To Break Free, She Had to Break In.
Disguised as a guard, one woman infiltrates a nightmarish detention center to unravel the mystery of her activist-husband’s disappearance.
Enter into a modern-day reflection of incarceration with director Matthew Ozawa’s brand-new production of Beethoven’s only opera, starring Elza van den Heever and Russell Thomas. Music Director Eun Sun Kim conducts the triumphant score, a precursor to Beethoven’s later work, the Ninth symphony.
Prison Break, The Hunger Games, Rescue Dawn
Composer - Ludwig van Beethoven; Librettists - Joseph von Sonnleithner, Stephan von Breuning and Georg Friedrich Treitschke; Conductor - Eun Sun Kim; Director - Matthew Ozawa; Set and Projection Design - Alexander V. Nichols; Costume Designer - Jessica Jahn; Lighting Designer - JAX Messenger; Chorus Director - Ian Robertson CAST: Florestan - Russell Thomas; Leonore - Elza van den Heever; Don Pizarro - Greer Grimsley; Rocco - James Creswell; Don Fernando - Soloman Howard; Marzellina - Anne-Marie MacIntosh; Jacquino - Christopher Oglesby; First Prisoner - Zhengyi Bai; Second Prisoner - Stefan Egerstrom