Filene Center
TONIGHT AT
THE FILENE CENTER
Viardot | Holst

CINDERELLA | SĀVITRI
(CENDRILLON)

in Concert

Wolf Trap Orchestra
Kelly Kuo,
conductor

JUL 16 | 8 PM

Magical pumpkins, mice transformed into horses, and a fairy godmother all come together in Pauline Viardot’s one-act Cendrillon, which stays true to Perrault’s familiar fairy tale. Originally written for an intimate salon setting, this concert performance will feature a chamber orchestra and is sure to charm audience members of all ages.

Sāvitri: A tale of life, death, and illusion, the first page of the score of Gustav Holst’s chamber opera provides instructions that it be performed “in the open air,” making it ideal for a performance at Wolf Trap. The story comes from the Mahabharata, a Sanskrit epic from ancient India. Holst uses haunting vocal lines to breathe life into the story where love overcomes even Death.

CAST IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE
Cinderella
Marie (Cinderella) – Shannon Jennings
Maguelonne, a stepsister – Yunuet Laguna
Armelinde, a stepsister – Gretchen Krupp
Le Baron de Pictordu, Marie’s stepfather – Jonathan Bryan
Prince Charming – Christopher Bozeka
Count Barigoule – Joseph Leppek
La Fée – Alexandra Nowakowski

Sāvitri
Satyavān – Christopher Bozeka
Sāvitri – Leia Lensing
Death – Calvin Griffin
Chorus of Female Voices – Members of the WTO Studio

PRODUCTION INFO

Cinderella
First performance:
April 23, 1904, Salon of Mademoiselle de Nogueiras

Composer & Librettist:
Pauline Viardot (1821-1910)

Sāvitri
First professional performance:
Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London, June 23, 1921

Composer & Librettist: Gustav Holst (1874-1934)

Based on an episode from the Mahābhārata

Show Length: 95 minutes, no intermission
There will be a brief pause between pieces.

CREATIVE TEAM

Kelly Kuo, conductor
Amanda Consol,
director
David Hanlon, 
Cinderella orchestration

MUSIC & PRODUCTION STAFF

Justina Lee, principal coach
Jocelyn Dueck,
English & French coach
William Woodard,
chorusmaster
Julie Marie Langevin, production stage manager
Diane Lin, assistant stage manager
Savannah Valigura, assistant stage manager

WOLF TRAP ORCHESTRA

STRING QUARTET 1
Claudia Chudacoff, violin
Jennifer Himes, violin
Jennifer Rende, viola
Lori Barnett, cello

STRING QUARTET 2
Laura Miller, violin
Harriet Hurd, violin
Julius Wirth, viola
Kerry Van Laanen, cello

Christian Gray, bass
Fatma Daglar, oboe/English horn
David Lonkevich, flute
Beverly Crawford, flute

To learn more about Wolf Trap Opera’s artists, read about the composers, and watch interviews with the conductor, view the WTO Insider Guide below.


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THANK YOU TO

Dan and Gayle D’Aniello,
Wolf Trap 2021 Season Underwriters

PNC Credit

Ed and Andy Smith,
Performance Sponsors