Rameau's one act opera Pygmalion (1748) is an audacious riff on the tale of artist who falls in love with their art. Based on the play by Ovid, which inspired George Bernard Shore's play which in turn inspired 'My Fair Lady', Pygmalion is baroque opera at its most irreverent and fun. Pygmalion is a sculptor cursed to fall in love with his creation but ‘love’ brings the statue to life, and everyone dances.

 

Rameau brings this story to life with music of great originality and excitement in a work that is equal parts opera and ballet. Lyric brings the opera to the stage with an exceptional creative team with direction by James Cutler, choreography by Georgia Taylor, design by Rob Sowinski with music direction by Pat Miller. Performances at Lyric’s home at Chapel off Chapel will include both early and late shows so Pygmalioncan be the perfect entrée or nightcap to your evening out.

PYGMALION

CAST AND CREATIVES

 

Pygmalion - Patrick MacDevitt

L'Amour - Sabrina Surace

Cephise - Kimberley Colman

Statue - Josh Tomlinson

 

ENSEMBLE

Jessica Harris, Cameron Sibly,

Sophie Jackson, Zenya Carmellotti, 

Nicholas Sopelario, David Sirianni*

*Dance Captain

 

CREATIVES

Director - James Cutler

Choreographer - Georgia Taylor

Designer  - Rob Sowinski

Associate Designer - Bryn Cullen

Costume Designer - Lucy Wilkins

Scenic Artist  - Mattea Davies

Music Director - Pat Miller

Repetiteur - Jane Matheson

Production Manager - Katelyn Be

Stage Manager - Annie Ried

Lighting Operator - Hayley Fox

 

ORCHESTRA

Flutes: Kim Tan, Natasha Taneja

Oboe: Kailen Crisp

Bassoon: Brock Imson

Harpsichords: Jane Matheson, Pat Miller

Violons: Felicite Heine, Tim Willis

Violas: Anna Webb, Dovi Hanner

Cello: Bronwen Whyatt

Bass: Chloe Smith

DATES AND TIMES

Tuesday April 5 6:30pm & 8:30pm

Thursday April 7 6:30pm & 8:30pm

Saturday April 9th 7:30pm & 9:30pm

 

 $49.50 Full, $39.50 Concession

 

Tickets via Chapel off Chapel - Book here

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