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Oct. 30 2020

WBJC Operafest schedule 11/7/20-11/28/20

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November 7, 2020 @1pm
OPERA: Double-Bill: Scalia/Ginsburg & Trial by Jury

VENUE: The Grand (Wilmington, DE)
PRESENTING COMPANY: OperaDelaware

FIRST BILL: Scalia/Ginsburg (in English)
COMPOSER: Derrick Wang
LIBRETTO: Derrick Wang
DIRECTOR: Fenlon Lamb

CAST:
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg Jennifer Zetlan, soprano
Justice Antonin Scalia Brian Cheney, tenor
Commentator Ben Wager, bass-baritone

SECOND BILL: Trial by Jury (in English)
COMPOSER: Arthur Sullivan
LIBRETTO: William Schwenck Gilbert
DIRECTOR: Cynthia du Pont Tobias

CAST:
The Learned Judge Ben Lowe, baritone
Angelina (the Plaintiff) Anaïs Naharro-Murphy, soprano
Edwin (the Defendant) Colin Doyle, tenor
Bridesmaid (1) Chelsea Duval-Major, mezzo-soprano
Bridesmaid (2) Dana Macintosh, soprano
Counsel for the Plaintiff Orin Strunk, tenor
Usher Cody Müller, bass
ENSEMBLE: OperaDelaware Orchestra
CONDUCTOR: Sara Jobin

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 15 minutes

This production of Scalia/Ginsburg and Trial by Jury was a collaboration between Baltimore Concert Opera and OperaDelaware in 2019. The production was performed first at BCO in concert with piano before the cast headed to Delaware for the fully staged production with orchestra.

November 14, 2020 @1pm
OPERA: Carmen (in French)

COMPOSER: Georges Bizet
LIBRETTO: Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy
VENUE: The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
PRESENTING COMPANY: LA Opera

CAST:
Carmen Ana María Martínez
Don José Brandon Jovanovich
Micaëla Amanda Woodbury
Escamillo Alexander Vinogradov
Frasquita Liv Redpath
Mercédès Kelley O’Connor
Le Remendado Brian Michael Moore
Le Dancaïre Theo Hoffman
Zuniga Philip Cokorinos
Moralès Juan Carlos Heredia
ENSEMBLE: LA Opera Orchestra and Chorus
CONDUCTOR: James Conlon
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Grant Gershon
STAGE DIRECTOR: Ron Daniels

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 52 minutes

November 21, 2020 @1pm
OPERA: The Clemency of Titus (in Italian)

COMPOSER: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
LIBRETTO: Caterino Mazzolà, after Pietro Metastasio
VENUE: The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
PRESENTING COMPANY: LA Opera

CAST:
Titus: Russell Thomas
Vitellia: Guanqun Yu
Sesto: Elizabeth DeShong
Servilia: Janai Brugger
Annio: Taylor Raven
Publio: James Creswell
ENSEMBLE: LA Opera Orchestra and Chorus
CONDUCTOR: James Conlon
DIRECTOR / SET DESIGNER: Thaddeus Strassberger
COSTUMES: Mattie Ullrich
LIGHTING: JAX Messenger
PROJECTIONS DESIGN: Greg Emetaz
ACTING CHORUS MASTER: Jeremy Frank

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 22 minutes

November 28, 2020 @1pm
OPERA: La bohème (in French)

COMPOSER: Giacomo Puccini
LIBRETTO: Luigi Illica, Giuseppe Giacosa
VENUE: The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
PRESENTING COMPANY: LA Opera

CAST:
Mimi: Marina Costa-Jackson
Rodolfo: Saimir Pirgu
Musetta: Erica Petrocelli
Marcello: Kihun Yoon
Colline: Nicholas Brownlee
Schaunard: Michael J. Hawk
Alcindoro: Patrick Blackwell
Parpignol: Robert Stahley
ENSEMBLE: LA Opera Orchestra and Chorus
CONDUCTOR: James Conlon
DIRECTOR: Barrie Kosky
SCENERY: Rufus Didwiszus
COSTUMES: Victoria Behr
LIGHTING: Alessandro Carletti
CHORUS MASTER: Grant Gershon
CHILDREN’S CHORUS: Fernando Malvar-Ruiz

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 45 minutes

 

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