Music by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Ryan Brown, conductor
Seán Curran, director
Colin K. Bills, lighting design
With members of the Opera Lafayette Orchestra
Charpentier's opéra de chasse Actéon, a compelling work of French classicism in one act, comes to life in a semi-staged production directed by the modern choreographer Seán Curran. The story is an allegory of transgression and transformation in which an ideal pastoral setting becomes a landscape of loss, told through exquisitely beautiful solos and choruses by a cast of seven vocalists and chamber ensemble.
Performance Timing: Part One - 30 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 50 min.
Performed in French with English supertitles.
Aaron Sheehan (Actéon)
Yulia Van Doren (Diane)
Kelly Ballou (Arthébuze)
Laetitia De Beck Spitzer (Daphne)
Sarah Mesko (Hyale, Junon)
François-Olivier Jean, David Newman (hunters)