Northwest Puppet Theatre presents: "Il Girello: The Wheel of Fortune"
It is time for our annual marionette opera extravaganza! This year, we are proud to present:
IL GIRELLO: THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE
April 13-22, 2012
In 1682, this production debuted in Venice. Now 330 years later, the oldest extant marionette opera is resurrected! With help from a magical root, Girello the gardener becomes king for the day. In guise of the King of Thebes, he locks up the corrupt ministers and frees the wrongly convicted lovers. When the true king returns, there is much mayhem as two kings are giving contradictory orders. Staged by Carter Family Marionettes with a beautifully hand-carved cast of characters and live musical ensemble!
Advance tickets available online or by phone:
Sat. 2pm & 8pm
$28 Senior (65+)
Please note: NOT intended for young children.
This performance includes some bawdy humor, innuendos and potential for a “wardrobe malfunction” resulting in brief puppet nudity.
Composers: Jacopo Melani & Alessandro Stradella
Librettist: Fillippo Acciaiuoli
Directors: Christine & Stephen Carter
Music Director: Margriet Tindemans
Soprano: Catherine Webster
Tenors: Jim Brown & Scott Whitaker
Basso: David Stutz
Harpsichordist: Jillon Stoppels Dupree
Violinists: Linda Melsted & Olga Hauptman
Violist: Margriet Tindemans
Percussionist: Peggy Monroe
Pupari: Stephen, Christine & Dmitri Carter
Supertitle Operator: Layne Benofsky
We hope to see you at the opera!
Carter Family Marionettes
Northwest Puppet Center
9123 – 15th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98115
tel: 206 523 2579
fax: 206 523 8078