OPERA: Pergolesi's Stabat Mater
Jessica Lang Dance performing Stabat Mater. Soprano Andriana Chuchman, Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo
Photo by Rosalie O'Connor

Premiered in

10 (5 women, 5 men)

45 minutes

Commissioned by
Glimmerglass Festival

Restaged on
Jessica Lang Dance (2017 - present)

Conducted by Speranza Scappucci. Countertenor, Anthony Roth Costanzo and Soprano, Nadine Sierra

“...full of power and mastery.”
- Lauren Gallagher, DanceTabs, November 5, 2017
“an overall experience of potent emotional impact”
“Enough can't be said for Jessica Lang's vision of what choreographed oratorio could accomplish....Stabat Mater is a five-star one-act opera in the hands of Lang and Scappucci.”
“Lang and conductor Speranza Scappucci make every inflection, every gesture, every dynamic variation contribute to the overall impact of the production.”
- Syracuse.com, July 30, 2013
“a dance-oriented rendition of Pergolesi's 1736 "Stabat Mater," directed by the choreographer Jessica Lang...The singers interacted with eight members of the Young Artists Program cast here as dancers whose movements combined gracious flow and arresting gesture.”
- Steve Smith, NY Times, July 22, 2013
“one of the most extraordinary experiences an opera-goer is likely to see...The simultaneous standing ovation and vociferous applause at the "Stabat Mater's" end signalled that the audience reaction to this extraordinary creation was as unanimously positive as any audience one would expect to see.”
“a unique experience”
- opera.broadwayworld.com, July 21, 2013

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Set Design
Marjorie Kellogg

Costume Design
Beth Goldenberg

Lighting Design
Mark McCullough

Past Performances
July 20-August 22, 2013Cooperstown, NYMore Info
November 1-2, 2017New York, NYMore Info
January 26-27, 2018Notre Dame, INMore Info
November 5, 2017DanceTabsMore Info
November 5, 2017BroadwayWorld.comMore Info
November 2, 2017BachtrackMore Info
November 21, 2013Ballet ReviewMore Info
August 18, 2013Classicstoday.comMore Info
August 13, 2013OperaToday.comMore Info
July 31, 2013Bachtrack.comMore Info
July 22, 2013NY TimesMore Info
July 21, 2013Operawarhorses.comMore Info