Magical pumpkins, mice transformed into horses, and a fairy godmother all come together in Pauline Viardot’s one-act Cendrillon, which stays true to Perrault’s familiar fairy tale. Originally written for an intimate salon setting, this concert performance will feature a chamber orchestra and is sure to charm audience members of all ages.
Sāvitri: A tale of life, death, and illusion, the first page of the score of Gustav Holst’s chamber opera provides instructions that it be performed “in the open air,” making it ideal for a performance at Wolf Trap. The story comes from the Mahabharata, a Sanskrit epic from ancient India. Holst uses haunting vocal lines to breathe life into the story where love overcomes even Death.
First performance April 23, 1904, Salon of Mademoiselle de Nogueiras
Composer & Librettist: Pauline Viardot (1821-1910)
First professional performance: Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London, June 23, 1921
Composer & Librettist: Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
Based on an episode from the Mahābhārata
Show Length: 95 minutes, no intermission
There will be a brief pause between pieces.
A pre-show lecture will be prerecorded and available digitally.
Marie (Cinderella) – Shannon Jennings
Maguelonne, a stepsister – Yunuet Laguna
Armelinde, a stepsister – Gretchen Krupp
Le Baron de Pictordu, Marie’s stepfather – Jonathan Bryan
Prince Charming – Christopher Bozeka
Count Barigoule – Joseph Leppek
La Fée – Alexandra Nowakowski
Satyavān – Christopher Bozeka
Sāvitri – Leia Lensing
Death – Calvin Griffin
Chorus of Female Voices – members of the Studio
Kelly Kuo, conductor
Amanda Consol, director
David Hanlon, Cinderella orchestration
Justina Lee, principal coach
Jocelyn Dueck, English & French coach
William Woodard, chorusmaster
Tickets will be sold in socially-distanced grouping “pods” of 2 to 8 tickets. Pods must be purchased in their entirety. No single tickets are available.
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