Courageous Women of Antiquity
World Premiere & Recording

CONCERT - One Night Only
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
7:30 PM
Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, NYC
Two semi-operatic oratorios pay tribute to wise and strong women of antiquity. In the case of Lavinia, conceived by Virgil but fleshed out by the novelist Ursula Le Guin, she stands up against kings and threats of war to marry Aeneus, the man she has chosen. In the case of Anna, she made of her life a testimony not just to her father, but to history, education, and the potential power of women.

Both texts are partially inspired by and styled after Homer’s Iliad, with the Aeneid and the Alexiad even using parallel names.

April 26, 2022 Concert
Lavinia/Anna Komnene - Wendy Bryn Harmer
Aeneas/Bryennius - Richard Troxell
Latinus/John - Matthew Anchel
Virgil/Alexios - Ben Edquist
Amata/Anna Delucina - Sofia Selowsky
Turnus/Constantine - Alexander McKissick
Irene - Jaqueline Bolier
Maria - Larisa Martinez
Conductor - Steven Mercurio


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