Daughter of the Red Tzar
Daughter of the Red Tzar -
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