Bard SummerScape presents
By Carl Maria von Weber
Friday, August 1, 2014
Soprano Ellie Dehn as Euryanthe. Photo by Todd Norwood.
American Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leon Botstein, music director
Directed by Kevin Newbury
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.
|Kevin Newbury ||Director |
|Victoria Tzykun ||Set Designer |
|Jessica Jahn ||Costume Designer |
|D.M. Wood ||Lighting Designer |
|Dave Bova ||Hair and Makeup Designer |
Running time for this performance is approximately three hours, including two intermissions.
|Ellie Dehn ||Euryanthe |
|William Burden ||Adolar |
|Wendy Bryn Harmer ||Eglantine |
|Ryan Kuster ||Lysiart |
|Peter Volpe ||King Ludwig |
For more information, call 845-758-7900, e-mail email@example.com,
or visit http://fishercenter.bard.edu/calendar/event.php?eid=122958.
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
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