Gloriæ Dei Cantores and Elements Theatre Company present Ralph Vaughan Williams’s opera, The Pilgrim’s Progress, fully-staged with orchestra and guest soloists at the Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans, MA. For the first time in twelve years, the production is returning to a New England stage. Directed by Danielle Dwyer, CJ, the opera will draw an international audience into a timeless story portraying the universal journey of humanity’s search for spiritual redemption.
The opera is the culmination of 45 years of Vaughan Williams’s musical journey. It’s the ultimate expression of the wide variety of his musical style, exhibiting fabulous transparency of orchestration and a luminous sound.
The Pilgrim’s Progress is the featured event of an international symposium celebrating the arts and commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Sponsored in part by the Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust of London, it will be the first fully-staged performance of the opera worldwide since performed in London in 2012.
Meet the Cast and Creative Teams! Soloists include Richard K. Pugsley, Andrew Nolen, Paul Scholten, Eleni Calenos, Kathryn Leemhuis, Martha Guth, John E. Orduña, Doug Jones, and Aaron Sheehan.