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Saturday April 10 & Sunday April 11, 2010

American Opera Projects and Boston Classical Orchestra present
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead in Concert at Faneuil Hall
with Schumann's Symphony No. 2

A concert staging of scenes from Herschel Garfein's new comic opera, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (based on the play by Tom Stoppard) in their orchestral premiere.

The cast of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead will be Krista River, mezzo-soprano as Alfred; baritone Chad Sloan as Rosencrantz; baritone David Kravitz as Guildenstern; and bass Jeffrey Tucker as the Player, leader of the acting troupe, The Tragedians. The actors, all vocal students at the New England Conservatory of Music, are portrayed by Lindsay Conrad, Ashley Kozak, Abigail Krawson, Lila Palmer, Sean Lair and Brock Johnson.

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The Game of Questions

A video introducing the workshop of R&GAD directed by Mark Morris, January 2008. Featuring interviews with composer/librettist Herschel Garfein and director Mark Morris.

Filmed at the Mark Morris Dance Center, Brooklyn, New York
Filmmaker: Greg Emetaz,

Rosencrantz... Keith Phares
Guildenstern... Andrew Garland
Alfred... Monica Yunus
Hamlet... William Ferguson
Polonius... Matthew Burns

Allison Brewster Franzetti, piano
Directed by Mark Morris

Past Performances

Friday April 17, 2009 at 9:30 PM - The Rubin Museum of Art

Composer Herschel Garfein introduces Tom Stoppard's film
of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1991; starring Gary Oldman, Tim Roth and Richard Dreyfuss), preceded by the short film "The Game of Questions" from Garfein's opera of R&GAD, as directed by Mark Morris. Free with $7 bar minimum.

Friday April 17, 2009 at 9:30 PM
Cabaret Cinema: Where movies and martinis mix
The Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th St.
NYC 10011

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