If I Were You (World Premiere)
Merola Opera Program

If I Were You (World Premiere)

Merola Opera Program

After years of working as an assistant and choreographer for Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s new operas, they asked Keturah to come on as director for If I Were You, Merola Opera Program’s first ever commissioned new work. Opening in August of 2019, the press for this Faustian opera is already heavy with anticipation. Check back for updates as the piece comes together over the next couple of months.


Keturah Stickann  Director
Nicole Paiement
Liliana Duque Piñiero
 Set Designer
Alina Bokovikova
 Costume Designer
Lucas Krech
 Lighting Designer
Peter Torpey
 Projections Designer
Jonathan Rider
 Fight Choreography

"We have a dream team of collaborators with director Keturah Stickann and conductor Nicole Paiement, plus the Merola singers and pianists."
Janos Gereben, San Francisco Classical Voice

Costume Renderings

"It will be conducted by Nicole Paiement, Founder and Artistic Director of Opera Parallèle, and directed by Keturah Stickann, known for bringing to stage new productions of Orphée, Rigoletto, and La rondine, among many others."
BWW NewsDesk, BroadwayWorld


Behind the Scenes

Keturah with Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer at the workshop 2018