Cast

Frederica von Stade*
as Myrtle Bledsoe
Carolyn Johnson
as Elsie
David Matranga
as Hunter

Creative Team

*Opera Philadelphia Debut

The Aurora Series is underwritten by the Wyncote Foundation.
Production underwritten in part by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music.

A Coffin in Egypt
A Chamber Opera in One Act
Based on A Coffin in Egypt, a play by Horton Foote
Commissioned by Houston Grand Opera, Opera Philadelphia, and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Premiered by the Houston Grand Opera in March, 2014
Co-production with Houston Grand Opera and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Horton Foote's dramatic stage play A Coffin in Egypt, upon which the opera is based, is owned by Sunday Rock Corporation
Audio excerpts courtesy of Houston Grand Opera