Beyond Monteverdi: Lasciatemi Morire
ARTEK performs its madcap theatrical take on Monteverdi’s famous lament “Lasciatemi morire” from the lost 1607 opera Arianna, with ARTEK’s fabulous singers and the magnificent Queen Ariadne herself, classical/cabaret singer Sarah Chalfy. Who knew Ariadne didn’t die on that beach where she sang “Let me die,” but instead hooked up with Bacchus? A total hit when it premiered in spring 2017, don’t miss this chance to hear beautiful madrigals, haunting solos, and the enchanting story of Ariadne.
The show will be performed as a one-act baroque cabaret set, without intermission, approximately 75 minutes. Complimentary wine will be served.
Sarah Chalfy, Ariadne
Laurie Heimes, soprano
Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano
Ryland Angel, countertenor/tenor
Philip Anderson, tenor
Peter Becker, bass-baritone
Gwendolyn Toth, harpsichord/music director
Reviews for Sarah Chalfy:
“Soprano Sarah Chalfy has a beautiful, rich and resonant voice and gave an extraordinary performance.” – Mark Greenfest, soundwordsight.com
“In the concert aria “Ch’io mi scordi di te” (K. 505), and again in “Exsultate, Jubilate,” the soprano Sarah Chalfy sang with a clear, pealing tone; agility; and abundant spirit.” – Steve Smith, The New York Times
“Nellie Bly is played like a spunky, sexy spark-plug by Bellevue native Sarah Chalfy. Making her Village Theatre debut, Chalfy absolutely nails Nellie. She busts out the comic chops and musical theater moxie while revealing that the lady’s demon-like drive to defy the odds and one-up the men often left Bly with a bruised and broken heart.” -North County Outlook
“Sarah [Chalfy]’s Guenevere was an ideal partner to Markuson’s Arthur, her singing and acting talents matching his…[Chalfy]’s clear expressive soprano and superb diction reminded me of Julie Andrews, the original Guenevere on Broadway in 1960.” – Baltimore Sun