Opera in the Heights presents Little Women, one of the most treasured American operas

Mark Adamo’s production returns to Houston after 17 years
(March 31 through April 8)

(HOUSTON) March 9, 2017 — Opera in the Heights (Oh!) presents Mark Adamo’s Little Women as the final offering of its 21st season, opening Friday, March 31. Based on Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, Mark Adamo's Little Women follows the four beloved March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, in an ensemble-driven opera set in the wake of the Civil War. Little Women is a coming-of-age story, with the discovery of love and loss, and reluctant acceptance of change.

"With an eminently tuneful, colorful score set to his own libretto, Adamo honors and illuminates the essence of these beloved characters and their relationships,” says Eiki Isomura, Artistic Director for Opera in the Heights.

Since commissioned and premiered by Houston Grand Opera in 1998, Adamo’s Little Women has been produced by Glimmerglass Opera, New York City Opera, and over seventy other companies across the world. Opera in the Heights is proud to bring one of the most celebrated American operas back to Houston since its landmark television production 2001.

Stage Director Dashiell Waterbury said, "Little Women has never been more relevant, with its simple message about courage and grace. Lambert Hall is the perfect venue to experience Adamo's warm and energetic setting of the story. The intimacy of the theater puts the audience in the middle of the March household, where four ordinary girls find extraordinary strength in the face of life's challenges, leaving us all a little stronger for having joined them."

Performance Dates and Times
There will be four performances of Little Women presented at Lambert Hall (1703 Heights Boulevard, Houston, 77008):

• Friday, March 31, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday, April 2, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.
• Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
• Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket holders are invited to a post-performance “Talk-Back” with the cast following the Sunday matinee.

Following the Thursday evening performance, members of the Young Opera Lovers Organization (YOLO) will gather for a post-performance cocktail hour at Harold’s in the Heights (350 W 19th Street).

The Cast

“With the deeply insightful direction of Dashiell Waterbury, our stellar cast is bringing beauty and honesty to every note and word,” says Eiki Isomura, Artistic Director for Opera in the Heights.

The cast features Monica Isomura (Tisbe in La Cenerentola) as Jo March, Jennifer Crippen (Annio in La Clemenza di Tito) as Meg March, Julie Hoeltzel (Monica in The Medium) as Beth March, and Leigh Whitney Rosh (making her Opera in the Heights debut) as Amy March.