Peabody Chamber Opera presents

Pastorale & Masque

Three Works for the Musical Stage
from the Seventeenth Century

Tirsi e Clori

by Claudio Monteverdi


by Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Masque in Dioclesian

by Henry Purcell

Peabody Baroque Orchestra

Joseph Gascho, guest conductor

Paige Whitley-Bauguess, guest choreographer and stage director

Alison Calhoun, guest director (Actéon)

Monday, February 13, 2006, at 7:30 PM
Tuesday, February 14, 2006, at 7:30 PM
Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall
Peabody Conservatory of Music
1 East Mt. Vernon Place
Baltimore, Maryland
Admission free

Essay by Roger Brunyate          Photographs by Kathleen Sweadner

Peabody Chamber Opera production of Tirsi e Clori, January 1997
Tirsi e Clori at the Walters, January 1997
Ben Schuman and Pamela Hay in the title roles

Repeating a program first devised for performance at the Walters Art Gallery in 1997, the Peabody Chamber Opera will present three stage works from the 17th Century, now on its own stage and accessible to larger audiences. The program will open with Claudio Monteverdi’s dance pastorale Tirsi e Clori (1616), continue with Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s one-act tragedy Actéon (c. 1684), and end after an intermission with the wedding masque from Henry Purcell’s Dioclesian (1690). All will be sung in their original languages. The program will be conducted, choreographed, and directed by baroque specialists Joseph Gascho and Paige Whitley-Bauguess, with Alison Calhoun undertaking the stage-direction of Actéon.

Peabody Chamber Opera production of Dioclesian, January 1997
Dioclesian at the Walters, January 1997


Most of the performers listed below appear in more than one work,
taking solo, ensemble, or dancing roles as appropriate.

Elizabeth Brodka Darcy Crum Matt Dingels
Christopher Dudley Rebecca Duren Ryan Scott Ebright
Maria Kate Fleming Jillian Goldin Karl Hempel
Brent Huse Hirotaka Kato Bonnie Lander
Brooke Lieberman Kyle Malone Heather McLewin
Douglas Peters Brian Pettey Ronni Jane Reich
Tara Stafford   Julia Steinbok
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