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Opera on 3


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God's Liar
John Casken 's powerful new opera is based on a story by Tolstoy about a young Imperial officer, Stepan Kasatsky , who is betrayed by his fiancee and runs awayto a monastery, becoming Father Sergius and embarking on a vain search for peace and truth. Into this story Casken weaves a parallel modern fable of Stephen, a young academic studying Father Sergius's diaries. Andrew McGregor presents this Almeida Opera premiere production in conversation with the Composer.
Chorus: Louis Innes and Louise Mott (mezzos),
Henry Moss and Daniel Norman (tenors), Alastair Hamilton and Michael Burke (baritones)
Almeida Ensemble, conductor
Ronald Zollman


Unknown: John Casken
Unknown: Stepan Kasatsky
Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Louis Innes
Unknown: Louise Mott
Unknown: Henry Moss
Tenors: Daniel Norman
Tenors: Alastair Hamilton
Tenors: Michael Burke
Conductor: Ronald Zollman
Father Sergius: Omar Ebrahim (baritone)
Stephen: Jeffrey Lentz (tenor)
The woman: Anne Bolstad (soprano)

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