Spring Opera: “Volpone”


Emerging Artist Series

“Volpone” (“The Fox”), 2004, is a bright, biting comedy inspired by the classic Ben Jonson play of the same name.

The wealthy Volpone feigns mortal illness in order to con a group of his so-called “friends” into believing that each of them will inherit his fortune. The lengths to which they go in the name of greed make for an evening of high humor. Guest Conductor John McKeever, who earned a B.M. in double bass and an M.M. in orchestral conducting from UNCSA, will lead the orchestra. Guest artist Eve Summer, whose productions have been called “ingenious” and “imaginative” by Opera News, will direct. “Volpone” is sung in English, with music by John Musto and libretto by Mark Campbell.

John McKeever, guest conductor
Eve Summer, guest director
Angela Vanstory Ward, vocal preparation

Ticket prices: $25 regular / $20 student

Agnes de Mille Theatre
1533 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC