The Vermont Opera Project to Present ‘Orpheus and Euridice’
The Vermont Opera Project will present its inaugural production on Friday and Saturday, August 12 and 13, in a fully staged opera at the Vermont Marble Museum in Proctor. ‘Orpheus and Euridice’ by Ricky Ian Gordon features Vermont residents, soprano Suzanne Kantorski as Euridice and clarinetist Wesley Christensen as Orpheus. Repeat performances on September 10 and 11 will take place at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. The opera will be directed and choreographed by Keturah Stickann. Four dancers will perform alongside Kantorski and Christensen as a Greek chorus, representing various characters. A string quartet and piano round out the musical forces, with Robert Wood conducting. The innovative production will be performed in an 8,800 square-foot abandoned manufacturing space that is part of the Marble Museum, once the Monument Room of the Vermont Marble Company. Linda Doty, executive director of the Museum said, “On behalf of the Vermont Marble Museum and the Preservation Trust of Vermont, I am very excited that The Vermont Opera Project will present ‘Orpheus and Euridice’ here. To my knowledge, we have never hosted such an elegant event at the Museum and we are so proud to be a part of this project.” For more information and tickets for the Proctor
performances, visit the website: vtoperaproject.com.