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At a square-dance in New Hope Valley, 19-year-old Susannah unwittingly provokes the lust of four church Elders - and the jealousy of their wives. Next morning, while bathing naked in a creek, she is spied upon by the Elders, who are supposedly looking for a suitable spot for baptisms. They blame her for their own lust and go back to the village to denounce her. At a revival meeting that evening, evangelist Olin Blitch fails to make Susannah publicly confess her sins. He follows her home. Her brother is away hunting, and Blitch takes full advantage... The next morning, however, he is torn by remorse: she had been a virgin.

Music Carlisle Floyd.

Archive listings for Susannah

Work type: Opera or Operetta.


Company Hampstead Garden Opera. Musical Director Oliver-John Ruthven. Director Sinead O'Neill. Company Dionysus Ensemble.
23 Apr 09 to 3 May 09Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Inner London :: V1170
listing details L01857100504


Company English Touring Opera. Conductor Alex Ingrams. Performer Donna Bateman (Susannah). Performer Andrew Slater (Olin Blitch).
29 Apr 08 to 3 May 08Arts Theatre, Cambridge :: V19
listing details L172098118
3 Apr 08Northcott Theatre, Exeter :: V886
listing details L01802634194
27 Mar 08Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham :: V90
listing details L1837272509


Sung in English with supertitles.Producer Wexford Festival Opera. Conductor David Agler. Director John Fulljames. Design Conor Murphy. Costume Conor Murphy. Lighting Giuseppe Di Iorio. Other Lubomir Matl (chorus master). Company Wexford Festival Opera Chorus. Company Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer Emily Pulley (Susannah Polk). Performer Simon O'Neill (Sam Polk - her brother). Performer Stephen Kechulius (Olin Blitch - an evangelist). Performer Glenn Alamilla (Little Bat McLean). Performer Sean Clayton (Elder Gleaton). Performer Paul Featherstone (Elder Hayes). Performer Paul Carey Jones (Elder Ott). Performer Anna Burford (Mrs McLean). Performer Martene Grimson (Mrs Gleaton). Performer Kim Sheehan (Mrs Hayes). Performer Frances McCafferty (Mrs Ott).
22 Oct 05 to 6 Nov 05The National Opera House, Wexford :: V1850998411
listing details L0267830981

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