Saturday, April 19, 2008

April 19 - Red Horsewomen of the Apocalypse

Horsewomen of the Apocalypse: The Red Horse including (in performance above) Kurt Weill's Surabaya Johnny (sung by Harriet March Page [third from left], with Kristen Jones, Janet Lohr, Eliza O'Malley, Kat Cornelius, and Alan Crossman [piano]),

at colorful St. Gregory's Church, San Francisco (above -- with Cornelius, Elizabeth Henry, and Crossman -- and most shots below from the dress rehearsal in late afternoon),

replete with frescoes of dancing saints (a quixotic, locally determined mix including Lady Godiva), the program being:

Judith Weir - King Harald's Saga
(Marilyn Pratt)

Carlysle Floyd - Susanna: Trees on the Mountain
(Sarah Hutchison, with Meghan Dibble and Page)

John Partridge - Harden Not Your Hearts:

Mary's Solo
(Page, with Dibble)

John Kander - Cabaret: What Would You Do?
(Janet Lohr, second from left, with Hutchison and Page)

Zachary Watkins - More Songs of Woe

Mark Alburger
III. What Are You Doing at This Hour?
IV. Aren't You Well?
(O'Malley, Antigone
Henry, Ismene)

V. Where Is Your Pain, My Dear?
(Eliza O'Malley, Antigone
Harriet March Page, Nurse)

The Bald Soprano
XVIII. The Fire
(Cornelius [right], with Jones)

Allan Crossman - The Log of the Skippers Wife
(Henry, Crossman)

Sheli Nan - Saga: Portrait of a 21st-Century Child
(Eliza O'Malley, Mother)

(Meghan Dibble, Child)

Benjamin Britten - The Trees That Grow So High

Kurt Weill
The Threepenny Opera
Pirate Jenny
(Lohr, with Jones, Cornelius, O'Malley, and Page)

Jealosy Duet
(Jones, Cornelius)

Lucy's Aria
(O'Malley, with Lohr, Jones)

Happy End
Surabaya Johnny
(Page, Crossman, with Cornelius, Jones)

Song of Mandalay
Jones, O'Malley, Cornelius, Page

(Lohr, Jones, O'Malley, Cornelius, Page)

Home late, and later still, fourth page prepared of Triple Fugato of Vengeance, section 2 from Mice and Men, Act V, Scene 1.