The Inspector
Composer: John Musto
Librettist: Mark Campbell
Other Artistic Personnel: Glen Cortese (conductor)
Leon Major (director)
Erhard Rom (scenic design)
David O. Roberts (costume design)
Robert H. Grimes (lighting design)
Original Cast: Robert Orth (Mayor Fazzobaldi)
Luretta Bybee (Sarelda, the Mayor’s wife)
Anne-Carolyn Bird (Beatrice, their daughter)
Vale Rideout (Tancredi, mistaken for the inspector)
William Sharp (Cosimo, Tancredi’s traveling companion)
Dorothy Byrne (Malacorpa, Director of Hospital & Cemetery Services)
Angela Mannino (Agrippa, Director of Education Managementation)
Javier Abreu (Padre Ruffiano, Director of Salvation Resources)
Matt Boehler (Adolfo, Director of Order)
Andrea Shokery (Bobachina, one of the Post Office twins)
Sarah Larsen (Bobachino, one of the Post Office twins)
Premiere Date: April 27, 2011
Producing Company: Wolf Trap Opera Company
Description: This opera is a comedy based on The Government Inspector by Russian playwright and novelist Nikolai Gogol.
Character List (Major): Mayor Fazzobaldi  (baritone)
Sarelda, the Mayor’s wife (mezzo-soprano)
Beatrice, their daughter (soprano)
Tancredi, mistaken for the inspector (tenor)
Cosimo, Tancredi’s traveling companion (baritone)
Malacorpa, Director of Hospital & Cemetery Services (mezzo-soprano)
Agrippa, Director of Education Managementation (soprano)
Padre Ruffiano, Director of Salvation Resources (tenor)
Adolfo, Director of Order (bass)
Bobachina, one of the Post Office twins (soprano)
Bobachino, one of the Post Office twins (mezzo-soprano)
Comments: The production, The Inspector, was developed through workshops at Wolf Trap’s Center for Education and with support from Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, OPERA America’s Opera Fund, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Inspector was commissioned by the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.
Length: 02:00
Total Acts: 2
Contact: Peermusic Classical
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The Inspector (Musto)
Friday, April 20, 2012 - Boston Lyric Opera
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