Æthelred the Unready
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 8 pm
Peter Norton Symphony Space
Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025-6990
$30; Members, Seniors, Students, Children $20
Richard Wilson's whimsical opera Æthelred The Unready tells of a blundering, henpecked Anglo-Saxon king ill-treated by history. Quite possibly the first Shaggy Dog Opera.
Robert Osborne will be Æthelred; Rachel Rosales, his nagging wife Emma; Mary Nessinger, Clio the Muse of History; and James Ruff, her boyfriend William of Malmesbury. Also in the cast are Nathan Carlisle, Christine Howlett, and Curtis Streetman. Drew Minter will direct; Richard Wilson will conduct.
"A droll meditation on failure...witty and oddly touching" -- American Record Guide
"Joyously recommended" -- New Music Connoisseur