7:30 PM19:30

"Cabildo", by A. Beach

Amy Beach’s Cabildo (1932) takes audiences on an enchanting journey of pirates against state power. Scored for five singers, speaker, and piano trio, Cabildo recounts the miraculous escape of Pierre LaFitte, an imprisoned pirate seeking to liberate New Orleans from British colonial rule Romanticism and Creole folk music in a fresh and vibrant harmonic medley. Her only opera, Cabildo, was never performed in Amy Beach’s lifetime. As the European premiere and only the fifth time the opera has been performed since it was written 90 years ago, this performance is an historic milestone in the revival of works by female composers.

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Producer/Stage Director - Charlotte McKechnie
Music Director - Gregor Forbes
Set & Costume Designers - Megan Adair & Julia Quante

Pierre LaFitte - Arthur Bruce
Dominique/Tom - Seamus Begg
The Barker - Ben Chinapen
Lady Valerie - Filipa Portela
Gaoler - Chris Dollins
Mary - Emma Walton

Piano - Kristina Yorgova
Violin - Robert Luque Schoham
Cello - Keena Wldman

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