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    Longy presents Antonio Cesti’s Orontea

    Presented by at The Longy School of Music

    December 16 - December 17, 2011


    Longy presents Antonio Cesti’s Orontea

    Longy School of Music Early Opera Project
    Dana Maiben, Music Director and Conductor
    Donna Roll, Mise-en-scène
    Admission free

    Coaching Staff
    Libor Dudas, Doug Freundlich, Laurie Monahan, Noriko Yasuda, music coaches
    Ken Pierce, gesture coach

    Dramatis Personae
    La Filosofia Alyssa Koogler
    Amore Elise Groves
    Orontea, Queen of Egypt Jin Kim (Friday)
    (double cast) Sophie Michaux (Saturday)
    Creonte, Court Philospher Jonah Spool
    Tibrino, a valet at court Caitlin Hadeler
    Aristea, an old woman Ben Katz (Friday)
    (double cast) Edwin Williams (Saturday) Alidoro, supposed son of Aristea Brian Gonzalez
    Gelone, a drunken servant Justin Hicks
    Corindo, a courtier Clare McNamara
    Silandra, a maidservant of Orontea Camila Parias
    Giacinta, a former handmaiden Caitlin McCarville
    of Orontea, now disuised as a man, Ismero

    Alidoro Elijah Hopkins
    Silandra Sarah Mitchell
    Amore Cindy Liu

    The Band
    Nicholas Lindley and Mark Arroyo, violins
    James Williamson, viola da gamba
    Emily Davidson, cello
    Emma Gavenda, harpsichord and organ
    Ben Katz, Dana Maiben, and Noriko Yasuda, harpsichord
    Matthew Wright, archlute
    Douglas Freundlich, theorbo

    The Longy School of Music

    27 Garden Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138

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    Admission Info:

    FREE admission. No tickets required.

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