Sweeney Todd


Geoffrey McDonald, conductor
Emma Griffin, stage director

“The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” arrived on Broadway in 1979 with volcanic force, and has lost none of his power to stun audiences. Stephen Sondheim’s wildly popular Victorian melodrama may be called a musical, but it’s universally admired for its operatic scope. Exiled on false charges, Sweeney returns from fifteen years of forced labor obsessed with revenge on the corrupt judge who convicted him. As he descends inexorably into madness, a stage crowded with fascinating, complicated characters is eventually covered with bodies—and Sondheim’s exhilarating music, infused with demented wit, conquers all.




CAST (in singing order)

Anthony Hope Aaron Crouch
Sweeney Todd Vartan Gabrielian
Beggar Woman Lindsey Reynolds
Mrs. Lovett Amanda Bottoms
Judge Turpin Adam Kiss
The Beadle Colin Aikins
Johanna Sage DeAgro-Ruopp
Tobias Ragg Martin Luther Clark
Pirelli Dennis Chmelensky
Jonas Fogg Charles Buttigieg
The Company

Merissa Beddows
Ziyi Dai
Emily Damasco
Sophia Hunt
Hannah Klein
Sophia Maekawa
Ashley Marie Robillard
Anastasiia Sidorova
Olivia Smith
Tiffany Townsend
Corey Bonar*
Colin Doyle*
Steven Humes*
John David Miles*
George Ross Somerville*
Tim Stopper*
Daniel Taylor*
Cory O'Niell Walker*
Patrick Wilhelm
Jackson Williams*

*guest artists

The Curtis Opera Theatre season is sponsored by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation and the Wyncote Foundation.