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1981 FESTIVAL OPERATIC CENTERPIECE

L’incoronazione di Poppea

Music by Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643)

Libretto by Giovanni Francesco Busenello (1598– 1659)

 

May 26, 1981

Boston University Theatre

Boston, Massachusetts

 

Martin Pearlman, Music Director

Jack Eddleman, Stage Director

John Balme, Production Director

William Fregosi, Set Designer

W. K. Fauser, Costume Designer

Steven Friedlander, Lighting Designer

 

Banchetto Musicale

Martin Pearlman, Music Director

 

Boston Lyric Opera

John Balme, General Director

 

Cast

 

Patti Dell

Fortune

Nancy Armstrong

Virtue

Ann Jeffers

Love

Jeffrey Gall

Ottone

Richard Conrad, Peter Cody

Soldiers

Kerry McCarthy

Poppea

Susan Larson

Nero

Karl Dan Sorensen

Arnalta

Nancy Green

Ottavia

Jane Struss

Nurse to Ottavia

Philip Evancho

Seneca

Nancy Armstrong

Page

Teresa Bryan

Drusilla

James Maddalena

Mercury

Richard Conrad

Captain of the guards

Karl Dan Sorensen

Disciples of Seneca

Ann Jeffers

Maiden

Ray DeVoll

Lucano

John Osborn

Lictor

Peter Cody & Richard Conrad

Consuls

James Maddalena & John Osborn

Tribunes

 

Orchestra

 

Martin Pearlman & John Gibbons, harpsichord

John Gibbons, organ

Claudia Dart & Doug Freundlich, chitarrone

Daniel Stepner, Priscilla Hallberg, Stephen Marvin, Anthony Martin, Jane Starkman & Anne Black, violin

Stephanie Beal, ’cello

Laura Jeppesen, viola da gamba

Sarah Cunningham, violone

Nancy Joyce & Kenneth Roth, recorder

Kennth Roth, dulcian

Allan Dean & Aaron Smith, cornetto