The Martyrdom of Saint Catherine

The VisionThe Music and StoryPerformersProgram
“A group of four silken-toned string players shared in the melodic bounty, and a continuo … wove ever-changing textures in support. In fact, the whole performance seemed tailored to the present moment, as it breathed melodious life into a dusty manuscript that had waited 300 years to be so up-to-date.” —New York Classical Review

cast: TBD
directors: Jeremy Rhizor, Tony Lopresti
guest speaker: TBD
genres: sacred drama, oratorio, biblical drama, Baroque music, Italian music, Italian-language libretto

Will be updated at a later date.
Directors, Musicians, and Guest Speaker

Jeremy Rhizor, music director and violin
Tony Lopresti, movement director
TBD, guest speaker

TBD, Santa Caterina (soprano)
TBD, Tiranno (baritone)
TBD, Imperatrice Faustina (soprano)
TBD, Angelo (alto/countertenor)
TBD, Filosofo (tenor)

Chloe Fedor, violin
TBD, viola
Arnie Tanimoto, cello
Adam Cockerham, theorbo
Marc Bellassai, harpsichord
TBD, organ

Program Information
Il martirio di Santa Caterina (1708)
composer: Antonio Caldara (1670–1736)
librettist: Francesco Forzoni Accolti (1674–1708)

Edition based on the 1708 manuscript in the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna
edition: Jeremy Rhizor and Leili Zhang

Translation based on the manuscript
translation: TBD

Program Order
First Half of Oratorio
Contextual Lecture by TBD
Second half of Oratorio