OperaNews.com: Opera Theatre of Saint Louis to Present…Double Bill of William Grant Still’s Highway 1, U.S.A. and Gianni Schicchi

William Grant Still (1895-1978)

October 19, 2020

A double bill will feature William Grant Still’s Highway 1, U.S.A. and Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. Highway 1, U.S.A. will be staged by Ron Himes, founder and producing director of the St. Louis Black Rep, while Schicchi will be directed by Seán Curran; Leonard Slatkin, conductor laureate of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, will conduct the performances, which will feature Nicole Cabell, Will Liverman, Christian Mark Gibbs and La’Shelle Allen in the Grant Still, and Levi Hernandez, Joshua Blue, Elena Villalón, La’Shelle Allen, Jermaine Smith, Meghan Kasanders and Calvin Griffin in the Puccini.