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Opera Kansas presents a new production of Tobias Picker’s beloved opera, Fantastic Mr. Fox on September 22-23 using the composer’s chamber version of the work for seven players. Kenneth Tysick conducts and Ashley Winters directs. A modern fable, Fantastic Mr. Fox is a story about good vs. evil, animal vs. human, and nature vs. technology. With the help of the other creatures of the forest, Mr….

Boston University’s Opera Institute performs the chamber version of Tobias Picker’s Dolores Claiborne,  conducted by William Lumpkin, on February 21-24, 2019.  Picker notes, “Dolores Claiborne is a character destined for the operatic stage – passionate, desperate, trapped. She will do anything to save the daughter who despises her. Pushed to the extreme edge of life,…

The Nashville Symphony, led by conductor Giancarlo Guerrero, performs Tobias Picker’s The Encantadas on March 8-9, 2019 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, featuring the composer as narrator. Tobias Picker draws his text from Herman Melville’s vivid and poetic descriptions of the sea-swept Galapagos Islands he visited in 1841, as part of a whaling voyage he…

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