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Breaking the Waves


  • Jan Nyman

  • Company and role debut

  • Directed by Mark Streshinsky

  • Conducted by Jonathan Khuner

  • West Edge Opera

  • “As Jan, baritone Robert Wesley Mason give a gleaming, vocally burly performance that burst with life even as he spent most of the opera confined to a hospital bed.” -The San Francisco Chronicle

  • “The opera’s heroine, Bess McNeill, thoroughly embodied in voice and soul by soprano Sara LeMesh, is at once giddy and grateful for bringing Jan Nyman (the compelling baritone [Robert Wesley] Mason) into her life.” -San Francisco Classical Voice

  • Lovingness oozes and tested emotions are firmly rendered in Robert Wesley Mason’s handsomely rugged Jan as life turns upside down, his warm, muscular and resonant baritone a perfect casing and compliment for LeMesh’s Bess.” -The Opera Chaser

  • The rest of the cast supported LeMesh well, nearly all the characters have many different sides and get to portray a range of emotions. From baritone Robert Wesley Mason, whose Jan is heartbreaking…” -The Opera Tattler

Earlier Event: July 11
The Juliet Letters
Later Event: November 1
As One