The Golden Ass
Composer: Randolph Peters
Librettist: Robertson Davies
Other Artistic Personnel: Colin Graham, director; Susan Benson, set and costume designer; Deborah Brown, choreographer; Richard Bradshaw, conductor
Original Cast: Judith Forst (Pamphilea); Theodore Baerg (Festus, the Fabulist); Rebecca Caine (Fotis); Raymond Aceto (Leader of the Bandits)
Premiere Date: April 13, 1999
Producing Company: Canadian Opera Company
Description: Lucius, the pleasure-loving hero, dabbles in magic and is turned into an ass. As an ass, he suffers many cruelties: He is beaten, starved, and forced to assist in acts of crime. Eventually, he is restored to manhood and becomes a priest of Isis.
Length: 01:56
Total Acts: 2
Chorus: Chorus (40 singers)
Orchestration: 59 players
Ballet/Dance: 8 Dancers
Musical Style: Modern; classical; with a touch of jazz
Contact: Canadian Opera Company
Address: 227 Front Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 1E8 Canada
Phone: 416-363-6671, x330
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The Golden Ass (Peters)
Tuesday, April 13, 1999 - Canadian Opera Company
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