Photo Flash: First Look at Opera Collective's THE PROPOSAL at The Actors' Chapel This Week

On November 20 (3pm) and 22 (8pm), Opera Collective and "masterful" (OperaPulse) Music Director/Pianist Mila Henry present composer Milton Granger's The Proposal at St. Malachy's/The Actors' Chapel. Through this presentation of The Proposal, six of Opera Collective's members will bring to life a story of the exploration of one woman's mind as she comes face to face with five distinct parts of herself to make a life-altering decision. With original direction by Dona Vaughan's "finely detailed staging" (The Birmingham News), adapted by Rebecca Schuessler, Opera Collective seizes on this rare opportunity to present this one-act, filled with "abundant humor" (Pittsburgh City Paper). Photographers Marcela Nowak and Yoni Levy captured amazing photos of the production below!

Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Abigail Wright - "full in the low range and balanced throughout with no apparent limit at top" (Tri-City Herald) - plays the conflicted Herself. The first of the five alter-egos to appear is Five-Year-Old, spiritedly sung by Metropolitan Opera soprano Carla Wesby, a founding member of Opera Collective. Co-founder of Opera Collective and in-demand oratorio soloist, soprano Adrienne Patino Dunn, joins as Officer, while Sensuous Woman is played by mezzo-soprano Rebecca Schuessler, who has been hailed as "commanding" and "indomitable" (Metro, San Jose). The "impassioned and musical" (Voce di Meche) soprano Patricia Vital brings Statue of Liberty to life, complimented powerfully by mezzo-soprano Kristen Lamb Kasarjian as Mother Teresa. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door and at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2696801.

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Photo Flash: First Look at Opera Collective's THE PROPOSAL at The Actors' Chapel This Week
Music Director- Mila Henry, photo by Marcela Nowak. Dress rehearsal for Milton Granger's The Proposal with Opera Collective November 2016

Photo Flash: First Look at Opera Collective's THE PROPOSAL at The Actors' Chapel This Week
Officer- Adrienne Patino Dunn, Statue of Liberty Liberty- Patricia Vital, and Five-Year-Old- Carla Wesby, photo by Marcela Nowak. Dress rehearsal for Milton Granger's The Proposal with Opera Collective November 2016

Photo Flash: First Look at Opera Collective's THE PROPOSAL at The Actors' Chapel This Week
Statue of Liberty Liberty- Patricia Vital, Mother Teresa- Kristen Lamb Kasarjian, Herself- Abigail Wright, Five-Year-Old- Carla Wesby, and Sensuous- Rebecca Schuessler, photo by Marcela Nowak. Dress rehearsal for Milton Granger's The Proposal with

Photo Flash: First Look at Opera Collective's THE PROPOSAL at The Actors' Chapel This Week
Statue of Liberty Liberty- Patricia Vital, photo by Marcela Nowak. Dress rehearsal for Milton Granger's The Proposal with Opera Collective November 2016

Photo Flash: First Look at Opera Collective's THE PROPOSAL at The Actors' Chapel This Week
Statue of Liberty Liberty- Patricia Vital, Five-Year-Old- Carla Wesby, Officer- Adrienne Patino Dunn, and Sensuous- Rebecca Schuessler, photo by Marcela Nowak. Dress rehearsal for Milton Granger's The Proposal with Opera Collective November 2016

Photo Flash: First Look at Opera Collective's THE PROPOSAL at The Actors' Chapel This Week
Five-Year-Old - Carla Wesby, Herself - Abigail Wright, Officer - Adrienne Patino Dunn, and Sensuous - Rebecca Schuessler, photo by Marcela Nowak. Dress rehearsal for Milton Granger's The Proposal with Opera Collective November 2016

Photo Flash: First Look at Opera Collective's THE PROPOSAL at The Actors' Chapel This Week
Sensuous - Rebecca Schuessler, photo by Marcela Nowak. Dress rehearsal for Milton Granger's The Proposal with Opera Collective November 2016

Photo Flash: First Look at Opera Collective's THE PROPOSAL at The Actors' Chapel This Week
Mother Teresa - Kristen Lamb Kasarjian and Herself - Abigail Wright, photo by Marcela Nowak. Dress rehearsal for Milton Granger's The Proposal with Opera Collective November 2016

Photo Flash: First Look at Opera Collective's THE PROPOSAL at The Actors' Chapel This Week
Mother Teresa- Kristen Lamb Kasarjian, Officer- Adrienne Patino Dunn, and Statue of Liberty Liberty- Patricia Vital, photo by Marcela Nowak. Dress rehearsal for Milton Granger's The Proposal with Opera Collective November 2016

Photo Flash: First Look at Opera Collective's THE PROPOSAL at The Actors' Chapel This Week
Herself - Abigail Wright, photo by Yoni Levy. Dress rehearsal for Milton Granger's The Proposal with Opera Collective November 2016

Photo Flash: First Look at Opera Collective's THE PROPOSAL at The Actors' Chapel This Week
Mother Teresa - Kristen Lamb Kasarjian, photo by Yoni Levy. Dress rehearsal for Milton Granger's The Proposal with Opera Collective November 2016

Photo Flash: First Look at Opera Collective's THE PROPOSAL at The Actors' Chapel This Week
Officer - Adrienne Patino Dunn, photo by Yoni Levy. Dress rehearsal for Milton Granger's The Proposal with Opera Collective November 2016

Photo Flash: First Look at Opera Collective's THE PROPOSAL at The Actors' Chapel This Week
Herself - Abigail Wright, Mother Teresa - Kristen Lamb Kasarjian, Officer - Adrienne Patino Dunn, Five-Year-Old - Carla Wesby, Statue of Liberty - Patricia Vital, and Sensuous - Rebecca Schuessler, photo by Yoni Levy. Dress rehearsal for Milton Gra

Photo Flash: First Look at Opera Collective's THE PROPOSAL at The Actors' Chapel This Week
Sensuous - Rebecca Schuessler, photo by Yoni Levy. Dress rehearsal for Milton Granger's The Proposal with Opera Collective November 2016

Photo Flash: First Look at Opera Collective's THE PROPOSAL at The Actors' Chapel This Week
Statue of Liberty - Patricia Vital, Mother Teresa - Kristen Lamb Kasarjian, Sensuous - Rebecca Schuessler, Herself - Abigail Wright, Officer - Adrienne Patino Dunn, and Five-Year-Old - Carla Wesby, photo by Yoni Levy. Dress rehearsal for Milton Gra

Photo Flash: First Look at Opera Collective's THE PROPOSAL at The Actors' Chapel This Week
Music Director- Mila Henry, photo by Yoni Levy. Dress rehearsal for Milton Granger's The Proposal with Opera Collective November 2016

Photo Flash: First Look at Opera Collective's THE PROPOSAL at The Actors' Chapel This Week
Statue of Liberty Liberty- Patricia Vital, photo by Yoni Levy. Dress rehearsal for Milton Granger's The Proposal with Opera Collective November 2016

Photo Flash: First Look at Opera Collective's THE PROPOSAL at The Actors' Chapel This Week
Herself - Abigail Wright, photo by Yoni Levy. Dress rehearsal for Milton Granger's The Proposal with Opera Collective November 2016

Photo Flash: First Look at Opera Collective's THE PROPOSAL at The Actors' Chapel This Week
Sensuous - Rebecca Schuessler, photo by Yoni Levy. Dress rehearsal for Milton Granger's The Proposal with Opera Collective November 2016

Photo Flash: First Look at Opera Collective's THE PROPOSAL at The Actors' Chapel This Week
Officer- Adrienne Patino Dunn, Statue of Liberty Liberty- Patricia Vital, and Five-Year-Old- Carla Wesby, photo by Yoni Levy. Dress rehearsal for Milton Granger's The Proposal with Opera Collective November 2016

Photo Flash: First Look at Opera Collective's THE PROPOSAL at The Actors' Chapel This Week
Herself - Abigail Wright and Five-Year-Old- Carla Wesby, photo by Yoni Levy. Dress rehearsal for Milton Granger's The Proposal with Opera Collective November 2016

Photo Flash: First Look at Opera Collective's THE PROPOSAL at The Actors' Chapel This Week
Five-Year-Old- Carla Wesby, photo by Yoni Levy. Dress rehearsal for Milton Granger's The Proposal with Opera Collective November 2016

Photo Flash: First Look at Opera Collective's THE PROPOSAL at The Actors' Chapel This Week
Mother Teresa - Kristen Lamb Kasarjian, Officer - Adrienne Patino Dunn, Sensuous - Rebecca Schuessler, Statue of Liberty - Patricia Vital, and Five-Year-Old - Carla Wesby, photo by Yoni Levy. Dress rehearsal for Milton Granger's The Proposal with

Photo Flash: First Look at Opera Collective's THE PROPOSAL at The Actors' Chapel This Week
Sensuous - Rebecca Schuessler, photo by Yoni Levy. Dress rehearsal for Milton Granger's The Proposal with Opera Collective November 2016

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