Evangline Revisited by Julian Wachner
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Julian Wachner's Evangeline Revisited retells the story of Evangeline, a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. In 1755, the English seized the farms of the Acadians in Nova Scotia who were then exiled to the United States. The character Evangeline is separated from her lover, Gabriel, and she desperately searches the country for him. Decades later, she finally finds him as he lays on his deathbed. Wachner's score is composed in a post-Bernstein style, and the French libretto is by Alexis Nouss. The cast includes soprano Kerri Marcniko, soprano Amanda Pabyan, countertenor Daniel Bubeck and mezzo-soprano Krysty Swann.