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 *

Creative team:   
Conductor: James Conlon
Director: Kaneza Schaal
Production Designer: Christopher Myers
Chorus Director: Jeremy Frank

Sung in English, with English supertitles

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

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

* LA Opera debut  
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 

Performed in Italian with English supertitles   

Estimated running time: two hours and 40 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 19, 2023