Melissa Errico and Campbell Scott Are Caught Between Heaven and Earth Dec. 8 in NYC

By Andrew Gans
08 Dec 2013

Melissa Errico
Melissa Errico

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts presents the site-specific music-theatre production More Between Heaven and Earth Dec. 8 at 6 PM at Fraunces Tavern (54 Pearl Street), the oldest structure in Manhattan, built in 1719.

With a script and direction by Erica Gould, the evening features the talents of Campbell Scott and Tony nominee Melissa Errico.

Scott plays Thomas Jefferson, and Errico is 18th-century Italian singer, composer and painter Maria Cosway.

"Sparks flew between the widowed Jefferson and the recently married Maria Cosway when they met in Paris, and their passionate correspondence lasted for almost 40 years," according to press notes. More Between Heaven and Earth "incorporates the text of that correspondence, music Maria and Jefferson heard together in Paris, and songs — sung by Errico —that Maria herself composed for Jefferson."



Errico and Scott are joined by soprano Jessica Gould, tenor Tony Boutté and a chamber orchestra. Judith Hawking narrates. Musical selections include works by Corelli, Cosway, Duphly, Hewitt and Sacchini, including arias and sinfonias from the 1786 Sacchini opera Dardanus.

For tickets and more information about the performance, including a post-show dinner with the artists, visit salonsanctuary.org or call (888) 718-4253.