- Judith Forst,
- John Avey,
- Roelof Oostwoud, Tenor,
- David Agler, Conductor
- Nancy Hermiston, Director
- Robert Gardiner,
Nancy Hermiston will direct the premiere. A Canadian-born lyric coloratura, in 1995 Nancy joined the UBC School of Music as Head of the Voice and Opera Divisions, where she established the UBC Opera Ensemble. Recent directing credits include Die Zauberflöte and Manon at UBC, Rossini's La Cenerentola for Opera Saskatchewan, Verdi's La Traviata and J. Strauss' Die Fledermaus for Vancouver Opera as well as La Bohème and Cosi fan tutte for Usti nad Labem in the Czech Republic.
Parallel to her singing career, Miss Hermiston began her career as a stage director, in 1978, holding various appointments as voice teacher, stage director, and Co-ordinator with the University of Toronto's Opera and Performance Divisions. In 1995 she joined the UBC school of Music as the Head of the Voice and Opera Divisions. Her Opera Ensemble, created in 1995, has performed in Europe five times and has begun an association with the Opera House in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic, for regular summer performances there. They have also toured British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario and collaborated with the Vancouver Opera, the Vancouver Symphony and different community groups.
Her directing credits include Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Cosi Fan Tutte, Le Nozze di Figaro, Gärtnerin aus Liebe and L'Oca del Cairo, Massenet's Manon, Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld, Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, Nicolai's The Merry Wives of Windsor, Puccini's La Boheme and Gianni Schicchi, Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, Offenbach's Monsieur Choufleuri, Vaughan-Williams Riders to the Sea, Hindemith's Hin und Zuruk, and Menotti's The Medium and The Telephone and Robert Ward's The Crucible.
In 1989 she founded the first women's opera guild in Germany. Her Nurnberg Guild has given the Opera House gifts totalling 1,000,000 DM. Her Guild also sponsors young artists from the Nurnberg area. She has continued as President of the Guild to the present time.
Miss Hermiston is also a favourite guest of masterclasses throughout Canada and in her second home, Nurnberg, Germany. She has also given Masterclasses in the cities of Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Beijiing and Prague.