Water Music

A lyrical evening of water-themed opera
July 2012

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Saturday, July 21st 2012, 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 7:30 PMBrooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
The Granite Prospect
Brooklyn, New YorkVPR celebrates its history on the Brooklyn waterfront with WATER MUSIC, a free concert of excerpts from past VPR productions that share a waterfront theme. Staged at water’s edge on the panoramic Granite Prospect at Brooklyn Bridge Park, the evening moves from the explosive world of Brooklyn longshoremen in Bolcom’s A View From the Bridge to the hypnotic shadows of Puccini’s Il Tabarro, and on to the shimmering lights of nighttime Venice in Offenbach’s fantastical Les contes d’Hoffmann.

Selections from:

A View from the Bridge
By William Bolcom
Libretto by Arthur Miller and Arnold Weinstein

IL Tabarro
By Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Adami

Les Contes d’Hoffmann
By Jacques Offenbach
Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré (Based on stories by E. T. A. Hoffmann)

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Production Team

Peter Szep, conductor (7/21)
Michael Fennelly, conductor (7/22)
Walker Lewis, stage director
José Arturo Chacón, stage manager
Deborah Houston, costume coordinator
Dmitry Glivinskiy, piano
Emily Owen, poster design
Judith Barnes, artistic director

The Cast

A View from the Bridge
Alfieri: Stefanos Koroneos
Rodolfo: Glenn Seven Allen
Catherine: Daniella Risman
Eddie Carbone: Daniel Klein
Old Woman: JoAnne Hoffman

IL Tabarro
Luigi: Adam Cromer
Giorgetta: Leilah Dione Ezra
Frugola: JoAnne Hoffman
Michele: Benjamin Bloomfield
Young Lovers: Sarah Downs & Noah Lethbridge

Les Contes d’Hoffmann
Nicklausse: Hayden DeWitt
Giulietta/Mother’s Voice: Judith Barnes
Hoffmann: Kevin Courtemanche
Olympia: Corinne Schaefer
Dr. Miracle / Dapertutto: Nathan Baer
Antonia: Jacqueline Noparstak
Giulietta (Septet): Eve Gigliotti
Schlemil / Spalanzani: José Arturo Chacón
Pitichinaccio: Noah Lethbridge

The Vertical Player Repertory Chorus
Laura De Araujo, Olivia Iezzi Barnes, Susan Bywaters, Frances Andrea Burgos, Sarah Downs, Allegra Durante, Joseph Friedman, Donald Grove, JoAnne Hoffmann, Jeanne Marie Holcomb, Robert Lewis, Richard Mann, Lloyd Porter, Olivia Stockard, Louise Tiranoff, Linda Tagliaferro, Leyla Wade, Ray Weisbond


Funded in part by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs