KMAC, Lee Lessack, Linda Purl et al. Set...
Memorial for Theatrical Index Fou...

Cast Announced for Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' Kommilitonen! at Juilliard Opera

By New York City
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
(© John Batten)
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
(© John Batten)
Casting has been announced for the U.S. premiere of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' new full-length opera, Kommilitonen!, which will open the 2011-2012 Juilliard Opera season in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater, November 16-20. The libretto is by David Pountney, who also directs.

Translated from German as "fellow students," the show interweaves three stories of the mid-Century to focus on three groups of students -- in Germany, the People's Republic of China, and the American South -- and who are involved in political action.

The cast will includesWill Liverman as James Meredith; Tobias Greenhalgh as the Voice of Pokayne; Deanna Breiwick as Sophie; Leo Radosavljevic as Willi; Laetitia De Beck Spitzer as Clerk 1; Takaoki Onishi as Clerk 2; Alexander Hajek as Hans; Noah Baetge as Christoph/Evangelist; Aubrey Allicock as Alexander/Grand Inquisitor; Tobias Greenhalgh as Gestapo Officer; John Brancy as Janitor; Nathalie Mittelbach as Prison Guard; Lacey Jo Benter as Voice of the Mother; Wallis Giunta as Wu; Heather Engebretson as Li; Jeongcheol Cha as Wu Tianshi (Father); Karen Vuong as Zhou; Nathalie Mittelbach as Doctor; Simone Easthope as Officer (puppet); Laura Mixter as Officer (puppet); and Rachael Wilson as Officer (puppet).

Anne Manson will conduct the Juilliard Orchestra and Juilliard Opera singers. The production will feature sets and costumes by Robert Innes Hopkins; puppetry by Blind Summit Theatre - Mark Down and Nick Barnes; lighting design by James Farncombe; and choreography by Carolyn Choa.

For tickets and more information, click here.

comments powered by Disqus

By providing information about entertainment and cultural events on this site, shall not be deemed to endorse,
recommend, approve and/or guarantee such events, or any facts, views, advice and/or information contained therein.

©1999-2014, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use & Privacy Policy