Guest from the Future
Composer: Mel Marvin
Librettist: Jonathan Levi
Other Artistic Personnel: David Chambers, Direcotr; Gil Morgenstern, Music Advisor; David Levi, Music Director; Darcy Scanlin, Set Designer; Christopher Parry, ights Designer; Alixandra Englund, Costumes Designer; Paul LaBarbera, Soundscape Designer
Original Cast: Lillian Sengpiehl as Young Anna Akhmatova, Jonathan Hays as Isaiah Berlin, Brian Jauhiainen as Vladimir Orlov, Tracy Wise as Mikhail Zoschenko, Daniel Okulitch as Nikolai Gumilyov, Kathryn Friest as Olga Sudhekina, Christopher O’Connor as Vsevolod Knyazev, Scott Hogsed as Andrei Zhdanov, Michaela Martens sd Anna Akhmatova, Vale Rideout as Amadeo Modigliani, Gloria Parker as Virginia Woolf, Vale Rideout as Osip Mandelstam, Daniel Okulitch as Lev Gumilyov, Tracy Wise as Nikolai Punin, Gloria Parker as Anna Arens, Kathryn Friest as Irina Arens, Jan Opalach as Josef Stalin, Christopher O’Connor as Randolph Churchill
Premiere Date: July 23, 2004
Producing Company: Nine Circles Chamber Theatre
Description: "Guest from the Future" is a chamber opera based on the story of the legendary Russian poet, Anna Akhmatova's, overnight meeting with the British philosopher and diplomat, Isaiah Berlin, in Leningrad in November 1945. The key question—why Akhmatova survived the persecution that imprisoned and claimed the lives of so many of the Russian intelligentsia—is the political foil to the personal story of the strange encounter between the 35-year-old philosopher and the 55-year-old poet.
Length: 02:15
Orchestration: 12 orchestral musicians, 1 onstage musician
Contact: Jonathan Levi, Nine Circles Chamber Theatre
Address: 875 Sixth Avenue, Suite 1911
New York, NY 10001
E-mail Address: info@ninecircles.org or jlevi@usa.com
Phone: 212-290-8477
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