L’amico Fritz – 2011 Season

Pietro Mascagni


Opera in three acts

Libretto by P. Suardon (Nicola Daspuro) from Erckmann-Chatrian’s story L’ami Fritz Sung in Italian with English surtitles

First performed 31 October 1891, Teatro Costanzi, Rome

With the City of London Sinfonia and Opera Holland Park Chorus

New production

Opera Holland Park, Holland Park, London


Performances on 10, 15, 17, 21, 23, 25 June 2011 at 8.00pm


Chorus generously supported by Mrs Angela Lascelles


Conductor Stuart Stratford

Director Annilese Miskimmon

Designer Nicky Shaw

Lighting Designer Mark Jonathan

Assistant Director Aylin Bozok

Costume Supervisor David Thorne

Répétiteur Alison Luz

Chorus Master Matthew Waldren

Stage Manager Ian Taylor

Deputy Stage Manager Claire Rundle

Assistant Stage Manager Samantha Woollard


Cast, in order of appearance

Fritz Kobus, a rich bachelor Eric Margiore

David, a Rabbi David Stephenson

Frederico, a friend of Fritz Robert Burt

Hanezo, a friend of Fritz Simon Wilding

Suzel, the daughter of a farming tenant of Fritz Anna Leese

Beppe, a musician, rescued from poverty as a young orphan by Fritz Patricia Orr

Caterina, employed by Fritz Susan Young