Wolf Trap Opera’s Bastianello and The Juniper Tree

Wolf Trap Opera’s Bastianello and The Juniper Tree
Oct 01, 2017

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THE JUNIPER TREE

Music by Philip Glass & Robert Moran
Libretto by Arthur Yorinks

“Charming and chilling, a children’s opera for thinking children (also known as ‘adults’).” The New York Times

This Brother Grimm fairy tale is the story of a wicked stepmother who murders her stepson and serves him up in a stew to his unsuspecting father.
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CHAPTERS

Mother’s Death and Son’s Birth
Entrance of the Stepmother and Daughter
Stepmother’s Aria
The Stepmother’s Revenge
After the Murder
The Stew
Daughter’s Aria
The Villagers
The Son’s Revenge

CAST

in order of vocal appearance
Wife – Summer Hassan
Mama Bird – Maria Brea (Studio Artist)
Husband – Ben Edquist
Son – Megan Mikailovna Samarin
Stepmother – Annie Rosen
Daughter – Madison Leonard
Goldsmith – Andrew Gilstrap (Studio Artist)
Cobbler – Michael J. Hawk (Studio Artist)
Miller – Sam Grosby (Studio Artist)
Baby Birds/Village Folk – 2017 Wolf Trap Studio Artists

CREATIVE TEAM

Conductor – Lidiya Yankovskaya
Director – R.B. Schlather
Scenic & Costume Designer – Blake Palmer
Lighting Designer – Robert H. Grimes
Wig & Makeup Designer – Anne Nesmith
Chorusmaster – Joseph Li

PRODUCTION STAFF

Musical Preparation – David Hanlon, Joseph Li, K. Annie Brooks
Assistant Director – Marcus Shields
Production Stage Manager – Michael Janney
Assistant Stage Manager – Sarah Johnson
Supertitle Coordinator – Lindsay Woodward

INSIDE THE OPERA PRESHOW TALK

Dan and Gayle D’Aniello
2017 Wolf Trap Opera Season Underwriters
Ed and Andy Smith
2017 Performance Sponsors

Opera streaming video presentations are made possible with support from The Lincoln and Therese Filene Foundation.

For more information on WTO’s video streaming initiative, visit wolftrap.org/opera/for-audiences/video-streaming.


BASTIANELLO

Music by John Musto
Libretto by Mark Campbell

This modern retelling of an Italian folktale tickles the funny bone and warms the heart. After a wedding debacle, a young husband sets out to find people who are greater fools than his own family.

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CHAPTERS

The Wedding
A Farmhouse
The Gate of a Village
A Lake
Epilogue

CAST

in order of vocal appearance
Bastianello, Lambent – Jonas Hacker
Bastianello the Elder, Frediano, Ippolito, Lino – Shea Owens
Ortensia, Ettalina, Eustacia – Summer Hassan
Luciano – Richard Ollarsaba
Amadora, Stelladora – Zoie Reams

CREATIVE TEAM

Conductor – Lidiya Yankovskaya
Director – R.B. Schlather
Scenic & Costume Designer – Blake Palmer
Lighting Designer – Robert H. Grimes
Wig & Makeup Designer – Anne Nesmith

PRODUCTION STAFF

Musical Preparation – David Hanlon, Joseph Li, K. Annie Brooks
Assistant Director – Marcus Shields
Production Stage Manager – Michael Janney
Assistant Stage Manager – Sarah Johnson
Supertitle Coordinator – Lindsay Woodward

INSIDE THE OPERA PRESHOW TALK

Dan and Gayle D’Aniello
2017 Wolf Trap Opera Season Underwriters
Ed and Andy Smith
2017 Performance Sponsors

Opera streaming video presentations are made possible with support from The Lincoln and Therese Filene Foundation.

For more information on WTO’s video streaming initiative, visit wolftrap.org/opera/for-audiences/video-streaming.

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