Opera Modesto presents: TELL TALE HEART and ANNABEL


In TELL TALE HEART a “perfect” murder is revealed as the murderer’s mind unravels into madness.


Based on the short story by Edgar Allan Poe, composer Stewart Copeland (drummer of The Police), creates a complex world of characters to tell this evocative story in an operatic setting. TELL TALE HEART stars Jason Detwiler as the murderer and Chad Somers as the victim, directed by I-Chen Wang.


ANNABEL, inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s lyrical poem “Annabel Lee,” is a haunting tale of love so strong that it lasts beyond the grave.

Commissioned by Opera Modesto from composer Deborah Kavasch and librettist Linda Bunney-Sarhad, the world premiere production of ANNABEL stars Oakdale native Darby Schmidt in the title role, with Chad Somers as Lover and Jason Detwiler as Kinsman, directed by Annalisa Winberg.

The operas will be conducted by Liisa Dávila, with scenic design by Yi-Hsuan Ma and projections by I-Chen Wang.

Doors open at 1:30; Opera at 2 p.m.
Tickets: $40, $30 & $25 or $20 for students

For more information on PoeCon visit http://www.modestopoecon.com/

Additional Information

Run Time:
120 min


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