EDWARD II: A Gothic Opera
Recorded in 2010 by
The Acting Singers Project: actingsingersproject.com
Music and libretto was written by David Walther
after the play by Christopher Marlowe.
The recording engineer was Mike Burke.
The recording was made at John Weston's Futura Studio in Roslindale. Period tableau titling consultant was Martha Blackman.
The Cast (in order of appearance):
King of England, David Edgar Walther, bass;
Queen of England, Carol Millard, high soprano;
Edward II's lover, Michael Belle, high tenor;
Son of Edward & Isabella,
Brett Johnson, baritone;
The most powerful of the lords,
Christopher Aaron Smith, tenor;
Lightborn: A "gentle tradesman" hired by Mortimer, Drew Hubbard, bass-baritone;
Thomas B. Dawkins, bass-baritone;
Below: Notes and Complete Libretto:
The Instrumentalists were:
Flute, Piccolo: Carol Millard,
English Horn, Bassoon, Contra Bassoon:
Thomas B. Dawkins;
Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone: Christian Contreras;
Guitar: Russell Southcott;
Piano: Leah Kosch;
Priscilla Chew (I: 4, II: 1 & 15 VI: 2); and
Sam Ou (I: 2; II: 3, 4 & 6; III: 3; V: 2; VI: 1 & 4)
Special thanks to our donors:
Janet Wheeler and Robert Hubbard
for their financial support.
Very Special thanks to our patron:
Daniel Kelly for his financial support.