Antonio Vivaldi’s 'Cato in Utica' from Glimmerglass
Saturday, November 14, 2015
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:
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.