Where Angels Fear to Tread
Composer: Mark Lanz Weiser
Librettist: Roger Brunyate
Other Artistic Personnel: Robert Sirota, Conductor; Tony Cisek, Designer
Original Cast: Caroline Abbott, soprano; Harriet Herriton, mezzo-soprano; Philip Herriton, tenor; Gino Carella, baritone; Lilia Herriton, soprano; Padrona of the hotel, soprano; Opera Singer, soprano; Perfetta, mezzo-soprano; Alessandro/Sacristan, tenor; Cabman/Spiridon
Premiere Date: February 25, 1999
Producing Company: Peabody Opera Theatre
Description: Lilia Herriton, a young English widow, visits Italy and marries a young Italian, but dies in childbirth. Her in-laws, Philip and Harriet Herriton, and her companion Caroline Abbott arrive to adopt the baby. Their encounter with Italy involves comedy, romance, eventual tragedy, and ultimately a deep self-knowledge.
Length: 02:20
Total Acts: 3
Musical Style: Tonal; recitativo arioso enclosing numerous arias and ensembles
Contact: Roger Brunyate
Phone: 410-235-1164
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