Great Scott, New Opera by Terrence McNally and Jake Heggie, Begins in San Diego

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Jack O'Brien directs Great Scott, a new opera by Jake Heggie (music) and Terrence McNally (libretto), which plays the San Diego Opera's Civic Theatre May 7-15.

The cast is headed by Nathan Gunn as Sid Taylor, Kate Aldrich as Arden Scott, Frederica von Stade as Mrs. Winnie Flato and Joyce El-Khoury as Tatyana Bakst.

Anthony Roth Costanzo is the stage manager; Joseph Mechavich conducts.

“Divorced, at the end of another relationship, the reality of motherhood diminishing, Arden Scott— the modern day woman and opera diva of Great Scott —is at a critical moment in her life,” according to press notes. “She returns to her hometown for the first time since becoming an international star, to help save her home opera company run by her mentor. The struggle of a make-or-break opera premiere is juxtaposed with the thriving Grizzlies, the home football team appearing in the Super Bowl, both happening on the same evening. Arden Scott must face the demons she left behind and the ones she lives with daily. Does disaster await her or perhaps there is hope and success on the horizon?”

Performances are May 7 at 7 PM, May 10 at 7 PM, May 13 at 7 PM and May 15 at 2 PM.

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