By Jacob Stockinger
This weekend, the acclaimed and predictably creative Fresco Opera Theatre will celebrate the Halloween season with the literary masterworks of horror short story writer Edgar Allan Poe (below top) accompanied by the world premiere of a score composed by local composer Clarisse Tobia (below).
The Poe Requiem is a unique theatrical experience that will be staged in the beautiful Masonic Center, located in downtown Madison at 301 Wisconsin Avenue, at 8 p.m. on this Friday and Saturday. (You can see a trailer for the Poe Requiem in the YouTube video at the bottom.)
This will be a complete environmental experience with singing, orchestra, artwork, dancers and other surprises along the way.
There will be a chorus with four vocal soloists. The chamber orchestra will include the Masonic Center organ, one of the oldest in the area. Kevin McMahon (below), music director and conductor of the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra, is the conductor.
During the production, Raw Inspirations Dance Company (below) will be performing and will have plenty of other surprises to get audience members in the mood for Halloween.
General seating is $25; Saturday student rush tickets are $15.
The Costume Contest is on Saturday.
There is a Post-Show Historic Ghost Tour of The Masonic Temple.
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW at www.frescooperatheatre.com
Use the Password “Raven” to get $5 off each ticket