Mozart’s brief opera—featuring warring divas, a show within a show, and one of the composer’s greatest overtures—gets an English-language retelling from playwright Jim Luigs, the man behind hysterical musical Das Barbecü, based on Wagner’s Ring cycle. The work’s drama-filled auditions take place, appropriately enough, over Zoom. Conducted by HGO Principal Guest Conductor Eun Sun Kim and directed by frequent HGO collaborator Loren Meeker, The Impresario shares a double bill with Bon Appetit!
Cast and Creative
|Composer||Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart|
|Original Librettist||Gottfried Stephanie Jr.|
|New Story, Script, and Translation||Jim Luigs|
|Rona Richards||Raven McMillon|
|Yolanda Cantrell||Nicole Heaston|
|Edna Mendenhall (The Impresario)||Nova Thomas|
|Wiley Stonecrop||Frederick Ballentine|
|Bowie Krebs||William Guanbo Su|
|Conductor||Eun Sun Kim
HGO Principal Guest Conductor
|Directors||E. Loren Meeker|
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