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2013-2014 SEASON

THE STRESSED-OUT IMPRESARIO
Sunday, October 6, 2013


BENJAMIN BRITTEN
GLORIANA
Sunday, November 24, 2013


JEAN PHILIPPE RAMEAU
HIPPOLYTE et ARICIE
Sunday, February 2, 2014


GIUSEPPE VERDI
STIFFELIO
Sunday, March 23, 2014

 

 

The upcoming 2013-2014 season showcases some 'rarities of performance' and features Gloriana by Benjamin Britten, Rameau's Hippolyte et Aricie, and Verdi's Stiffelio, along with a special performance of The Stressed-Out Impresario, based on Mozart's one-act satire.

 

BENJAMIN BRITTEN
GLORIANA

Sunday, November 24, 2013 — 2:30pm
IN english

100th anniversary of britten's birth

Gloriana was composed for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in June 1953 and VOICEBOX’s performance marks the 100Th Anniversary of the Composer’s birth.
Queen Elizabeth I is approaching the end of her reign. Her affection for the impressive Earl of Essex is tested when he grows increasingly ambitious. Should she listen to the guidance of her advisors or be swayed by emotion? Moving from the pomp of state ceremony to the intimacy of the Queen’s private rooms, Gloriana depicts the public and private faces of the Virgin Queen, and the deterioration of her relationship with the impulsive Earl of Essex.

Featuring
Peter Tiefenbach, Music Director and Pianist
Virginia Reh, Dramatic Advisor
Robert Cooper, Chorus Director

Betty Waynne Allison as Queen Elizabeth I
Jennifer Sullivan as Penelope (Lady Rich)
Adam Luther as Lord of Essex
Dion Mazerrole as Cecil
Jesse Clark as Lord Mountjoy
Christina Campsall as Countess of Essex
Marco Petracchi as Sir Walter Raleigh
Domenico Sanfilippo as Henry Cuffe
Fabian Arciniegas as The Recorder of Norwich
Joshua Wales as The Spirit of the Masque
Keenan Viau as The Master of Ceremonies
Gregory Finney as Old Man
Lise Maher as Page
Jessika Monea as Lady in Waiting

full synopsis