina into some of his most famous works, including Swan Lake. Queen City Opera Artistic Director Dr. Isaac M. Selya has completed these materials in a pastiche drawing on music from Tchaikovsky's lesser-known operas. The result is a one-act opera focused on ocean conservancy and sustainable energy production.
New Libretto by Rebecca Whitehurst, edited by Simon Barrad
Dramaturgy by Rebecca Whitehurst and Rebecca Herman
Stage Direction by Rebecca Herman
With full orchestral accompaniment
Undina: Erin Keesy
Morozova: Tess Klibanoff
Gulbrand: M. Andrew Jones
Struj: K. MIchael Young
Performed without intermission. Total program length is 85 minutes.
English supertitles projections.
Join us after the performance for a talkback about water conservation with leadership from Green Umbrella and the Cincinnati Nature Conservancy.
Tickets will also be available at the door.
Terrace seating is used only for overflow, and will become available for sale only if the orchestra level fills up close to the performance dates.
Finneytown Performing Arts Center (View)
8916 Fontainebleau Terrace
Cincinnati, OH 45231
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|
The venue is wheelchair accessible. Please selected "wheelchair accessible" tickets during checkout for seats that can be reached without any stairs.