GRAMMY Nominee: Best Opera Recording
An opera in two acts unfaithfully based on Ben Jonson's comedy recorded live at The Barns at Wolf Trap.
Volpone (“The Fox”), 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 made for an evening of high humor sung to a witty and tuneful score by John Musto with libretto by Mark Campbell. The cast featured an exciting group of singers, including several former members of the Wolf Trap Opera.