Double Bill: One-Act Operas by Britten and Vaughan Williams

12/13/12 | 8 p.m.

Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater

The Juilliard School, 155 W. 65th St., Third Floor Map


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Mark Shapiro, conductor John Giampietro, director

BRITTEN Curlew River Members of the Juilliard Orchestra Chorus of Juilliard singers

Featuring Kyle Bielfield as the Madwoman, Tobias Greenhalgh as the Ferryman, Emmett O'Hanlon as the Traveller, Ying Fang as the Spirit of the Boy, and Davone Tines as the Leader of the Pilgrims

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Riders to the Sea Adam Nielsen, piano Chorus of Juilliard singers

Featuring Lacey Jo Benter as Maurya, Emmett O'Hanlon as Bartley, Simone Easthope as Cathleen, Laura Mixter as Nora, and Kara Sainz as A Woman

Juilliard Opera explores the bonds between mothers and sons through the production of two British one-act operas--Benjamin Britten's Curlew River and Ralph Vaughan Williams' Riders to the Sea. Based on Motomasa's Japanese musical drama Sumidagawa and translated to a Christian parable by librettist William Plomer, Curlew River tells the tale of a woman searching for her missing son. Premiered in 1937 and inspired by Irish playwright John Millington Synge's tragedy of the same name, Riders to the Sea examines an elderly woman's fears of losing her remaining sea-faring sons

Very limited seating FREE tickets available 12/3

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