A Measure of Joy depicts a meeting of cardinals considering whether Hildegard should be canonized. At left, some of the cardinals (Fraser L. Walters, Justin Montigne, Matthew D. Oltman) dispute her saintliness.
Francesca Zambello directed; the libretto is by playwright Donna DiVovelli. The score includes works by Hildegard and her contemporaries, as well as new music by R_gis Camp and Steven Stucky.
Chanticleer performed the work three times in the San Francisco Bay area this past weekend; the world-premiere tour contiunues next weekend with performances on June 10, 11, and 12 in Berkeley, San Francisco, and Sacramento.
Photos by Larry Merkle.