DATES & LOCATION:
May 11-13, 2017 at the Westside Community Garden | 7pm
(Rain Date: May 14)
TICKETS: Free with reservation
In accordance with the charter of the West Side Community Garden, the production will be open to everyone. 50 reserved seats will be available for each performance. Open seating and standing room will available for all after that on a first-come first-served basis. All tickets remain completely free!
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On Site Opera partners with The Atlanta Opera’s Discoveries series to bring Mozart’s The Secret Gardener (La finta giardiniera) to life in a new site-specific co-production. Performances will mark a bi-city first for both companies. Written by an 18-year-old Mozart, The Secret Gardener is a story of love, madness, and redemption that unfolds in the lush setting of a beautiful garden. Disguises and mistaken identities abound in Mozart’s charming tale of a triple love triangle!
The production will be performed with spoken dialogue, drawing on the singspiel roots of the piece, and be accompanied by a wind octet and double bass – a traditional ensemble for 18th-century outdoor performances. While the audience will be stationary, the performers will appear everywhere in the garden, surrounding the audience in the story. An exciting new English translation by Kelley Rourke will be replete with garden and floral imagery to anchor the story even more into the space.
PRODUCTION TEAM & ORCHESTRA:
Conductor: Geoffrey McDonald
Director: Eric Einhorn
Costume Designer: Beth Goldenberg
Lighting Designer: Shawn Kaufman
Orchestra: Grand Harmonie
English Translation: Kelley Rourke
Orchestral Arrangement: Yoni Kahn & Thomas Carroll
Sandrina: Ashley Kerr, soprano
Arminda: Maeve Höglund, soprano
Serpetta: Alisa Jordheim, soprano
Ramiro: Kristin Gornstein, mezzo-soprano
Belfiore: Spencer Viator, tenor
Podesta: Jonathan Blalock, tenor
Nardo: Jorell Williams, baritone
For more information, please visit osopera.org/secretgardener/