Daughter of the Red Tzar

Daughter of the Red Tzar -

chamber opera

composed by Lisa Scola Prosek

libretto by Lisa Scola Prosek

co-production with First Look Sonoma and ScolaVox

San Francisco performances were August 24-September 2, 2012

Thick House Theater



"Director Melissa Weaver’s staging served the drama well. Duykers was an embodiment of Churchill."

Jeff Dunn, San Francisco Classical Voice



"Churchill was embodied by tenor John Duykers, in a bravura performance that brought out his characteristic intelligence and gruffness. From the ferocity of the statesmen's initial showdown to the tenderness of his dawning disappointment, Duykers brought a wealth of tonal clarity and dramatic vividness to the part."

Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle



 

Scott Graff as Stalin and John Duykers as Churchill