Performed in English in Central City.

In one of his three Parables for Church Performance, Britten tells the story of King Nebuchadnezzar and the three Israelites. Thrown into a furnace for their refusal to worship Nebuchadnezzar’s image of gold, the three are saved from their untimely death by an angel sent from God.

This production features artists of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program. The one-act opera is performed in The Martin Foundry in Central City.

PERFORMANCE DATES:

Performed at the The Martin Foundry  in Central City

July 26 and August 2 at noon

July 27 at 5PM

Tickets: $30

Boomer Bus add on available July 26

This one act opera features members of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program.

Performed in English.
Running time: TBA

Performing Artists

Bille Bruley

Bille Bruley

  • Tenor: Nebuchadnezzar in The Burning Fiery Furnace

     

     

  • Central City Opera:

    Tempter (Abbot), The Prodigal Son  2015 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

     

  • Recently:

    Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd and Giles Corey in The Crucible, Glimmerglass Festival; The Father/Tenor 1 in The Seven Deadly Sins, Virginia Opera

     

     

  • Contact:
Zhiguang Hong

Zhiguang Hong

  • 2017 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

    Baritone

    Beijing, China

  • Central City Opera:

    Debuting in 2017 as Astrologer/Abbott in The Burning Fiery Furnace

  • Recently:

    Escamillo, Carmen, Connecticut Opera Theater; Il Conte, Le nozze di Figaro, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival; Bottom, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Yale Opera

     

Tim Murray

Tim Murray

  • 2017 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

    Baritone

    Milwaukee, WI

  • Central City Opera:

    Debuting in 2017 as Ananias in The Burning Fiery Furnace.

  • Recently:

    Silvio (cover), I pagliacci, Cedar Rapids Opera; Baritone Soloist, Lélio, New Jersey Symphony; Pater Ecstaticus, Mahler’s 8th Symphony, Oratorio Society of New York

     

Humberto Borboa

Humberto Borboa

  • 2017 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

    Tenor

    Mexicali, BC, Mexico

  • Central City Opera:

    Debuting in 2017 as Misael in The Burning Fiery Furnace.

  • Recently:

    Spoleta, Tosca, Tulsa Opera; Tenor Soloist, Mozart’s Requiem, Signature Symphony; Ferrando, Così fan tutte, Opera Theatre of the Rockies;

Stephen Clark

Stephen Clark

  • 2017 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

    Bass-Baritone

    Tulsa, OK

  • Central City Opera:

    Azarias, The Burning Fiery Furnace

  • Recently:

    Don Alfonso, Così fan tutte, Yale Opera; Soloist, Renard, Orchestra New England; Soloist, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Waterbury Symphony

Dean Murphy

Dean Murphy

  • 2017 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

    Baritone

    Maynard, MA

  • Central City Opera:

    Debuting in 2017 as The Herald in The Burning Fiery Furnace

  • Recently:

    Guglielmo, Così fan tutte, Yale Opera; Son ami, Le pauvre matelot, Yale Opera; Le Dancaïre, Carmen, Opera Theater of Connecticut
     

     

Full Production Credits

Composer Benjamin Britten
Libretto William Plomer
Conductor Christopher Zemliauskas
Director Ken Cazan
 
Cast Credits
Nebuchadnezzar Bille Bruley
Astrologer/Abbot Zhiguang Hong
Ananias Tim Murray
Misael Humberto Borboa
Azarias Stephen Clark
The Herald Dean Murphy
The Angel TBD

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