San Diego Opera presents Ildebrando Pizzetti’s ‘Murder in the Cathedral’

Ferruccio Furlanetto as Thomas Becket, Archbishop. Photo by Ken Howard.

MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL: The Assassination of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury

Opera in Two Acts by Ildebrando Pizzetti based on T.S. Eliot’s play, Murder in the Cathedral

Sung in Italian.

Libretto by the composer from the play’s Italian translation by Alberto Castelli

THE CAST
Thomas Becket: Ferruccio Furlanetto
Herald: Allan Glassman
First Chorus: Susan Neves
Second Chorus: Helene Schneiderman
Third Priest: Gregory Reinhart
First Priest: Greg Fedderly
Second Priest: Kristopher Irmiter
First Tempter/Knight: Joel Sorenson
Second Tempter/Knight: Malcolm MacKenzie
Third Tempter/Knight: Ashraf Sewailam
Fourth Tempter/Knight: Kevin Langan

Conductor: Donato Renzetti
Director: Ian Campbell
Production Designer: Ralph Funicello
Chorus Master: Charles F. Prestinari
Costume Designer: Denitsa Bliznakova
Lighting Designer: Alan Burrett
Wig and Makeup Designer: Steven W. Bryant

Ferruccio Furlanetto as Thomas Becket. Photo by Ken Howard.

Performances:

Saturday, Mar. 30 at 7 pm
Tuesday, Apr. 2 at 7 pm
Friday, Apr. 5 at 7 pm
Sunday, Apr. 7 at 2 pm

San Diego Opera

Susan Neves as First Chorus. Photo by Ken Howard.

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