PENNY

Cast: Patrick O'Halloran, Kerriann Otaño, Deborah Nansteel, Trevor Scheunemann, Wei Wu

Washington National Opera, American Opera Initiative
January 23-24, 2015

Composer: Douglas Pew
Librettist: Dara Weinberg
Conductor: Anne Manson


Reviews

Programs like the American Opera Initiative can take on a quasi-prescriptive tone, with a whiff of antiseptic: This is what we ought to be doing. It’s refreshing, then, when they result in a piece such as “Penny” that simply works, not because we should like it, but because it has a story to tell.
— Anne Midgette, The Washington Post
Deborah Nansteel as Penny

Deborah Nansteel as Penny

Kerriann Otaño, Patrick O'Halloran, Deborah Nansteel

Kerriann Otaño, Patrick O'Halloran, Deborah Nansteel

Wei Wu and Deborah Nansteel

Wei Wu and Deborah Nansteel

Photos by Scott Suchman