18-year-old Susannah Polk is a typical teenager entering womanhood in the
quiet mountain town of New Hope, Tennessee, when she finds herself bereft
of hope as the target of ruthless and malicious gossip.
More than six decades after its premiere, Floyd’s Susannah now stands as the
second most-beloved American opera, after Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.
Join us for a stunning production of this uniquely American tale of innocence,
lust, and social consequence.
directed by MARK FOEHRINGER
conducted by BRYAN NIES
with the FESTIVAL OPERA
ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
Run time: approximately 2 hours, 15 minutes