THE KNOCK (Staged Premiere)

New Production, 2023
Cincinnati Opera


  • Director: Alison Moritz
  • Conductor: Stephanie Rhodes Russell
  • Scenic Design: James Rotondo
  • Costume Design: Trevor Bowen
  • Lighting Design: Thomas C. Hase
  • Photos: Philip Groshong


  • “The performers were uniformly excellent, so much so that the sense of performance disappeared immediately; instead, it became a shared human experience, at times painfully intimate in the small Wilks Studio.” (Opera News)
  • “Director Alison Moritz guides her cast with a firm hand, putting to good use the intimate Wilks Studio at Music Hall, all the while creating a compelling environment, hand in hand with scenic designer James Rotondo.” (All About the Arts)
  • “Time stood still. There were audible sobs in the audience. Later, Gonzalez delivered the folded flag with a salute to little Bobby… Alison Moritz’s staging was seamless and utterly natural.” (Cincinnati Business Courier)
  • “The opera was alternately poignant and gut-wrenching.” (Cincinnati Business Courier)

From Alison

Two years after filming The Knock for Glimmerglass Opera, our team finally had the opportunity to bring this beautiful opera to life at Cincinnati Opera. The cast and entire creative team were bowled over by the audience response to this equally intimate and epic opera from Aleksandra Vrebalov and Deborah Brevoort.