A Tale Of Two Vincents

The life of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh becomes a role of monumental proportions.

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    David Adam Moore as Vincent.

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    Director Vincent Liotta (center) talks with the cast during a dress rehearsal.

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    Vincent shows off his art.

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    The cast rehearses for the world premiere.

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    Chris Burchett as the young minister Vincent.

Event Information

Vincent

An opera by Bernard Rands; libretto by J.D. McClatchy.


Indiana University Musical Arts Center

April 8, 9, 15, 16 @ 8 pm

MAC Box Office

IU Opera Theater production page

The idea of a biographical opera based on the life of Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh has been floating around in the mind of composer Bernard Rands since the 1970s. And this weekend that vision will meet the eyes and ears of the public in the world premiere of Vincent at the IU Opera Theater.

The production staff has been understandably tight-lipped about the whole event, not wanting any of the juicy details to leak before the curtain goes up on April 8.

So how do you talk about an opera you can’t see or hear?  I decided to speak with the two baritone tasked with premiering the monumental role of the disturbed painter.

Both of these professional singers are used to the frenetic life of the performer; constantly learning and researching upcoming roles while rehearsing and staging others. Chris Burchett, I caught in the Musical Arts Center lobby during a rare free moment between rehearsals. And David Adam Moore stopped by the studio to talk about how he landed the role.

 

David Wood

Originally from Leavenworth, Kansas, David Wood moved to Bloomington in 2005. He received his Bachelor of Music from Kansas State University, and his Master of Music from the University of North Texas. He studied ensemble direction at the Jacobs School of Music's Early Music Institute and joined WFIU in 2006 as an announcer. In 2008 he became WFIU's Music Director and also served as Art Bureau Chief from 2008-2013. David’s interests include Irish music and language (particularly traditional singing), music and religion, running, the outdoors, and, of course, classical music!

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