Lowell House Opera 2018
ROSSINI'S LE COMTE ORY
Performed in French with full orchestra
Music Direction by Edward Jones & Joseph Turbessi
Stage Direction by Roxanna Myhrum
Chorus Master Benjamin Wenzelberg
Produced by Sherry Gao
Stage Managed by Karalyn Joseph
Thursday April 12th, 7:30PM
Friday April 13th, 7:30PM
Saturday April 14th, 7:30PM*
Sunday April 15th, 2:00PM**
Tickets can be bought at the Harvard Box Office online or in person at 10 Holyoke Street.
Premium Seating | $40
Full Price | $25
Student | $12
*Black Tie Gala on April 14th:
Premium Seating | $75
Full Price | $50
Student | $25
**There will be a pre-show talk preceding the show by esteemed American musicologist Carolyn Abbate at 1:30pm.
All shows will take place at Agassiz Theater, located at 5 James Street, Cambridge MA 02138.
About the Opera When the licentious Count Ory dons disguises to sneak into a maidens’ castle whilst the men are away at war, outrageous hijinks ensue to keep him (and his chorus of knightly drinking buddies) at bay. Known for his many dynamic characters who stand up to men behaving badly, Rossini's captivating and challenging score pairs astonishing vocal virtuosity with a modern feminist flair. Our production sets this story in the classic film production era, giving an entertainment industry edge to this exciting tale. Spectacular arias, extraordinary coloratura, and a powerful chorus generate a plethora of dramatic and comedic irony, creating a hilarious production that incorporates multiple performing art forms. This contemporary staging emphasizes the empowerment of women in the face of sexual assault and harassment.
Performing April 12 & 14 / Performing April 13 & 15
Le Comte Ory
Steven D. Myles / Wes Hunter
La Comtesse Adele
Christine Teeters / Hailey Fuqua
Rebecca Krouner / Madeline Bawden
Miles Rind / Markus Schenk
Giliana Norkunas / Rachel Davies
Alyssa Weathersby / Madeline Ross
Kartik Ayysola (Coryphée)
Emily Adams (Coryphée)
Ketti Jane Muschler
Contact Producer Sherry Gao, at email@example.com.
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