PBS airs the Minnesota Opera production of Doubt January 25 at 9 PM as part of its Great Performances series. The contemporary opera is based on John Patrick Shanley’s Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name, which later became an Academy Award-nominated film.
Composed by Douglas J. Cuomo (Atomic Opera, Anna Christie, Hamlet) and directed by Kevin Newbury (Kansas City Choir, Fellow Travelers), the production stars Grammy award winner Christine Bewer, Adriana Zabala, Matthew Worth, and Denyce Graves. Christopher Franklin will conduct.
In Doubt, tensions surface when the principal of a Bronx Catholic school, Sister Aloysius Beauvier, comes to suspect that Father Flynn is abusing the school’s only African-American child.