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Date(s) - 18 Jan 2013 until 20 Jan 2013
1:00 PM - 4:45 PM


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Concerts at The Cloisters presents:

The Play of Daniel

Friday–Sunday, January 18–20, 2013 at 1 and 3 p.m.


A twelfth-century music drama created for the youth of Beauvais Cathedral, the Play of Daniel (British Library, Egerton MS 2615) dramatizes the miraculous insights and victories of the prophet Daniel who, enabled by his faith in God, unravels the mystery of the handwriting on the wall and triumphs over the terror of the lion’s den. The current production, commissioned and presented by Concerts at The Cloisters in 2008 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the premiere of the Play of Daniel by Noah Greenberg’s New York Pro Musica Antiqua at The Cloisters in 1958, is presented this year to celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Cloisters.

A production supported by Gotham Early Music Scene

Music Director: Mary Anne Ballard

Stage Director: Drew Minter

Set Design: Stephen Dobay

Costume Design: Sasha Richter

Lighting: Brian Barnett


James Ruff (Daniel)

Peter Walker (Balthasar/Abacuc)

José Lemos (Darius)

Sara Pillow (Queen/Abacuc’s Angel)

Satraps, Magi, Princes, Soldiers, and Lions, accompanied by an instrumental ensemble


Tickets: $75, include same-day Museum admission.

A discounted student rate of $40 is available only for tickets bought at the door.


For tickets and information, call 212-650-2290 or go to www.metmuseum.org.



Concerts at The Cloisters

Fort Tryon Park

New York, NY 10040

(212) 650-2290

The Cloisters is the branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

dedicated to the art and architecture of medieval Europe.