Opera Company of Philadelphia's 2005-06 Season to Feature Margaret Garner

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The Opera Company of Philadelphia will give the East Coast premiere of Richard Danielpour and Toni Morrison's Margaret Garner and perform three other operas in 2005-06, the company announced yesterday.

The OCP is a co-commissioner of Margaret Garner, a much-anticipated new work that premieres in Detroit in May and moves to Cincinnati in July before coming to Philadelphia in February 2006. Mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves stars as a runaway slave who sacrifices her children rather than see them returned to slavery; the cast also includes soprano Angela Brown and baritones Rodney Gilfry and Gregg Baker.

The season also includes a new production of Verdi's Un ballo in maschera, staged by OCP general director Robert B. Driver; Rossini's Barber of Seville; and Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, with bass-baritone Richard Bernstein and soprano Christine Brandes.


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