• Youtube
  • Spotidy
  • IGwhite
  • pluswhite

Opera


header

An opera by Rufus Wainwright

Manchester International Festival

Palace Theatre- July 10-19th, 2009

Manchester, UK

Director Daniel Kramer

Conductor Pierre-André Valade

Performed by the Orchestra of Opera North

Cast:

Régine Saint Laurent – Janis Kelly, soprano

Philippe – Jonathan Summers, baritone

Marie – Rebecca Bottone, soprano

André le Tourneur – William Joyner, tenor

François – Steve Kirkham, non-singing role

Commissioned by Manchester International Festival and Luminato, Toronto. Produced by Manchester International Festival and Opera North. With thanks to Alistair Spalding for his collaboration and support. Developed with the support of Sound and Music.

Sadler’s Wells

Sadler’s Wells- April 12-17th, 2010

London, UK

Director Tim Albery

Conductor Robert Houssart

Cast:

Régine – Janis Kelly, soprano

Philippe – Jonathan Summers, baritone

Marie – Rebecca Bottone, soprano

André – Colin Ainsworth, tenor

Commissioned by Sadler’s Wells, Manchester International Festival, Luminato: Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity and Melbourne International Arts Festival.

Luminato Festival Toronto

Elgin Theatre- June 13, 2010

Toronto, ON, Canada

Director Tim Albery

Conductor Robert Houssart

Cast:

Régine – Janis Kelly, soprano

Philippe – Gregory Dahl, baritone

Marie – Charlotte Ellett, soprano

André – Colin Ainsworth, tenor

François – Joe Bucci, non-singing role

Sophie – Miranda Calderon, non-singing role

Commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Sadler’s Wells, Luminato: Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity, and Melbourne International Arts Festival.

New York City Opera

Brooklyn Academy of Music- February 19, 21, 23 & 25th, 2012

New York, NY, USA

Director Tim Albery

Associate Direction Joanna Turner

Conductor Jayce Ogren

Cast:

Régine – Melody Moore, soprano

Philippe – Randal Turner, baritone

Marie – Kathryn Guthrie Demos, soprano

André – Taylor Stayton, tenor

Sophie – Miranda Calderon, non-singing role

Commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Sadler’s Wells, Luminato: Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity, and Melbourne International Arts Festival.

Press Quotes

“[Rufus has] written a love song to opera, soaked in the perennial operatic themes of loss, betrayal, delusion and nostalgia, and saturated in the musical styles of opera’s golden age.”
The Times UK

“There are inspired touches and disarmingly beautiful passages in this mysterious, stylistically eclectic work.”
-New York Times

“There are yearning arias, powerful ensemble singing… the orchestra, neither intrusive nor over-attentive bring flurries and thunder tenderness with strings, arguments punctuated by trumps of bassoon.”
-The Observer UK

“Prima Donna may not threaten Verdi’s status, but it does confirm Wainwright as a bold experimentalist.”
-Sunday Times Culture UK


New Site Coming Soon...