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John Corigliano (b. 1938)
The Ghosts of Versailles

Lyric Opera Premiere

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Title John Corigliano (b. 1938)
The Ghosts of Versailles

Lyric Opera Premiere
Description A Grand Opera Buffa in Two Acts

Music by John Corigliano
Libretto by William M. Hoffman
Creator Lyric Opera of Chicago
Date October 14 - November 6, 1995
Contributor Cast (in order of appearance):
Woman with Hat- Jane Shaulis
Louis XVI James- James Courtney
Marquis- Ronald Naldi
Trio of Gossips- Alaine Rodin-lo, Valerie DeBartolo, Patricia Risley
Opera Quartet- Juliana Rambaldi, Natalie Arduino, Jorge Orlando Gomez, Franco Pomponi
Beaumarchais- Håkan Hagegård
Marie Antoinette- Sheri Greenawald
Figaro- Dwayne Croft
Susanna- Wendy White
Count Almaviva- Richard Drews
Rosina- Sylvia McNair
Léon- Gary Lehman
Florestine- Sunny Joy Langton
Bégearss- Graham Clark, John Duykers (Nov. 3 & 6)
Wilhelm- Wilbur Pauley
Cherubino- Charlotte Hellekant
Suleyman Pasha- Stefan Szkafarowsky
Page- Dean Badolato
British Ambassador- Bruce Hall
Samira- Della Jones
Arab Violist- Peter J. Slowik
Ensemble:
Deborah K. Fair, Sharon L. Garvey, Marcía D. Porter, Claudia A. Kerski-Nienow, Janet Mensen Reynold, Karen Wilberg, Joseph A Fosselman, Mark Nienow, James Odom, Steven Pierce, Tom Sillitti, Ronald Watkins
Corps de Ballet:
Laura Gaona, Tracy Lea Chudoba, August Tye, Lisa Meyers, Jennifer Carney, Victor Barauskas, David Fernandez, Anthony Johnson, Darrell G. Dautrieve, Guoping Wang

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Arthur Fagen, conductor (November 3)
Colin Graham, stage director
Elizabeth M. Bachman, associate stage director
John Conklin, scenery and costumes design
Duane Schuler, lighting design
Maria Tallchief, ballet director
Debra Brown, choreographer
Kenneth von Heidecke, ballet master
B. H. Barry, duel arranger
Matthias Gohl, sound design
Donald Palumbo, chorus master
Stan Dufford, wigs and makeup design
Caroline Girgis, assistant stage director
John W. Coleman, stage manager
Timothy Shaindlin, Stephen Sulich, & Robert Tweten, musical preparation
Robert Tweten, stage band conductor
James Johnson, prompter
Gillian Lane-Plescia, English diction coach
Francis Rizzo, English text edited for projection
Relation Annotated score and director's notes available in Sylvia McNair Collection, Cook Music Library
Type Opera

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Citation

Lyric Opera of Chicago, “John Corigliano (b. 1938)
The Ghosts of Versailles

Lyric Opera Premiere,” Cook Music Library Digital Exhibitions, accessed October 21, 2021, http://collections.libraries.indiana.edu/cookmusiclibrary/items/show/709.