Join us this for a Glimpse of Glimmerglass’ youth opera program with the first youth opera commission — Odyssey.
In Ben Moore and Kelley Rourke’s operatic rendition of Homer’s epic tale, featuring members of the Young Artists Program and the Glimmerglass Youth Chorus, stories of Odysseus and his faithful wife, Penelope, are given new life with rollicking sailor songs, dramatic storms, a mesmerizing Siren song, a riveting tango, a poignant love duet, and more. Action-packed, colorful, and just plain fun, Odyssey played to standing-room crowds in its 2015 premiere.
This 2018 revival brings the same electric energy and a sneak peek inside one of Glimmerglass’ hidden gems.
Run time: 1 hour.
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CAST, IN ORDER OF VOCAL APPEARANCE
Bard 1 Michael Pandolfo*
Bard 2 Bryn Holdsworth*
Penelope Vivian Hopkins
Odysseus Austin Joyce
First Mate Naomi Wager
Cyclops Henry Wager
Poseidon Morgan Hill-Edgar
Aeolus Philip Nash
Circe Agnes Coleman
Athena Aria Maholchic
Ensemble Avery Croft, Sayer Croft, Loial Davis Fralick, Sofia Jones, Alexia Liu, Olivia Loewenguth, Antoinette Parisi, Luke Pringle, Layla Ventuleth
Music Director Aurelia Andrews
Co-directors Francesca Zambello and Brenna Corner
Scenery Ryan McGettigan
Costumes Erik Teague
Lighting Peter W. Mitchell
Youth Chorus Master Aurelia Andrews
Principal Coach/Accompanists Christopher Devlin and Katherine Kozak
Assistant Conductor/Assistant Coach Louis Lohraseb*
Assistant Director Joshua Horowitz*
Stage Manager Michael Medina
*member of the Young Artists Program
Odyssey was originally developed and produced for Glimmerglass in 2015 and 2018 with the generous support of the Partridge Foundation, and with production support from The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., Van Broughton Ramsey and Robert Nelson, and Ann Ziff. Special thanks to Margarita Sears and the Cooperstown Theatre Festival.
Photo: Karli Cadel