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The Touchstone - La pietra del paragone

  • The Barns at Wolf Trap 1635 Trap Road Vienna, VA, 22182 United States (map)

The Barns at Wolf Trap

Friday, June 23 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 25 at 3 pm
Wednesday, June 28 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 1 at 7:30 pm

Touchstone (noun) 1. a piece of fine-grained stone used to test the purity of gold 2. a test or criterion for determining the genuineness of a thing

In this sparkling Rossini comedy, a wealthy man devises a test to separate his true friends from those who love him only for his money.

La pietra del paragone
Music by Gioacchino Rossini
Libretto by Luigi Romanelli

in order of vocal appearance 

Pacuvio, a poet – Shea Owens
Fabrizio, a servant – Anthony Schneider
Baroness Aspasia – Megan Mikailovna Samarin
Donna Fulvia – Summer Hassan
Macrobio, a journalist – Kihun Yoon
Giocondo, Asdrubale’s friend – Alasdair Kent
Clarice – Zoie Reams
Count Asdrubale – Richard Ollarsaba
Guests & Servants of the Count – Ricardo GarciaSam GrosbyCory GrossSenhica KleeJonathan Bryan
Geoffrey HahnMichael HawkMatthew FleisherAndrew Gilstrap
Conductor – Antony Walker
Director – E. Loren Meeker
Scenic Designer – Erhard Rom
Costume Designer – Erik Teague
Lighting Designer – Robert H. Grimes
Wig & Makeup Designer –TBD
Chorusmaster – David Hanlon

Musical Preparation – David Hanlon, Nicolò Sbuelz, Lindsay Woodward
Italian Coach – Nicolò Sbuelz
Assistant Director – Anne Nesmith
Production Stage Manager – Michael Janney
Assistant Stage Manager – Madeline Levy
Supertitle Coordinator – K. Annie Brooks


Earlier Event: May 11
Farewell Recital
Later Event: July 14