Music and libretto by Herschel Garfein
Based on the play by Tom Stoppard
Featuring: Krista River (mezzo-soprano), Chad Sloan (baritone), David Kravitz (baritone), and Jeffrey Tucker (bass), and members of the Master's program of New England Conservatory as The Tragedians.
Saturday 10 April at 8:00 p.m.
& Sunday 11 April at 3:00 p.m.
1 Faneuil Hall Sq # 1
Boston, MA 02109-9998
RUNNING TIME: Two hours (with intermission)
A concert staging of scenes from Herschel Garfein's new comic opera, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (based on the play by Tom Stoppard) in their orchestral premiere, and the BCO's first performance of Schumann's Second Symphony (marking the 200th anniversary of Schumann's birth), all in celebration of the BCO's 30th anniversary.
The cast of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead will be Krista River, mezzo-soprano as Alfred; baritone Chad Sloan as Rosencrantz; baritone David Kravitz as Guildenstern; and bass Jeffrey Tucker as the Player, leader of the acting troupe, The Tragedians. The actors, all vocal students at the New England Conservatory of Music, are portrayed by Lindsay Conrad, Ashley Kozak, Abigail Krawson, Lila Palmer, Sean Lair and Brock Johnson.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is based on the 1967 Tony Award-winning play that retells the story of Hamlet from the point-of-view of two minor characters in the Shakespeare play. Allowed only a highly restricted view of the tumultuous events of Hamlet unfolding around them, and deceived by nearly everyone, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern play games to pass the time and tirelessly devise strategies to make sense of their place in the grander scheme. More info...
Including a Post Concert Conversation with...
Charles Jarden, General Director, American Opera Projects
Herschel Garfein, composer/librettist, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
Esther Nelson, General Director, Boston Lyric Opera
Richard Dyer, former chief music critic, The Boston Globe
Steven Lipsitt, music director, Boston Classical Orchestra
A BOSTON GLOBE Classical Music Critic Pick!