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Sep. 01 2021

WBJC Operafest 9/11/21-11/27/21

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September 11, 2021

OPERA: Tancredi (in Italian)

COMPOSER: Gioachino Rossini
LIBRETTO: Gaetano Rossi

VENUE: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
PRESENTING COMPANY: Opera Southwest

CAST:
Tancredi Heather Johnson
Amenaide Lindsay Ohse
Argirio Heath Huberg
Orbazzano Matthew Curran
Isaura Madelyn Wanner
Roggiero Chelsea Duval-Major

ENSEMBLE: Opera Southwest Orchestra
CHORUS: Opera Southwest Chorus
STAGE DIRECTOR: David Bartholemew
STAGE MANAGER: Laura R. Krause
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Kristin Ditlow
CONDUCTOR: Anthony Barrese

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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September 18, 2021

OPERA: Ali Baba (in Italian)

COMPOSER: Giovanni Bottesini
LIBRETTO: Emilio Taddei

VENUE: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
PRESENTING COMPANY: Opera Southwest

CAST:
Ali Baba Ashraf Sewailam
Nadir Christopher Bozeka
Delia Monica Yunus
Aboul Hassan Kebin Thompson
Orsocane Darren Stokes
Morgiana Laurel Semerdjian
Faor Kameron Ghanavanti
Thieves Matthew Soibelman and Jonathan Walker-Vankuren

ENSEMBLE: Opera Southwest Orchestra
CHORUS: Opera Southwest Chorus
CONDUCTOR: Anthony Barrese

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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PROGRAM #: OS 21-16
RELEASE: September 25, 2021

OPERA: Pelléas et Mélisande (in French)

COMPOSER: Claude Debussy
LIBRETTO: Maurice Maeterlinck
VENUE: Rouen Normandy Opera
PRESENTING COMPANY: Rouen Normandy Opera

CAST:
Mélisande Adèle Charvet
Pelléas Huw Montague Rendall
Golaud Nicolas Courjal
Arkel Jean Teitgen
Geneviève Lucile Richardot
Yniold Anne-Sophie Petit

ENSEMBLE: Rouen-Normandie Opera Orchestra
CHORUS: Dijon Opera Chorus
CONDUCTOR: Pierre Dumoussaud

Approx. Length: 3 hours

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October 2, 2021

OPERA: La Clemenza di Tito (in Italian)

COMPOSER: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
LIBRETTO: Caterino Mazzolà
VENUE: 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
CHORUS: LA Opera Chorus
CONDUCTOR: James Conlon

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 20 minutes

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October 9, 2021

OPERA: Billy Budd (in English)

COMPOSER: Benjamin Britten
LIBRETTO: E. M. Forster and Eric Crozier
VENUE: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
PRESENTING COMPANY: LA Opera

CAST:
Billy Budd Liam Bonner
Capt. Edward Fairfax Vere Richard Croft
John Claggart Greer Grimsley
Mr. Redburn Anthony Michaels-Moore
Mr. Flint Daniel Sumegi
Lt. Ratcliffe Patrick Blackwell
Red Whiskers Greg Fedderly
Arthur Jones Museop Kim
Donald Jonathan Michie
Dansker James Creswell
Bosun Craig Colclough
Novice Keith Jameson
First Mate Paul LaRosa
Second Mate Daniel Armstrong
Novice’s Friend Valentin Anikin
Maintop Vladmir Dmitruk
Squeak Matthew O’Neill
Cabin Boy Rory Hemmings
Gunner’s Mate Steve Pence
Hurt Salior Todd Strange
Sailor with Earring Gabriel Manro

ENSEMBLE: LA Opera Orchestra
CHORUS: LA Opera Chorus and LA Children’s Chorus
CONDUCTOR: James Conlon

Approx. Length: 3 hours, 15 minutes

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October 16, 2021

OPERA: La bohème (in French)

COMPOSER: Giacomo Puccini
LIBRETTO: Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
VENUE: 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
CHORUS: LA Opera Chorus
CONDUCTOR: James Conlon

Approx. Length: 2 hours

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October 23, 2021

OPERA: Orlando (in English)

COMPOSER: George Frideric Handel
LIBRETTO: Carlo Sigismondo Capece
VENUE: Haymarket Opera Company
PRESENTING COMPANY: Haymarket Opera Company

CAST:
Orlando Bejun Mehta
Angelica Kimberly Jones
Medoro Emily Fons
Dorinda Erica Schuller
Zoroastro David Govertsen

ENSEMBLE: Haymarket Opera Orchestra
HARPSICHORD: Jory Vinikour
CONDUCTOR: Craig Trumpeter

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 55 minutes

PROGRAM #: OS 21-21
RELEASE: October 30, 2021

OPERA: La Fille du régiment (in French)

COMPOSER: Gaetano Donizetti
LIBRETTO: Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges
VENUE: Grand Hall, Slovene National Theatre, Maribor
PRESENTING COMPANY: SNG Maribor Opera

CAST:
Marie Petya Ivanova
Tonio Martin Sušnik
Sergeant Sulpice Jaki Jurgec
Marquise of Berkenfield Irena Petkova
Hortensius Dušan Topolovec
A Corporal Sebastijan Čelofiga

ENSEMBLE: SNG Maribor Symphony Orchestra
CHORUS: SNG Maribor Opera Chorus
CONDUCTOR: Simon Robinson

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 5 minutes

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November 6, 2021

OPERA: Carmen (in French)

COMPOSER: Georges Bizet
LIBRETTO: Henri Meilhac & Ludovic Halévy
VENUE: Vienna State Opera
PRESENTING COMPANY: Vienna State Opera

CAST:
Carmen Anita Rachvelishvili
Don Jose Piotr Beczała
Escamillo Erwin Schrott
Micaëla Vera-Lotte Boecker
Frasquita Slávka Zámečníková
Mercédès Szilvia Vörös
Zuniga Peter Kellner
Moralès Martin Hässler
Le Remendado Carlos Osuna
Le Dancaïre Michael Arivony

ENSEMBLE: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
CHORUS: Vienna State Opera Chorus
CONDUCTOR: Andrés Orozco-Estrada

Approx. Length: 2 hour, 35 minutes

PROGRAM #: OS 21-23
RELEASE: November 13, 2021

OPERA: Peter Grimes (in English)

COMPOSER: Benjamin Britten
LIBRETTO: Montagu Slater
VENUE: Teatro Real, Madrid
PRESENTING COMPANY: Teatro Real, Madrid

CAST:
Peter Grimes Allan Clayton
Ellen Orford Maria Bengtsson
Captain Balstrode Christopher Purves
Auntie Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Bob Boles John Graham-Hall
Swallow Clive Bayley
Mrs. Sedley Rosie Aldridge
Rev. Horace Adams James Gilchrist
Ned Keene Jacques Imbrailo
Hobson Barnaby Rea
First Niece Rocío Pérez
Second Niece Natalia Labourdette

ENSEMBLE: Teatro Real Orchestra
CHORUS: Teatro Real Chorus
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Andrés Máspero
CONDUCTOR: Ivor Bolton

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 40 minutes

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November 20, 2021

OPERA: Luisa Miller (in Italian)

COMPOSER: Giuseppe Verdi
LIBRETTO: Salvatore Cammarano
VENUE: Teatro dell’Opera, Rome
PRESENTING COMPANY: Teatro dell’Opera, Rome

CAST:
Count Walter Michele Pertusi,
Rodolfo Antonio Poli
Frederica Daniela Barcellona
Wurm Nahuel di Pierro
Miller Roberto Frontali
Luisa Roberta Mantegna
Laura Irene Savignano
Peasant Rodrigo Ortiz

ENSEMBLE: Rome Opera Orchestra
CHORUS: Rome Opera Chorus
CONDUCTOR: Michele Mariotti

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 25 minutes

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November 27, 2021

OPERA: Silent Night (in English)

COMPOSER: Kevin Puts
LIBRETTO: Mark Cambell
VENUE: Ordway Center, MN
PRESENTING COMPANY: Minnesota Opera

CAST:
Anna Sørensen Karin Wolverton
Nikolaus Sprink Miles Mykkanen
Lt. Audebert Edward Parks
Lt. Horstmayer Joshua Jeremiah
Lt. Gordon Christian Thurston
Jonathan Dale Christian Sanders
Kronprinz Stephen Martin
Father Palmer Troy Cook
William Dale Charles Eaton
Ponchel Andrew Wilkowske
British Major Nicholas Davis
General Audebert Wm. Clay Thompson
Madeleine Audebert Danielle Beckvermit

ENSEMBLE: Minnesota Opera Orchestra
CONDUCTOR: Courtney Lewis

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 45 minutes

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