Beatrice
Composer: Lee Hoiby
Librettist: Marcia Nardi
Other Artistic Personnel: Moritz Bomhard (Conductor)
Moritz Bomhard (Stage Director)
George Tuell (Set Designer)
Burt Blackwell (TV Director)
Original Cast: Audrey Nossaman (Beatrice)
Richard Lohr (Bellidor)
Elizabeth Johnson (Abbess)
Robert Fischer (Father Justinian)
David Clenny (Timothy, boy)
Bonnie Bounnell (Sister Eglantine)
Mary Treitz (Sister Anna)
Premiere Date: October 23, 1959
Producing Company: Kentucky Opera
WAVE-TV
Vogue Film Productions
Description: Beatrice, a deeply religious novice in a 13th century Belgian convent, falls in love with a prince and leaves the convent to be with him. The Virgin Mary takes her place while the convent's statue of Mary disappears. The new Beatricee is proclaimed a saint when she performs a miracle. The real Beatrice returns many years later to die at the foot of the statue of Mary which reappears.
Comments: Work commissioned by WAVE-TV. First opera commissioned by network affiliate station.
Length: 01:30
Total Acts: 3
Contact: Kentucky Opera
Publisher Web Site: http://www.kyopera.org
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