Amp Opera: The Mother of Us All
Music by Virgil Thomson; Libretto by Gertrude Stein
Sung in English with English supertitles
Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 • 8:15 p.m.
Steven Osgood • Conductor/Music Director
Keturah Stickman • Stage Director
Liliana Duque Piñeiro • Scenic Designer
^ Wendy Bryn Harmer • Susan B. Anthony
^ Chauncey Packer • Jo the Loiterer
^ Alan Held • Daniel Webster
+ Hilary Grace Taylor • Gertrude S.
+ Michael Miller • Virgil T.
+ Celeste Godin • Angel More
+ Kelly Guerra • Indiana Elliott
+ John David Nevergall • John Adams
+ Samina Aslam • Constance Fletcher
^ Guest Artist
+ Young Artist
For one performance only, Chautauqua’s Amphitheater will once again ring with the voice of Susan B. Anthony in Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein’s joyfully surrealist homage to one of the foremothers of our country and the suffrage movement in America. This performance will bookend Chautauqua Institution’s Week Five programming, themed “The Women’s Vote Centennial and Beyond.”
rehearsals begin July 12, 2020