GLI EQUIVOCI NEL SEMBIANTE - Friday, October 24th at 7:30 PM and Saturday, October 25th at 5:00 PM (SOLD OUT)
To purchase tickets by phone, please call (866) 468-3401.

Made possible through generous grants from the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, and the Saints.

Music by Alessandro Scarlatti
Libretto by Domenico Filippo Contini

This Arcadian comedy of love, deceit, and reconciliation was a favorite of Sweden's Queen Christina during her long stay in Rome. It was also the first of many musical triumphs for the young Alessandro Scarlatti who went on to become one of Europe's most celebrated composers. The plot is full of twists. The shepherdess Clori loves Eurillo and her love is requited. Clori's saucy younger sister Lisetta also loves Eurillo and intercepts a love letter to him from Clori, altering it to deceive Eurillo into believing that Clori has been untrue to him. Things become quite tangled when Eurillo's estranged twin brother Armindo shows up on the scene. Brimming over with beautiful music for the human voice, this 1679 opera has been undeservedly neglected for centuries. Haymarket Opera Company brings it to life again with new period costumes and stage sets, a stellar cast of fine young singers, and HOC's acclaimed orchestra of period instruments.

Karim Sulayman, as Eurillo
Chelsea Morris, as Clori
Erica Schuller, as Lisetta
Ryan Townsend Strand, as Armindo

Craig Trompeter, Music Director
Sarah Edgar, Stage Director
Meriem Bahri, Costume Designer
Bryan Novatny, Stage Designer
William C. Kirkham, Lighting Designer

PAST PRODUCTIONS

LE JUGEMENT DE PAN AND ACTÉON - Friday, March 7th, at 7:30 PM and Saturday, March 8th, at 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Music by Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Haymarket Opera Company will present the timeless myth of Diana and Actéon set by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, together with a pastorale by the same composer. “Le Jugement de Pan” is a singing contest between two talented shepherds with the half-goat, half human god Pan as the unlikely judge! The myth of the huntress Diana and her nymphs being spied upon in their bath by Actéon and his men is a classic tale of feminine mystery and power challenged by masculine ardor. This is baroque opera in all its visual, emotional, and aural glory. Dramatic music, evocative sets, stunning costumes, and gorgeous singing promise an evening you won’t want to miss.

Olof Lilja, as Actéon
Biraj Barkakaty, chasseur
Nathalie Colas, as Daphné
Margaret Fox as Junon
Corey Shotwell as Alcidon
Eric Miranda, as Pan
Chelsea Morris, as Diane
Alexandra Olsavsky, as Aréthuse
Kayleen Sanchez, chasseur
Angela Young Smucker, as Hyale

Craig Trompeter, Musical Director
Ellen Hargis, Stage Director
Sarah Edgar, Choreographer
Meriem Bahri, Costume Designer
David Mayernik, Set Designer
William C. Kirkham, Lighting Designer

PIMPINONE - October 26th and 27th, 2013

HOC presents the fully-staged premiere of Georg Philipp Telemann's comic intermezzo Pimpinone. This mini-opera was one of Telemann's most beloved works from its first performances in 1725. It tells the story of a wealthy merchant, Pimpinone, who is in search of a chamber maid to help run his estate. The enterprising and sly Vespetta (Italian for "little wasp") shows up just in time to take the job and Pimpinone's heart. Watch and listen as her ambition and his ardor collide.

Ryan de Ryke, baritone, as Pimpinone
Erica Schuller, soprano, as Vespetta

Craig Trompeter, Music Director
Sarah Edgar, Stage Director
Meriem Bahri, Costume Designer
David Mayernik, Set Designer
William C. Kirkham, Lighting Designer

 

 

 

 

DIDO AND AENEAS - February 15th and 16th, 2013

Music by Henry Purcell
Libretto by Nahum Tate
with newly-devised Prologue by Ellen Hargis

Peter van de Graaff, as Aeneas
Angela Young Smucker, as the Sorceress
William Bouvel, as Jack the Sailor
Patrick Muehleise, as Corydon
Erica Miranda, as Jemmy
Samuel Thompson, as Strephon
Kimberly McCord, as Dido
Laura Pinto, as Corisca
Kayleen Sanchez, as Cassandra
Nathalie Colas, as Amaryllis
Kelly Ballou, as Belinda
Sarah Edgar, as Cupid

Craig Trompeter, Musical Director
Ellen Hargis, Stage Director
Sarah Edgar, Choreographer
Meriem Bahri, Costume Designer
David Mayernik, Set Designer
Eric Peterson, Lighting Designer

CLORI, TIRSI E FILENO - August 31st and September 1st, 2012

Music by George Frideric Handel

Josefien Stoppelenburg, Tirsi
Alison Wahl, Clori
Angela Young Smucker, Fileno
Peanut, Arachide

Craig Trompeter, Musical Director
Ellen Hargis, Stage Director
Meriem Bahri, Costume Designer
David Mayernik, Set Designer
Eric Peterson, Lighting Designer
Russell Wagner, Properties


LA DESCENTE D'ORPHÉE AUX ENFERS - February 24th and 25th, 2012

Music by Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Carlos Fittante, Orphée (dancer)
Robin Gilbert, Euridice (dancer)
Lindsay Metzger, Daphné
Adria Rice, Aenone
Heather de Souza, Aréthuse
Carrie Henneman Shaw, Euridice
Marc Molomot, Orphée
Thomas Crawford, Ixion
William Bouvel, Tantale
Eric Miranda, Titye
Peter van de Graaff, Pluton
Julia Davids, Proserpine

Craig Trompeter, Musical Director
Ellen Hargis, Stage Director
Carlos Fittante, Choreographer
Meriem Bahri, Costume Designer
David Mayernik, Set Designer
Eric Peterson, Lighting Designer

ACI, GALATEA E POLIFEMO - September 9th and 10th, 2011

Music by George Frideric Handel
Libretto by Nicola Giuvo

Josefien Stoppelenburg, Aci
Angela Young Smucker, Galatea
Benjamin LeClair, Polifemo

Craig Trompeter, Musical Director
Ellen Hargis, Stage Director
Meriem Bahri, Costume Designer
John Wilson, Set Designer
Nick Belley, Lighting Designer