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Opera Company of Middlebury Live

05/31/12 11:00AM By Walter Parker

Photo: Marian Wright
(l-r) Artistic Director Douglas Anderson, tenor James Flora, baritone Joshua Jeremiah and pianist Mary Jane Austin of the Opera Company of Middlebury in the VPR Performance Studio.
The Opera Company of Middlebury will perform Massenet's Thais, June 8-16.  It's the story of an Egyptian courtesan and the monk who tries to save her soul. 

 

Douglas Anderson, Artistic Director

Emmanuel Plasson, Music Director/Conductor

Melissa Shippen, soprano (Thais)

Joshua Jeremiah, baritone (Athanael)

James Flora, tenor (Nicias)

Mary Jane Austin, piano

 

 

 

Photo: Marian Wright
(l-r) Baritone Joshua Jeremiah, soprano Melissa Shippen and Music Director/Conductor Emmanuel Plasson in the VPR Performance Studio in Colchester.

Playlist

9:01am

Flute Sonata in b, Op. 1/9, HWV 367
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music
Conductor: Richard Egarr
Soloists: Richard Egarr, harpsichord ; Rachel Brown, flute/recorder
CD/Album: Handel: 12 Solo Sonatas Op. 1
Record co./Cat #: Harmonia Mundi 907465
 
 

9:20am

Piano Concerto #17 in G, K 453
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
Soloists: Mitsuko Uchida, piano
CD/Album: Mozart: Piano Concerto KV 453 - Piano Quintet KV 452
Record co./Cat #: Philips 422592
 
 

9:53am

Black Brittany (based on Black is the Colour and Leaving Brittany)
Composer: Trad. & Johnny Cunningham
arr. Garth Knox
Soloists: Garth Knox, viola d'amore ; Agnes Vesterman, cello
CD/Album: Garth Knox: Saltarello
Record co./Cat #: ECM 2157
 
 

9:57am

Pipe, Harp and Fiddle (based on Port na bPucai, Chanter's Song and Star of the County Down)
Composer: Trad.
arr. Garth Knox
Soloists: Garth Knox, fiddle ; Sylvain Lemetre, percussion
CD/Album: Garth Knox: Saltarello
Record co./Cat #: ECM 2157
 
 

10:01am

Impromptu in Eb, Op. 90/2, D 899
Composer: Franz Schubert
Soloists: Simone Dinnerstein, piano
CD/Album: Something Almost Being Said
Record co./Cat #: Sony 88697 989432
 
 

10:05am

Impromptu in Ab, Op. 90/4, D 899
Composer: Franz Schubert
Soloists: Simone Dinnerstein, piano
CD/Album: Something Almost Being Said
Record co./Cat #: Sony 88697 989432
 
 

10:16am

Symphony #7 in E, D 729
Composer: Franz Schubert
(realized by Felix Weingartner)
Ensemble: SWR Radio Orchestra Kaiserslautern
Conductor: Alun Francis
CD/Album: Weingartner: Violin Concerto - Symphony in E - Francis
Record co./Cat #: CPO 999424
 
 

11:01am

Opera Company of Middlebury Live Preview of Thais
Composer: Jules Massenet
 
 

11:42am

Thais: Meditation
Composer: Jules Massenet
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: James Levine
Soloists: Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
CD/Album: Carmen-Fantasie
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 437544
 
 

11:50am

Thais: Ballet Suite (selections)
Composer: Jules Massenet
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Conductor: Neville Marriner
CD/Album: Jules Massenet: Ballettsuiten
Record co./Cat #: Capriccio 10569
 
 

12:01pm

Symphony #59 "Fire" in A, HOB 1/59
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
Ensemble: The English Concert
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
CD/Album: Haydn: Symphonien Nr. 35-38-39-59
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 427661
 
 

12:20pm

Saint Francois d'Assise: La predication aux oiseaux, S 175/1 ("St. Francis of Assisi preaching to the birds")
Composer: Franz Liszt
Soloists: Pierre-Laurent Aimard
CD/Album: The Liszt Project Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon B0015944
Note: from Annees de Pelerinage III
 
 

12:30pm

Les Jeux deau a la Villa d'Este, S. 163/4
Composer: Franz Liszt
Soloists: Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
CD/Album: The Liszt Project Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon B0015944
 
 

12:40pm

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
CD/Album: Wagner: Orchestermusik/Musique d'Orchestre
Record co./Cat #: EMI 54583
 
 

12:57pm

Saltarello
Composer: Anon. 14th century
Soloists: Garth Knox, fiddle ; Sylvain Lemetre, percussion
CD/Album: Garth Know: Saltarello
Record co./Cat #: ECM 2157
 
 

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