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    by Published on July 16th, 2012 12:05 PM
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    Maometto II
    , opera in two acts, premiered in Naples (Teatro di San Carlo) on December 3, 1820, and rewritten with many changes for La Fenice in Venice in December 1822. The present version is the Neapolitan version, under the critical edition prepared by Hans Schevellis, edited by Philip Gossett. Sung in Italian, with individual English or Spanish Opera Titles available in front of each seat.

    Music by Gioachino Rossini to an Italian libretto by Cesare della Valle

    Conductor – Frédéric Chaslin
    Director – David Alden
    Scenic and costumes designer – Jon Morrell
    Lighting designer – Duane Schuller
    Choreographer – Peggy Hickey


    Anna Erisso – Leah Crocetto
    Calbo – Patricia Bardon
    Paolo Erisso – Bruce Sledge
    Maometto – Luca Pisaroni
    by Published on July 14th, 2012 11:03 PM
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    Tosca, opera in three acts (1900)
    Music by Giacomo Puccini
    Libretto by Giuseppe Giocosa and Luigi Illica
    Sung in Italian with English and Spanish opera titles in each seat
    This review is of the performance on July 13, 2012

    Conductor Frédéric Chaslin
    Stage Director Stephen Barlow
    Scenic and Costume Design Yannis Thavoris
    Lighting Duane Schuler

    Cast in order of vocal appearance:

    Cesare Angelotti - Zachary Nelson
    A sacristan - Dale Travis
    Mario Cavaradossi - Brian Jadge
    Floria Tosca - Amanda Echalaz
    Baron Scarpia - Raymond Aceto through August 8, then Thomas Hampson August 11-24
    Spoletta - Dennis Petersen
    Sciarrone - Christian Bowers
    A shepherd boy - Stefan Biller
    Jailer - Christopher Remmel

    Remaining performances: July 20, 30 at 8:30 PM; August 8, 11, 15, 18, 21, 24 at 8 PM

    Ticket information: click [here]

    All production pictures used in this review are being used with authorization of the Santa Fe Opera Press Office, and are credited to Ken Howard
    by Published on June 8th, 2012 03:16 AM
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    Maometto II will be getting a brand new, historically important production in Santa Fe, featuring for the first time ever the brand new Critical Edition prepared by Dutch scholar Hans Schellevis. This version hasn't even been published yet, and is scheduled to appear in print in 2013, edited by musicologist Phillip Gossett, who is advising the production team in Santa Fe and will be present during rehearsals.
    by Published on February 14th, 2012 12:52 AM     Number of Views: 5089 

    Santa Fe Opera, 2012 summer festival

    Tosca, by Puccini
    The Pearl Fishers, by Bizet
    Maometto II, by Rossini
    King Roger, by Szymanowski
    Arabella, by Strauss

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