Cascadia Concert Opera will open its 2014 season with Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief on Saturday, August 9 at Pickney Performing Arts Center, Bend. Directed by Scott Carroll, this production will be presented fully staged with piano accompaniment.
The Old Maid and the Thief is an American one-act opera about what lies beneath the seemingly innocuous charm of small-town life. A highly charged, emotional story, told through elegant and expressive melodies, Menotti’s comic opera explores the impact that a mysterious stranger has on three provincial women. Lives are forever changed as jealousies and deceptions escalate to riotous heights and fears, desires and secrets are revealed.
Currently in its sixth season, Cascadia Concert Opera is a non-profit performing arts organization based in Eugene. Showcasing some of the finest local and regional talent, Cascadia Concert Opera has a unique identity as a touring ensemble, presenting opera in intimate venues throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Audiences may choose between a 3pm matinee performance and a 7pm evening performance. The concert is free and donations are welcome. This production is sponsored by OperaBend and Central Oregon Community College Fine Arts Department.