A DOUBLE BILL OF MONODRAMAS
Dominick Argento’s Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night
Libretto by John Olon-Scrymgeour, based on the character from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Hector Berlioz’s La Mort de Cléopâtre (The Death of Cleopatra)
Text by Pierre-Ange Vieillard
On Site Opera presents Dominick Argento’s Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night and Hector Berlioz’s La Mort de Cléopâtre (The Death of Cleopatra) in the grand ballroom at The Harmonie Club. The evening stars soprano Leah Partridge as Miss Havisham and mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert as Cleopatra and features the string quintet SYBARITE5 at the center of a chamber orchestra. Conducted by OSO’s Music Director, Geoffrey McDonald, and directed by the company’s General & Artistic Director, Eric Einhorn, the site-specific production features lighting design by Shawn Kaufman and costume design by Fay Leshner. OSO invites audiences to join as Miss Havisham’s wedding guests for the evening – there’s champagne and cake for all!
About The Harmonie Club
As one of the city’s earliest and most prestigious clubs, Harmonie is truly a New York institution. Founded in 1852, Harmonie’s ranks include the most prominent leaders and achievers in the most significant fields and walks of life. Beyond their primary occupations, however, members are recognized for their active participation in cultural, civic, social and charitable causes. The Harmonie Club’s elegant Stanford White designed clubhouse provides an oasis in the center of Manhattan for members and their guests. www.harmonieclub.org