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  • Cast and Singers Confirmed for the LA Phil's Presentation of The Tempest, Conducted by Susanna Malkki and Directed by Barry Edelstein
  • Oct. 11, 2018
  • TONY-AWARD NOMINEES BETH MALONE AND
    TOM McGOWAN, AND AWARD-WINNING STAGE AND
    SCREEN ACTOR PETER MacNICOL AMONG THE CAST
    AND SINGERS CONFIRMED FOR THE LA PHIL’S
    PRESENTATION OF THE TEMPEST, CONDUCTED BY
    SUSANNA MÄLKKI AND DIRECTED BY
    BARRY EDELSTEIN AT
    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL

    The Fully Staged Production Is a Collaboration with The Old Globe

    THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8 AND 9, 2018, AT 8PM
    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2018, AT 2PM


    Los Angeles, CA (October 11, 2018) – The cast of actors, singers, and dancers performing in the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s presentation of The Tempest, led by LA Phil Principal Guest Conductor Susanna Mälkki and directed by The Old Globe’s Barry Edelstein, has been confirmed and will include Israeli stage and screen actor Lior Ashkenazi as Prospero, and stage and screen actress and Los Angeles native Audrey Corsa as Miranda. The collaboration between the LA Phil and The Old Globe takes place at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Thursday and Friday, November 8 and 9, at 8PM, as well as Saturday, November 10, at 2PM.

    The fully staged production combines Sibelius’ rarely performed incidental music and Shakespeare’s tale of a shipwreck on a magical island. Additional cast and singers include Grantham Coleman as Ferdinand, Michael Genet as Alonso, Ruy Iskandar as Sebastian, Beth Malone and mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as Ariel, Peter MacNicol and baritone Jarett Ott as Stephano, Tom McGowan and baritone Timothy Mix as Caliban, Mark Pinter as Gonzalo, and Cornell Womack as Antonio.

    Program Details:
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Susanna Mälkki, conductor
    The Old Globe
    Barry Edelstein, Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director

    Mark Wendland, set designer
    Judith Dolan, costume designer
    Japhy Weideman, lighting designer
    Jeff Sugg, video and projection designer
    Jonathan Burke, sound designer
    Patrick McCollum, choreographer
    Joshua Pilote, production stage manager

    Cast:
    Lior Ashkenazi, Prospero
    Kevin Cahoon, Trinculo
    Grantham Coleman, Ferdinand
    Audrey Corsa, Miranda
    Michael Genet, Alonso
    Ruy Iskander, Sebastian
    Zarif Kabier, Francisco & Boatswain
    Beth Malone, Ariel
    Tom McGowan, Caliban
    Peter MacNicol, Stephano
    Mark Pinter, Gonzalo
    Cornell Womack, Antonio
    Elizabeth DeShong, Ariel (mezzo-soprano)
    Ying Fang, Juno (soprano)
    Timothy Mix, Caliban (baritone)
    Jarett Ott, Stephano (baritone)
    Joshua Wheeker, Trinculo (tenor)
    Jessica Gadzinski, dancer
    Courtney Ozovek, dancer
    Dani Maloney, dancer
    Carolina Beachwood, dancer/Goddess
    Nichol Mason, dancer/Goddess
    Kar Will, dancer
    Derek Schiesel, dancer
    Bradford Chin, dancer
    Spencer Jensen, dancer
    Anthony Gabriel, dancer

    For full artists’ biographies, please visit: laphil.com

    Tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2018/19 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall are currently available. To purchase, please visit laphil.com or the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office. For more information, please call 323 850 2000.


    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres – orchestral, chamber and Baroque music, organ and celebrity recitals, new music, jazz, world music, and pop – at two of L.A.’s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall (laphil.com) and the Hollywood Bowl (hollywoodbowl.com). The LA Phil’s season at Walt Disney Concert Hall extends from September through June, and throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education and community programs.

    The Old Globe
    The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional regional theaters and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for over 80 years. Under the leadership of Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Managing Director Timothy J. Shields, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of The Old Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 605-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theater’s artistic and arts engagement programs. Numerous world premieres such as A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical), Meteor Shower, Bright Star, Allegiance, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and the annual holiday musical Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theaters across the country.

     

  • contact:
    Sophie Jefferies, sjefferies@laphil.org, 213 972 3422 
    Lisa White, lwhite@laphil.org, 213 972 3408 
    Photos: 213 972 3034