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1995 FESTIVAL OPERATIC CENTERPIECE

King Arthur

Music by Henry Purcell (1659–1695)

Libretto by John Dryden (1631–1700)

June 13, 14, 16, 17, and 18, 1995

Emerson Majestic Theatre

Boston, Massachusetts

 

Peter Holman and Paul O’Dette, Musical Directors
Jack Edwards, Stage Director
James Middleton, Set & Costume Designer
Ken Pierce, Choreographer

 

Cast

 

Stephen Russell

King Arthur

Fleming Brooks

Oswald

Jon-Daniel Durbin

Conon

Michael Antonakes

Merlin

Lou Solomon

Osmond

Bill Toma Ledbetter

Aurelius

Aaron Lyons

Albanact

Ian Dowell

Guillamar

Carol Symes

Emmeline

Ingrid Schorr

Matilda

Rachel Fetler

Philidel

Jared Voos

Grimbald

 

Chorus

 

Christine Brandes, Julia Gooding, Ellen Hargis & Suzie LeBlac, sopranos
Daniel Taylor & Brian Link, countertenors
Alan Bennett & William Hite, tenors
Jeffrey Johnson & Nathaniel Watson, baritones
Curtis Streetman, bass
Michael Cedrone, Wesley Chinn, Peter Kalmus & Brent Ranalli,

     Officers & Soldiers

 

Dancers

 

Ken Pierce, Susan Liu, Blake Meike, Bruce Roberts,

Victoria Solomon & Melinda Sullivan

 

Orchestra

 

Elizabeth Blumenstock, leader & violin

Carla Moore, Ingrid Matthews, Kinloch Earle, Anthony Martin*,

     Linda Quan, Julie Leven & Scott Metcalfe, violin

David Miller*, Laura Jeppesen, Jane Starkman, viola

Mark Caudle*, Myron Lutzke, Phoebe Carrai &John Moran, bass violin

Stephen Hammer* & Marc Chachman, oboe

Lani Spahr, tenor oboe

Andrew Schwartz, bassoon

Roxanne Layton &Roy Sansom, recorder

Dennis Ferry &John Thiessen, trumpet

John Grimes, timpani

Stephen Stubbs, archlute & Baroque guitar

Paul O’Dette, theorbo & Baroque guitar

Christel Thielmann, bass viol

Peter Holman & Elizabeth Wright, harpsichord

* principal