Belladonna
Composer: Bernard Rands
Librettist: Leslie Dunton-Downer
Other Artistic Personnel: Edward Berkeley (director)
Original Cast: Makiko Narumi (Agatha Liu)
Katrina Thurman (Sister Suzanna)
Noah Stewart (Simon West)
Premiere Date: July 29, 1999
Producing Company: Aspen Music Festival
Description: Five women at dinner discuss love. The model is Plato's "Symposium". Linearly, Belladonna follows events of the Easter passion—The Last Supper leads to scenes of temptation, solitude, betrayal, trial, execution, and resurrection. The gender inversion of Greek and Christian models produces effects as comical as they are moving.
Comments: Commissioned by the Aspen Festival for its 50th anniversary season in 1999.
Length: 01:40
Total Acts: 2
Chorus: 2 Choruses
Orchestration: 1 fl(afl), 1 ob, 1 cl(bcl), 1 asx, 1 bsn - 1 hrn, 1 trp, 1 trb - 2 perc - hp, pf - str
Musical Style: Chamber opera; Mise en scène
Contact: Schott Music Corporation
Composer Web Site: http://www.bernardrands.com
Publisher Web Site: http://www.schott-music.com
THE ORGANIZATION EXPERIENCE OPERA RESOURCES
THE NATIONAL OPERA CENTER EVENTS FACILITIES AND SERVICES
BECOME A MEMBER SUPPORT OPERA AMERICA
RESOURCES
To have your company’s photos included in the header rotation, send photos that are at least 1200px wide and 550px tall to Webmaster@operaamerica.org. Please note that submission of photos does not guarantee inclusion.
All OPERA America facilities are handicapped accessible. The National Opera Center features ground-level entry with elevators to the venue. All spaces are wheelchair accessible, and modular seating can be arranged to accommodate wheelchair users for all programs and performances. Handicapped accessible restrooms are available on all floors.
330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
Tel: 212.796.8620 • Fax: 212.796.8621
Info@operaamerica.org

Privacy PolicyReturns Policy
2014 Form 990FY15 Audited Financial Statement
© Copyright 1995-2016 OPERA America Inc.

Technical issue with the website? Let us know.