Performance Iowa
6:00 pm
Sun January 19, 2014

Performance Iowa Special: Live Sneak-Peek of Robert Lindsey Nassif's "Opal," Tuesday, 1/21 at noon

In Iowa Public Radio's Studio One, Robert Lindsey-Nassif and members of the CSPS Opal cast along with Iowa Public Radio’s Jacqueline Halbloom explore Lindsey Nassif’s critically-acclaimed musical, Opal. Iowa native Lindsey-Nassif, the composer, librettist, and director shares the background behind this unique riches-to-rags story of Opal Whiteley, a seven-year-old girl orphaned in a ship wreck and raised in an Oregon lumber camp. 

Pages from the diary of Opal Whitely, used as the basis of Robert Lindsey-Nassif's award-winning musical "Opal."
Pages from the diary of Opal Whitely, used as the basis of Robert Lindsey-Nassif's award-winning musical "Opal."

Robert is joined by mezzo-soprano Lily Adams, who sings the role of Opal; lyric baritone Logan Schultz, the understudy for the Man That Wears Gray Neckties; and soprano Amy Friedl Stoner, the Thought-Girl. They talk about the production and perform excerpts from the musical. This sneak peek podcast provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Robert Lindsey Nassif’s musical adventure Opal.

Robert Lindsey-Nassif will be presenting his Midwest Premiere of Opal at the CSPS in Cedar Rapids on January 31st, February 1st, February 7th and February 8th of 2014.

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