Vivaldi's Cato in Utica

July 18 - August 22, 2015

Passion and politics collide in Vivaldi's exquisite setting of Metastasio's poetic depiction of Cato the Younger. 

“I love the early operas. The Vivaldi masterwork Catone in Utica is especially enthralling with its spectacular instrumentation that feels new and edgy and always exhilarating,” director Tazewell Thompson said. “Complex and conflicted characters are passionately expressing their story through brilliant vocals with highly entertaining flourishes and ornamentations. Sublime.”

The production will be presented in Italian with projected English text.

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

Photos: Karli Cadel.

JULY

saturday 18
friday 24
monday 27m

m = matinee 

AUGUST

saturday 01
tuesday 04m
sunday 09m
sunday 16m
thursday 20
saturday 22m

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This opera will be broadcast on November 14 on New York City’s classical music station 105.9 WQXR, at www.wqxr.org, and distributed nationally by the WFMT Radio Network.

Video by Jacob McAuliffe

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Conductor Ryan Brown
Director Tazewell Thompson
Choreographer Anthony Salatino
Sets John Conklin
Costumes Sara Jean Tosetti
Lighting Robert Wierzel
Projected Titles Kelley Rourke
Hair & Makeup Anne Ford-Coates 

Cato Thomas Michael Allen
Marzia
 Megan Samarin*
Fulvio 
Allegra De Vita*
Arbace
Eric Jurenas*
Emilia 
Sarah Mesko
Caesar
John Holiday

*Young Artist  

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