Four Saints in Three Acts:
a winter pageant
Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson
All shows are located at the Oakland
201 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94607
Opens Friday, December 3, continues Friday - Sunday through December 19,
Friday and Saturday shows begin at 8pm.
Sunday shows at 2pm & 7pm.
Tickets: $25/general & $18/students & seniors.
Special Sunday rate: $20/general & $15/students & seniors.
Available online, at
the door or by reserving at: 510-763-1146
The Oakland Opera Theater production will fuse characters and themes from
Stein's libretto with English and Spanish mystery plays, a through-composed
score; a live orchestra; dance; and modern technology. The work will be
set in multiple time periods and locations simultaneously & with music
being the connective element. Video, designed by Ethan Hoerneman, will
play a prominent role in the work with some footage coming from archival
sources and some being shot with the actors and singers involved in the
Directed by Tom Dean | conducted by Deirde McClure |
vidography, Ethan Hoerneman | sound design, Mark Schleunes
| lighting design, Alain Jordanais | set design,
Martin Bell, baritone | Jennifer Boesing, soprano |
Sandra Castleberry, soprano | Alan Cochran, tenor | Tara Generalovich,
mezzo | Julie Lucchesi, soprano | Richard Mix, bass
| Michael Mohammed, baritone | Jonathan
Nadel, tenor |
Skye Atman, accordion/piano | Sheldon Brown, clarinets/flute |
Chris Grady, trumpet | Philip Greenleaf, clarinets/flute |
Lylia Guion, violin | Marika Hughes, cello | Larry Rhoads,
bassoon | Erin Vang, horn |
Image credits: Cynthia Taylor at YBC, fall 2001; Khalil
Kittredge-Martinez at YBC, fall 2001; Michael Mohammed at YBC, fall 2001;
Illumination of Saint Margaret from Hora Beatae Mariae ad usum Romanum.
France 1524. The Lessing Rosenwald Collection, Library of Congress. Courtesy
of Octavo; All photos by Ethan Hoerneman
unless noted otherwise.