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The VisionPerformersProgram
The Academy of Sacred Drama presents the American premiere of an oratorio by Giovanni Battista Bassani.

cast: Clifton Massey, Sara MacKimmie, Lydia Dahling, Edmund Milly, Andrew Fuchs
director: Jeremy Rhizor
guest speaker: Dr. Eric Bianchi

The Academy of Sacred Drama is a society of amateur and professional musicians, writers, and artists and their advocates who explore history, music, and culture through the philosophical and storytelling lens of Baroque-era sacred dramatic music. Academy projects include oratorios, the Academy Journal, and Academy Players concerts.

Director, Musicians, and Guest Speaker

Jeremy Rhizor, music director and violin
Dr. Eric Bianchi, guest speaker

Clifton Masssy, Giona (countertenor)
Sara MacKimmie, Speranza (soprano)
Lydia Dahling, Obbedienza (soprano)
Edmund Milly, Testo (baritone)
Andrew Fuchs, Atrebate (the Skipper) (tenor)

Lewis Baratz, recorder
Dongmyung Ahn, violin II
Dan McCarthy, viola I
Naomi Florin, viola II

Arnie Tanimoto, viola da gamba
Arash Noori, theorbo
Adam Cockerham, theorbo
Parker Ramsay, harpsichord

Program Information
Giona (1689)
composer: Giovanni Battista Bassani (1650–1716)
librettist: Ambrogio Ambrossini

Program Order
First half of Oratorio
Contextual Lecture by Dr. Eric Bianchi
Second Half of Oratorio