Sweeney Todd

Friday, February 10, 2017
Sunday, February 12, 2017

New Orleans

New Orleans Opera


Starring real-life husband and wife Greer Grimsley, one of the great bass-baritones of his generation, as Sweeney Todd, and acclaimed mezzo-soprano Luretta Bybee as Mrs. Lovett. Grimsley made his role d├ębut as the title role in Sweeney Todd with Vancouver Opera, and recently performed it with Glimmerglass Opera, where critics raved "Greer Grimsley tore passion to threads in the role of Sweeney Todd. He never shied away from pulling out the stops as the blatantly melodramatic production demanded. He was striking as the vengeful Sweeney. The singer masters both the sinister and sympathetic, and his voice builds to convey both rage and heartbreaking intensity."