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The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
Ricky Ian Gordon
Ricky Ian Gordon was born on May 15, 1956 in Oceanside, NY and raised on Long Island. After studying composition at Carnegie Mellon University, he settled in New York City, where he quickly emerged as a leading writer of vocal music that spans art song, opera, and musical theater. Mr. Gordon's songs have been performed and or recorded by such internationally renowned singers as Renee Fleming, Dawn Upshaw, Audra MacDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, the late Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Frederica Von Stade, Andrea Marcovicci, Harolyn Blackwell, and Betty Buckley, among many others.
Michael Korie
Eric Simonson (Director)
Michael Christie (Conductor)
Robert Wierzel (Lighting Designer)
Michael Yeargan (Scenic Designer)
Wendall Harrington (Projections Designer)
Jesse Blumberg (Alberto)
Ben Wagner (Giampi Malnate)
Eric Margiore (Giorgio)
Kelly (Micol Finzi-Contini)
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In the late 1930s, in Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Contini are one of the leading families, wealthy, aristocratic, urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a circle of friends for constant rounds of tennis and parties at their villa with its lovely grounds, keeping the rest of the world at bay. Into the circle steps Giorgio, a Jew from the middle class who falls in love with Micol. She seems to toy with him, and even makes love to one of his friends while she knows Giorgio is watching. While his love cannot seem to break through to her to draw her out of her garden idyll, the forces of politics close in.
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http://www.rickyiangordon.com
The Opera Fund Awardee Information
2011 Repertoire Development
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
Minnesota Opera
Schedule of Performances Listings
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Gordon)
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