No Exit (opera)

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No Exit is a one-act chamber opera by Andy Vores based on the 1944 existentialist play by Jean-Paul Sartre. The opera was commissioned by Boston's Guerilla Opera and had its world premiere, on April 24, 2008, at the Boston Conservatory's Zack Box Theatre.[1]

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Role Voice type Premiere Cast,

24 April 2008

Chicago Opera Vanguard Cast,

16-18 October 2009

Florida Grand Opera Cast,

27 & 28 February, 1 March 2014

Estelle soprano Aliana de la Guardia Susan Nelson Riley Svatos
Inez mezzo-soprano Leslie Ann Leytham Caitlin McKechney Caitlin McKechney
Garcin tenor Michael Rausch Matthew Newlin Casey Finnigan
Valet baritone Peter D. Weathers Peter D. Weathers Carlton Ford

Performance history[edit]

The opera was written for Boston's Guerilla Opera and had its world premiere, directed by Sally Stunkel, on April 24, 2008, at the Boston Conservatory's Zack Box Theatre.[2] The opera had its second production by Chicago Opera Vanguard October 16–18, 2009 in the Hoover-Leppen Theater at the Center on Halsted.[3] No Exit received its third production with Guerilla Opera, directed by Nathan Troup, on September 19, 2013. Most recently, No Exit was performed on February 27, 28 and March 1, 2014 as a part of Florida Grand Opera's Unexpected Operas in Unexpected Places initiative, designed to bring lesser-known operas to unique venues throughout South Florida.

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