World Opening of Opera, Vincent, Continues at the MAC

Posted on April 12, 2011



Vincent Van Gogh was one of the most famous Dutch artists of his time. The world premiere of the Vincent opera follows his life story, incorporating his love, life, and madness into one story.

The leads of the opera, Vincent, are not Jacobs School of Music students, but hired artists.

“We are guest artists. The role of Vincent is longer than any other role in the baritone repertoire and it’s extremely obviously psychologically complex and quite an acting challenge,” David Adam Moore, who plays Vincent van Gogh, said.

The Vincent opera holds some romantic interest as well.

“Agostina is one of Vincent’s lovers and it sort of charges the opera sexually a little bit too,” Krista Costin, who plays Agostina Segatori, said.

After hours of hard work, the cast is hoping that the audience may be able to relate to Vincent van Gogh as more than just an artist.

“There are people all around us that don’t fit in, who have amazing things to say and to bring and to share, but aren’t accepted, and are shut out. Their voices are shut out,” Christopher Burchett, who also plays the role of Vincent van Gogh, said.

After much preparation, the opera, Vincent, premiered April 8, in the Musical Arts Center and will run again on the 15th and 16th.

Hoosier News Source: Vincent Opera Preview

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