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Peer Gynt debuts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Last October I debuted a new adaptation of Ibsen and Grieg’s famed masterpiece Peer Gynt, cut to 90 minutes of music and story for four magical performances.

It was performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Ken-David Masur and featuring the incomparable soprano Camilla Tilling and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.

Photos by and courtesy of Robert Torres for the BSO.

8 actors and a puppet told this sprawling 60-year febrile narrative that spawned some of classical music’s greatest hits, In the Hall of the Mountain King, and Morning Mood, to say nothing of The Death of Aase or Arabian Dance.

Full of whimsy, comedy, and charm, this adaptation will tour in 2019 and we are actively looking for more venues.

You can read a review here.

And another one here.

 

Costumes and puppetry by Kathleen Doyle

Scenic Design by Cristina Todesco

Choreography by Nicole Pierce, lights by Karen Perlow and sound by David Reiffel.

Cast: Caleb Mayo, Bobbie Steinbach, Risher Reddick, Daniel Berger-Jones, Georgia Lyman, Caroline Kinsolving, and Will Lyman. Hardanger fiddle played by Kathleen Parks.

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