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March 15, 2011

CENTRAL CITY OPERA ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR 2011 FESTIVAL: BIZET'S CARMEN/HÄNDEL'S AMADIGI DI GAULA**/ PUCCINI'S GIANNI SCHICCHI/ POULENC'S THE BREASTS OF TIRESIAS/ WEILL'S THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS

BIZET'S CARMEN/HÄNDEL'S AMADIGI DI GAULA**/  PUCCINI'S GIANNI SCHICCHI/  POULENC'S THE BREASTS OF TIRESIAS/  WEILL'S THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS

2011 Festival Features Two Full Opera Productions and Double-Bill of Three One-Act Operas with World Renowned Artists

*=Central City Opera Debut

**=North American Premiere

 

Denver, Colo.- The show-stopping line up of internationally renowned artists has been selected for Central City Opera's (CCO) 2011 Festival. Running June 25 to Aug. 7, the Festival offers a wide range of selections with something for everyone, including a new production of Bizet's Carmen, directed by the Metropolitan Opera choreographer known for his work on CCO's West Side Story, Daniel Pelzig; the first fully-staged production in North America of Händel's Amadigi di Gaula; and a double-bill of three one act operas: Gianni Schicchi by Puccini, The Breasts of Tiresias by Poulenc and Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins. A full cast list for each of the 2011 productions is located at the end of this release.

 

Carmen (June 25 - Aug. 7) - The 2011 Festival opens with Carmen, Georges Bizet's famous story of love, jealousy, and murder. Set in Seville, Spain, the story follows the romance of the beautiful gypsy Carmen, and Corporal Don José. After their relationship leads him to reject his former love, commit mutiny against a superior officer and join a gang of smugglers, Don José's jealousy turns to murder when Carmen leaves him for a bullfighter. Both a departure from the tradition of Opéra Comique and more tragic than any opera Bizet's audiences were used to, critics denounced the piece as immoral even before it was first performed in Paris in 1875. Carmen grew in popularity after its premiere and is today one of the most beloved and frequently performed operas of all time. CCO's new production of Carmen will be performed in French with English supertitles.

 

Performing Artists

With a repertoire encompassing a wide variety of symphonic works and nearly 60 operas, American maestro Timothy Myers returns to Central City Opera to conduct Carmen. Myers was the associate conductor for CCO's 2005 productions of Vanessa and Paul Bunyan, and was the conductor for CCO's family performances in 2003 and 2004. Myers' recent and future engagements include the New York City Opera, the Wolf Trap Festival, Opera Africa, Beijing National Center for the Performing Arts, New York Philharmonic, London BBC Symphony, American Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Atlanta, North Carolina and Milwaukee symphony orchestras. In 2008, Myers was appointed Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Opera Company of North Carolina, making him one of the youngest artistic leaders in American opera. Christopher Zemliauskas returns to Central City Opera to conduct the final five performances of Carmen. Currently the Assistant Musical Director of the Opera Program at CU Boulder, Mr. Zemliauskas has also been the Associate Conductor and Chorus Master for Central City Opera, where he conducted performances of West Side Story, Susannah, The Ballad of Baby Doe, Don Giovanni, La Traviata, Massenet's Cendrillon and most recently, 2009's A Little Night Music. He has also been on the music staff with Minnesota Opera, San Francisco Opera, Opera Colorado, and Indianapolis Opera.

 

Considered one of the most riveting and significant young artists performing today, mezzo-soprano Kirstin Chávez, who made her CCO debut as Desideria in the 2007 production of The Saint of Bleecker Street, returns to perform the title role of Carmen. Since her 2008 debut at the famous Sydney Opera House with Opera Australia as Carmen, Ms. Chávez has become known as one of the definitive Carmens of today. Now her signature role, Ms. Chávez has performed Carmen with great success at Oper Graz in Austria, New York City Opera, Tokyo City Opera, Minnesota Opera, Orlando Opera, Arena di Verona, Manitoba Opera, the New National Theatre in Tokyo, as well as in Beijing, China. She has also been praised for her renditions of Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at San Diego Opera, France's Opéra de Nice, and Santa Fe Opera; Dorabella in Così fan Tutte for Connecticut Opera and Oper Graz in Austria; Maddalena in Rigoletto with San Diego Opera, New York City Opera and Opera Company of Philadelphia; Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro with New York City Opera and Opera Company of Philadelphia; as well as Orfeo in Orfeo ed Euridice and Sondra Finchley in An American Tragedy with Metropolitan Opera.

 

Tenor Jonathan Burton* makes his Central City Opera debut as Carmen's self-destructive and obsessive love interest Don José. A young tenor with a thrilling, powerful voice, Mr. Burton has performed with the University of Kentucky Opera, Opera Omaha, Phoenix Opera, Annapolis Opera and Opera on the James in many roles including Borsa in Rigoletto, Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Rodolfo in La Bohème, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, and Cavaradossi in Tosca.

 

Baritone Gustavo Ahualli* takes on the role of Escamillo in his Central City Opera debut. Mr. Ahualli has sung leading baritone roles such as Count di Luna in Il Trovatore and Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro with Argentina's Teatro San Martin; Baron Douphol in La Traviata, Masetto in Don Giovanni, and Dancaïre in Carmen with Palm Beach Opera; Escamillo in Carmen and Juan in Los Gavilanes (a zarzuela by J. Guerriero) with the Teatro Segura in Lima, Peru; Marcello in La Bohème on tour in Castres and Toulouse, France. Soprano Elizabeth Caballero* makes her CCO debut as village maiden, Micaëla, after her roles as Nedda in I Pagliacci with Kentucky Opera, Liù in Turandot with Florida Grand Opera, and Violetta in La Traviata with Madison Opera.

 

Apprentice Artists in CCO's Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program, celebrating 33 years in 2011, round out the remainder of the cast. Baritone Patrick McNally plays Moralès, while bass Brian Wehrle takes on the role of Zuniga. Sopranos Bridgette Gan and Alexandra Loutsion take on the role of Frasquita, and mezzo-sopranos Kaitlyn Costello and Nicole Rodin take on the role of Mercédès, both companions of Carmen. Tenor Brad Benoit plays Remendado, and baritone Jonathan Cole returns as Dancaïre. The Street Urchins will be performed by the Colorado Children's Chorale.

 

Production Team

Daniel Pelzig, choreographer of CCO's West Side Story in 2008, will direct and choreograph Carmen. Having worked often with companies across the country such as the Metropolitan Opera, Seattle Opera and Houston Grand Opera, Mr. Pelzig is also a director at ABC Television. He also directed the Fort Worth Opera Festival's 2008 production of Turandot. For theatre companies on Broadway, he has choreographed 33 Variations at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre and A Year with Frog and Toad at the Cort Theatre. Sara Jean Tosetti returns after designing the "eye-catching styles" for 2007's Cendrillon labeled a "coup de theatre" by the Rocky Mountain News, the "luxuriant costumes" for 2009's Rinaldo hailed by the Denver Post as "nothing short of spectacular," and last season's Orpheus in the Underworld costumes also touted as having a "showy, masquerade-ball sensibility" by the Denver Post. Tosetti's designs for Carmen will create a marked divide between the drab people of Seville, the exotic and foreign gypsies, and the matadors who parade on stage like peacocks. A Princess Grace Award recipient, Ms. Tosetti's recent credits include The Merry Wives of Windsor with Shakespeare Festival of Saint Louis and Artifice with Complexions Inc. on Broadway. David Martin Jacques returns this summer for his 11th festival as Resident Lighting Designer. Mr. Jacques will light all five productions for the 2011 Festival. Having designed more than 300 theatre, opera, television, dance and special event productions, he collaborated with director Catherine Malfitano on last May's production of Tosca at the English National Opera. This May, he will light The Tsar's Bride at the acclaimed London's Royal Opera House at Covent Garden. The wig/makeup designers for all five productions in 2011 are Jason Allen* and Ronell Oliveri*, both making their Central City Opera debut. Mr. Allen's recent work has included Maria Stuarda with The Minnesota Opera, After Image/The Emperor of Atlantis with Boston Lyric Opera, and Educating Rita with The Huntington Theatre Company. Ms. Oliveri has worked with the Chicago Lyric Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Opera Colorado and Minnesota Opera. In 2007, she was nominated for a Prime Time Emmy for outstanding makeup in a miniseries. Mr. Allen and Ms. Oliveri will handle the wig and makeup for all five productions. Set designer Michael Raiford* makes his debut with Central City Opera with his timeless designs for Carmen. Recent designs for Mr. Raiford include The Bartered Bride at Opera Boston, The Magic Flute at Ballet Austin, and Kite Runner for Actors Theatre of Louisville/Cleveland Playhouse.

 

Amadigi di Gaula (July 2 - Aug. 6) - Central City Opera's second offering in the 2011 Festival is Händel's Baroque opera, Amadigi di Gaula, with a libretto by an unknown author. The "knight in shining armor" tale is based on the book Amadis de Gaula by Antoine Houdar de la Motte. The tale follows Amadigi, a Paladin (warrior of Charlemagne's court) and Dardano, Prince of Thrace, who are both in love with the beautiful Oriana, daughter of the King of the Fortune Islands. Oriana prefers Amadigi, as does the sorceress Melissa. Considered one of Handel's "magic" operas, Melissa fights for Amadigi's love through the use of sorcery and potions, but true love prevails in the end. Full of sorcery and magic, the new CCO production set in the Renaissance will be reminiscent of Professor Dumbledore's office in the "Harry Potter" movies. The opera was well received when it premiered at the King's Theatre in London in 1715, but then fell into neglect until the mid-1900s. Amadigi di Gaula will be performed in Italian with English supertitles.

 

Performing Artists 
British maestro Matthew Halls, who made his CCO debut with 2009's Rinaldo and conducted 2010's Madama Butterfly, will return to conduct Amadigi di Gaula. Recently, Mr. Halls assumed the position of Artistic Director for the newly formed Retrospect Ensemble based in the U.K. Following their successful May 2009 inaugural performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, the Ensemble already boasts a new annual season at the prestigious Wigmore Hall in London, and tours to Korea, Israel, Portugal and Switzerland. In March 2012, Mr. Halls will be taking Central City Opera's production of Amadigi di Gaula to Wigmore Hall in London. Earlier this year, Mr. Halls debuted with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra conducting Vivaldi's Four Seasons. He has also worked extensively with many of Europe's opera houses including The Netherlands Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Komische Oper Berlin, as well as at venues such as The Megaron, Athens, Lincoln Center, New York and Wiener Festwochen.

 

South African countertenor Christopher Ainslie* makes his U.S. and CCO debut in the title role of Amadigi. Having rapidly established himself amongst the leaders in his voice type, he has appeared twice at London's Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, at the Glyndebourne Festival, Opera de Lyon, Drottningholm Palace Theatre, and the Göttingen Händel Festival. Ainslie recently gave his debut recital at the Wigmore Hall, presenting repertoire ranging from Dowland to Mahler and Britten. He was the first countertenor to win the Richard Tauber competition at Wigmore Hall in 2008 and won the Michael Oliver Prize in the 2007 Händel Singing Competition. Opera performances include the title roles as Ottone in L'Incoronazione di Poppea for Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Tamerlano in Tamerlano at Göttingen Festival Opera, and Artaxerxes in Artaxerxes for Classical Opera Company. Soprano Katherine Manley* also makes her U.S. stage and CCO debut as the female love interest, Oriana. Ms. Manley's roles have included Lucia in The Rape of Lucretia at Angers/Nantes Opera, Virtu in L'Incoronazione di Poppea for Glyndebourne Touring Opera, and Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream for the Garsington Opera. She is joined by countertenor David Trudgen* who makes his CCO debut as Dardano, Prince of Thrace. Called "the next generation's answer to David Daniels" by the Chicago Tribune, Mr. Trudgen has performed the role of Mike Teavee in The Golden Ticket with Wexford Festival and Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Nerone in Agrippina at the Boston Lyric Opera, and Orfeo (cover) in Orfeo ed Euridice with the Canadian Opera Company. Soprano Kathleen Kim returns to play the evil sorceress Melissa, following her CCO debut as Armida in 2009's Rinaldo. Hailed by Opera News, Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune, Ms. Kim's additional engagements in the 2010-11 season include the Metropolitan Opera's premiere of Nixon in China singing the role of Chiang Ch'ing as well as her acclaimed portrayal of Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Oscar in Un ballo in Maschera with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Poppea in a production of Agrippina with the Boston Lyric Opera.

   

Production Team

Central City Opera's new production will be the North American premiere of the first fully-staged version of Amadigi di Gaula with direction by British stage director Alessandro Talevi* who makes his U.S. debut with the production. A prize-winning finalist at the 2007 European Opera-Directing Prize in Wiesbaden, Mr. Talevi was also the co-founder and artistic director of Independent Opera at Sadler's Wells in London, producing acclaimed stagings of works such as Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande and Händel's Orlando. Other recent successes have included The Turn of the Screw for Opera North in Leeds, La Cenerentola for Malmö Opera in Sweden, and several productions at the major London conservatoires. Set and costume designer Madeleine Boyd* makes her debut with Central City Opera with her striking production design and costumes for Amadigi di Gaula. Ms. Boyd will be the major creative force behind defining and shaping the magical and distinct "Harry Potter" inspired set for Amadigi di Gaula. Recent designs for Ms. Boyd include The Turn of the Screw with Opera North, Pelléas et Mélisande with Independent Opera at Lillian Bayliss Theatre, and La Cenerentola for Malmö Opera.

 

As its final presentation in 2011, Central City Opera will produce three one act operas: Gianni Schicchi by Puccini, The Breasts of Tiresias (Les Mamelles de Tirésias) by Poulenc and Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins (Die sieben Todsünden). These three productions will be presented as alternating double-bills (two shows per evening). For the first time at Central City Opera, audiences will be given the option of purchasing tickets to one, two or three of these one acts, so they can stay for just part of the evening or attend multiple nights for more flexibility.

 

Celebrating his 20th Festival with the company in 2011, CCO Music Director John Baril will serve as conductor for all three one act operas, having led a wide range of productions during his tenure with the company, including last summer's performances of Three Decembers. After recently making his Nashville Opera debut conducting Don Giovanni, Mr. Baril also led the young artist performance of The Barber of Seville for Opera Colorado in 2010 and made his Opera Delaware debut in May 2010 conducting Tosca. And in 2012, Mr. Baril will conduct Opera Colorado's production of Le Nozze di Figaro.

 

Gianni Schicchi (July 9 - Aug. 5) - Puccini's Gianni Schicchi is a comedic one-act opera with an Italian libretto by Giovacchino Forzano, based on a story referred to in Dante's Divine Comedy. The story, set in Florence, Italy, follows the family of Buoso Donati, an extremely wealthy man who dies and leaves his fortune to the local monks. The family begs the cunning Gianni Schicchi to help them procure Donati's fortune, and hijinks ensue. Best known for the soprano aria, "O mio babbino caro (Oh, my dear Papa)," the opera is the third portion of Puccini's trilogy of one act operas, Il trittico. Gianni Schicchi will be performed in Italian with English supertitles.

 

Performing Artists

A 2010 Grammy winner, baritone Daniel Belcher returns to Central City Opera as the sly and clever Gianni Schicchi. A past Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist, Mr. Belcher has recently performed the roles of Taddeo in L'Italiana in Algeri with Utah Symphony & Opera, Dandini in La Cenerentola with Utah Opera, and Captain Corcoran in H.M.S. Pinafore with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. Soprano Joanna Mongiardo returns as Lauretta after making her Central City Opera debut in 2006 as Baby Doe in The Ballad of Baby Doe and returning last summer as Eurydice in Orpheus in the Underworld. Also a past Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist, Ms. Mongiardo's recent appearances include Anne Trulove in A Rake's Progress at Toledo Opera, and Rosalina in Il Re with Teatro Grattacielo. In the 2011/2012 season, Ms. Mongiardo will join the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for their production of Manon. Mezzo-soprano Peabody Southwell* makes her debut with Central City Opera as Zita. She has performed with Long Beach Opera in roles including The Fox in Janáček's Cunning Little Vixen, Ramiro in Vivaldi's Motezuma (US Premiere), Drummer in Ullman's Emperor of Atlantis, Nancy T'ang in Adams' Nixon in China, Neris in Cherubini's Medea and Carmen in Brook's La Tragédie de Carmen. Rising young tenor star, Norman Reinhardt*, makes his debut with CCO as Rinuccio. Reinhardt has performed with Opera Colorado in roles including Tamino in The Magic Flute and Ernesto in Don Pasquale, and with Leipzig Opera as Lensky in Eugene Onegin, Alfredo in La Traviata, and Count Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia.  

 

The Breasts of Tiresias (Les Mamelles de Tirésias) (July 9 - Aug. 5) - A surrealist opéra bouffe by Francis Poulenc, it is based on a play of the same name by Guillaume Apollinaire, and set in the imaginary town of Zanzibar, near Monte Carlo. It follows the story of Thérèse who tires of her life as a submissive woman and becomes the male Tirésias when her breasts turn into balloons and float away. She then tries to conquer the world as General Tiresias; meanwhile her husband finds a way to bear children without women. The Breasts of Tiresias (Les Mamelles de Tirésias) first premiered at the Opéra Comique in 1947. The comic opera was a needed relief for Parisians in the midst of war. The Breasts of Tiresias (Les Mamelles de Tirésias) will be performed in French with English supertitles.

 

Performing Artists

Baritone Robert Gardner returns to Central City Opera for the role of Le Directeur. In addition to performing the role of Elder McLean in CCO's 2008 production of Susannah, Mr. Gardner has performed the roles of Marcello in La Bohème, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Zurga in The Pearl Fishers, and Robert Storch in Intermezzo. Appearing with numerous opera houses and symphony orchestras in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, Gardner was the 2007 winner of the Lili Boulanger Memorial Award. Soprano Joanna Mongiardo, who also will play the role of Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, plays the title role of Thèrése. Also starring as Gianni in Gianni Schicchi, baritone Daniel Belcher will play the role of Le Mari, her husband.

 

The Seven Deadly Sins (Die sieben Todsünden) (July 9 - Aug. 3) - Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins (Die sieben Todsünden) is a satirical ballet chante, or "sung ballet," in seven scenes. It was the last collaboration between Weill and Bertolt Brecht, who wrote the libretto and who are also known for the Threepenny Opera, which includes the beloved jazz standard, "Mack the Knife." It follows the story of Anna and her split personalities, the singer (Anna I), and the dancer (Anna II). Starting from the banks of the Mississippi in Louisiana, Anna travels to seven big cities, running into a sin in each city, as she searches for money to build a home for her family on the river. The opera was first performed in 1933 at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, and was directed, produced, and choreographed by George Balanchine.

 

Performing Artists

Mezzo-soprano Peabody Southwell* performs the role of Anna I, tenor Norman Reinhardt* plays the role of the Father, or Tenor I, and tenor Philippe Pierce plays Tenor II, or Brother. Baritone Robert Gardner plays the role of Baritone, or Brother, and bass Andrew Harris plays the role of Bass, or Mother. Returning members, both Mr. Pierce and Mr. Harris are 2011 Apprentice Artists in CCO's Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program.

 

Production Team (for all three one act productions)

The director of this past summer's Three Decembers, Ken Cazan returns to CCO to direct the three one acts after his other recent credits with CCO of A Little Night Music in 2009 and the sold-out West Side Story in 2008. Resident stage director for the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, Mr. Cazan is one of America's most sought after directors, having staged more than 100 productions for more than 40 opera companies, including Possible Dangerous Side Effects with Little Edy Broad Theatre, and Wagner's Das Liebesverbot, at the University of Southern California. Cameron Anderson, who made her debut with Central City Opera in 2008 with the popular West Side Story and designed the sets for 2009's A Little Night Music and last summer's Three Decembers, returns as scenic designer for each of the one-act operas. Having designed extensively for both opera and theater, her recent designs include La Cenerentola for Glimmerglass Opera, Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Theatre of St. Louis and Maria Padilla at Minnesota Opera. The same set will be fashioned in different ways to be used for all three one-act productions. Costume designer Alice Marie Kugler Bristow returns for the three one-acts following her work for last summer's critically acclaimed Three Decembers, 2009's A Little Night Music and West Side Story in 2008. Having designed for the company many times, Ms. Bristow is also an Assistant Professor of Costume Design at Berry College.

 

2011 Festival Tickets on Sale Now!
2011 Festival subscriptions including Carmen, Amadigi di Gaula, and the double-bill are on sale now starting at just $42. Single tickets, starting at $20, are now on pre-sale online only and go on sale through the Box Office on April 1. For more information or to purchase tickets for 2011, visit www.centralcityopera.org or call 303-292-6700.

 

Celebrating its 78th year, Central City Opera is the nation's fifth-oldest opera company, located just 35 miles west of Denver in one of Colorado's official National Landmark Historic Districts. The company continues to present artistically excellent professional opera in its annual summer festival; to offer career-entry training to young singers; to produce education and community service programs; and to preserve and maintain the Opera House and 30 other Victorian-era properties.

 

 (Full cast lists at the end of this release.  Set, costume designs, and headshots available upon request.)

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Central City Opera 2011 Production Cast Lists

Additional roles TBA    *=Central City Opera Debut

 

Carmen [view artists profiles online]

Music Georges Bizet
Libretto Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy
Conductor Timothy Myers, Christopher Zemliauskas
Director & Choreographer Daniel Pelzig
Scenic Designer Michael Raiford
Costume Designer Sara Jean Tosetti
Lighting Designer David Martin Jacques
Wig/Makeup Designer Jason Allen* and Ronell Oliveri*

 

Cast in order of vocal appearance

Moralès Patrick McNally
Micaëla Elizabeth Caballero*
Street Urchins Colorado Children's Chorale
Don José Jonathan Burton*
Zuniga Brian Wehrle
Carmen Kirstin Chávez
Frasquita Bridgette Gan/Alexandra Loutsion
Mercédès Kaitlyn Costello/Nicole Rodin
Remendado Brad Benoit
Dancaïre Jonathan Cole
Escamillo Gustavo Ahualli*

 

Amadigi di Gaula [view artists profiles online]

Music G.F. Händel
Libretto Antoine Houdar de la Motte
Edition Matthew Halls
Conductor Matthew Halls/Christopher Zemliauskas
Director Alessandro Talevi*
Scenic & Costume Designer Madeleine Boyd*
Lighting Designer David Martin Jacques
Wig/Makeup Designer Jason Allen* and Ronell Oliveri*

 

Cast in order of vocal appearance

Amadigi Christopher Ainslie*
Dardano David Trudgen*
Melissa Kathleen Kim
Oriana Katherine Manley*
Orgando Jonathan Matthews

 

Gianni Schicchi [view artists profiles online]

Music Giacomo Puccini
Libretto Giovacchino Forzano
Conductor John Baril
Director Ken Cazan
Scenic Designer Cameron Anderson
Costume Designer Alice Bristow
Lighting Designer David Martin Jacques
Wig/Makeup Designer Jason Allen* and Ronell Oliveri*

 

Cast in order of vocal appearance

Zita Peabody Southwell*
Simone Andrew Harris
Rinuccio Norman Reinhardt*
La Ciesca Annie Rosen
Marco Timothy McDevitt
Nella Kaileen Miller
Gherardo Philippe Pierce
Betto David Williams
Gherardino Colorado Children's Chorale
Gianni Schicchi Daniel Belcher
Lauretta Joanna Mongiardo
Spinelloccio Patrick McNally
Amantio di Nicolao Brian Wehrle
Pinellino Jesse Malgieri
Guccio Andrew McLaughlin

 

The Breasts of Tiresias [view artists profiles online]

Music Francis Poulenc
Libretto Guillaume Apollinaire
Conductor John Baril
Director Ken Cazan
Scenic Designer Cameron Anderson
Costume Designer Alice Bristow
Lighting Designer David Martin Jacques
Wig/Makeup Designer Jason Allen* and Ronell Oliveri*

 

Cast in order of vocal appearance

Le Directeur Robert Gardner
Thérèse Joanna Mongiardo
Le Mari Daniel Belcher
Lacouf Philippe Pierce
Presto Jonathan Cole
Le Gendarme Timothy McDevitt
La Marchande de journaux Annie Rosen
Le Journaliste Parisien Jonathan Winell
Le Fils Brad Benoit
La Dame Kaitlyn Costello
Le Monsieur Barbu Brian Wehrle
La Dame Elegante Alexandra Loutsion

 

The Seven Deadly Sins [view artists profiles online]

Music Kurt Weill
Libretto Bertolt Brecht
Conductor John Baril
Director Ken Cazan
Scenic Designer Cameron Anderson
Costume Designer Alice Bristow
Lighting Designer David Martin Jacques
Wig/Makeup Designer Jason Allen* and Ronell Oliveri*

 

Cast in order of vocal appearance

Anna I Peabody Southwell*
Anna II TBA
Tenor I Norman Reinhardt*
Tenor II Philippe Pierce
Baritone Robert Gardner
Bass    Andrew Harris
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