David Edgar Walther Carol Millard Michael Belle
Rev. Brett Johnson Christopher Aaron Smith
Christopher Marlowe, playwright
The Acting Singers Project:
The Cast (in order of appearance):
Edward II: King of England,
David Edgar Walther, bass-baritone;
Queen Isabella: Queen of England,
Carol Millard, high soprano;
Gaveston: Edward II's lover,
Michael Belle, high tenor;
Edward III: Son of Edward & Isabella,
Brett Johnson, baritone;
Mortimer: The most powerful lord,
Christopher Aaron Smith, tenor;
Lightborn: A "gentle tradesman"
Drew Hubbard, bass-baritone;
Thomas B. Dawkins, bass-baritone;
Music and libretto 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.
Below: Notes and Complete Libretto:
Drew Hubbard Thomas B. Dawkins
The Instrumentalists were:
Flute & Piccolo: Carol Millard,
English Horn, Bassoon,
Contrabassoon: Thomas B. Dawkins;
Clarinet, & Tenor Saxophone:
Guitar: Russell Southcott;
Piano: Yelana Birayeva (IV; 1 only)
Piano: Leah Kosch (all other piano #s)
Ensemble Violoncello: Priscilla Chew
(I: 4, II: 1 & 15 VI: 2); &
Solo Violoncello: 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.
This recording was made possible
thanks to a very generous grant
from our patron, Daniel B. Kelly.