A View from the Bridge

October 2009

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By William Bolcom

Libretto by Arnold Weinstein and Arthur Miller

William Bolcom’s tragic opera about Red Hook longshoremen finds its Brooklyn voice with Vertical Player Repertory. World Premiere of a two piano arrangement developed in collaboration with the composer.

Peter Szep, Conductor
Michael Unger, Director
Lloyd Arriola & Audrey Saint-Gil, Piano
William Bolcom, Artistic Consultant and Coach

Thursday, October 22nd & Saturday, October 24th 2009, 8:00pm
Thursday, October 29th & Friday, October 30th 2009, 8:00pm
Sunday, October 25th & Sunday, November 1st 2009, 4:00pm

Behind the Door
219 Court Street
Brooklyn, New York

The Cast

Alfieri: Samuel Smith
Eddie Carbone: William Browning
Beatrice Carbone: Judith Barnes
Catherine: Valentina Fleer
Rodolpho: Glenn Seven Allen
Marco: Branch Fields
Louis: Justin Ryan/Ian Garvie (10/24,29,30)
Tony: Kevin Courtemanche/David Gordon (10/30)
Mike: Noah Lethbridge/Christopher Lyons (10/24)
A Woman: Jeannie Holcomb
An old Woman: JoAnne Hoffman
Immigration Officers: Richard Mann & Donald Grove

The VPR Chorus:
Frances Burgos, Amy Carrigan, Rachel Coates, Laura Kolb Araujo, Sarah Downs, Joseph Friedman, Mary Cox Golden, Donald Grove, JoAnne Hoffman, Jeannie Holcomb, Aley Kent, Miranda Knutson, Susan Kommel, Robert Lewis, Christopher Lyons Richard Mann, Melissa McDonald, Adrian Owen, Lucia Pompetti, Chitra Raghaven, Andrea Skafish, Ray Weisbond.