Friday, March 20, 2009 | 8:00pm
Program Notes hosted by Lisa Bielawa, Composer in Residence at 7:00pm
John Harbison Winter's Tale (1974, rev. 1991)
David Kravitz, baritone
Janna Baty, mezzo-soprano
Anne Harley, soprano
Aaron Engebreth, baritone

Gil Rose, conductor

Opera in two acts
First complete performance of the revised version

Based on the play by Wiliam Shakespeare
Libretto by John Harbison

Concert performance in celebration of the composer's 70th birthday featuring:
David Kravitz, baritone (Leontes)
Janna Baty, mezzo-soprano (Hermione)
Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano (Paulina)
Matthew Anderson, tenor (Florizel)
Anne Harley, soprano (Perdita)
Dana Whiteside, bass (Time)
Christian Figueroa, tenor (Antigonus)
Paul Guttry, bass (Camillo)
Aaron Engebreth, baritone (Polixenes)

Sponsored by American Express

Tickets are available for purchase online through the American Repertory Theater website or by calling the A.R.T. Box Office at 617.547.8300 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm).

News and Press

[Concert Review] Mad love

The destructive power of jealousy makes a good subject for opera. One of Shakespeare’s plays about this most irrational emotion, the tragedy Othello, has been turned into a very good opera by Rossini and a great one by Verdi and his best librettist, Arrigo Boito.

The Boston Phoenix Full review
[Concert Review] Harbison's ambitious Winter's Tale arrives with spring

John Harbison’s music is so ubiquitous here that you might think there was nothing more to discover. Yet until Friday, Boston had never heard Winter’s Tale, the Shakespeare-based opera he composed in the 1970s. The ever-intrepid Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s concert performance took place, ironically, on the first day of spring.

The Boston Globe Full review