Merlin's Island: Gluck’s clever opera is a light-hearted parody that takes nothing seriously.
Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Libretto by Louis Anseaume, based on Lesage and D'Orneval's Le monde renversé
Two Parisians are shipwrecked on an island paradise where the rich marry the poor, lawyers are always honest, spouses are always faithful, and artists are wealthier than businessmen. Heaven? Not quite. A takeoff on 18th century French vaudeville, Merlin’s Island is brimming with inspired music, beautiful ensembles, and heartwarming characters.
CREATIVE TEAM Conductor - Geoffrey McDonald Director - Richard Gammon Choreographer – Elizabeth Coker Scenic Designer - Julia Noulin-Mérat Costume Designer - Jonathan Knipscher Lighting Designer - Robert H. Grimes Wig & Makeup Designer – Anne Nesmith