West Chester University’s Opera Theater will present Robin Hood with music by Ben Moore and libretto by Kelly Rourke on Friday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 PM and Saturday, Nov. 13 at 2 PM.
Performances are staged in the 1,200-seat Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, located in the Philips Memorial Building at 700 South High Street.
“We are thrilled to return to the stage with Robin Hood, a classic tale of triumph over corruption with a modern twist,” said Nicholas Provenzale, the WCU Wells School of Music’s Director of Opera. “Sung in English and just under an hour-long, this Robin Hood is packed with action and beautiful music. We invite the entire community to join us in this fun, family-friendly adventure.”
Moore and Rourke’s Robin Hood premiered in 2017 at the Glimmerglass Festival, a professional summer opera company dedicated to producing new works. WCU’s production will be the show’s collegiate premiere. Moore met with WCU opera students via Zoom on Nov. 3 for coaching and a Q&A session.
The cast of Robin Hood includes:
- Won Kim of Elkins Park as Robin Hood
- Evelyn Stohlman of Dumfries, Va., as Marion
- Albert Gonzalez of Scranton as Sheriff
- Sofia Bobrysheva of Downingtown as Scarlet
- Aaron Hungerford of New Holland as King Richard
- Jessica McNeely of Yardley as Scout
- Jamie Quinter of West Chester as Ronnie the Riveter
- Abigail Agulnick of Parkesburg as Jackie the Janitor
- Matthew Quarles of Eden, N.Y., as Sam the Scribe
- Joseph Galdi of King of Prussia as Jo the Jailor
- Micah Leary of Eden, N.Y., as a collaborative pianist
Limited parking is available across and along the street just outside the Philips Memorial Building. Parking is also available in West Chester’s M Lot, just a short walk south. Purchasing tickets in advance is strongly encouraged.
All faculty, staff, students, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth when indoors.