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Bard SummerScape presents

Euryanthe

By Carl Maria von Weber

Sunday, July 27, 2014

[Euryanthe] Soprano Ellie Dehn as Euryanthe. Photo by Todd Norwood.
Soprano Ellie Dehn as Euryanthe. Photo by Todd Norwood.
American Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leon Botstein, music director
Directed by Kevin Newbury

Opera Talk
July 27 at noon
Free and open to the public

Euryanthe is a story of jealousy and betrayal. A redheaded ghost haunts a dreamlike landscape where supernatural forces collide with everyday hopes of comfort and security. Layers of deceit and repressed desire motivate jealous lovers travelling in a darkly gothic world.


Carl Maria von Weber, an acquaintance of Schubert's and one of the most influential early Romantic composers, wrote Euryanthe in 1823. The gloriously beautiful score replaces sections of spoken dialogue common to German opera of the time with continuous music. This powerful work left its mark on Richard Wagner's Lohengrin and later pieces.

Kevin Newbury (Die Liebe der Danae, SummerScape 2011) directs this rare staging on an unjustly neglected opera. Bard's always remarkable chorus and an exciting cast of singers bring the romantic three-act production to life. Sung in German with English subtitles.


Creative Team

Kevin Newbury Director
Victoria Tzykun Set Designer
Jessica Jahn Costume Designer
D.M. Wood Lighting Designer
Dave Bova Hair and Makeup Designer


Principals

Ellie Dehn Euryanthe
William Burden Adolar
Wendy Bryn Harmer Eglantine
Ryan Kuster Lysiart
Peter Volpe King Ludwig


Running time for this performance is approximately three hours, including two intermissions. 

For more information, call 845-758-7900, e-mail fishercenter@bard.edu,
or visit http://fishercenter.bard.edu/calendar/event.php?eid=122958.

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater

Ticket Information: Tickets $25–$95
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