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LNOBT presented the premiere of George Frideric Handel’s “Alexander’s Feast”

On 20 and 22 June Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre presented the premiere of George Frideric Handel’s “Alexander’s Feast”. The project is a co-production between the LNOBT, Palace of Arts (Budapest) and “Vilnius Festivals”, and concluded the programme of the prestigious 18th Vilnius Festival.

The production is conducted by Rolf Beck (Germany), known to Lithuanian theatregoers from Robert Wilson’s staging of “Johannespassion” at the LNOBT, second conductor Vytautas Lukočius. Director – Csaba Kael (Hungary), set designer Eva Szendrenyi (Hungary), video designer Laszlo Zsolt Bordos (Hungary), costume and make-up designer Juozas Statkevičius, lighting designer Levas Kleinas, chorus master Česlovas Radžiūnas.

Cast of the premieres on 20 and 21 June, 2014:

Sophie Gordeladze (Georgia) – Thais, soprano,
Catriona Morison (United Kingdom) – Thais’ Frend, mezzo-soprano,
Thomas Walker (United Kingdom) – Timotheus, tenor,
Tadas Girininkas – Alexander the Great, bass,
Meda Jonaitytė, Renata Mikailionytė, Julija Ulvydienė – Models, Furies,
Eglė Grėbliauskaitė – Model, St. Cecilia,
Eglė Špokaitė – Olympia, Helen,
Rimvydas Černiauskas – Darius,
Voicechas Žuromskas – Cupid,
Eligijus Butkus – Bacchus,
Miroslav Gusco – Zeus,
Neringa Česaitytė, Agnė Steponkevičiūtė, Eligijus Butkus, Voicechas Žuromskas – Ballet Dancers.

Orchestra soloists:
Angelė Litvaitytė, Donata Dunovska – violinos,
Lina Baublytė, Giedrius Gelgotas – flutes.

Basso continuo:
Roma Jaraminaitė – cello,
Mykolas Rutkauskas – cello,
Igor Davidovics (Hungary) – lute,
Jolanta Silkauskienė – organ,
Vaiva Eidukaitytė-Storastienė – harpsichord.

23 06 2014




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