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1993 FESTIVAL OPERATIC CENTERPIECE

 

L’Orfeo

Music by Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643)

Libretto by Alessandro Striggio the Younger (ca. 1573–1630)

 

June 15, 26, 18, and 19, 2003

Sanders Theatre at Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

Andrew Parrott, Musical Director

Simon Target, Stage Director

James Middleton, Production Designer

Charles Garth, Choreographer

 

Cast

 

Emily Van Evera

La Musica and Proserpina

Ellen Hargis

Ninfa and La Speranza

Joseph Cornwell

Orfeo

Maria Jette

Euridice

Danièle Forget

Messaggiera

Paul Guttry

Plutone

Mark Bleeke

Eco and Apollo

Roberta Anderson & Jean Danton

Ninfe

William Hite, Frank Kelley,

Rodrigo del Pozo, Emery Stephens & Curtis Streetman

Pastori & Spiriti

 

Dancers

 

Deena Grassia & Noah Racey

 

Orchestra

 

David Douglass & Robert Mealy, violin

Scott Metcalfe & Jane Starkman, viola

Emily Walhout, violoncello

Christel Thielmann & David Douglass, viola da gamba

Steven Lehning, violone

Bruce Dickey & Christel Thielman, recorder

Bruce Dickey & Doron David Sherwin, cornetto

Fred Holmgren, trumpet

Wim Becu, Charles Toet, Ronald Borro, Steven Lundahl &

     Mack Ramsey, sackbut

Andrew Lawrence-King, harp & keyboard

Paul O’Dette & Catherine Liddell, chitarrone

Andrew Parrott & Elisabeth Wright, harpsichord and organ

John Grimes, kettledrum