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Music by Claudio Monteverdi; Conceived by Gwendolyn Toth, Martin L. Platt, and Eric Cornwell


Sarah Chalfy, soprano; Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano; Ryland Angel, countertenor; Philip Anderson, tenor; Michael Brown, tenor; Peter Becker, bass-baritone; Vita Wallace, violin; Motomi Igarashi, viola da gamba and lirone; Christa Patton, harp and recorder; Daniel Swenberg, theorbo; Charles Weaver, lute, guitar, and theorbo; Gwendolyn Toth, harpsichord and Arianna


Six singers and five instrumentalists tell the story of a group of Italian refugees in a series of vignettes expressing the comedy of love and the despair of betrayal. The musicians of ARTEK have built a reputation for the vitality of their spirited performances of baroque music. In I’ll Never See the Stars Again, the lush music of Claudio Monteverdi and his contemporaries is re-imagined as a theater piece staged by Martin Platt, founding artistic director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.In an extremely entertaining fashion, ARTEK proves the journey is just as important as the destination.


Theatre and Performance Studies



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I'll Never See the Stars Again

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