September 15, 2013 at 3:00pm
NEC’s Jordan Hall
Rienzi, der letzte der Tribunen
Grand Tragic Opera in Five Acts by Richard Wagner after the novel Cola di Rienzi by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Wagner’s Rienzi, his first successful stage work, was inspired by the legendary fourteenth-century Roman Tribune Cola di Rienzo, who gained power through a revolt against the entrenched nobility. The opera traces the protagonist’s predictable journey from liberator to absolutism and to despotism and downfall.
“ Odyssey is off to an auspicious start.”
–The Boston Globe
Cast and Creative
Beth Willer, Artistic Director
Harris Ipock … Chorusmaster
Karin Hartmann Ludlow … Production Stage Manager
Veronica Haakonsen … Assistant Stage Manager
Carola Emrich-Fisher … German diction coach
Cori Ellison … Supertitle translator
Dan McGaha … Supertitle operator
Photos and video by Kathy Wittman / Ball Square Films.