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Opera in two acts
in zwei Akten · en deux actes
Commissioned by/Auftragswerk der/commande du Houston Grand Opera
Music by André Previn
Libretto by John Caird
based on the play Still Life by Noël Coward
and the screenplay for the film Brief Encounter by Noël Coward and David Lean

Laura Jesson.............ELIZABETH FUTRAL

Alec Harvey..............NATHAN GUNN

Fred Jesson..............KIM JOSEPHSON

Myrtle Bagot.............MEREDITH ARWADY

Albert Godby.............ROBERT ORTH

Dolly Messiter...........REBEKAH CAMM
Supported in part by Dr. Ellen R. Gritz and Mr. Milton D. Rosenau Jr.

Stanley...................ADAM CIOFFARI*
Marjorie A. Evans Fellow

Beryl
.....................ALICIA GIANNI


Doctor Graves............JAMES J. KEE*
Beverly and Staman Ogilvie Fellow

Mary Norton..............JAMIE BARTON*
Schissler Foundation Fellow

Mrs Rowlandson...........SHERMAN*
Michelle Beale and Dick Anderson Fellow

*Member of Houston Grand Opera Studio


The Houston Grand Opera Orchestra
Patrick Summers


Assistant Conductor: Kathleen Kelly

Recorded live at Houston Grand Opera, Wortham Theater Center, Houston TX
May 2009 (world premiere)

Director: John Caird

Set and Costume Designer: Bunny Christie

Lighting Designer: Paul Pyant

2 CD/Download 477 9351

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