Peabody Chamber Opera presents
 

The Reunion

by Daniel Crozier

libretto by Roger Brunyate


and

Perlimplín

by Kam Morrill

after the play by Federico García Lorca


Chamber Opera Orchestra

JoAnn Kulesza and Chi-Chung Ho, conductors

Roger Brunyate, stage director


Monday & Tuesday, February 2 & 3, 2004 at 7:30 PM
Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall
Peabody Conservatory of Music
1 East Mt. Vernon Place
Baltimore, Maryland
Admission free

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The Music of Reconciliation: Roger Brunyate describes the genesis of these two works which, though utterly different in style and setting, share the common theme of reconciliation.


This double bill revives two of the numerous shorter operas which have been written under the aegis of Roger Brunyate over the past decades. The Reunion, premiered in 1998, was one of the first of these. The text, which was developed partly through improvization by the singers who created the original characters, looks at the changes in the lives of five women as they leave college and adjust their ideals to the realities of the world. Perlimplín, Kam Morrill’s translation and setting of a slyly surreal play by Federico García Lorca, is a serio-comic fable about a man whose only way to get close to his beautiful but promiscuous wife is to disguise himself as one of her lovers. Written for performance at the Curtis Institute in 1989, it was first presented by the Peabody Chamber Opera in 1998.


 
 
The ReunionPerlimplín

CAST 


The Reunion

BethElizabeth Trester
DianeRebecca Gordon
HilaryAlisa Grundmann
StephanieBeth Stewart
TeresaCatherine Green
  

Perlimplín

BelisaJulie Hiscox
Her MotherPeter Thoresen
MarcolfaChi-Chun Chan
Don Perlimplín     Frédéric Rey
Two SpritesBonnie McNaughton
Emily Noël