Coming off the most high-profile production in its history, Skylight Opera Theatre in Milwaukee announced its 1999-2000 season, which will include the Midwest premiere of Triumph of Love.
Skylight, a nonprofit Equity music-theatre troupe performing in a 300 seat European-style opera house, recently offered the world premiere of Richard Wargo's Ballymore, based on plays by Brian Friel. Friendly reviews and a star performance by Marni Nixon helped bring national attention to the Skylight.
The upcoming 41st season includes:
* The Barber of Seville, by Rossini, Sept. 24-Oct. 10.
* Fiddler on the Roof, the Bock and Harnick musical drawn from Sholom Aleichem, directed by Skylight artistic director Richard L. Carsey, Nov. 26-Dec. 19. * Triumph of Love, the Broadway musical by lyricist Susan Birkenhead, composer Jeffrey Stock and librettist James Magruder, based on Marivaux's 1732 play, Jan. 28-Feb. 13, 2000.
* The Turn of the Screw, the Benjamin Britten opera based on Henry James' novella, March 17-April 2, 2000.
* H.M.S. Pinafore, the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, May 12-June 4, 2000.
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-- By Kenneth Jones