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1997 FESTIVAL OPERATIC CENTERPIECE

L’Orfeo
Music by Luigi Rossi (ca. 1597–1653)
Libretto by Francesco Buti (d. 1683)

 

June 10, 11, 13, 14, and 15, 1997

Emerson Majestic Theatre

Boston, Massachusetts

 

June 1997

Tanglewood Summer Music Festival

Lenox, Massachusetts

 

August 1997

Drottningholm Court Theatre

Stockholm, Sweden

 

Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, Artistic Directors
Jack Edwards, Stage Director
Peter Holman, Orchestra Director
Robin Linklater, Set & Costume Designer
Lucy Graham, Choreographer & Movement Adviser
L. Stacy Eddy, Lighting Designer
Costumes provided by the

Drottningholm Court Theatre, Stockholm, Sweden

 

Cast

 

Jan Opalach

Augure

James Taylor

Endimione

Cyndia Sieden

Euridice

Laura Pudwell

Nutrice & Bacco

Ellen Hargis

Orfeo

Jennifer Lane

Aristeo

Curtis Streetman

Satiro

Suzie LeBlanc, Wanda Procyshyn, Nancy Mayer

Le Tre Grazie & Le Tre Parche

Christine Brandes

Amore

Susanne Peck

Benere

William Hite

Momo & Caronte

Alan Bennett

Apollo & Giove

Wanda Procyshyn

Imeneo

Meredith Hall

Giunone

Olof Lilja

Vecchia, La Gelosia & Plutone

Nancy Mayer

Il Sospetto

Susie LeBlanc

Proserpina

Eleonora Fuser

Serva di Euridice & Diavolo

Steve Player

Musicista al Matrimonio

 

Chorus

 

Patrick Gnage, Randy Brent McGee, Mark Sprinkle & Jon Szabo

 

Dancers

 

Lorraine M. Chapman, Kathleen McNulty, Tina Marie Walczak, Christopher Alloways-Ramsey, Robert Miller Moore &

Robert Underwood

 

Orchestra

 

David Douglass, concertmaster

Judy Tarling, Ingrid Matthews, Christopher Verrette &

     Julie Andrijeski, violin

Theresa Caudle*, Margriet Tindemans, Robert Mealy, Scott Metcalfe*,

     Patrick Jordan & Jane Starkman, viola

Mark Caudle*, Emily Walhout, John Mark Rozendaal & Alice Robbins,

     bass violin

Stephen Stubbs & Elizabeth Kenny, chitarrone

Paul O’Dette, archlute

Paul O’Dette, Elizabeth Kenny, Patrick O’Brien & Steve Player,

     Spanish guitar

Peter Holman & Elisabeth Wright, harpsichord

Peter Holman, regal

Siobhán Armstrong, double harp

Erin Headley, lirone

Marilyn Boenau, Steven Lundahl, Mack Ramsey & Daniel Stillman,

     shawms, sackbuts, recorders, cornetto & bassoon

John Grimes, percussion