La Calisto

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Music by Francesco Cavalli

Libretto by Giovanni Faustini

Thursday-Saturday, April 28-30, 2011, at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 1, 2011, at 3pm

Tryon Festival Theatre

Brazen, ornate, sly, trilling, and loaded with panache, La Calisto plays as a nuanced study of desire packaged as a sensuous Baroque romp among the Roman gods. Master of disguise Jove seduces Calisto, the chaste follower of Diana, by impersonating the goddess. Their actions rain down wrath upon them from both the ferocious hunter—who also happens to be Jove’s daughter—and Juno, Jove’s long-suffering and vengeful wife. Witty pathos reigns in the end when Calisto pays for all humanity’s frailties and Jove takes pity on his betrayed lover.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Artistic Director: Eduardo Diazmuñoz

Conductor: Charlotte Mattax Moersch

Director: Ricardo Herrera

Ballo Dell’Orso and Danza Delle Ninfe Choreographer: Rebecca Walter

Scenic Designer: HeeKyong Kim**

Costume Designer: Niki Rosario

Lighting Designer: Brianna Sue Johnson*

Sound Designer: Robert Dagit*

Scenic Charge: Amanda Williams

Properties Master: Jeein Song

Hair/Makeup Master: René Chadwick

Musical Preparation: Jovana Bojovic, Cara Chowning, Thomas H. Schleis, Kyu-Youn Sim, Faythe Vollrath, and Andrew Weisheit

Stage Manager: Kristen Cooperkline*

Technical Director: Verda Beth Martell

Italian Diction Coach: Ricardo Herrera

Fight Coordinator: Doug West

Supertitles: Dennis Helmrich


Calisto: Joo Young Bang and Alba Cancel

Diana: Sara Lloyd and Yoo Sun Na

Linfea: Anna Carr and Tania Arazi Coambs

Giunone: Jacqueline Piccolino and Lila Powell-Khazoum

Satirino: Wendy Muir

Satirino Understudy: Lindsay Eckhardt

Endimione: Ingrid Kammin and Matthew Leese

Pane: Lee Steiner

Mercurio: Samuel James Dewese and Ryan Milstead

Giove: Joseph Arko

Silvano: Phillip Gay

Eternita: Lindsey Dondanville and Lindsay Eckhardt

Il Destino: Mary Mills and Emily Ortlieb

La Natura: Keshena Cisneros-Watson and Kara Moss

Furia 1: Danielle Floberg and Mallory Hanley

Furia 2: Jane Duffy and Jacqueline Schiffer

Furia 2 Understudy: Keshena Cisneros-Watson

Eco: Jane Duffy, Danielle Floberg, Mallory Hanley, and Jacqueline Schiffer

Coro di Ninfe Arciere di Diana: Lindsey Dondanville, Jane Duffy, Danielle Floberg, Mallory Hanley, Kara Moss, Jessica Rundell, and Jacqueline Schiffer

Satyrs: Stephen Boyer and Dane Suarez

Ballerina in Orso: Jessica Cornish

Coro di Menti Celesti: Full company


Violin: Maureen Murchie and Sun-Young Gemma Shin

Viola da gamba: Benjamin Hayek

Violoncello: Patrycja Likos

Violone: Jose Vianna

Harpsichord: Jovana Bojovic and Faythe Vollrath

Production Staff

Assistant Conductor: Cara Chowning

Assistant to the Director: Kyle Pollio

Movement Assistants to the Director: Stephen Boyer and Rebecca Walter

Assistant Stage Manager: Devin Whitehouse**

Technical Assistant Stage Managers: Yae Hwon Kim, Mallory Kling, and Austin Lin**

Rehearsal Production Assistant: Jennifer McClendon

Assistant Technical Director: José Abraham

Assistant Costume Designers: Hillary Anderson and Sei Hee Lee

Assistant Lighting Designer: Rebecca Boydston*

Assistant Sound Designer: Bradford Chapin*

Assistant Properties Master: Angela Jorgensen

Master Electrician: Kevin Pelz

Stage Running Crew: Ron Bowden, Kevin Cushman, Laura King, Zachary Miksis, Julia Skeggs, and Coy Wentworth

Properties Running Crew: Evan Metcalf and Rachel Newman

Costume Running Crew: Katie Bellantone, Kelson McAuliffe, Julian Parker, and Tyrone Phillips

Makeup Running Crew: Aurora Adachi-Winter and Jessica Turner

Lighting Board Operator: Jennifer McClendon

Projections Operator: Deandria Kelley

Follow Spot Operators: Robert Montgomery and Tyler Voss

Sound Board Operator: Mercedes White

*LEVEL21 MFA student

**LEVEL21 BFA student