A high-definition screening of the San Francisco opera's much-anticipated production of Carlisle Floyd's Susannah comes to the James Armstrong Theater in Torrance. Set in a small Appalachian community in 1950s Tennessee, Susannah is the timeless story of the tragic consequences of runaway suspicion and gossip, fanned by religious zeal. Susannah is one of the most popular and often-performed American operas, second only to George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. Patricia Racette sings the title role, with Brandon Jovanovich as her brother and Raymond Aceto as the hell-raising itinerant preacher. Conductor Karen Kamensek makes her San Francisco Opera debut in this company premiere directed by Michael Cavanagh (Nixon in China, 2012). This opera was digitally recorded with multiple cameras and will be played back in high-definition Blu-Ray and stereo sound. At intermission, enjoy a glass of wine in the lobby or watch behind-the-scenes interviews onscreen.
Sung in English with English supertitles
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 10 minutes including one intermission.