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Passions

July 20 - August 22, 2013

Love and loss echo through two one-acts in a unique juxtaposition of 18th and 21st-century musical masterpieces. The company will premiere a new version of the work that took the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in music, Lang’s the little match girl passion, with an 18th-century masterpiece, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater.

In this pairing, the company presents the pain and catharsis of two deaths – that of an anonymous, impoverished little girl and that of a controversial prophet, as seen through the eyes of his grieving mother.

the little match girl passion

David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning one-act is based on a fable by Hans Christian Andersen, with a libretto by Lang that is influenced by the format and journey of Bach's St. Matthew Passion. Directed by Francesca Zambello and conducted by David Moody, this production features Young Artists Julia Mintzer, James Michael Porter, Lisa Williamson and Christian Zaremba.

Stabat Mater

Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater is a meditation on the suffering of a mother—Mary, the mother of Jesus—as she watches her son suffer and die. Its text is taken from a medieval poem, set by a number of composers. Directed and choreographed by Jessica Lang, the productions features Anthony Roth Costanzo and Nadine Sierra with eight dancers.

JULY

saturday 20
tuesday 23m
thursday 25
monday 29m

m = matinee

AUGUST

saturday 03
friday 09
sunday 18m
thursday 22

This production is made possible by a generous grant from
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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