Incorporating folk and Creole influences, Cabildo is the only opera from pioneering composer Amy Beach, written in 1932 and not performed until after her death. Beach's repertoire and article 'To the Girl Who Wants to Compose' have inspired women in music for over a century.
In this production from director Emma Jude Harris, Cabildo is thrillingly re-conceived for the present to uncover the dark underside of the American Dream. It asks, can we ever memorialise the past without bringing back the things we would rather not remember?
Cabildo arrives at Wilton’s Music Hall after an acclaimed run at Arcola Theatre’s Grimeborn Festival.
Libretto: Nan Bagby Stephens
Director: Emma Jude Harris
Musical director: Yshani Perinpanayagam
Set and costume designer: Zoë Hurwitz
Lighting designer: Lucy Adams
Projection designer: Adam Lenson
Production manager: Pete Rickards - eStage
Assistant producer: Tanya Truman
Barker: Tashinga Bepete
Mary: Helen Stanley
Lady Valerie / ensemble: Julieth Lozano
Dominique You / ensemble: Zwakele Tshabalala
Featuring the Del Mar Piano Trio
Piano - Yshani Perinpanayagam
Violin - Francesca Barritt