World Premiere

Sunday & Monday
May 21 & 22, 2007
7:30 pm
Peter B. Lewis Theater
The Sackler Center for Arts Education

An Opera in One Act
By Louis Karchin
Based on an English Translation by Barnett Shaw
of a play by Alexandre Dumas, père

In association with the Washington Square Ensemble and Works & Process at the Guggenheim

Conductor: Louis Karchin
Stage Director: Peter Flynn
Set Designer: Glenn Reed
Costume Designer: Lora LaVon
Lighting Designer: Jesse Klug

Performers (in order of appearance)

Katrina Thurman, Martha, sister of Celestus
Thomas Meglioranza, Celestus, an astronomer
Steven Ebel, Frantz Wolf, a professor of philosophy
Ryan Swearingen, AN UNKNOWN
Wilbur Pauley, BABENHAUSEN, the mayor

Members of the Washington Square Ensemble

Jayn Rosenfeld, flute
Alan R. Kay, clarinet
Seth Baer, bassoon
Daniel Grabois, horn
Tom Kolor, percussion
Stephen Gosling, piano
Anna Lim, violin
Curtis Macomber, violin
Lois Martin, viola
Rebecca Patterson, cello
Kurt Muroki, double bass

Production Stage Manager: W. Wilson Jones
Supertitles: William Cusick, Ryan Dorin
Projections Designer: Alfred Martinez
Asst. Stage Manager: Francesca DeRenzi
Assistant Conductor: Scott Voyles
Rehearsal Pianists: Daniel Beliavsky, Matthew Quayle
Assistant to the Director: Matthew Gray
Assistant to the Costume Designer: Julia Broer, Christine Hong
Audio Recording Engineer: Marlan Barry
Stage Crew: Michael Gonzalez, Ross Dawson

Partial support for this production was provided by the Argosy Foundation and the Research Challenge Fund of New York University.

American Opera Projects would like to thank Mary Sharp Cronson, Duke Dang and all the staff at Works & Process.

Celestus (Thomas Meglioranza) looks over the budding romance between Wolf (Steven Ebel) and Martha (Katrina Thurman)
Wilbur Pauley as Mayor Babenhausen
Conrad (Ryan Swearingen)
Lou Karchin conducts a rehearsal
Steven Ebel, Thomas Meglioranza, and Katrina Thurman in Romulus

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