Dorset Opera 2013 – La Traviate, Der Fliegende Hollander

Another opera festival in the Dorset countryside. This year I was photographing the stage productions of Der Fliegende Hollander and La Traviata.

The cast included for Der Fliegender Hollander included:

Steersman, (tenor) Pilot of Daland’s vessel Tyler Clarke
Daland, (bass) a Norwegian skipper Richard Wiegold
The Dutchman, (bass/baritone) Mark S Doss
Senta, (soprano) Daland’s daughter Lee Bisset
Erik, (tenor) her former boyfriend John Hudson
Mary, (mezzo-soprano) Senta’s friend Clare Shearer

Conductor Jeremy Carnall
Director Paul Carr
Design Concept Steve Howell
Costume Realisation Rebecca Hopkins
Lighting Designer Bas Berensen
Chorus Director Nicolas Mansfield
Assistant Chorus Master Kelvin Lim
Leader Robert Gibbs

The cast for La Traviata included:

Violetta Valéry, (soprano) a courtesan Anna Jeruc-Kopec Jessica Muirhead
Alfredo Germont, (tenor) her lover Peter Auty Adam Smith
Giorgio Germont, (baritone) his father Gerard Quinn Gerard Quinn
Flora Bervoix, (mezzo-soprano) Violetta’s friend Carolyn Dobbin Carolyn Dobbin
Gastone, (tenor) Viscount de Letorières David Phipps Davis David Phipps Davis
Baron Douphol,, (baritone) Violetta’s protector Stuart Pendred Stuart Pendred
Marquis d’Obigny, (bass) Flora’s protector Pauls Putnins Pauls Putnins
Dr. Grenvil, (bass) Physician Mark Richardson Mark Richardson
Annina, (soprano) Violetta’s maid Helen Johnson Helen Johnson
Giuseppe, (tenor) Violetta’s servant Tom Kinch Tom Kinch
Flora’s Servant, (bass) David O’Hanlon David O’Hanlon
Messenger, (baritone) James Corrigan James Corrigan

Conductor Phillip Thomas
Director Jonathan Miller
Assistant Director and Choreographer Terry John Bates
Design Concept Steve Howell
Costume Realisation Rebecca Hopkins
Lighting Designer Bas Berensen
Chorus Director Nicolas Mansfield
Assistant Chorus Master Kelvin Lim
Leader Robert Gibbs

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