Nevada Opera presented Steven Sondheim's Sweeney Todd on September 28th and 30th, 2012. Dramatic staging and a superb cast of local and visiting artists provided a memorable performance.
This page and the six following present the synopsis of the opera with photographs of NVO's performance.
Our thanks to Stuart Murtland for the photos of Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
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The company assembles as a chorus of London's citizens to perform a no-frills burial, dumping a body bag into a shallow grave. As they sing, Sweeney Todd rises from the grave as though summoned forth ("The Ballad of Sweeney Todd: Attend the Tale of Sweeney Todd"), before the actual play begins, set some months before the burial. The company continues to appear throughout the show to comment on the action of the play through song.