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Chautauqua Opera Company: L'Orfeo

Saturday, July 08, 2017
08:15pm

Location Amphitheater

Gate pass or event ticket required

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Music :: Claudio Monteverdi, arr. Ottorino Resphighi
Libretto :: Alessandro Striggio

U.S. Stage Premiere
Performed in Italian with English supertitles
World Premiere (Respighi realization): Teatro Alla Scala, Milan, 1935

 

In this timeless myth of true love and loss, Orpheus, the man who could charm death itself with his music, travels to the underworld to plead with the gods for the life of his lost love, Euridice. 

Ottorino Respighi's re-orchestration of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo (one of history's first operatic masterpieces) has never been seen on stage in the United States. Be the first to experience this essential opera! Hear the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra fill the grounds (from their own underworld in the new orchestra pit) with this luscious and romantic score and join Chautauqua Opera Company for their first performance in the new Amphitheater. 

 Creative & Production

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Keturah Stickann
Stage Director/
Choreographer

 

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Steven Osgood
Conductor

 

Caleb Wertenbaker
Set Designer 

Michael Baumgarten
Lighting Designer 

B.G. FitzGerald
Costume Designer 

Martha Ruskai
Wig & Makeup Designer

 

 

 

Cast

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Daniel Belcher
Orfeo

 

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Heather Johnson
Music/Hope/Messenger

 

Chelsea Friedlander
Euridice 

Arnold Livingston Geis
Apollo 

Evan Ross
Plutone 

Eric Wassenaar
Natalie Rose Havens

Pastori  

Helen Hassinger
Ninfa 

 

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