Thérèse Raquin
Composer: Tobias Picker
Librettist: Gene Scheer
Other Artistic Personnel: Francesca Zambello, Director; Graeme Jenkins, Conductor; Marie-Jeanne Lecca, Set Designer; Mark McCullough, Lighting Designer
Original Cast: Diana Soviero as Madame Raquin, Sara Fulgoni as Therese Raquin, Gordon Gietz as Camille Raquin, Richard Bernstein as Laurent, Sheryl Woods as Suzanne Michaud, Gabor Andrasy as Olivier Michaud, Peter Kazaras as M. Grivet
Premiere Date: November 30, 2001
Producing Company: The Dallas Opera
Description: Thérèse marries her sickly cousin, Camille. His mother, Madame Raquin, dominates their lives. Enter Laurent, with whom Thérèse has a torrid affair. The lovers drown Camille. Totally incapacitated, Madame deduces that the couple has murdered her son.
Character List (Major): Therese Raquin(mz), Camille Raquin(t), Madame Lisette Raquin(s), Laurent(bar), Suzanne(s), Oliver(b), Monsieur Grivet(t)
Length: 02:00
Total Acts: 2
Orchestration: 2 fl(1 afl, 2 picc), 2 ob(2 Eng Hrn), 2 cl(2 bcl), 2 bsn(2 cbn) - 4 hrn, 2 tpt, 2 tbn, 1 tba - timp, 2 perc(SD, BD, tam-tam, dm, susp cym, gong, tplbl, xyl, mar, vib) - hp, pf - str(10 vln1, 9 vln2, 6 vla, 8 vc, 4 db); Red. Ver: 1 fl(pic), 1 ob(Eng Hrn), 1 cl(bcl), 1 bsn(cbn) - 2 hrn, 1 tbn(btbn) - perc(timp) - hp, pf - str(2 vln1, 1 vln2, 2 vla, 2 vc, 1 db)
Musical Style: Similar to Copland, Bernstein, and Debussy
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Schedule of Performances Listings
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Friday, February 20, 2015 - Chicago Opera Theater
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Saturday, January 24, 2015 - Long Beach Opera
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Friday, February 16, 2007 - Dicapo Opera Theatre
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Saturday, March 22, 2003 - San Diego Opera Association
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Saturday, February 9, 2002 - Opéra de Montréal
Thérèse Raquin (Picker)
Friday, November 30, 2001 - Dallas Opera
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