Friday, May 14, 2010

While Classical WETA FM Attempts To Locate Recording Of Birtwistle Mask Of Orpheus, Gluck's Armide, From Kennedy Center, To Be Broadcast Saturday At 1

Opera Lafayette
May 15, 2010, 1:00 pm
Classical WETA-FM, Washington, D.C. region

Composer: Christoph Willibald Gluck
Librettist: Philippe Quinault in French language, based on Gerusalemme Liberata by Torquato Tasso.
Conductor: Ryan Brown
Setting: Damascus, 1099 CE
First performance: Paris, Académie Royale de Musique, September 23, 1777.

Dominique Labelle (Armide)
William Burden (Renaud)
Stephanie Houtzeel (La Haine)
Judith van Wanroij (Sidonie, Lucinde, Un Plaisir)
Nathalie Paulin (Phénice, Mélisse, Une Bergère)
Robert Getchell (Artémidore, Le Chevalier Danois)
William Sharp (Hidraot)
Darren Perry (Aronte, Ubalde)
Adria McCulloch (La Naïade)
Stacey Mastrian, Barbara Hollinshead, Adam Hall, Eric Christopher Black (Les Coryphées)
Opera Lafayette Orchestra and Chorus


Photo credit: (c) Louis Forget 2010. Copyright controlled.


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