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Susannah the Opera by Carlisle Floyd


  • Main Stage at the Palace Theatre 710 Dundas Street London, ON, N5W 2Z4 Canada (map)

Director Martha Zimmerman
Musical Director Eric Charbonneau
Producers Patrick King & Cindi Armer-Almeida

Presented by PECK Productions & LCP

Based on the Apocryphal tale “Susannah and the Elders", the opera is set in the 1950's backwoods of Tennessee and centres around 18-year-old Susannah. The innocent Susannah faces hostility from the women in her community for her beauty and the attention it attracts from their husbands. She also catches the eye of newly-arrived Reverend Olin Blitch, whose influence will ultimately lead Susannah and this community to tragedy. 

Sixty years after its creation, the stunning music and moving story of Susannah continue to be incredibly poignant.

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January 17, 2019 | 8:00 pm
Rachel Weisdorf as Susannah; James Smith as Sam

January 18, 2019 | 8:00 pm
Charlotte Abbott as Susannah; Conlan Gassi as Sam

January 19, 2019 | 8:00 pm
Rachel Weisdorf as Susannah; James Smith as Sam

January 20, 2019 | 2:00 pm
Charlotte Abbott as Susannah; Conlan Gassi as Sam

Later Event: January 31
The Nerd by Larry Shue