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2009 FESTIVAL OPERATIC CENTERPIECE

Music by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

Libretto by Giovanni Francesco Busenello (1598-1659)

 

June 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, and 14, 2009

Stanford Calderwood Pavilian at the Boston Center for the Arts

Boston, Massachusetts

 

June 19, 20, and 21, 2009

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Great Barrington, Massachusetts

 

Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Gilbert Blin, Stage Director and Set Designer
Anna Watkins, Costume Designer and Supervisor
Lenore Doxsee, Lighting Designer

Kathleen Fay, Executive Producer

Abbie H. Katz, Associate Producer

Ellen Hargis, Assistant Stage Director

 

Cast

 

Gillian Keith*

Poppea

Marcus Ullmann* Nerone
Stephanie Houtzeel* Ottavia
Holger Falk* Ottone
Amanda Forsythe Drusilla
Christian Immler* Seneca
Laura Pudwell Arnalta
Ross Hauck* Lucano
Nell Snaidas Amore & Valletto
Aaron Sheehan Liberto
Erica Schuller La Fortuna
Deborah Rentz-Moore La Virtù
Zachary Wilder Nutrice
Douglas Williams Littore
Jesse Blumberg* Mercurio

 

*denotes BEMF début

BEMF Chamber Ensemble

 

Robert Mealy, concertmaster

Cynthia Roberts, violin

Laura Jeppesen, viola

David Morris, 'cello

Paul O'Dette, chitarrone

Stephen Stubbs, Baroque guitar & chitarrone

Luca Guglielmi & Jörg Jacobi, harpsichord

Erin Headley, viola da gamba & lirone

Maxine Eilander, Baroque harp