Summer
Composer: Stephen Paulus
Librettist: Joan Vail Thorne
Other Artistic Personnel: Joel Revzen (Artistic Director & Conductor)
Mary Duncan (Stage Director)
Original Cast: Margaret Lattimore (Charity Royall)
Michael Chioldi (Lucius Harney)
John Cheek (Lawyer Royall)
Matthew Lau (Liff Hyatt)
Joanna Johnston (Miss Hatchard)
Emily Lodine (Verena Marsh)
Jane Jennings (Ally Hawes)
Mark Schowalter (Reverend Miles)
Michaela Gurevich (Annabel Balch)
Premiere Date: August 28, 1999
Producing Company: Berkshire Opera Company
Description: The novel's heroine, eighteen-year-old Charity Royall, is bored in the small town of North Dormer and ignorant of desire until she meets a visiting architect, Lucius Harney. Like the lush summer of the Berkshires around them, their romance is shimmering and idyllic, but its consequences are harsh and real. Wharton's prose, her raw depiction of the mountain community where Charity was born, the intrusion into Charity's bedroom by her guardian, Lawyer Royall, and Charity's rites of passage into adulthood elevate Summer into a study of society, nature, and human needs.
Length: 02:00
Total Acts: 2
Orchestration: 2 fl, 1 ob, 2 cl, 1 bsn - 2 hrn, 1 tpt, 1 tbn(btbn) - timp, 2 perc, hp - str(6 vln1, 5 vln2, 3 vla, 3 vc, 1 db)
Musical Style: Opera
Contact: Schott Helicon Music
Composer Web Site: http://www.stephenpaulus.com
Publisher Web Site: http://www.schott-music.com
Schedule of Performances Listings
Summer (Paulus)
Wednesday, June 19, 2002 - Center for Contemporary Opera
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