Thérèse Raquin
Composer: Tobias Picker
Composer Bio: Tobias Picker (b. New York City, 1954), called “our finest composer for the lyric stage” by The Wall Street Journal, is a composer of numerous works in every genre drawing performances by the world’s leading musicians, orchestras and opera houses. Picker began composing at the age of eight and studied at the Manhattan School of Music, The Juilliard School and Princeton University where his principal teachers were Charles Wuorinen, Elliott Carter and Milton Babbitt. His first commissions occurred while still in his late teens and he quickly became established as one of America's most sought after young composers. By the age of thirty, Picker was the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Bearns Prize (Columbia University), a Charles Ives Scholarship, and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. In 1992, he received the prestigious Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. From 1985-90, Picker was the first Composer-in-Residence of the Houston Symphony. He has also served as Composer-in-Residence for such major international festivals as the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and the Pacific Music Festival.
Librettist: Gene Scheer
Premiere Date: January 24, 2015
Description: Married Parisian couple Thérèse and Camille Raquin are reunited with an old friend, Laurent. It soon becomes clear that Thérèse and Laurent are more than old friends as heated confessions of undying love abound between the two. The two conspire to murder the sickly Camille and succeed in dumping him into the Seine to make possible the consecration of their love. The guilty couple soon becomes the object of torment by both their own guilty consciences and the ghost of Camille.
Length: Length is not available.
Total Acts: Not Available
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Schedule of Performances Listings
Thérèse Raquin (Picker)
Friday, February 20, 2015 - Chicago Opera Theater
Thérèse Raquin (Picker)
Saturday, January 24, 2015 - Long Beach Opera
Thérèse Raquin (Picker)
Friday, February 16, 2007 - Dicapo Opera Theatre
Thérèse Raquin (Picker)
Saturday, March 22, 2003 - San Diego Opera Association
Thérèse Raquin (Picker)
Saturday, February 9, 2002 - Opéra de Montréal
Thérèse Raquin (Picker)
Friday, November 30, 2001 - Dallas Opera
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