Featuring The Collegiate Chorale and The New York City Opera Orchestra, the 7 PM performance will boast the talents of Tony Award winner Victoria Clark as The Duchess, theatre veteran Terrence Mann as The Duke, baritone Nathan Gunn as Benvenuto Cellini and soprano Anna Christy as Angela with Krysty Swann as Emilia, David Pittu as Quattro and Patrick Goss as Ottaviano di Medici. Tony winner Ted Sperling will be the evening's guest conductor. Tony Award winner Roger Rees, who will narrate the concert, will also direct.
"Benvenuto Cellini, the great Florentine artist, is sentenced to hang," according to Firebrand press notes, "but he is pardoned when the duke realizes that he has not completed a previously commissioned sculpture. Freed, he is able to turn his attention to his favorite model (and object of his affections), Angela. The Duke also is interested in Angela. In a typical operetta plot, Cellini swashbuckles around the stage, keeping the Duke away from Angela, keeping himself away from the Duchess, and escaping yet another death sentence by fleeing to Paris, as the end of the show recapitulates the beginning."
For tickets call (646) 792-2373 or visit www.collegiatechorale.org.