April 7 & 8, 2017

Blue Viola (Michael Stearns)
Opera Memphis
Memphis TN

"Mingling classical with blues and jazz, the music was robust and evocative, with humor and charm..."  -D.C. Theatre Guide

Blue Viola follows the journey of a priceless viola from its original owner to a junk dealer, who sees it as a lost treasure in need of rescue.  But his girlfriend, Anita, has other plans.  Join Gregory Gerbrandt as he returns to Opera Memphis for this charming, new one-act opera by Peter Hilliard.

Playhouse on the Square
Memphis, TN

Director: Dennis Whitehead Darling
Conductor: Michael Sakir

Mikey: Gregory Gerbrandt
Fritz: Jason Slayden
Arnita: Tesia Kwarteng
Vernon: Marcus King