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The Touchstone

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The Touchstone
(La pietra del paragone)

TUE 6/9


Wolf Trap Sessions
Opera UNTRAPPED Online
Streaming until Dec 1
This Wolf Trap Opera premiere and new production was presented at The Barns at Wolf Trap in June and July 2017. Special thanks to Dan and Gayle D’Aniello, 2017 Wolf Trap Opera Season Underwriters, and Ed and Andy Smith, 2017 Performance Sponsors.
The Touchstone (La pietra del paragone)
Music by Gioacchino Rossini
Libretto by Luigi Romanelli

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Artist Bios
Putting Rossini to the Test by E. Loren Meeker, Director
The Virtues of Virtuosity by Roger Pines

Cast in order of vocal appearance 
Pacuvio, a poet – Shea Owens, baritone
Fabrizio, a servant – Anthony Robin Schneider, bass
Baroness Aspasia – Megan Mikailovna Samarin, mezzo soprano
Donna Fulvia – Summer Hassan, soprano
Macrobio, a journalist – Kihun Yoon, baritone
Giocondo, Asdrubale’s friend – Alasdair Kent, tenor
Clarice – Zoie Reams, mezzo soprano
Count Asdrubale – Richard Ollarsaba, bass-baritone
Guests & Servants of the Count* – Ricardo Garcia, Sam Grosby, Cory Gross, Senhica Klee, Jonathan Bryan, Geoffrey Hahn, Michael J. Hawk, Matthew Adam Fleisher, Andrew Gilstrap

*Studio Artists

Creative Team Conductor – Antony Walker
Director – E. Loren Meeker
Scenic Designer – Erhard Rom
Costume Designer – Erik Teague
Lighting Designer – Robert H. Grimes
Wig & Makeup Designer – Anne Nesmith
Chorusmaster – David Hanlon

Production Staff

Musical Preparation – David Hanlon, Nicolò Sbuelz, Lindsay Woodward
Italian Coach – Nicolò Sbuelz
Assistant Director – Marcus Shields
Production Stage Manager – Michael Janney
Assistant Stage Manager – Madeline Levy
Supertitle Coordinator – K. Annie Brooks

The musicians employed in this production are members of and represented by the D.C. Federation of Musicians, AFM Local 161-710.
Video Production by Blue Land Media.
Audio Engineering by Classical 90.9 WETA.

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