LMC Opera – Queen for a Day: Operatic Depictions of Nobility

LMC Opera – Queen for a Day: Operatic Depictions of Nobility

“Ah, lo veggo” – Recit and Trio from Paride ed Elena by Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714–1787)

Susan Payne O’Brien as Elena (Helen), Queen of Sparta
Emily Riesser as Paride (Paris), son of King Priam of Troy
Lin Chen as Amore (Cupid)
Ellyn Liu, violin

“Thy Hand, Belinda… When I am laid in Earth” from Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell (1659–1695)

Katie Hochman as Dido, Queen of Carthage

“Piangero la sorte mio” from Giulio Cesare by George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)

Emily Riesser as Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt
Ellyn Liu, violin

“Nasce il sole” from Rodrigo by George Frideric Handel

Lin Chen as Esilena, Last Visigothic Queen of Spain
Ellyn Liu, violin

“Tu che le vanita” from Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)

Laurel Sprigg as Élisabeth de Valois, Queen of Spain
Ellyn Liu, violin

“Morró, ma prima in grazia” from Un Ballo in Maschera by Giuseppe Verdi

Susan Payne O’Brien as Amelia

“Nous sommes assaillis” from Cendrillon by Pauline Viardot (1821–1910)

Laurel Sprigg as Cendrillon (Cinderella)
Katie Hochman as Maguelonne, her sister
Regina Thomas as Armelinde, her sister

Joan Lundquist, piano
Regina Thomas, stage direction and commentary