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Mercadante's Orazi e Curiazi

Minnesota Opera production, 2006

 

April 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 2006 at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Minneapolis.

 

Review by Dan Foley, photographs by Michal Daniel.

 

Minnesota Opera  has recently added to its reputation for staging rare bel canto opera with a well received performance of Mercadante's Orazi e Curiazi, its first performance in the USA.    Dan Foley wrote a review in Donizetti Society Newsletter 98, which can be seen here.

The cast was Camilla: Brenda Harris, Curazio: Scott Piper, Orazio: Ashley Holland, Sabina: Karin Wolverton.  The conductor was Francesco Maria Colombo, the conceived by Eric Simonson (but staged by Peter Kozma).  The designer was Neil Patel and costumes Káren Kopischke.

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Karin Wolverton as Sabina, Scott Piper as Curiazio and Brenda Harris as Camilla.

 

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Ashley Holland as Orazio

 

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Brenda Harris as Camilla and Scott Piper as Curiazio

 

Orazi Picture

Ashley Holland as Orazio, Brenda Harris as Camilla, Scott Piper as Curiazio

 

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Karin Wolverton as Sabina and Brenda Harris as Camilla

 

Brenda Harris as Camilla

 

 

 

Page initially published in  2006