Highway 1, USA / The Dwarf fact sheet 

Highway 1, USA
Music: William Grant Still

Libretto: Verna Arvey
World premiere: May 11, 1963, at Coral Gables High School in Miami

Mary: Nicole Heaston
Bob: Norman Garrett
Nate: Chaz'men Williams-Ali *
Aunt Lou: Deborah Nansteel *
Sheriff: Alan Williams 

Creative team:   
Conductor: James Conlon
Director: Kaneza Schaal
Production Designer: Christopher Myers
Co-Scenic Designer: Amy C. Rubin
Co-Scenic Designer: Cheyanne Williams *
Costumes: Charlese Antoinette *
Lighting: Pablo Santiago
Chorus Director: Jeremy Frank

The Dwarf
Music: Alexander Zemlinsky
Libretto: Georg C. Klaren
World premiere: May 22, 1922, at the Stadttheater Glockengasse in Cologne

The Dwarf: Rodrick Dixon
Donna Clara: Erica Petrocelli ‡
Don Estoban: Kristinn Sigmundsson
Gita: Emily Magee *
First Maid: Kathleen O'Mara 
Second Maid: Deepa Johnny 
Third Maid: Sarah Saturnino 
First Companion: Tiffany Townsend ‡
Second Companion: Madeleine Lyon 

Creative Team:
Conductor: James Conlon
Director: Darko Tresnjak
Scenic Designer: Ralph Funicello
Costume Designer: Linda Cho
Lighting Designer: David Weiner
Chorus Director: Jeremy Frank
Choreographer: Bill Burns *

* LA Opera debut  
† Member of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program
Alumnus of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program  

Sung in German with English supertitles

Performance dates and times:  
February 24, 2024, at 7:30pm  
March 3, 2024, at 2pm 
March 6, 2024, at 7:30pm 
March 9, 2024, at 7:30pm 
March 14, 2024, at 7:30pm 
March 17, 2024, at 2pm 

Highway 1, USA is performed in English with English supertitles.
The Dwarf is performed in German with English supertitles.

Estimated running time: two hours and 50 minutes, including one intermission 

Venue: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012)   
All programs, artists and dates are subject to change.   

Last updated: February 9, 2024