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Inès de Castro
Thomas Pasatieri
Bernard Stambler
Christopher Keene, Conductor; Tito Cappobianco, Director; Mario Vanarelli, Set and Costume Designer; Robert Brand, Lighting Designer
Original Cast: Ines de Castro, Evelyn Mandac; Pedro, Richard Stilwell; Beatrix, Lili Chookasian; Dona Blanca, Sheila Nadler; Dom Goncalo, William Neill; Alfonso, James Morris - Full Length
April 01, 1976
Baltimore Opera Company
Prince Pedro, who is married to Constanza, meets and falls desperately in love with Constanza's girlhood friend, Ines de Castro. After Constanza's death, Pedro plans to marry Ines, but his father orders him to marry the Infanta of Navarre instead, to prevent further warfare. In defiance of his father's order, Pedro secretly marries Ines, by whom he already has two children. He vows to make Ines his queen one day, but his father secretly orders Ines murdered. Pedro becomes enraged and driven only by revenge. After his father's death, Pedro is crowned king and immediately shocks everyone attending the coronation ceremony by crowning as his queen, the cadaver of Ines de Castro.
Inés(s); Pedro(bar); Dona Constanza(s); Queen Beatrix(mzo); King Alfonso(b); Dona Blanca(mzo); Dom Goncalo Pereira(t)
Servant(b); Pacheco(t); Coelho(Silent role); Juan(boy soprano); Dinis(boy soprano)
1st Officer(b); 2nd Officer(b)
Time, William Bender, 4-12-76; The New York Times, Harold C. Schonberg, 4-1-76
SATB Chorus: Soldiers, Officers of the Army, Townspeople, Courtiers
2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bsn - 4 hrn, 2 tpt, 2 tbn, tba - timp, perc, hp - str
Post-romantic; mild dissonance; bel canto style of Puccini and Menotti
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