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Dartmouth College Glee Club
Carissimi’s oratorio Jepthe
Louis Burkot, director
Intimate staging of classic Baroque oratorio Jepthe with animated projections, plus Italian madrigals.
Seating includes on-stage option
With eloquent solo and choral voices against a spare instrumental backdrop, Jepthe is an exemplar of mid-17th-century oratorio that tells a biblical story of how a man’s impetuousness leads to the sacrifice of his only child. The program also include Italian madrigals by Monteverdi. Staged by Louis Burkot; animated projections by Camilla Tassi GR.
The Glee Club performs the oratorio Jepthe by Giacomo Carissimi (1605-1674)—a work written, like all oratorio, to be performed by a stationary chorus and soloists, with little to entertain the eye. In a collaboration between Director Louis Burkot and Camilla Tassi, a soprano in the Glee Club and a student in Dartmouth’s Digital Musics graduate program, this production adds staging by Burkot against a backdrop of gorgeous continuous projected video created by Tassi. Most of the seating will be on the stage itself, at intimate proximity to the performers and projections. The program will also include some madrigals from Carissimi’s period.
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By Rob Strong