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Bard SummerScape presents



Wednesday, July 30, 2014


July 25 and August 1 at 7 pm
July 27 , 30, and August 3 at 2 pm
Opera Talk: July 27 at noon
Tickets start at $25

American Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leon Botstein, music director
Directed by Kevin Newbury


Euryanthe - Ellie Dehn

Adolar - William Burden

Eglantine - Wendy Bryn Harmer

Lysiart - Ryan Kuster

King Ludwig - Peter Volpe


"Euryanthe is a story of jealousy and betrayal. A redheaded ghost haunts a dreamlike landscape where supernatural forces collide with everyday hopes of comfort and security. Layers of deceit and repressed desire motivate jealous lovers travelling in a darkly gothic world.

Carl Maria von Weber, an acquaintance of Schubert’s and one of the most influential early Romantic composers, wrote Euryanthe in 1823. The gloriously beautiful score replaces sections of spoken dialogue common to German opera of the time with continuous music. This powerful work left its mark on Richard Wagner’s Lohengrin and later pieces.

Kevin Newbury (Die Liebe der Danae, SummerScape 2011) directs this rare staging of an unjustly neglected opera. Bard’s always-remarkable chorus and an exciting cast of singers bring the romantic three-act production to life. Sung in German with English supertitles."

Earlier Event: June 7
Memorial Vespers