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3rd March 2016 @ 7:30 PM - 5th March 2016 @ 7:30 PM

| £5 - £8

The Brickhouse Theatre Company presents Samuel Barber’s lush, gothic opera Vanessa. First performed in 1958, this expansive work won Barber the Pulitzer prize, but has since been under-performed. Director Judith Lebiez brings Vanessa to life in its first Cambridge presentation.

In the words of Barber’s partner, and librettist, Giancarlo Menotti:

“This is the story of two women, Vanessa and Erika, caught in the central dilemma which faces every human being: whether to fight for one’s ideals to the point of shutting oneself off from reality, or compromise with what life has to offer, even lying to oneself for the mere sake of living.”


Vanessa – Cecilia Jane Bailey
Anatol – Will Searle
Erika – Judith Lebiez
Nicholas (Major-Domo) – Barney Wolstenholme
Doctor – Samuel Hewitt
Countess d’Albany – Claudia Brown
Pastor – Michael Morrison
Footman – Michael Morrison
Baroness – Susie Self
Clara – Melissa Guiliano
Chorus – Abigail Adams
Count d’Albany – Douglas Robinson
Chorus – Sophie Cotton, Alex Forrester, Rosa Price, Bryn Reinstadler

Director – Judith Lebiez
Music Director – Naomi Woo
Dramaturge – Radu Thomas
Set Designer – Michael Morrison
Lighting Designer – Trui Malten
Assistant Director – Marcus Ellis
Assistant Producer – Anna Gawedzka
Costume Designer – Solène Lapierre
Chorus Master – Claudia Brown
Publicity Designer – Hannah Taylor
Associate Director – Guido Martin-Brandis
Stage Manager – Matt Kite
Deputy Stage Manager – Stephanie McMorran
Assistant Lighting Designer – Stephanie McMorran
Stage Manager – Marcus Ellis
Technical Director – Matt Kite
Set Designer – Trui Malten
Co-producer – Naomi Woo, Judith Lebiez
Props Sourcer – Michael Morrison
Repetiteur – Katie Wong
Sound Designer – Alaric Worrod
Associate Producer – Gemma Pimlott
Choreographer – Chess Boughey
Hair Stylist – Melissa Guiliano

Piano – Naomi Woo
Accordion – Ben Comeau


3rd March 2016 @ 7:30 PM
5th March 2016 @ 7:30 PM
£5 - £8


Robinson College Auditorium
Grange Road
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 9AN United Kingdom
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