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Harvey Milk 2022

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World Premiere of the New Performing Edition

Hope will never be silent.

Based on the true story of Harvey Milk, this opera delves into the tumultuous era of the 1970s to trace one young man’s rise to lead a movement. During his time as the “Mayor of Castro Street,” Harvey Milk fought for the rights of the disenfranchised…and paid the ultimate price for his work to advance those freedoms. Through Milk’s legacy, we are reminded that we are more united than divided, regardless of our background.

Co-commissioned by Opera Parallèle and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.

Content Advisory
Please be advised that this production contains some content that may not be suitable for young children, including explicit language, implied sexual situations, and scenes of physical violence.

Event information

Running Time

2 hours, 15 minutes

Loretto-Hilton Center
130 Edgar Road,
St. Louis, MO 63119

Performed in English with projected English supertitles

Accompanied by members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Photo Album

Cast & Creative Team

Stewart Wallace


Michael Korie


Carolyn Kuan


Seán Curran

Co-Stage Director

James Robinson

Co-Stage Director

Allen Moyer

Set Designer

James Schuette

Costume Designer

Greg Emetaz

Video Designer

Christopher Akerlind

Lighting Designer

Alek Shrader

Dan White

Thomas Glass

Harvey Milk

Raquel González

Dianne Feinstein

Jonathan Johnson

Scott Smith

Nathan Stark

George Moscone / Horst / Teamster

Xiao Xiao

Henrietta Wong

Mack Wolz

Anne Kronenberg

Kyle Tingzon

The Messenger

Mishael Eusebio

Young Harvey

Elizabeth Sarian


Made possible in part by the Fred M. Saigh Endowment at Opera Theatre.

Leadership support for Harvey Milk comes from the Mellon Foundation, the Whitaker Foundation, and the Berges Family Foundation. The production is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.


The commission of Harvey Milk Reimagined was made possible with the generous support of the Mellon Foundation, David Berley, Katie Ford & Tom Bishop, Nion McEvoy & Leslie Berriman, Jeffrey Kimball & Pamela Hogan, Anonymous, Marilynn & Willis GoldsmithCarolyn Zecca Ferris, Barry & Carolina Gustin, Matthew & Krista Annenberg, Stacy Greene & Fred Wistow, Kaufelt Family Fund, and Anya & Joseph E. Stiglitz.

The production is underwritten by the
Tawani Foundation in honor of Mark Throdahl and by Wells Fargo Advisors.



James Robinson’s engagement is made possible with generous support from the William T. Kemper Foundation and David & Dotty Kemper.

Pride Night at the Opera is generously sponsored by Buckingham Strategic Wealth.

Audio description services provided by MindsEye.

American Sign Language interpreting services are provided by Lo’s Communicate Plus, LLC.