Antonio Vivaldi’s 'Cato in Utica' from Glimmerglass

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

John Holiday as Caesar and Sarah Mesko as Emilia in The Glimmerglass Festival's 2015 production of Vivaldi's "Cato in Utica." (Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival)

Listen to the archived audio for Antonio Vivaldi’s Cato in Utica, the second of three broadcasts from the 2015 Glimmerglass Festival. Thomas Michael Allen sings the role of Cato, with John Holiday as Caesar, and Megan Samarin as Marzia.

Almost three centuries after its European premiere, Cato in Utica had its North American premiere at Glimmerglass over the summer. The historical drama tells the story of Cato as he tries to resist Julius Caesar, and watches his world crumble.

Host Naomi Lewin talks to the cast during the intermission, including conversations with tenor Thomas Michael Allen, counter tenor John Holiday, mezzo soprano Megan Samarin, and conductor Ryan Brown.

Preview the intermission segment:

Cast:

Cato: Thomas Michael Allen
Caesar: John Holiday
Marzia: Megan Samarin
Emilia: Sarah Mesko
Fulvio: Allegra De Vita
Arbace: Eric Jurenas

The Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra conducted by Ryan Brown.

Comments [2]

Concetta Nardone from Nassau

Enjoying listening to this. A real change of pace. Glad I tuned in despite being very busy.
Some lovely music in this.

Nov. 14 2015 03:05 PM
IPOM from South Carolina

It is customary to list the continuo personnel for operas with a great deal of secco recitative, such as this one.
The continuo personnel is: Christopher Devlin, harpsichord; Michael Leopold, theorbo/baroque guitar; Ruth Berry, baroque cello.

Nov. 11 2015 12:04 AM

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