Performance Timing: Act One - 80 min.; Intermission - 25 min.; Act Two - 80 min.
CAST & CREATIVE TEAM
Abraham Lincoln / Lyndon B. Johnson
Frederick Douglass / Martin Luther King Jr.
Robert E. Lee / Edgar Ray Killen
Ulysses S Grant / Nicholas Katzenbach
Richard Paul Fink
Julia Grant / Viola Liuzzo
Wilmer McLean / J. Edgar Hoover
T. Morris Chester / John Lewis
Mary Todd Lincoln / Lady Bird Johnson
Elizabeth Keckley / Coretta Scott King
Chrystal E. Williams*
Mary Custis Lee / Secretary
General Howell Cobb / James Fowler
Timothy J. Bruno*‡
Edward Alexander / Cartha DeLoach
John Aaron Rawlins / George Wallace
Mrs. Dorsey / Amelia Boynton
Col. Ely S. Parker
Dante Santiago Anzolini*
± Former Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist
‡ Current Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist
COME EARLY FOR FREE OPERA INSIGHTS
Informative and entertaining, Opera Insights take you inside the composer's mind, behind the scenes of planning a production, and into the history and social context of each opera. These lectures are free, but patrons must present a ticket from any performance of Appomattox. The Wednesday, Nov. 18 Opera Insight starts 1 hour and 15 minutes before the performance and lasts 35–40 minutes. All other Opera Insights start 1 hour before the performance and last 20–25 minutes. See schedule of participants below:
Nov. 14: WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello leads a discussion with composer Philip Glass and librettist Christopher Hampton
Nov. 16: WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello leads a discussion with librettist Christopher Hampton and conductor Dante Santiago Anzolini
Nov. 18: Saul Lilienstein, musicologist
Nov. 20: Journey Through Hallowed Ground panel, "Interpreting Civil War to Civil Rights," with Bob Stanton, former Director of the National Park Service and a member of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; Karen Hughes White, former Fauquier County Circuit Court Deputy Clerk and President of the Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County; and moderated by journalist Juan Williams
Nov. 21: Steve Steinbach from Sidwell Friends School
Nov. 22: Colonel Ty Seidule from West Point
STAY AFTER FOR A FREE ARTIST Q&A
Join WNO artists for a unique opportunity to ask questions about the production. All discussions begin immediately after the performance and are free with your ticket. Following these performances only:
Monday evening, Nov. 16
Friday evening, Nov. 20
Note: Christopher Hampton will sign books following the Q&A, in the Grand Foyer outside of the Opera House.
Major support for WNO is provided by Jacqueline Badger Mars.
David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of WNO.
WNO acknowledges the longstanding generosity of Life Chairman Mrs. Eugene B. Casey.
General Dynamics is the Presenting Sponsor of WNO's 2015-2016 Season.
WNO's season is presented with the support of Daniel and Gayle D'Aniello.
Appomattox is a production of the Clarice Smith Opera Series.
Additional support for Appomattox is provided by John and Cynthia Gunn.
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