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The Ghosts of Versailles

Posted on: July 2, 2020

Come one, come all to the conclusion of our “Figaro Trilogy” with our audio-only stream of 2015's Ghosts of Versailles.
Cast and credits below:

The Ghosts of Versailles
Music by John Corigliano
Libretto by William M. Hoffman, inspired by Beaumarchais’ The Guilty Mother
Recorded February 2015

Conductor: James Conlon

Woman with Hat: Victoria Livengood

Louis XVI: Kristinn Sigmundsson

Marquis: Scott Scully

Trio of Gossips: So Young Park*, Vanessa Becerra*, Peabody Southwell

Ghost Quartet: Summer Hassan*, Lacey Jo Benter*, Frederick Ballentine*, Patrick Blackwell

Beaumarchais: Christopher Maltman

Marie Antoinette: Patricia Racette

Figaro: Lucas Meachem

Susanna: Lucy Schaufer

Count Almaviva: Joshua Guerrero*

Rosina: Guanqun Yu

Léon: Brenton Ryan*

Florestine: Stacey Tappan

Bégearss: Robert Brubaker

Wilhelm: Joel Sorensen

Cherubino: Renée Rapier*

Suleyman Pasha: Philip Cokorinos

English Ambassador: Museop Kim*

Samira: Patti LuPone

Ensemble: Nicholas Brownlee* (Figaro Pursuer, Juror, Soldier, Guard); Philip Cokorinos (Juror, Soldier, Guard); Lisa Eden (Figaro Pursuer, Dancing Girl, Revolutionary Woman); Lori Ann Fuller (Figaro Pursuer, Dancing Girl, Revolutionary Woman); Katherine Giaquinto (Figaro Pursuer, Dancing Girl, Revolutionary Woman); Michele Hemmings (Figaro Pursuer, Dancing Girl, Revolutionary Woman); Museop Kim* (Figaro Pursuer, Juror, Soldier, Guard); Renée Rapier* (Figaro Pursuer, Revolutionary Woman); Melissa Treinkman (Figaro Pursuer, Dancing Girl, Revolutionary Woman); Gabriel Vamvulescu (Figaro Pursuer, Juror, Soldier, Guard)

Additional roles: Danielle Marcella Bond (Third Witness), Omar Crook (Man on Ladder in Window, Fourth Witness, Bishop, Second Aristocrat), Gregory Geiger (Page with Crotales). Abdiel Gonzalez (Muscovite Trader, Fifth Witness, Young Man, First Aristocrat), Robert Hovencamp (Muscovite Trader), John Kimberling (Man with Lather on Face), Gabriel Manro (Muscovite Trader), George Sterne (Other Man in Room), Rebecca Tomlinson (First Witness), Jennifer Wallace (Second Witness)

*alumnus of LA Opera’s young artist program

LA Opera Orchestra

LA Opera Chorus

Chorus Director: Grant Gershon

Director: Darko Tresnjak

Scenery: Alexander Dodge

Costumes: Linda Cho

Lighting: York Kennedy

Projections: Aaron Rhyne

Choreographer: Peggy Hickey

Fight Director: Ed Douglas

Aerial Sequences: 2 Ring Circus

Production made possible in part by a generous gift from the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.

Additional support from The Blue Ribbon and National Endowment for the Arts.

Artists herein are represented by and appear courtesy of the American Guild of Musical Artists and the American Federation of Musicians, AFL-CIO.

Audio Producers: Fred Vogler, Todd Reynolds

LAO Audio Engineer: Brad Cobb

Audio Assistance: Ignazio Terrasi

Video Production: Kelly Travis

Post-Production Assistance: Mark Lyons

Photography: Craig T. MathewSubtitles by Francis Rizzo, cued by Linda Zoolalian