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Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Music, Advanced Music Studies Certificate and Artist Diploma in Vocal Performance.

Voice Faculty

Jennifer Aylmer, soprano Maria Spacagna, soprano Mildred Miller Posvar, mezzo-soprano Douglas Ahlstedt, tenor Daniel Teadt, baritone music.cmu.edu

Opera Theater Transformed It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to SummerFest 2014. Just three years ago, Opera Theater transformed itself from a fall-throughspring company into a summer festival enjoyed by thousands of Western Pennsylvanians, presenting 24 ticketed events over three weeks in the beautiful and intimate surroundings of the Twentieth Century Club. And yet it almost didn't happen. The recent global recession negatively affected Opera Theater as well as every other arts organization, forcing us to contract our operations in order to survive. But by carefully controlling expenses, pursuing new avenues of corporate and foundation support, and launching the SummerFest model, we have not only survived, but thrived. Through the ongoing work of the administrative staff, guided by an active and engaged Board of Directors, we are happy to report:

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An 86% growth in the general operating budget from 2011 to 2014. A 12% increase in contributed revenue from 2011 to 2014. A 139% increase in ticket revenue 2011 to 2013. A doubling in attendance since 2011.

These statistics, however, only tell one part of the story. We continue to present innovative productions that delight audiences and critics, nurture the best young singers in the country, employ hundreds of local singers, instrumentalists, and theater technicians, and introduce thousands of children to the dramatic power of music drama. But the story is only complete with you — our donors, ticket buyers, volunteers, host families, and friends. Your support has made the past 36 years possible, and we look forward to having you join us this season and for 36 more!

DR. EUGENE N. MYERS

President, Board of Directors

Our Stars Shine in Stellar Recitals SummerFest artists step out in five concerts showcasing the scope and talent that makes our season an annual treasure. Andrey Nemzer, countertenor Sunday, July 13 at 6:30pm With Hyery Hwang, pianist Featuring works by Handel, Glinka, Gluck, Rachmaninoff, Britten, Ellington, Gershwin, Bernstein and more.

Young Artist Program Faculty Wednesday, July 16 at 7:30pm Ray Blackwell • Rob Chafin • Demareus Cooper Rob Frankenberry • Dimitrie Lazich • Milutin Lazich Craig Priebe • Anna Singer Works include selections by Handel, Mozart, Ravel, Strauss, Verdi, Fine, Barber, Hagen and many more. SummerFest Europe Voice Competition Winners Sunday, July 20 at 6:30pm A recital given by four outstanding singers who won our new international voice competition in Verviers, Belgium. The program features music by Gounod, Handel and Vivaldi, with a special focus on Belgian composers—ending with Belgian Beer and chocolate tasting! A Tribute to Mildred Miller Posvar Wednesday, July 23 at 7:30 pm SummerFest artists perform selections from our founder’s signature Met repertoire from Carmen, The Barber of Seville, Der Rosenkavalier and Rigoletto.

A Richard Strauss Celebration Thursday, June 24 at 7:30 pm A delightful 150th birthday tribute to the composer of Adriane on Naxos, featuring some of the most gorgeous art songs ever written. Tickets $25. Buy any three tickets for one or more recitals and save $15. Students admitted free with valid ID and may reserve ticket in advance. General admission seating in the Beaux Arts Ballroom. More program details at: otsummerfest.org • 412-326-9687

Welcome to S  ummerFest! Opera Theater’s SummerFest is at home in Oakland. We are thrilled to be in Oakland at the exquisite Twentieth Century Club. We are so grateful to the board, members and staff of the Club for opening up their beautiful premises to SummerFest and our patrons. Some of you are visiting the Club for the first time; we hope you enjoy the space as well as the opera—why not come back in a couple of days for a gourmet dinner in the Club dining room and take in another performance? Some of you also are joining us for your very first opera as guests of our "My First Time" initiative. We hope all you “First Timers” have a wonderful experience! Rich, rare, delicious music drama is our main treat, but it comes with delightful side options: new works, vocal recitals, and after all mainstage productions, cabaret and a glass of wine in the Beaux Arts Ballroom. Opera at SummerFest is up-close-and-personal with a distinctly modern feel—and everything is sung in English. We have operas for everyone—from kids to adults, "opera virgins" to aficionados, and matinee folks to a late-night crowd. Take opera, musicals, cabarets, concerts and Happy Hour!. Add in a gourmet dinner or two. Mix in parties with artists and the making of new friends in an Art Deco Theater box, and voilà! You have SummerFest—this region's newest summer festival experience—a true feastival!

JONATHAN EATON

Artistic and General Director Photo: Mark Abramowitz

Opera Theater of Pittsburgh Mission Opera Theater of Pittsburgh presents innovative opera in English, producing American works, reinterpretations of older works, and new works, for the widest possible audience. Opera Theater focuses on diversity in programming and casting, on crossing boundaries and bringing together talents from all the arts, on encouraging new talent, and on broadening audiences through outreach and education, to create a body of work that is original, entertaining, contemporary and relevant.

History The company was founded in 1978 by Mildred Miller Posvar and has been imaginatively led by Artistic and General Director Jonathan Eaton since 1999. In its 36-year history, Opera Theater has presented more than 30 Pittsburgh premieres, many of them American operas that would not have been produced by other regional companies.

Board of Directors Chairman

Founder

Retired Attorney, Reed Smith

Retired Opera Singer

Henry P. Hoffstot, Jr. President

Eugene N. Myers, M.D. Distinguished Professor, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Vice President

Phyllis J. Sidwell Educator and Social Service Consultant Secretary

Carole L. Kamin

Retired Manager-Buyer, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Treasurer

Gunnar Klinga

Retired Vice President, ABB Engineering

Mildred Miller Posvar Co-Founder 

Helen L. Knox

Retired Special Assistant to the Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh

James Cassaro

Director, Finney Music Library, University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Margaretha Casselbrant Physician, Children’s Hospital

Dr. Jerry Clack

Retired Professor, Department of Classics, Duquesne University

Demareus N. Cooper Educator and Singer

Anthony M. Figurelli

Clement George

Senior Associate, Commodities and Risk PwC

Joyce Candi Grove Retired Educator

Michael Krohmaly

Business Development Manager

Thomas McCaffrey

Vice President, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

Dr. Etsuro K. Motoyama Retired Physician

Lana Neumeyer

Vice President, Neumeyer Environmental Srvs. Inc.

Dr. James Sahovey Physician

Financial Advisor

Administrative Staff Jonathan Eaton

Dennis Robinson, Jr.

Robert Frankenberry

Therese Dillman Moss

Artistic and General Director

Music Director

Scott Timm

General Manager

Artistic Administrator

Development Director

Tonya Bulboff

Special Events and Box Office Manager

Christina Farrell

Education Coordinator

Yvonne Hudson Marketing Director

An Evening with Marianne Cornetti Thursday, July 10 โ€ข 7:30 pm The Art Deco Theater, The Twentieth Century Club Brent McMunn, Piano Program O mio Fernando from La Favorita - Donizetti Stride la vampa from Il Trovatore - Verdi Suicidio from La Gioconda - Ponchielli Condotta ell'era in ceppi from Il Trovatore - Verdi Acerba volutta from Adriana Lecouvreur - Ponchielli Mon coeur souvre ta voix from Samson and Dalilah - Saint-Saens Intermission Mamma - Bixio Non t'amo piu - Tosti L'ultima Canzone - Tosti Non ti scordar do me - DeCurtis Funiculi Funicula - Denza My Hero from The Chocolate Soldier - Strauss Vilya from The Merry Widow - Lehรกr The Italian Street Song from Naughty Marietta - Herbert Please see program insert for translated texts. Ms. Cornetti will present a public master class on Thursday, July 15 at 7:30 pm in the Beaux Arts Ballroom. Admission is free for students and tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Steinway is the official piano of Opera Theater SummerFest. Please turn off all electronic devices upon entering the theater. No photos or use of phones is permitted during the performance.

Marianne Cornetti

Pittsburgh native Marianne Cornetti is recognized internationally as one of the leading Verdi mezzo-sopranos in the world. She has appeared as Amneris in Aida, Azucena in Il Trovatore, and Eboli in Don Carlos at theaters including the Teatro alla Scala, Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera, and many others. In 2005, Cornetti sang her first Wagnerian role, Ortrud in Lohengrin, at Teatro Giuseppe Verdi in Trieste. Her excursion into this repertoire continued with Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. She sang Ortrud in Amsterdam, Paris, and in Palermo, and Brangaene in Genoa. Cornetti’s verismo repertoire includes the Principessa di Bouillon in Adriana Lecouvreur, Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana and Rosa in Cilea’s L’Arlesiana, the last mentioned which she sang to great acclaim at Carnegie Hall with the Opera Orchestra of New York under Eve Queler. Ms. Cornetti began the 2012/2013 season as Preziosilla in La Forza del Destino at Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. She sang her first staged performances of the title role of La Gioconda at the Rome Opera. Cornetti was heard at the New National Theatre Foundation in Tokyo, appearing as Amneris in Aida and Abigaille in Nabucco. She also sang Amneris in Palermo. Her 2013/2014 season included Lady Macbeth in Macbeth and Laura in La Gioconda with Deutsche Oper Berlin, and Azucena in Il Trovatore at the National Theatre of China in Beijing and the Teatro Muncipal in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Cornetti returns to the Teatro Regio for Verdi concerts and appeares with the company as Ulrica on its tour to Japan.

TOP: Singer Robert Chafin in the title roll of The Tales of Hoffmann Retold Photo by Patti Brahim

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Music by FRANZ LEHÁR Words by VIKTOR LEÓN and LEO STEIN English Translation by JEREMY SAMS Directed by MO ZHOU Conducted by BERNARD MCDONALD Marie Yokoyama, Scenic Designer Cindy Albert, Costume Designer Stevie Agnew, Lighting Designer Jessica Marino, Choreographer Taylor Malott, Hair and Makeup Designer Jody Cohen, Stage Manager Michaella Calzaretta, Assistant Conductor & Chorus Master Tania Coambs, Assistant Director Claire Landuyt and Kimberly Potenga, Assistant Stage Managers Additional Choreography by Robert Longbottom Friday, July 11 • 7:30 pm Saturday, July 19 • 7:30 pm Sunday, July 27 • 2:00 pm This performance runs two hours and 15 minutes with a 15-minute intermission. Art Deco Theater, The Twentieth Century Club Cabaret follows in the Beaux Arts Ballroom on 7/11 & 7/19. Happy Hour! on 7/27. English Translation used by arrangement with European American Music Distributors Company, U.S. and Canadian agent for Glocken Verlag Ltd., London, publisher and copyright owner. Orchestration by arrangement with Trillenium Music Co., Sarasota FL. Steinway is the official piano of Opera Theater SummerFest.

Please turn off all electronic devices upon entering the theater. No photos or use of phones is permitted during the performance.

Cast (in order of appearance) Hanna Glawari . . . . . . . . . Anna Singer Count Danilo Danilovitch . Dimitrie Lazich Baron Mirko Zeta . . . . Raymond Blackwell Valencienne . . . . . . .Gail Novak Mosites Camille, Count de Rosillon . Joseph Brent Njegus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Timm Kromow . . . . . . . . . . Xiaozhong Wang Bogdanovitch . . . . . . . . . . Brian Hupp Sylviane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jennifer Hanna Raoul de St Brioche . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pierre Dehret Vicomte Cascada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jake Jacobsen Olga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Evelyn Rossow Pritschitsch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zach Luchetti Praskowia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Melissa Nolan Lolo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachael Crossman Dodo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julia Fox Joujou . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chelsea Hollow Froufrou . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Megan McConnell Cloclo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cassandra Santiago Margot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Adele Grabowski Cameo entertainer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guillaume Houcke

Chorus Sopranos Kelley Kimball Patricia Westley Jennifer Hanna Julia Fox* Chelsea Hollow* Katrina van Maanen Megan McConnell* Rachael Crossman* Catherine Florian Mezzos Evelyn Rossow Melissa Nolan Corliss Smith Adele Grabowski* Cassandra Santiago* Guillaume Houcke *denotes Grisettes in Act III

Tenors Errin Brooks Khary Wilson Pierre Dehret Daniel Arnaldos William Strom Billy Wayne Coakley

Oakland Girls Choir Maeve Crowley Sarah Cummings Katherine Green Nora Groce Maja HoglundMcGuirk Baritones/Basses Sophia HoglundEric Lindsey McGuirk Zach Luchetti Jasmine Libert Brian Hupp Debbie Liu Jake Jacobsen Lydia Liu Xiaozhong Wang Kate Strong Antonio Watts Helen Thompson Sophia Thompson Noelle Warren Isabella White

Child Dancers Ava Bell Alaina Cooper Emma Doyle Gabbie Dunn Julianna Ellis Sarah Fick Rina Hatakeyama Giulianna Johnson Jordan Kelley Abbey Marcovsky Aiyana Pierce Mikayla Saxon Alexis Scalise Mackenzie Stephenson Amelia Stilley Bethany Stolar Lauren Thompson Maddy Thompson Lauren Vuono Courtesy of Academy of Dance by Lori

The Story and Settings ACT I The embassy in Paris of the poverty-stricken Pontevedro is holding a party to celebrate the birthday of the sovereign, the Crown Prince. Baron Mirko Zeta is delighted to see his wife Valencienne acting the perfect hostess to Camille de Rosillon. Rosillon in reality is "courting" Valencienne even though she assures him that she is "a respectable wife." Widow Hanna Glawari, whose husband left her a considerable fortune, arrives. Pontevedro is on the verge of bankruptcy, but Zeta hopes that Hanna will come to the country's financial rescue if she is persuaded to marry Danilo, her former lover and one of Pontevedro's most dashing citizens. Zeta tries to convince Danilo to court Hanna "for the Fatherland," but he stubbornly refuses. When a “Ladies' Choice" is announced, Hanna is besieged. Danilo spitefully invites in a bevy of women to distract the men. Although Valencienne urges Hanna to choose Camille as her partner, in a moment of pique, Hanna chooses the only man who ignores her—Danilo. He declines but states that he will give his dance with her to anyone offering a ten thousand franc donation to charity. The other men immediately lose interest, leaving Hanna and Danilo alone to their dance. Intermission ACT II Hanna invites all the Embassy guests to a Pontevedrian-themed garden party at her villa. The entertainment includes the song "Vilya," a traditional legend of a young girl and a huntsman's unrequited love. Baron Zeta hopes that Hanna will marry Camille, but he learns that Camille is in love with a married woman. The gentlemen at the party exchange suggestions on how to handle women, while Camille continues his pursuit of Valencienne. Valencienne gives Camille her fan, on which is written, "I am a respectable wife ." Still he persuades her to join him in the pavilion. Zeta finds the fan, becomes anxious to discover who Camille's "married woman" is and heads for their rendezvous. To save Valencienne from scandal, Hanna slips into the pavilion through a back door. When she is discovered apparently inflagrante with Camille, Hanna explains her “tryst” by announcing that she is engaged to Camille. Hanna provokes Danilo by vowing to live "in the Parisian style ." Danilo angrily relates a parable about a prince who said nothing of his love for a princess who had given her hand to another. When he storms off in anger, Hanna is convinced that he loves her . ACT III Hanna, knowing that all foreigners consider Maxim's the epitome of life "in the Parisian style," decks out her villa to resemble the famous restaurant, Danilo's favorite retreat. Danilo implores Hanna not to marry Camille. She says she never had any such intentions and assures him that she was not in the pavilion with Camille. The baron is shocked to find Valencienne's fan in the summerhouse, but she—“in the best Parisian style”—points out that she had written on it, "I am a respectable wife ." In closing, everyone points out that this operetta is a lesson on the difficulty in understanding women, as well as men, and Danilo ends up with Hanna-happily ever after?!

Director's Note It is sometimes easy to forget that European operetta was largely a reaction against the more serious operatic traditions. Works like The Merry Widow and Die Fledermaus that survive the ordeal of time stem from a direct response to certain social crises at the time. Thus, despite its bubbly glamour, The Merry Widow is a piece that has a thorn in its heart. Instead of following the frolicking tradition, I am more interested in unveiling the vulnerable side of the piece. The story, at heart, is bittersweet. The seemingly happy ending is a compromise. Hanna and Danilo reunite because they once loved and lost each other; but they know that things may fall apart again. Valencienne chooses to leave her paramour and go back to the role of ‘a respectable wife’ because she doesn't want to lose the title and fame that she cherishes so. Through the experience of losing, we realize what we really want, carrying on and accepting each other’s baggage. And that is what makes the operetta so human. Social conventions may have changed, but bourgeois society’s hypocrisy and double standards have not. We still find it difficult to express how we feel sincerely. In my view, ‘joie de vivre’ is not about thoughtless freedom. Instead, it is through recognizing the ephemerality and impermanence of life that you cherish the present moment. I hope you will enjoy seeing The Merry Widow from a more genuine side of the story, and cherish each precious encounter in our stage characters' lives. After all, it is always good to be in love, however brief that might be. –Mo Zhou

Julius Rudel Remembered Opera Theater dedicates our production of Ariadne on Naxos to the memory of Julius Rudel (1921-2014), one of America's preeminent opera conductors. Maestro Rudel, who passed away on June 26, had a close connection to our Artistic Director, Jonathan Eaton, with whom he presided over seven productions, including notable American premieres of works by Kurt Weill and Walther Braunfels at the Spoleto Festival USA. For Opera Theater, Maestro Rudel conducted four productions: the English language premiere of Weill's great opera Die Buergschaft/The Bond, the first revival for many decades of Weill's Lost in the Stars both in Pittsburgh and on tour to the Virginia Arts Festival, Weill's Der Jasager/The Boy who said Yes with Mimi Lerner in the lead role in Pittsburgh and at the New York Japan Society, and Britten's Curlew River, also in both cities. His musical leadership was exemplary, and his insight into Weill's music was inspiring. He will be sorely missed.

Choose Your Partners for the Waltz December 1905! What a month for waltzes! On the thirtieth of that month in Vienna at the Theater an der Wien, Hanna, the merry widow, waltzed herself into the hearts of the western world, while 300 miles away at the Hofoper in Dresden Richard Strauss's Salome waltzed off her seven veils in exchange for the head of John the Baptist, a dance which set tongues wagging for decades to come. The Merry Widow boasts of a more notable ancestry than most operettas. It is based on a play L'Attaché by Henri Meilhac, librettist for Bizet’s Carmen as well as a number of pieces by Offenbach. L'Attaché was seized upon by two prominent Viennese librettists, Leo Stein and Victor Léon, who saw it as the ideal material for an operetta but who turned to Lehár only as a second choice to compose the music. The Merry Widow did not receive great critical support. One of Vienna's most influential critics stated that it was one of the most distasteful pieces he had ever seen. However, as in the case of The Fantasticks, word of mouth carried the day leading to 600 performances and a burgeoning "Merry Widow craze" which spread across the continent and to America. Merry Widow hats became the rage. Soaps, perfumes, cosmetics were sold under The Merry Widow banner, while the operetta itself became the ultimate symbol of the belle Epoque. Its popularity reached imperial circles where the grand duchess Olga, sister of Tsar Nicholas II (both ill-fated) gracefully danced the Merry Widow Waltz with her hands behind her head. On a less exalted level the public enjoyed a plethora of adaptations, recordings dating as

far back as 1907, film versions, a ballet and—the ultimate token of popularity— many parodies. Still, parody can take a solemn turn. In June 1941 the Nazis invaded Russia, determined to overwhelm Leningrad. Between June and December of that year Shostakovich completed his seventh symphony, popularly known as the “Leningrad.” Not without contempt for the Nazis' initiative, the composer incorporated into the first movement of his symphony a distorted and satanical rendition of I'm going to Maxim’s, Danilo's taunting leave-taking of Hanna which concludes the second act of The Merry Widow. It is an unambiguous challenge to the Germans. The conquest of Russia would in no way resemble the instant capitulation of France. Lehár had an ambiguous relationship with the Nazis, honored because of the popularity of his music. In 1941, a number of Lehár concerts were mounted in Paris by the Nazis. Surely Shostakovich had heard of them. SummerFest’s Merry Widow differs to the score heard at the work’s 1905 premiere in that the overture, which introduces the audience to the more familiar melodies of the operetta, was not composed by Lehár until 1940, at which time it was given its first performance by the Vienna Philharmonic in celebration of his seventieth birthday. Finally, we should note the passing of the 20th century's most celebrated Merry Widow, Marta Eggerth, who died on December 26, 2013 at her home in Rye, New York. She was often referred to as "the Callas of operetta." She was 101. Program notes by Jerry Clack, Professor of Classics and Opera Theater Board Member

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Music by HARVEY SCHMIDT Book and Lyrics by TOM JONES Direction and Choreography by PETER KOPE Music Direction by WALTER MORALES Marie Yokoyama, Scenic Designer Julianne D' Errico, Costume Designer Stevie Agnew, Lighting Designer Taylor Malott, Hair and Makeup Designer Dustin R. Cañez, Stage Manager David Toro, Assistant Director Kimberly Potenga and Liz Crabtree, Assistant Stage Managers Saturday, July 12 • 7:30 pm Sunday, July 13 • 2:00 pm Thursday, July 17 • 7:30 pm Friday, July 25 • 7:30 pm Saturday, July 26 • 2:00 pm This performance runs approximately two hours and five minutes with a 15-minute intermission. Art Deco Theater, The Twentieth Century Club Cabaret follows in the Beaux Arts Ballroom on 7/12, 7/17 & 7/25. Steinway is the official piano of Opera Theater SummerFest. The Fantasticks is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Please turn off all electronic devices upon entering the theater. No photos or use of phones is permitted during the performance.

Cast (in order of appearance) El Gallo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sean Cooper Matt (The Boy) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adam Hill Luisa (The Girl) . . . . . . . .Rachel Eve Holmes Hucklebee (The Boy's Father) . . . . Brian Hupp Bellomy (The Girl's Father) . . James Critchfield Henry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Martin Giles Mortimer & Other Roles . . . . Daniel Arnaldos The Mute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dane Toney Piano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walter Morales Harp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marissa Knaub Precussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Danchik Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cory Palmer

Acts and Scenes Act I Overture Try to Remember – El Gallo, Luisa, Matt, Hucklebee, Bellomy Much More – Luisa Metaphor – Matt, Luisa Never Say No – Hucklebee, Bellomy It Depends On What You Pay – El Gallo, Hucklebee, Bellomy Soon It's Gonna Rain – Matt, Luisa Abduction Ballet – Company Happy Ending – Company

Act II This Plum Is Too Ripe – Matt, Luisa, Hucklebee, Bellomy I Can See It – Matt, El Gallo Plant a Radish – Hucklebee, Bellomy 'Round and 'Round – El Gallo, Luisa, Company They Were You – Matt, Luisa Try to Remember (reprise) – El Gallo

The Story Act 1 As the overture ends, the stage fills with actors preparing for the evening's presentation. The Narrator emerges singing the production's most memorable number Try to Remember, an invitation to the audience to follow him into the spirit of the spectacle all are about to witness. As the music fades, the narrator introduces the characters in the play: the boy Matt, the girl Luisa, two fathers and a wall. Luisa is lost in fantasies which include Matt saving her from kidnappers (Much More). Soon Matt joins her in an ardent duet (Metaphor) complaining of the wall which separates them. Their fathers appear unexpectedly, admonishing them and sending them off about their chores. However, when left alone, the fathers chuckle, embrace and boast about their grasp of child psychology (Never Say No). They have craftily simulated their dislike for one another, knowing that children always defy their parents. Their disapproval is a guarantee that the two children will fall in love. They decide it is now time to abandon their hostile posture by hiring El Gallo (the Narrator in disguise as a bandit) to abduct Luisa. As for cost of this deception, El Gallo sets the price (It Depends On What You Pay). The lovers agree to meet that evening in spite of the fact that a storm is threatening (Soon It's Gonna Rain), foreshadowing as it were the events to come. For better or worse their tryst is interrupted by an abduction ballet. El Gallo (who employs an aging Shakespearean actor) and his assistant stage an elaborate abduction, complete with sword fights and Indians. Matt is victorious and rescues Luisa (Happy Ending). Intermission Act 2 The romance begins to fade (This Plum Is Too Ripe). The fathers quarrel. Luisa and Matt separate. Matt sets out to see the world. The Narrator comments on his departure (I Can See It). The wall is rebuilt, but as time passes the fathers become friends again, speak sadly of their children and return to their gardens (Plant A Radish). The Narrator once again disguises himself as El Gallo and, so disguised, makes love to Luisa. He promises to introduce her to the pleasures of the world (Round and Round), but then abandons her, giving her a taste of the bitterness of life. Matt returns disheveled and victimized after a series of disastrous experiences. Both the youngsters have suffered disillusionment with the world, but they have both matured. The Narrator explains that they have been reunited in a true and unaffected way (They Were You). He states that now autumn is over and winter has come bringing snow and wisdom. Deep in December, it's nice to remember. Without a hurt the heart is hollow. Deep in December, our hearts should remember. And follow.

The Little Show that Could A run of 42 years? Over 17,000 performances? The world's longest running musical? That's fantastic! No, that's The Fantasticks!

assured the show's continuing popularity. Moreover, he encouraged school groups to perform The Fantasticks while the New York production was still in full swing. In a move unheard of at the time, he allowed The Fantasticks to be broadcast as a “Hallmark Hall of Fame” presentation in 1964. Final recognition came in 1992 when Schmidt received an honorary Tony Award for the work, then in its thirtythird year of performance.

Based loosely on Edmond Rostand’s Romantiques (Rostand is best known as the author of Cyrano de Bergerac), The Fantasticks mixes with reckless abandon elements of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the ancient myth of Pyramus and Thisbe, and movie land's horse operas so popular in the '40s and '50s into one of Several of the better known the more adventurous essays in American collaborations of Schmidt and Jones musical theater. include the musical 110 in the Shade, which was mounted in 1963 and ran for The Fantasticks, produced by Lore Noto some 330 performances, earning the with music by Harry Schmidt and lyrics by composer and librettist a Tony for best Tom Jones, first saw the light of day on May composer and lyricist. I Do, I Do followed 3, 1960, at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in 1966 featuring Mary Martin and Robert in Greenwich Village, a production which Preston in a two-person musical which closed on January 13, 2002. held state for over 550 performances. The collaborative duo was nominated for Aside from the appeal of the music and a best composer and lyricist award and lyrics, the show delighted its audience the show for a best musical award. by the novelty of its orchestra which is reduced to a pianist, a harpist, percussionist and a bass. Not infrequently, when a performer is not otherwise engaged, he sits on the piano bench and turns the pages of the score for the pianist.

This production of The Fantasticks is enhanced by Attack Theatre’s Peter Kope, stage director, and Dane Toney, The Mute, who bring a physical and imaginative approach to the staging for all the actors. Our patrons will remember Attack Theatre’s participation in Opera Theater’s interpretation of Ricky Ian Gordon’s Eurydice and Orpheus at the Allegheny Cemetery in 2011 and Red Dust at the Andy Warhol Museum in 2008.

At its inception, The Fantasticks received a lukewarm reception from some of New York's more prominent critics. However, the indomitable Lore was persuasive enough in the spring of the following year to induce MGM to record the cast album (it is still available) while initiating a Program notes by Jerry Clack, Professor of vigorous word of mouth campaign which Classics and Opera Theater Board Member

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Music by RICHARD STRAUSS Words by HUGO VON HOFMANNSTHAL Directed by JONATHAN EATON Conducted by BRENT MCMUNN Marie Yokoyama, Scenic Designer Cynthia Albert, Costume Designer Stevie Agnew, Lighting Designer Mark Lamanna, Choreographer Taylor Malott, Hair and Makeup Designer Dustin R. Cañez, Stage Manager Adam Da Ros, Assistant Director Hanjin Sa, Assistant Conductor Liz Crabtree and Claire Landuyt, Assistant Stage Managers Friday, July 18 • 7:30 pm Sunday, July 20 • 2:00 pm Saturday, July 26 • 7:30 pm This performance runs two hours and 40 minutes with a 15-minute intermission. Art Deco Theater, The Twentieth Century Club Cabaret follows in the Beaux Arts Ballroom on 7/18. Happy Hour! on 7/26. English Translation used by arrangement with The English National Opera Benevolent Fund. Orchestral reduction by Christopher Fecteau. Steinway is the official piano of Opera Theater SummerFest. Please turn off all electronic devices upon entering the theater. No photos or use of phones is permitted during the performance.

Cast The Prima Donna/Ariadne Elizabeth Baldwin The Tenor/ Bacchus . . Robert Frankenberry Zerbinetta . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Fischborn Harlequin . . . . . . . . . . Benjamin Taylor The Composer . . . . . . . . Erika Hennings Scaramuccio . . . . . . . . . . . Errin Brooks Truffaldino . . . . . . . . . . . . Eric Lindsey Brighella . . . . . . . . . . . . .Khary Wilson The Music Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Craig Priebe The Dancing Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pierre Dehret A Wigmaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Xiaozhong Wang A Lackey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Antonio Watts An Officer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . William Strom The Major-Domo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Martin Giles Naiad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leigh Tomlinson Dryad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Amélia Jardon Echo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bethany Worrell Count . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joseph Brent Countess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Catherine Florian Guests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julia Fox, Jennifer Hanna, Brian Hupp, Billy Wayne Coakley, Corliss Smith, William Strom, Katrina Van Haanen

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The Story and Settings The Prologue In the home of the wealthiest man in Vienna, feverish preparations are underway for the presentation of a new opera, Ariadne auf Naxos. In the midst of the confusion, the composer's music teacher learns that a comic ballet entitled Zerbinetta and Her Lovers is also on the bill that evening. To confound matters even more, the major-domo stuns the entire ensemble by announcing that the master of the house—to allow for a fireworks display at nine on the dot—has ordered that the ballet and the opera be combined and performed simultaneously on the same stage. As Zerbinetta is adept at improvisation, she should have no difficulty in managing such an arrangement. The reluctant composer accedes to the proposal, convinced that his music will win the day, captivated more by Zerbinetta's flirtatious ways than by common sense. Intermission The Opera The curtain rises to reveal Ariadne marooned on the island of Naxos, abandoned by her lover Theseus, whose life she has saved and with whom she has fled after his escape from the Minotaur in the labyrinth on the island of Crete. Nature itself, in the form of three nymphs, shows sympathy for her predicament, but they do not console her. Ariadne yearns only for death as she waits for Hermes, messenger of death, who will lead her to the underworld. As Ariadne wallows in despair, Zerbinetta bursts onto the scene and sneaks in an aria (considered by many as the most difficult aria in the soprano repertory) to calm Ariadne’s laments and to persuade her to look instead for another lover—all to no avail, despite the fact that Zerbinetta and her dance partners illustrate as best they can the pleasures of romantic pursuit. Suddenly the nymphs herald the approach of the god Bacchus who has just escaped from the embraces of the sorceress Circe. Ariadne believes Bacchus to be Death coming to claim her. She approaches him with timidity, but the sight of him awakens her to new life through the miracle of love. She agrees to accompany him to Olympus, rather than to death as she had at first imagined, where she will later be transformed—as enthusiasts of astronomy know—into the constellation Corona Borealis. As they embrace, Zerbinetta saunters across the stage commenting on the fickleness of women while Bacchus and Ariadne, oblivious to everything else, sing of love as the greatest glory of life.

Director's Note We hope you enjoy a transformative experience with Ariadne! If you do, you will be following the journey of its characters, and I believe, the inspiration of its authors. For the opera is about transformations. Of words and music into art. Of comedy and tragedy into beauty. Of a classical legend into a universal love story. The story is about people, but it is also about art—in this case, how the separate arts of music, words, drama, dance and images can merge into a sublimely beautiful art form, opera; and how this alchemy can transform us and sweep us up with Ariadne to the heavens. But hold on a minute—let’s not take ourselves too seriously. We must end by 9:00 pm for the fireworks. Let comedy and tragedy be played simultaneously to save time. The entertainment schedule may call the shots–but somehow that works out even better, and love, truth and beauty rise above it all, and, in a final transfiguration–prevail? Our production suggests several different time periods: we mount a contemporary view of an early 20th century piece that was originally set by its authors in an 18th century world, whose characters watch medieval commedia dell'arte clowns bursting in on a Classical story. The time levels start out somewhat defined and separate; by the end of the opera, the transformations wrought by the music and drama draw us all into the same universal time-space: that of love, and art, transfigured into cosmic light... Ariadne celebrates the transformative power of love and of the art of opera. And we, in the audience, are also raised up and transformed, like Ariadne. -Jonathan Eaton

The Duality of Art and Love Ariadne auf Naxos, with a libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal and music by Richard Strauss, is the fourth in a series of operas produced in the earlier days of the 20th century by one of Europe's greatest creative teams. It is a stunning collaboration, containing a rich complexity of words, music, dance and mime.

enjoyed a spectacular premiere at the Vienna State Opera on October 4, 1916. Maria Jeritza was cast as Ariadne; Zerbinetta was portrayed by Selma Kurz; and, after a cast change, The Composer by Lotte Lehman.

The opera's prologue introduces the audience to the frenzied preparations which accompany many a premiere. Hofmannsthal was determined to We meet a nameless temperamental transcend the concept of opera as soprano who will portray Ariadne, a drama with music. By invoking the fussy nameless tenor soon to appear baroque tradition (a medley of theatrical as Bacchus, and a nameless composer. elements) he sought to afford opera Interestingly, no one we meet is given a goers greater insight into the universe name except Zerbinetta, the moving force of human experience than could be in a troupe of a conventional commedia achieved through any one art form dell'arte players. The other cast members, independently and so to make operatic it appears, exist only as entities in a expression the most important art form theatrical production. Confusion mounts of the 20th century. when the major-domo announces that Zerbinetta's troupe must perform at the The ink was hardly dry on the score of same time Ariadne is in progress. Der Rosenkavalier before Strauss began to importune Hofmannsthal for a new opera. Despite confusion the opera proceeds. However, they decided first to create a The impetuous soprano becomes thank you offering for the producer of the abject Ariadne and later the fussy Der Rosenkavalier, Max Reinhardt. It tenor the imperious Bacchus, while would be a new German version of Zerbinetta—appearing out of nowhere— Molière's Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, urges Ariadne not to despair over the for production by Reinhardt's Berlin loss of her lover Theseus, for she will theater company. Several months later, surely find a new admirer. Zerbinetta Hofmannsthal suggested that a short assures Ariadne that each time she mythological opera in 18th century style meets a new lover she gives herself up could be used in the production of Le to him as though he were a god. Bourgeois Gentilhomme as a substitute When Bacchus arrives, Ariadne believes for the Turkish ceremony at the end of that he is Death and has come to carry Molière's play. Thus, Ariadne auf Naxos was born and premiered on October 25, her to the underworld until, looking into one another's eyes, the magic of love 1912 at the Court Opera in Stuttgart. restores them both to the joy of life. Soon, Strauss and Hofmannsthal Ariadne and Bacchus mount into the determined to compose a prologue for empyrean realms much in the manner Ariadne, guaranteeing its production as of a baroque painting. Zerbinetta, as a full length opera. This new version though scrutinizing such a painting,

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assures the audience that what they are seeing is what she has always claimed: finding a new lover is an out-of-thisworld experience. It becomes clear that Zerbinetta is the human life force and that the vision of Ariadne's and Bacchus' joy (remember that they are nameless actors) is only a musical representation of the way humans feel whenever they fall in love. The idea behind Ariadne is a fine one. However, it is wrapped in a cellophane cover of rococo conceits obscuring the opera's meaning for the unsuspecting

opera-goer. Luckily, the opera is clothed in ravishing music which should convince the listener of the validity of Hofmannsthal's contention even if the play does not. Later, Hofmannsthal attempted to clarify his intentions by stating that with love as with other things, “Transformation is the life of life itself, the real mystery of nature as a creative force. Permanence is numbness and death. Whoever wants to live must surpass himself, must transform himself.“ Program notes by Jerry Clack, Professor of Classics and Opera Theater Board

An opera in two scenes based on the short story by Mark Twain Music by LUKAS FOSS Words by JEAN KARSAVINA Directed by DENNIS ROBINSON, JR Hyery Hwang, Music Director and Pianist Christine Eunyong Lee, Scenic Designer Elizabeth Rishel, Costume Designer Kimberly Potenga, Stage Manager Saturday, July 12, 19, 26 • 11 am This performance runs 45 minutes without intermission. Meet the cast and enjoy frog-themed activities after the show. Beaux Arts Ballroom, The Twentieth Century Club Steinway is the official piano of Opera Theater SummerFest. Produced by permission of Carl Fischer, LLC, New York, NY.

Cast Smiley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daniel Arnaldos The Stranger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zachary Luchetti Lulu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kaitlin Very Uncle Henry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James Critchfield Please turn off all electronic devices upon entering the theater. No photos or use of phones is permitted during the performance.

The Story and Scenes Composer Lukas Foss and librettist Jean Karsavina elected to create an opera in two scenes based on the short story The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain (1835 -1910). The frog, Daniel Webster, is defeated in a jumping contest because the gambling stranger has filled the amphibian with buckshot. When the deceit is discovered, the stranger is cast out and the town again hails Daniel’s prowess. Setting: Angel’s Camp, Calaveras County, California SCENE 1 – Outside Uncle Henry’s Place Outside Uncle Henry's Place, Smiley brags about what a great jumper his frog, Daniel Webster, is. Uncle Henry and Lulu, his niece, are singing the praises of the frog and its teacher, Smiley. A stranger enters and says he doesn't think Smiley's frog is any different than any other. To prove it, he bets 40 dollars that another frog will outjump Daniel Webster. Left alone with the champion frog, the stranger feeds it some buckshot from Uncle Henry's shotgun. He also reveals that he travels from town to town cheating the men and loving the women. The stranger leaves for Lulu's place; she has promised to cook him dinner. SCENE 2 – In the Town Square Later, all the townsfolk are amazed at the stranger's foolhardiness in betting against Daniel Webster. The stranger enters with Lulu and tells her goodbye, then offers to match wagers with anyone else in town. The locals are stunned when Daniel is unable to make even a small jump. The stranger checks his winnings and leaves while the spectators lament. Suddenly, Daniel begins to vomit buckshot. The stranger is dragged back, relieved of his winnings, and chased out of town as all join in praising Daniel Webster—still the champion jumper of Calaveras County!

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Music by ROGER ZAHAB Words by members of the graduate program in dramatic writing at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama. Laci Corridor Jonah Eisenstock Wei He Tracy Held Potter Josh Ginsburg Barbara Jwanouskos Stephen Webb Robert Frankenberry, Music Director Kimberly Potenga and Liz Crabtree, Stage Managers Saturday, July 26 • 9:00 pm Sunday, July 27 • 5:00 pm Beaux Arts Ballroom, The Twentieth Century Club Happy Hour! was premiered in Pittsburgh bars and venues previous to the season opening. Steinway is the official piano of Opera Theater SummerFest.

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A colorful menagerie of musical tapas to tug at your heart strings and tickle your funny bone!

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Libretto by Roger Zahab Directed by DENNIS ROBINSON, JR. The entire performance includes a consecutive run of the following eight mini operas.

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Josh Hoffmann . . . . . . . . . . Errin Brooks Billy Budd, the bar back . . Guillaume Houcke Dan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pierre Dehret Betty Blair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julia Fox Eli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daniel Arnaldos Harry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Khary Wilson

Libretto by Josh Ginsburg Directed by ADAM DA ROS Lucy has been talking to Peter through an online dating site for a few weeks and has decided to finally meet him for a drink. She quickly discovers that Peter was not completely honest in his profile. Josh, The Bartender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Errin Brooks Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . William Strom Lucy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jennifer Hanna

Time to Wine Libretto by Barbara Jwanouskos Directed by TANIA COAMBS Three single women just want to drink wine. Alone. Without having to engage in conversation. With anyone. Seriously. Wendy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corliss Smith Whitney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Patricia Westley Willow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erika Hennings Guy 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daniel Arnaldos Guy 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Khary Wilson Guy 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Antonio Watts

Newbie Sally Libretto by Tracy Held Potter Directed by ADAM DA ROS Sally heads to her local watering hole to find romance, but her ignorance of the bar scene leaves her in an awkward predicament. Sally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cassandra Santiago Josh, The Bartender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Errin Brooks Milton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ben Taylor

The Proper Glass

Libretto by Laci Corridor Directed by TANIA COAMBS The proper glass brings out the best qualities of its beer. The proper partner brings out the best qualities of her mate. But what happens when her stout arrives in a pilsner glass? Penny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Megan McConnell Rita . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Evelyn Rossow

Get a Hat for its Feather Libretto by Wei He Directed by DENNIS ROBINSON, JR Carolyn has had a long-time crush on a guy, whom she runs into one night on a date with another girl! Could she have been wrong all this time? Is he not the right guy for her after all? Carolyn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adele Grabowski

Ms. Irvine Libretto by Stephen Webb Directed by DUSTIN CAĂ‘EZ Rita, an accomplished firefighter, drinks away her sorrows after failing in an attempt to save an elderly lady who crawled up a tree. Will she recover from this fiasco and regain her confidence? Rita . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Melissa Nolan Betty, the waitress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julia Fox

Karaoke Catastrophe Libretto by Jonah Eisenstock Directed by DAVID TORO A dismal karaoke singer confronts her obnoxious heckler and his sympathetic friends. This can't end well. George . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jake Jacobsen Adam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Antonio Watts Wendy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bethany Worrell

Bachelorette Libretto by Jonah Eisenstock Directed by DAVID TORO The Bridal Bar Crawl sweeps through, bringing joy, anguish and shots! Bride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachael Crossman Maid of Honor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Holmes Bridesmaid 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chelsea Hollow Bridesmaid 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patricia Westley Bridesmaid 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AmĂŠlia Jardon

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A workshop presentation of excerpts from a new opera followed by a panel discussion. World Premiere July 2015 Music by GILDA LYONS Words by TAMMY RYAN Conducted by ROBERT FRANKENBERRY Hyery Hwang and Karen Jeng Lin, Pianists Steinway is the official piano of Opera Theater SummerFest.

Cast Young Alice Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lara Cottrill Jack Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dimitrie Lazich Older Alice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daphne Alderson Bob Dart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joseph Brent Ed Blocker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Xiaozhong Wang Hayy Stritch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Antonio Watts Flora Dart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Desiree Soteres Winnie Blocker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patricia Westley Bette Stritch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Evelyn Rossow Please turn off all electronic devices upon entering the theater. No photos or use of phones is permitted during the performance.

The Story and Scenes A NEW KIND OF FALLOUT (working title) An Eco Opera, story by Tammy Ryan (librettist) and Gilda Lyons (composer) Inspired by the works and life of Rachel Carson, A New Kind of Fallout is the fictional story of Alice Front, a newly pregnant 1960s homemaker whose life and marriage are transformed after reading Carson’s seminal book, Silent Spring. Setting: A fictional suburb of Pittsburgh Time: 1962 A contented wife and expectant mother Alice Front evolves into a concerned citizen and enlightened environmental activist when her municipality sprays her neighborhood with a “miracle compound” to eradicate insect pests. Her husband, Jack, an advertising executive and “company man” on the rise at the chemical company that manufactures the pesticide, is at odds with her as his responsibilities to the company clash with Alice’s newly-formed concerns for the safety of their environment, home and unborn child. Alice’s narrative manifests Carson’s universal lesson: that everything in this world is interconnected, not only in terms of “the balance of nature,” but in the balance of a society—childhood friendships, communities, businesses, political alliances, partnerships and the private negotiations of marriage. A New Kind of Fallout explores a pivotal cultural shift in American awareness about humanity’s impact upon its environment by dramatizing a critical moment of change in one woman’s life. The working title is taken from Rachel Carson’s testimony to the U.S. Senate in 1963.

SummerFest Orchestra Violins Amber Rogers - MW Ashley Buckley - MW, AR Jason Neukom - MW, AR Keiko Rushlander - MW Sandro Leal Santiesteban MW, AR Sean Neukom - MW, AR Viola Amber Rogers - AR Jason Hohn - MW, AR John McCarthy - AR Shundeena Beard - AR Cello Katya Janpoladyan - MW, AR Paul Vest - AR Bass Andy Kohn - MW, AR Cory Palmer - FAN

Flute Josephine Kost - MW, AR Oboe Renate Sakins - MW Cynthia Warren - AR Clarinet Mary Beth Malek - MW, AR Bassoon David Sogg - MW, AR French Horn Jason Allison - MW, AR Trumpet Andrew Augustine - MW, AR Trombone Kevin McManus - MW

Percussion Kevin Danchick - MW, AR, FAN Colin Pinto-Martin - AR Harp Marissa Knaub - MW, FAN Piano/Keyboard Jesse Leong - AR Walter Morales - FAN Karen Jeng Lin - FAN The musicians employed in SummerFest productions are members of the American Federation of Musicians in the United States and Canada.

Key MW - The Merry Widow AR - Ariadne on Naxos FAN - The Fantasticks

Resident and Young Artist Program With SummerFest, Opera Theater continues a combined professional training and performing program for young artists (singers, pianists and stage directors) with opportunities for solo performance for all participants. Artists perform, as well as cover, appropriate roles and sing in the ensemble of mainstage productions and Happy Hour!. In addition, they perform in the Late Night Cabaret program. Resident and Young Artists work with SummerFest’s world-class directors, conductors, coaches and choreographers both in production rehearsals and in daily training sessions, which include individual vocal and repertoire coaching, master classes, stage character development, movement, dance and career seminars. Resident Artists Tania Coambs . . . . . . . . . Stage Director Adam Da Ros . . . . . . . . . Stage Director Elizabeth Fischborn . . . . . . . . . . Soprano Erika Hennings . . . . . . . . Mezzo-Soprano Jesse Leong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pianist Karen Jeng Lin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pianist Eric Lindsey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bass Catherine Schaefer . . . . . . . . . . . . Pianist Benjamin Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baritone David Toro . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Director Yoonsung Yeo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pianist

Jake Jacobsen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baritone Kelley Kimball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Soprano Megan McConnell . . . . . . . . . . . Soprano Melissa Nolan . . . . . . . . Mezzo-Soprano Cassandra Santiago . . . . Mezzo-Soprano Corliss Smith . . . . . . . . . Mezzo-Soprano Leigh Tomlinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . Soprano Katrina Van Maanen . . . . . . . . . . Soprano Patricia Westley . . . . . . . . . . . . . Soprano Khary Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tenor Bethany Worrell . . . . . . . . . . . . Soprano

Featured Artists Joseph Brent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tenor Rachel Eve Holmes . . . . . . . . . . Soprano Evelyn Rossow . . . . . . . . Mezzo-Soprano

Apprentice Artists Daniel Arnaldos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tenor Catherine Florian . . . . . . . . . . . . Soprano Zachary Luchetti . . . . . . . . . . . . Baritone

Studio Artists Rachael Crossman . . . . . . . . . . . Soprano Julia Fox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Soprano Adele Grabowski . . . . . Mezzo-Soprano Jennifer Hanna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Soprano Chelsea Hollow . . . . . . . . . . . . . Soprano Brian Hupp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baritone

SummerFest Europe International Voice Competition Winners Pierre Dehret . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tenor Guillaume Houcke . . . . . Countertenor Amélia Jardon . . . . . . . . Mezzo-Soprano Xiaozhong Wang . . . . . . . . . . . . Baritone

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Professional Services/Credits

Stage Manager Jody A. Cohen Assistant Stage Directors Tania Coambs Adam De Ros David Toro Assistant Stage Managers Liz Crabtree Claire Landuyt Kimberly Potenga Assistant Technical Director Steven Singer Audio-Visual Intern Vincent Prieur Carpentry Interns Benoit Collet Mitchell Hanlon Ralph Santoro Jordan Schultz-McArdle Master Electrician Madeleine Steineck Assistant Master Electrician Andrew Schmedake

Head of Costumes Cynthia Albert Assistant Head of Costumes Marianna Taylor Assistant Costume Designers Alathia Campbell Thomas Cobau Marianna Taylor Costume Assistants Rachel Rech Olivia Izzo Alexa Zirngibl Costume Coordination Interns Alathia Campbell Thomas Cobau Head of Hair & Makeup Taylor Malott Hair & Make-up Interns Jillian Floyd Chrysta Menefee Head of Properties & Scenic Design Intern Christine Eunyong Lee Bold indicates permanent staff

Season Graphic Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Don Henderson Graphics Marketing and Public Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .New Place Collaborations, LLC Publicity Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Place Collaborations, Don Henderson Production Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patti Brahim Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Press Craft Printers

Sponsors Opera Theater’s season is made possible by support from the following sponsors:

Alan C. & Barbara B. Ackerman Foundation Alco Parking Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Anonymous Bessie F. Anathan Charitable Trust Henry C. Frick Education Fund of the Buhl Foundation Elsie H. Hillman Foundation

Anne Fuchs

Gailliot Family Foundation Lloyd (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M) Foundation OPERA America GlaxoSmithKline The Pittsburgh Foundation Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Featured Grable Foundation PNC Foundation Westminster Choir College

Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Grambrindi Davies Cosi fan tutte, Lyric OperaFund Studio Weimar Ryan Memorial Fund Trust

Highmark Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Hindemith’s Sylvia and Paul Martin Snow Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, Hilda M. Willis Charitable Foundation 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s Foundation Fundnew music ensemble Howard and Nell E. Miller

Target Corporation The (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M) Heinz Endowments J. Christopher & Ann UPMC Westminster CollegeFund Donahue Choir Charitable Walden Trust Featured Roles: The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Jack Lucy, Buncher Foundation Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Community Foundation Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar of Westmoreland County Anne Fuchs Foundation

Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble Anne Fuchs

Media Sponsors

(Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M)

Housing Sponsor

Westminster Choir College

Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Featured Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s

Vocal SummerFest Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, Groups Attending Performances 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble

Allegheny Harvard Yale Princeton Club

Kreiss-Ramani Group

Carnegie Mellon University Pre-College Programs

New Place Collaborations

Catholic Youth Association Cornetti Group

Anne Fuchs

(Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M) Pittsburgh Social Exchange

Westminster Choir College Youth Philharmonic Pittsburgh

Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Fringe Festival; Featured SaltworksPhiladelphia Theater Company Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Serb National Federation Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania

Duquesne Club

Global Pittsburgh

The Twentieth Century Club

Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s University Pittsburgh Vocal Works, NYU and AlbanyofRecords; Member of The Crossing, 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble

Share the magic of SummerFest as a group and receive a 10-20% discount on tickets. To book your group, call 412.326.9687.

Special Thanks Virginia Dipucci, President, Andrew Hutchinson, General Manager, and the Board and Staff of the Twentieth Century Club

John Smith and Dolores Smith-Barber for help with the Marianne Cornetti recital

SummerFest Europe International Voice Competition

Academy of Dance by Lori and Michelle Dawson

Dr. Eugene Myers and the Board of Opera Theater

Dr. Lawton Snyder, Eye and Ear Foundation

Artifacts

New Place Collaborations

Steinway Piano Gallery of Pittsburgh

ATTACK Theatre

Oakland Business Improvement District

Carlow University Carnegie Mellon University Department of Music Prop Shop

Oakland Catholic High School Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theater (PICT)

Albert L. Filoni

Props Department

Happy Hour! venues:

Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts & Oakland Girls Choir

1947 Tavern, August Henry’s City Saloon, Bites and Brews, The Harris Grill, The Porch, Seviche, Sharp Edge Bistro, and Sonoma

Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts Mary Ann Heneroty and Gretchen Fay

Pittsburgh Social Exchange Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Annette Romain

Michelle Rohé Julian Todd and Kristina Stiennon Anne Billiet Lackner, Honorary Belgian Consul International Voice Competition Winners

University of Pittsburgh G. Reynolds “Renny” Clark, Chief of Staff and Vice Chancellor for External Relations

Department of Music Department of Theatre Arts - Costume & Prop Shops Noland Jenkins and Vincent Lighting Systems Young Artists Program

Milutin Lazich, Dimitrie Lazich, Laura Knoop Very

Opera Theater is grateful to our dedicated Opera Ambassadors and volunteers.

Catholic Youth Association

Host Families

A big thank you to our host families, who open their homes (and hearts) to our company members while in residence here in Pittsburgh. Please contact us if you’d like to participate in this rewarding experience for SummerFest 2015. Carol Berger Larry & Jane Breck Cathleen Bubash Curt Buchanan Rosemary Coffey Jamini Vincent Davies Nancy Eligator & Keith Pirl Diana M. Galbraith Pete Geissler

Caren Glotfelty Carol & Sean Hughes Takako Kiyota Stuart & Ann Knoop Anne & Vincent Lackner Craig McDonald & Dan Catanzaro Steve & Susan Prevoznak Mary Reynolds

David Sogg & Lisa Parker Katy Sherman Phyllis Sidwell Dr. Carl Snyderman & Dr. Michelina Fato Janet & Robert Squires Ellen Tarpey Tom Yargo

Our Donors Opera Theater thanks its season supporters for their generosity. Trustee's Circle $25,000+ Dr. Jerry Clack Artist Circle 10,000+ Michelle RohĂŠ Phyllis J. Sidwell Encore Society $5,000+ Lynn Beckstrom Henry Hoffstot Jr Donald Kortlandt and Anna Singer Dr. and Mrs. Eugene N. Myers Drs. Robert and Sharon Sclabassi Ovation Society $2,500+ James Cassaro Dr. Margaretha Casselbrant Daniel and Carole L. Kamin Dr. and Mrs. Etsuro Motoyama Fred and Lana Neumeyer Mildred Miller Posvar Dr. James R. Sahovey Dr. Carl Snyderman and Dr. Michelina Fato Norman Stephen Patron $1,000+ James Agras Nadine Bognar Kenneth and Marlene Brand Dr. Robert J. Croan and Dr. R. Michael Feldman Jamini Vincent Davies Anthony Figurelli Joyce Candi Grove Arthur Kerr, Jr. Gunnar Klinga Barbara McKenna Steven and Gail Mosites Benefactor $500+ Howard and Maryann Burnett Dale and Hope Cottrill John and Virginia DiPucci Elgin and Corbie Eissler Albert Filoni Hans and Leslie Fleischner

Peter Geissler and Abby Frich Julian Gil Harry and Camille Goern Nachum Golan and Steven Hough William and Victoria Guy Michael and Maribeth Knaub Stuart and Ann Knoop Rose M. Kutsenkow Dr. Nicholas Miskovsky Albert and Nancy Muse James Rich Ralph and Dodie Roskies Alton and Judith Schadt Dr. John Smith and Dolores Smith-Barber M. Ellen Tarpey Joseph and Gloria Vales Norman Wein Contributor $250+ Tina Cardinal Ada Davis Frank DeLuca and Gloria Cadwallader David and Nancy Green Charles and Cordelia Jacobs Elsa Limbach Michael and Lilli Nieland Roderick and Barbara Norris Wesley Posvar, Jr. Mary A. Reynolds Jerry and Shoshana Rosenberg Stanley and Carole Russell David Savard Dr. Joann Bevilacqua Weiss Lois Wholey Associate $100+ Alan and Barbara Ackerman Jane Arkus Kathleen Boykin Shelley Campbell Nancy Coleman Patricia Ferrell Cottam Greg DeCesare Becky Eynon John Feist Margaret J. Forbes Mark Freeman

Jerry and Dina Fulmer W.T. and Helen Furgerson Stuart and Joan Gaul Jerry Gindele Gabriela Gosman Philip Hallen Clyde Jones III Mr. and Mrs. George Kolonay Alison Kresh Drs. Nicholas and Susan Loutsian Kenneth and Jeanne Manders Mark Steven Mazur Thomas McCaffrey Barbara McCormick Charles and Barbara Miller Valerie Monaco Patrick Mondi James Moore Linda S. Natho S. A. Neff Stephen Newmyer Marilyn Painter Stephanie Ragni Connie Rapp Reid Reading Ansley J. Robin Anthony Sciullo Dr. Richard Simmons David Sogg Maria Spacagna Drs. Robert and Janet Squires Sidney and Shirley Stark Anthony Vitullo Erik Wagner Marvin and Dot Wedeen Eileen Weiner Rudolph Weingartner Theresa Nimick Whiteside Sandra Williamson Friends under $100 Siamak Adibi Joan Ammon Lynette Asson and Yvonne Hudson Mary Ann Aug Linda L. Bamberg Dr. Clark and Sandra Bedford Lester Berkowitz Emily Bianchini Edith Blattner

Claudia Broman Anne Christianson Rosemary Coffey Demareus Cooper Barbara Cuff John Culbertson Kevin and Toni Danchik Arnold Davis Kevin and Sharon Deacon Patricia DeMarco Delia DiCarlo Harold Dixler Dr. and Mrs. Robert Fidoten David and Margaret Figgins William Fisher Karen Ford Barbara Funari Frances Galardi Lillian Goldsmith Beverly Harris-Schenz Neil Hartley Gordon Haw Charles Honigsberg Roseanna Irwin Takako Kiyota Dr. and Mrs. Edward Kocher Iseli Krauss Natasha Lazich Joseph Newcomer Scott O'Neal Virginia Norkus Richard Raiff Tammy Ryan Richard Sarason and Anne Arenstein Nancy Schwartzkopf Dr. Stanley Shostak Ralph Shuey Faith Stenning Barbara Thompson Eileen Weiner Ned Wert Dr. Michael and Deborah West Dr. Roger Westman Ann Wilkins Helen Wilson Pam York Roger Zahab Rita J. Zecher Peter and Dorothy Zikos H.J. Zoffer Thomas Zullo

Contributions made from August 1, 2013 through June 25, 2014.. For corrections or information about making a tax-deductible gift to Opera Theater please contact Therese Dillman Moss at 412-621-1499 or tmoss@otsummerfest.org. Please check to see if your employer offers a matching gift program.

The Company Jonathan Eaton

Artistic and General Director Director Ariadne on Naxos and A New Kind of Fallout Photo by John Bauerlein

Jonathan Eaton has served as Artistic & General Director of Opera Theater of Pittsburgh since 1999, and has led the company in presenting varied and unusual repertoire as well as reimagined classics. Notable productions have included Weill’s Lost in the Stars conducted by Julius Rudel, a historic revival of Duke Ellington’s Beggar’s Holiday, and most recently Shining Brow performed on the terraces at Fallingwater. Other highlights for OTP include Wagner’s complete Ring Cycle in Jonathan Dove’s reduced orchestration and Weill’s Die Bürgschaft/The Bond, which was chosen to open the Kurt Weill Festival in Dessau Germany in 2003. Jonathan also has directed widely in opera houses throughout North America and Europe. His work has been seen at New York City Opera with Turandot, Carmen, and Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci, which were televised for nationwide broadcast on “Great Performances Live from Lincoln Center.” He also has directed for the Chicago Lyric, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Diego, Kentucky, Indianapolis and Memphis opera companies, and the Santa Fe and Spoleto festivals. In Canada he has directed for the Canadian Opera and Vancouver Opera; in Britain, he has directed at the Royal Opera Covent Garden, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera and Opera North; in Germany, he has directed for the Hannover, Würzburg and Bielefeld operas and the Bochumer Symphoniker. He also has directed at the Netherlands Opera and the operas of Nantes, Lyons and Nancy. In addition to his work for Opera Theater, Jonathan served as Artistic Director of !SING - DAY OF SONG for Ruhr 2010 Cultural Capital of Europe. He led a series of projects related to singing which involved more than a million people singing in 53 cities, culminating in a staged mega-concert with 58,000 singers in the Schalke football stadium. This project was televised by WDR and web streamed across the world.

Anna Singer

Artist-in-Residence, 2014 Hanna in The Merry Widow Anna Singer, soprano, returns to SummerFest following her acclaimed performance as Desiree Armfeldt in A Little Night Music in 2013. She has sung leads in such operas as Tosca, Salome, Aida, Susannah, Il Trovatore, La Traviata, La Boheme, Le Nozze di Figaro, Lohengrin, Die Walkure, Die Fledermaus, The Merry Widow, among others. Ms. Singer made her Carnegie Hall main stage debut with Manhattan Philharmonic. She has also sung with New York City Opera and the opera companies of Cleveland and Los Angeles. She appeared with Palm Beach Opera Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall and as soprano soloist in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 throughout Europe, most recently in Lisbon with the Orquestra Sinfonica Portugesa. Ms. Singer has sung with the New York City Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Cleveland Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Harrisburg Opera, Lyric Opera of Cleveland, Los Angeles Opera, Shreveport Opera, Fort Worth Opera, New Bulgarian Opera, and Boise Opera, among others. With Microscopic Opera, she appeared as Lizzie Borden in Lizbeth and as Camille's Mother in Tobias Picker's ThÊresè Raquin. Her many roles with Opera Theater have included her acclaimed performance as Sieglinde in The Ring, Cio-Cio San in Madame Butterfly, The Countess in The Marriage of Figaro, Madga Sorel in The Consul, and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, in addition to her comic turn as Miss Darlington, the hotel manager in Night Caps during SummerFest 2012 and in 2013. Also popular on the concert stage, she has sung in many Pittsburgh concerts and oratorio events in repertoire from Baroque to Broadway. Ms. Singer made her Carnegie Hall recital debut as a result of her first prizewinning at the Center for Contemporary Opera Vocal Competition. Anna was awarded First Prize at the Palm Beach Opera Competition, and the Dicapo Opera Theatre Vocal Competition. She has won awards and grants from the Minna Kaufman Ruud Foundation, the Bel Canto Foundation and the Puccini Foundation and was a finalist in the Luciano International Vocal Competition. Heard on air as midday host on WQED-FM, Ms. Singer is a Sewickley native and lives on Mt. Washington with husband Donald Kortlandt.

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The TheCompany Company Anne Fuchs Stevie O’Brian Agnew Lighting Designer

(Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*,Smiley, E, M) *Dancing Master, Bro

Daniel Arnaldos

Pittsburgh, PA

Westminster Choir College

Cartagena, Spain

Roles: Captain Fitzbattleaxe, Utopia Previous engagements: Ash Lawn Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Featured Limited, Pittsburgh Savoyards; Il Opera; Pittsburgh Opera, Opera Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Messaggero, Aida, Tamino, Magic Flute, Theater SummerFest, WQED, Undercroft Opera; Othello, Pittsburgh Bodiography Contemporary Cosi Ballet, fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Opera; Chorus, L’elisir d’amore, New Horizons Theatre, Pittsburgh Resonance Works Playwrights Theatre, Bike Pittsburgh, Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s Babb Inc., August Wilson Center, Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, Elizabeth Baldwin LabCo Dance, Jewish Theater of 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble Ariadne Pittsburgh, Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival, Carnegie Mellon University, Toledo, OH Santa Fe Opera, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Anne Fuchs Lake Erie Ballet (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*,Roles: E, M) Floria, Tosca, Kentucky Opera; Ellen Orford, Peter Grimes, Chautauqua Opera; Vivlinda, I Lombardi alla prima OTP: Summerfest 2013Westminster Choir College Corciata, The Opera Orchestra of New Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Festival; Featured York; Fringe Drew Fairy, Hänsel and Gretel, Cindy Albert Anna, Orchestra; Don Giovanni,Fiordiligi, Virginia Costume Designer MW, Soprano, AR; Carmina Burana, LancasterDonna Symphony Opera; Micaëla, Carmen, Arbor Opera Head of Costumes Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Theater; Cora, The Postman Always Pittsburgh, PA Rings Twice, Yerma, Yerma, Opera Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s Institute Previous engagements: Costume Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, Shop Foreman, University of OTP: Winner of 2013 Mildred Miller Pittsburgh Department 2012 of Theatre Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble International Voice Competition Arts; Costume Designer, Pitt Repertory Theater; Pittsburgh Public Raymond Blackwell Theater, Pittsburgh Opera, Opera Anne Fuchs Baron Mirko Zeta; Director, Theater SummerFest, New Day (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*,Young E, M)Artist Program; YAP Faculty Repertory Company, City Lights Theater, Costume Designer for film: Choir College Westminster Pittsburgh, PA Diabolique, House Guest, Only You, Kingpin, Achilles Love Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Featured Roles: Marcello and Schaunard, La Soprano, Carmina Burana, LancasterBohéme, Symphony JohnOrchestra; Proctor, The Fiordiligi, Crucible, OTP: Summerfest 2013 Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Tri-Cities Opera; Andrew Borden, LizBeth, The Storyteller, The Monkey’s Daphne Alderson Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s Paw, Dr. Hitz, The Happy Garden of Life, Older Alice Microscopic Opera; Rodrigo, Marchese Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, Pittsburgh, PA di Posa, Don Carlo, Undercroft 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble Opera; Escamillo, Carmen, Edgewood Roles: Mère Jeanne, Dialogues of the Symphony Orchestra; Soloist: Opera Carmelites, Pittsburgh Opera; Miss Delaware, Ithaca Opera, Opera at Baggott, The Little Sweep, Abby Borden, Anne Fuchs Florham, Pittsburgh Opera; Soloist, LizBeth, Microscopic Opera Company; (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*,Lord E, M) Nelson Mass, Erie Chamber Tripaldi, Ainadamar, Quantum Theatre; Orchestra; Soloist, Carmina Burana, An American Girl in Paris, Songs That Westminster Choir College Slippery Rock University Chorus Oscar Taught Me and The Piaf Songbook: Tours throughout the Mid-Atlantic Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Featured Positions: Voice faculty: Carnegie region Soprano, Carmina Burana, LancasterMellon Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, University, Binghamton OTP: Madame Armfeldt, A Little Night University, Mercyhurst College, Grove Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Music City University, Slippery Rock University

Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s OTP: Member Simone, Gianni Schicchi Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; of The Crossing, 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble

*Understudy

Joseph Brent

Anne Fuchs

Dustin Cañez

New York, NY

Westminster Choir College

Birmingham, AL

Camille, *Scaramuccio, Bob (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, Production E, M) Stage Manager, AR FAN

Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Festival;PSM, Featured Roles: Wagner/Nereo,Roles: Mefistofele, Previous Fringe engagements: Suor The Collegiate Chorale;Soprano, Rodolfo, La Carmina Burana, Lancaster Angelica, Symphony Pagliacci,Orchestra; Rigoletto andFiordiligi, The Boheme, La Musica Lirica; Nemorino, Flute, Opera Birmingham. Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera StudioMagic Weimar L’elisir d’amore, Don Jose, Carmen, Director, The Sister Twins, Tamino, Die Zauberfloete, Frederick, Transcendent Ensemble Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Theatre Hindemith’s Pirates of Penzance, University of Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, Future engagements: Assistant Georgia 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble director, Fidelio, Opera Omaha; Errin Brooks Director, The Love Talker, Scaramuccio, *Bacchus, Josh Transcendent Ensemble Theatre Detroit, MI

Anne Fuchs

(Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M)

Billy Wayne Coakley Roles: *Talbot, Giovanna d'Arco, *St. Brioche, *Brighella, Onstage Guest Chicago Opera Theater; Chorus, Westminster Choir College Aida, Michigan Opera Theater; 2nd Georgetown, SCFestival; Featured Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Prisoner, Fidelio, Michigan Opera Theater; Gianni Schicchi, Gianni Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Soprano, Roles: Captain Fitzbattleaxe, Utopia Schicchi, Madonna University Lyric fan*Ping, tutte, Lyric Opera StudioLimited, Weimar Frederick, Pirates of Penzance, Theater; *Marcello, La Cosi bohème, Rinuccio, Gianni Schicchi, Pittsburgh Turandot, Alberich, TheFuture Ring cycle, Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s Savoyards; Pittsburgh; Basilio, The Toledo Opera; Il Conte, Le Nozze di Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, Marriage of Figaro, Tinca, Il Tabarro, Figaro, Bowling Green State University Undercroftnew Opera Opera Theater; Usciere, Rigoletto, 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s music ensemble Michigan Opera Theater Tania Coambs OTP: Crespel, The TalesAnne of HoffmannFuchs *Njegus; Director, Time To Wine, The Retold; Kent, Night Caps(Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E,Glass M) Proper Michaella Calzaretta Westminster Choir College Assistant Conductor

Indianna, PA

Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Featured Roles: Annie, The Game of Love, Muscatine, IA Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Wren, A Body of Water, StationFiordiligi, Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Theater; Lauretta, Gianni Schicchi, Previous engagements: Chorus Opera Venezuela; Edith, The Pirates Master, The Magic Flute, Die Future Roles: Project, Paul Hindemith’s of Penzance, Allerton Barn Festival; Fledermaus, Assistant Conductor, Cosi Comprehensive Recording Linfea, La Member Calisto, Aldonza, of La fan tutte, Simpson Opera; Chorus Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; of TheMan Crossing, Master, The Merry Widow, Assistant Mancha, Illinois Dr. 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new Opera music Theater; ensemble Conductor, A Midsummer Night’s Vivian Watson, Preemptive, African Dream, University of Missouri- Kansas Lives Tour; Ruth Kelley, Harvey, City Opera Parkland Theater; Sacajawea, The Prairie Anne Fuchs Dog That Met the President, Marjorie (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M)Opera Theatre; Mrs. Webb, Lawrence Our Town, McLeod Theatre; Arsena, Der Westminster Choir College Zigeunerbaron, Susanna, Le Nozze di Figaro, Amadeus Opera Ensemble Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Featured

Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble

The TheCompany Company Jody Cohen

Stage Manager, MW Atlanta, GA

Anne Fuchs

James Critchfield Uncle Henry/Guitar Player, Bellamy

(Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M)

Pittsburgh, PA Previous engagements: Westminster Elon UniversityChoir College graduate; Stage Manager: Jerry's Habima Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Roles: Tevye, Fiddler Featured on the Roof, Stage Theatre, Flat Rock Playhouse, B Street Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Manager, Our Town, Professor Marvel/ Theatre, Busch Gardens; Assistant The Wizard, The Wizard of Oz, The Pirate Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Production Manager of Operations, King, The Pirates of Penzance, The Voice of Williamstown Theatre Festival Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Paul Hindemith’s the Project, Plant, Little Shop of Horrors, Ebenezer Demareus Cooper Scrooge, A Christmas Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of TheCarol Crossing, YAP Faculty 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble OTP: Baron, Grand Inquisitor, Arch Pittsburgh, PA Bishop, Candide, Stationmaster, Burton, Teacher of Voice, Pittsburgh CAPA Lost in the Stars, Maestro Spinelloccio, Anne Fuchs OTP: Erda, The Ring, Maria, Porgy and (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E,Gianni M) Schicchi Bess, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh and Rachael Crossman Canton Symphony Westminster Choir College Lolo, *Winnie, Doris/Bride

Sean Cooper El Gallo Toledo, OH

Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Featured Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, New York, NY Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar

Roles: Madame Goldentrill, Der Roles: Colline, La Bohème, Broadway Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s Schauspieldirektor, New York Lyric Production; Figaro, Le nozze di Figaro, Opera Theatre;ofLaurie Moss, The Tender Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member The Crossing, Leporello, Don Giovanni, Pirate King, Land, Blonde, Die Entführung aus dem 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble Pirates of Penzance, Toledo Opera Serail, New York University; Papagena, Upcoming Roles: Tosca, Toledo Opera; The Mini Magic Flute, Opera Idaho; Kate, Stage Director, Susannah, Toledo Opera Oklahoma!, Marcy Park, The 25th Annual Anne Fuchs Putnam (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M) County Spelling Bee, Knock 'Em Lara Lynn Cottrill Dead Theater Alice Pittsburgh, PA

Westminster Choir College

Upcoming Roles: Gilda, Rigoletto, Amy, Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Featured Company, AIMS International School of Roles: Pamina, The Magic Flute, Undercroft Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Music. Opera; Frasquita, Carmen, Sarasota Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Opera; The Foreign Women, The Consul, Adam Da Ros FutureSusannah, Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s Opera New Jersey; Susannah, Assistant Director Barbarina, Le nozze di Figaro, VocalSandrina, Works,LaNYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, finta Giardiniera, Lauretta, Gianni Schicchi, Dawson 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s newCreek, musicBC ensemble Papagena, The Magic Flute, Adina, L'elisir d'amore, Pittsburgh Opera

Previous engagements: Assistant Director, Les contes d'Hoffmann, UBC Opera; Director, Alcina, Academia (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E,Assistant M) Europea dell'Opera; Assistant Conductor, Westminster Choir College Les dialogues des Carmélites, Opera NUOVA; Director, FAME: The Musical, Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Featured UBC Suite-Style Productions; Assistant Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Fiordiligi, Director, LesOrchestra; dialogues des Carmélites, Cosi Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar fan tutte, UBC Opera

Anne Fuchs

Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s Gabriella Deakin *TheMember Mute of The Crossing, Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble St. Louis, MO

*Understudy

Pierre Dehret St. Brioche, *Camille

Anne Fuchs

Belgium

Westminster Choir College

Robert Frankenberry Music Director

(Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M) Bacchus, Conductor Pittsburgh, PA

Roles: Don Carlo,Festival; Don Carlo; Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Featured Roles: Chorus, Cavalleria Rusicana, Cavaradossi, Tosca; Mozart, Amadeus; Soprano, Pagliacci, La forza del desino, OpéraCarmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Rachmaninoff 2nd Piano Concerto, Royal de Wallonie; FirstCosi Commissary, fan tutte, Lyric Opera StudioTuscarawas Weimar Philharmonic; Hydrogen Les dialogues des Carmélites, Tamino, Jukebox, I Hear America Singing, Skylight Future Roles: Die Zauberflote, Raoul de Gardefeu, La Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s Music Theatre Vie Parisienne, The Prince, Cendrillon, Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, OTP: Musicnew Director, Opéra Royal de Wallonie 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s musicSummerFest ensemble 2012; Orpheus and Euridice (Gordon Elizabeth Fischborn and Gluck); Carmen-The Gypsy Zerbinetta Anne Fuchs SummerFest 2013: Music Director, A (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, M) Music; Conductor, Night Little E, Night Oklahoma City, OK Caps. Westminster Choir College Roles: Papagena, Die Zauberflote, Martin Fringe Giles Festival; Featured Roles: Lucy, Crested Butte Music Festival; Rose, At The Telephone, Philadelphia Henry, Major Domo Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, the Statue of Venus, Barbarina, Le Nozze di Figaro, Lulu Baines, Elmer CosiGantry, fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio WeimarPA Pittsburgh, Frasquita, Carmen, Daisy Buchanan, The Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s Great Gatsby, Tulsa Opera Roles: Director, Parour Song, Quantum

Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, Theatre; Director, A Skull in Connemara, Catherine Florian 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble PICT; Actor, Waiting for Godot, PICT. Countess

OTP: Soloist,Talking with Tennessee, Summer and Smoke, Lost in the Stars, Die (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M) Beggar’s Holiday, Writer and Fledermaus, Roles: Third Principle Witch, Macbeth, Director, Beautiful Dreamers Resonance Opera Company; Ezio Pittsburgh, PA

Anne Fuchs

Westminster Choir College

Pinza Council for American Singers Adele Grabowski Roles:Suor Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Featured of Opera; The Nursing Sister, Margot, *Bette, Carolyn Soprano, Angelica, Despina, Così fan tutte, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Duquesne University; Mendelssohn Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera StudioPittsburgh, WeimarPA Choir member

Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s Roles: The Waitress, Speed Dating Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Nancy, Crossing, Tonight!, Microscopic Opera; Albert *Naiad, Onstage Guest, Waitress 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music Herring, Carnegie Mellonensemble University; Julia Fox

Juditha, Juditha triumphans devicta Holofernis barbarie, Mittelsächsisches Anne Fuchs Theater; Annio, La Clemenza di Tito, Roles: Mabel, Pirates of Penzance, (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M) Opera Undercroft Tapestry Players; Belinda, Dido and Houston, TX

Aeneas, Empire Opera; Micaela, Westminster Choir College Carmen, Cunegonde, Candide, Amherst Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Featured Opera

Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble

The TheCompany Company Jennifer Hanna

Anne Fuchs

Chelsea Hollow

Sylvianne, *Echo, Onstage Guest, *Alice, Jou Jou, *Zerbinetta, Bridesmaid 1 (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M) Lucy San Francisco, CA Westminster Choir College Pittsburgh, PA Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Featured Roles: Amy Festival; March, Little Women, Soprano, Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Roles: Ensemble, Burt and Me, The Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Amelia, Bernarda Alba, San Francisco Delaware Theatre Company; Conservatory of Music; Olympia, Tales CosiConstance, fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Dialogues of the Carmelites, Pallade, of Hoffmann, Pocket Opera of San Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, Carnegie Francisco; Gianetta, The Gondoliers, VocalLeWorks, The Crossing, Mellon University; Barbarina, Nozze diNYU and Albany Records; LyricMember Theater ofof San Jose; Lucy, The Figaro, The International 2012 Lyric Academy Telelphone, Madame Herz, Der Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble of Rome, Viterbo; Erste Knabe, Die Schauspieldirektor, San Francisco Waffle Zauberflöte, Zorah, Ruddigore, The Rachel Eve Holmes University of Kansas Anne Fuchs Luisa, Maid of Honor

Erika Hennings

(Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M)

Composer, Alex/Widow Westminster Choir College

Madison, WI

Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; FeaturedFour Roles: Cosette, Les Miserables, Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Seasons Theatre; Frasquita, Carmen, Roles: Tourist, Kafka’s Women, Center Opera Fort Collins; Beth March, Little Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar New York, NY

for Contemporary Opera; Raisa, Women, Intermezzo Festival; Marzelline, Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Symphony; Hindemith’s Liebovar, ICOR Singers; Future *Zaracchia, Fidelio, Fort Collins Pamina, Il Pianista Disgraziato, Apollo Die Zauberfloete, Opera Center; VocalOpera; Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of Ralph The Crossing, Townsperson, Mark of Cain, Susanna, Nozzeensemble di Figaro, La Musica 2012Chelsea Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s newLemusic Opera; Camillo, Olivo e Pasquale, Berta, Lirica Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Amore Opera; Guillaume Houcke Countess Ceprano, Rigoletto, Long Anne Fuchs Cameo Entertainer, Billy Bar Back Island Opera; Mercedes,(Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Carmen, Capital Betty, Grace*, E, M) Heights Lyric Opera; Hansel, Hansel Montignies-sur-Sambre, Belgium Westminster and Gretel, Opera Manhattan RepertoryChoir College Roles: Soloist and Chorister with the Theater; Komponist, Ariadne auf Naxos, Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Featured Choir of Namur for the Vespers of the Wagner Theater Program Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Virgin, Festival of Music inFiordiligi, Namur; Frick Adam Hill Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar the Shoemaker, Parisian Life; Chaplain, Matt Dialogues des Carmelites New York, NY

Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s Brian Huppof The Crossing, Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member Bogdonovich, Hucklebee, *Harlequin, 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble

Young Artist Program Roles: Sailor, Dido and Aeneas, Chatham Baroque; Burrowing Mole, Fantastic Pataskala, OH Mr. Fox, Microscopic Opera Company; Anne Fuchs Prince, The Goose Girl, Motor City Lyric (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M) Roles: Imperial Commissioner, Madama Opera; Featured Soloist, Broadway's Westminster Choir College Butterfly, Opera Columbus; Brian, A Future, Lincoln Center; Chorus, Grand Night for Singing, Short North Messiah (Staged Production), Pittsburgh Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Featured Stage; Benny Southstreet, Guys & Dolls, Symphony Orchestra/Mendelssohn Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Sir Bedevere, Spamalot, Weathervane Choir of Pittsburgh; Chorus, Abduction CosiOpera fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Playhouse; Candide, Candide, Elder from the Seraglio, Pittsburgh McLean, Susannah, Capital University

Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble

*Understudy

Hyery Hwang

Peter Kope

Principal Music Coach, Anne Fuchs Stage Director Young Artist Program (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M) Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh, PA Westminster Choir College Producing Artistic Director and Previous engagements: Roles: Pianist, National Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Featured co-founder of Attack Theatre; Opera Company of Korea/Yewool Choreography in Avignon Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphonyexperience Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Music Stage/ Mercury Opera; Vocalist/ Festival (France), the 7th Next Wave Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Accompanist, Urbania, Italy; Pianist/ Dance Festival (Japan), Indonesia Arts Coach, Ohio Light Opera Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s Festival (Indonesia), Monaco Danses Forum (Monaco), Festival OTP Positions: ResidentVocal artist Works, NYU and Albany Records; Memberthe ofSpoleto The Crossing, (Charleston, SC) and the Broadway 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble Jake Jacobsen production of Squonk; Resident Cascada, *Pritchitisch, *Hucklebee, movement director and choreographer, *Gallo, George Rigoletto, Carmen and Dead Man Walking, Anne Fuchs Pittsburgh (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M) Opera Dedham, MA

Westminster Choir College

Mark Lamanna

Choreography, AR Roles: Chip, New York Stories, Butler Fringe Festival; Featured School of Music; SectionRoles: Leader,Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia New York, NY Conspirare Symphonic Soprano, Chorus; Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Previous engagements: Director: Ensemble, Austin Lyric Opera Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Intimate Opera Company, Orange County School of the Cal State Amelia Jardon Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, PaulArts, Hindemith’s LA, The Purcell Players, Ridgfield Dryad, Bridesmaid 3 Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, Opera, Opera New Jersey, Songfest, 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble Aachen, Germany Hawaii Performing Arts Festival; 2007 Classical Singer Magazine Stage Roles: Third Lady, The Magic Flute, Director of the Year National Hall of Valenciennes; Soloist,

Anne Fuchs

Il tramonto, Royal Chamber Orchestra (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M) Lazich Dimitrie of Wallonia; Soloist, Stabat Mater, Danilo, Jackfront, YAP Faculty Westminster Cathedral of Saints Michel; Soloist, MassChoir College Pittsburgh, PA in E flat minor by Schubert, Opéra Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Featured de Massy; Soloist, Beethoven's Ninth Roles: Marullo, Rigoletto, Wagner, Faust, Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Fiordiligi, Symphony, Palais des Beaux-Arts Opera CompanyOrchestra; of Philadelphia; Erste Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Soldat, Weimar Salome, Cleveland Opera; La Kelley Kimball traviata, De Nederlandse Reisopera; Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s *Hanna, Whitney Beaupertuis, Il cappello di paglia di Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member Così of The Firenze, Guglielmo, fan Crossing, tutte, Sid, Seal Beach, CA 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new Don music ensemble Albert Herring, Alvaro, Il viaggio a Roles: Corvina, Volpone, Musetta, La Reims, Music Academy of the West; Dr. Bohème (Act II only), Curly's wife, Of Faustus, Staatsoper Stuttgart; Zurga, Mice and Men, Frau Fluth, Die lustigen Anne Fuchs Les pêcheurs de perles, Dorset Opera; Weiber von Windsor, Rice University (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M) Carmen, Longborough Festival Escamillo, Opera; Young Artist, Da Camera of Opera; Thomas Putnam, The Crucible; Westminster Choir College Houston Morales, Carmen, Sarasota Opera

Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; OTP: Papageno, The MagicFeatured Flute, Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Maximilian, Candide; Louis, A View from Bridge; Marco, Gianni Schicchi, The Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio the Weimar Devil, Tales of Hoffmann-Retold; Cheney,

Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s Shining Brow Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble

The TheCompany Company Anne Fuchs

Resident Artists Pianist

(Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*,Composer, E, M) A New Kind of Fallout

Gilda Lyons

Richmond, VA

Westminster Choir College

Rhine, NY

Jesse Leong

Previous engagements: Assistant Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Featured Compositions: walk run fly, Lady Conductor, L'amore dei Soprano, tre re, Arabian Carmina Burana, LancasterBeetle, Symphony Orchestra; Coney Run, HoldFiordiligi, On, La Nights: Zaide and Abu Hassan, Queen Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Novia de Tola, Rapid Transit City Chamber Opera; Keyboard I, Les Misérables, El Niño, Workshop Future conductor, Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s OTP: Moonlight Suite, 2011 Il barbiere di Siviglia, CCM Summer Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, Opera; Keyboard I, The Sound of Music, Taylor Malott 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble Highlands Theatre Head of Hair and Makeup

Karen Jeng Lin Resident Artists Pianist

Anne Fuchs

Cincinnatti, OH

(Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*,Previous E, M) engagements: Wig/Makeup

Designer, Boeing Boeing, Carnegie Visual Performing Arts Center; Assistant Wig/ Previous engagements: Opera Trunk Artist, Makeup Designer, Les Misérables, The Pittsburgh Opera; Rehearsal Pianist, La The Telephone, Philadelphia Roles: Lucy, Fringe Festival; Featured Crucible, Parade, Little Shop of Horrors, Finta Giardiniera, Maryland Opera Studio; Soprano, Carmina Burana, LancasterUC-CCM; Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Hair/Makeup Artist, The Alternate, The Song Contitnues, Weill Music Threepenny Opera, Street Scene, Rake’s Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Institute Program. Progress, UC-CCM Pittsburgh, PA

Westminster Choir College

Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s OTP: Wig/Makeup The Tales Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member ofDesigner, The Crossing, *Bellamy, Truffaldino, Arthur of Hoffman Intern, Summer 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s newRetold, musicWig ensemble Eric Lindsey Fayetteville, GA

Series

Roles: Figaro, The Marriage of Figaro, Jessica Marino Anne Fuchs Sparafucile and Monterone, Rigoletto, Choreographer Betty, Grace*, E, M) Nonancourt, The Italian (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Straw Hat, Cpt. Pittsburgh, PA Magallanes, Salsipuedes, Moores School

Westminster Choir College

of Music Opera; Colline, La Boheme, Previous Engagements: Company Kingwood Opera; Gaudenzio, Roles:Signor Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Featured member, Continuum Dance Theater, Bruschino, Lone Star LyricSoprano, Opera Carmina Burana, LancasterStaycee Pearl Dance Project, Fiordiligi, Shana Symphony Orchestra; Simmons Dance; Faculty, Center for Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Zach Luchetti Theater Arts, Shadyside Jr. Academy, Pritchitisch, The Stranger, *Lackey Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s EVOLVE Productions; Artist Management Pittsburgh, PA Partner,Member River Cityof Artists Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; TheManagement; Crossing, Director,new Lehigh Valleyensemble Dance Exchange; Roles: George Washington, George 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s music Choreographer, Empire, Continuum Washington Suite, NANOWorks Opera; Dance Theater; Choreographer, Belcore, L'Elisir d'Amore, Silvio, I Pagliacci, Passenger, Shana Simmons Dance; Berks Opera; Mr. Goldbury, Utopia Limited, Anne Fuchs In the Heights, (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*,Choreographer, E, M) Pittsburgh Savoyards; Tom, Night of the Cendrillon: Marie’s Story, Pitt Performing Living Dead, Microscopic Opera; Figaro, Il Westminster Choir College Arts barbiere di Siviglia, Undercroft Opera

Kelly Lynch *Ariadne Pittsburgh, PA

Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Featured Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar

FutureLaRoles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s Roles: Norma, Norma, Vitellia, Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, clemenza di Tito, Giorgetta, Il tabarro, Angelica, Sour Angelica, Undercroft 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble Opera; Lucia, Lucia di Lammermoor, Violetta, La Traviata, Erie Opera Theater; LizBeth, LizBeth, Microscopic Opera *Understudy

Megan McConnellAnne Fuchs

Walter Morales

Frou Frou, Penny

(Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M) FAN Conductor,

Caldwell, OH

Westminster Choir College

Pittsburgh, PA

PreviousFringe engagements: Roles: Lola Markham , Gallantry, Kent The Telephone, Philadelphia Roles: Lucy, Festival;Music Featured Director, Undercroft Opera; Music State University Opera; Sarah Good,Carmina Burana, Lancaster Soprano, Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Director, Edgewood Symphony The Crucible, Lyric Stark Opera; May Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera StudioOrchestra; Weimar Music Director, Carnegie Jones, Street Scene, Nightingale Opera Mellon Contemporary Ensemble; Theatre; Marsinah, Kismet, LivingRoles: Word Comprehensive Recording Future Project, of Paul Hindemith’s Assistant Director Orchestral Amphitheatre; Gabriella,Vocal la Rondine, Studies, Carnegie University Works, NYU and Albany Records; MemberMellon of The Crossing, Opera Per Tutti; Babette, Beauty and 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble the Best, Cambridge Performing Arts OTP: Head of Music, 2007-09; Theatre Conductor: Die Fledermaus, Der Schaulspieldirektor, A View from the Anne Fuchs Bernard McDonald Bridge, Noye's Fludde, Bluebeard's (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M) Conductor Castle, Der Kaiser von Atlantis, Amahl Westminster Choir College and the Night Visitors, A Little Night Glyndebourne, UK Music. Conducted Ormindo, Pittsburgh OperaThe Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Featured Roles: Lucy, Center; La tragedie de Carmen for De GailSymphony Novak Mosites Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Nieuwe Opera Academie, Amsterdam; Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera StudioValencienne Weimar Die sieben Todsünden, Aspen Music Pittsburgh, PA Festival; assistant conductor for Don Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s Giovanni and Die Fledermaus, Roles: Servilla, La Clemenza Tito, VocalNew Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of ThediCrossing, National Theatre Tokyo; guest chorus La Traviata, Undercroft Opera; Mavis, 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble director for Cavalleria rusticana, Pagliacci, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Cathleen, Riders to the Netherlands Opera; Manon Lescaut, Don Sea, Emma, Lizbeth, Microscopic Opera Quichotte, Netherlands Radio Choir; OTP: Frasquita, Carmen Anne Fuchs assistant conductor on La bohème, (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M) Glyndebourne Andrey Nemzer Recitalist Westminster Choir College OTP: L’incantesimo (Montemezzi), Pittsburgh, PA Gianni Schicchi,Le nozze di Figaro,Lucy, and The Telephone, Philadelphia Roles: Fringe Festival; Featured Amahl and the Night Visitors Roles: Orfeo, Moscow International

Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, of Music; Julius Caesar, Julius Brent McMunn Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera StudioHouse Weimar Caesar in Egypt; The Guardian, The Conductor, AR/Vocal Coach, Pianist for Cornetti, YAP Future Faculty Roles: Comprehensive Recording Lady without Shadow; Prince Orlofsky, Project, Paul Hindemith’s Die Fledermaus, Metropolitan Opera; Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, Los Angeles, CA Countertenor solo, Carmina Burana, Season, new music ensemble Positions: Conductor of2012 Opera, USC The Crossing, Philadelphia’s Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Thornton School of Music, Conductor: OTP: Monostatos, The Magic Flute, Old New York City Opera, Calgary Opera, Lady, Candide; Jalieri, A Little Night Music; Arizona Opera, KentuckyAnne Opera,Fuchs (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, M) Miller Voice Competition 2011E, Mildred Assistant Conductor: LA Opera, Santa Winner Fe Opera Westminster Choir College Metropolitan Opera National Council Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia OTP: Summer and Smoke, Candide, AuditionsFringe Finalist,Festival; 2012-13 Featured Tales of Hoffmann - Retold Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi,

Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble

The TheCompany Company Melissa Nolan Praskowia, Rita Bluffton, IN

Anne Fuchs

Evelyn Rossow Olga, *Dryad, Bette, Rita

(Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M)

Westminster Choir College

St. Paul, MN

Previous engagements: Chorus, Roles: Countess Anastasia, The Gypsy Roles:Zita, Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Featured Werther, Ball State University; Princess, Concert Operetta Theater; Gianni Schicchi, Ball State University;Carmina Burana, Lancaster2nd Lady, The Magic Flute, Hubbard Hall Soprano, Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Costume and Make-up Designer, Opera; Sylviane, The Merry Widow, Cedar Cosi fanBall tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar State University Rapids Opera; Encouragement Award, Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s Met Opera Auditions, Kansas City 2010

Mildred Miller Posvar Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, YAP Faculty

Pittsburgh, PA

OPT: Christina, The George Washington

2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s Suite new music ensemble Tammy Ryan

Roles: Cherubino, Le nozze di Figaro; Librettist, A New Kind of Fallout Anne Fuchs Carmen, Carmen; Rosina, Il barbiere di (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M) PA Pittsburgh, Siviglia, The Metropolitan Opera; Voice Faculty, Carnegie MellonWestminster University Choir College Plays: Soldier's Heart, Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods, FBI Girl: How I Learned to OTP Positions: Founder (1978), Artistic Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Festival; Crack Fringe my Father's Code, Featured Baby's Blues, Dark Director (1988-99) Soprano, Carmina Burana, LancasterPart Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, of the Forest, The Music Lesson, A Craig Priebe Confluence of Dreaming, In the Shape of a Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Music Master, YAP Faculty Woman, The Boundary, Pig

Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s Hanjin Sa of The Crossing, Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member Assistant Conductor, Accompanist Previous engagements: 2012 Johnny,Season, Songplay,The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble Muncie, Indiana

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park St. Louis Pittsburgh, PA Repertory Theater; Ferryman, Curlew Previous engagements: Conductor, River, New York City; Die Prophetne, Anne Fuchs Le Nozze di Figaro, Carnegie Mellon Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M) University; Assistant conductor, Albert Sharpless, Madame Butterfy, Cesare, Herring, Carnegie Mellon University; Westminster Guilio Cesare, Betto, Gianni Schicchi, Choir College Conductor: Wurttembergische Salomne, L’Incantesimo, Le Baillie, Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Featured, South Philharmonie, Bacau Philharmonic Dennis Robinson, Jr. Soprano, Carmina Burana, LancasterBohemian Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Chamber Orchestra, RCM Artistic Administrator, Chamber Orchestra, Congress Orchestra Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Director, Jumping Frog

Cassandra Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Santiago Paul Hindemith’s CloClo, *Composer, Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member ofSally The Crossing, Director: Griffelkin, Pittsburgh CAPA Winter Park, FL High School; Meet Me 2012 at the Season, Pavilion The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble Pittsburgh, PA

series, The Glimmerglass Festival; Pride Roles: Sally, A Hand of Bridge, and Passion, National Baseball Hall of Bureaucrat/Reporter, Hostage, Third Anne Fuchs Fame. Assistant Director: Il matrimonio Lady, The Magic Flute, Maman, L’enfant et (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M) segreto, Pittsburgh Opera; Lost in the les Sortileges, Boston University Opera; Stars, The Glimmerglass Festival; PorgyChoir College Third Lady, Die Zauberflote, Amalfi Coast Westminster and Bess, New Jersey State Opera Music Festival

Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Featured

OTP: Director, Night Caps, Assistant Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Director: Porgy and Bess, Die Cosi fan Fledermaus, Beggar's Holiday, Thetutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Gospel at Colonus, Dido and Aeneas, Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s Orfeo ed Euridice, Djamileh, Lost in the Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, Stars

2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble

*Understudy

Catherine Schaefer Resident Artists Pianist Anne Fuchs

William Strom

Houston, TX

Pittsburgh, PA

Officer, Onstage Guest, Peter

(Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M)

Westminster Choir College

Previous Engagements: Assistant to the Roles: Flavio, Norma, El Remendado, Conductor, Lucia di Lammermoor, DonThe Telephone, Philadelphia Roles: Lucy, Fringe Festival; Featured Carmen, Elder Hayes, Susannah, Giovanni, Don Pasquale,Soprano, La Traviata, Undercroft Opera;Orchestra; Dr. Grimes & Mons. Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Fiordiligi, Falstaff, I Capuleti e I Montecchi, Otello, Rice, Night of the Living Dead, Alfred, Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Opera in the Heights; Outreach Pianist, The Little Sweep, Microscopic Opera Lohengrin, Turn of the Screw, FutureFigaro, Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s OTP: *Spalanzani, The Tales of Hoffmann Lucia, Traviata, Don Carlos , Tristan Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, and Isolde, La Boheme, Houston Grand Benjamin Taylor 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble Opera; Studio Tour Pianist, Rabbit Tales, *Danilo, Harlequin, Milton Pirates of Penzance, The Atlanta Opera; Baltimore, MD Accompanist, Hansel and Gretel, Sugar Anne Fuchs Land Opera; Accompanist, The Silent Roles:E,Johnathan, Siren Song, Boston (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, M) Prince, Opera Vista; Accompanist, Don University Opera Institute; Guglielmo, Pasquale, Spokane Opera Westminster Choir College Cosi Fan Tutte, Opera Del West; *Escamillo, Dancaïro, Morales, Carmen, Desirée Soteres Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Featured Flora Dart

Pittsburgh, PA

MetroWest Opera; Coyle, Owen

Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Wingrave, Des Grieux, Le Portrait Manon, Boston University Opera Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera StudiodeWeimar

Institute; Joshua, Temptation, Silver Previous Engagements: Queen of the Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Hindemith’s Finch Arts Project, Collective;Paul Alfio, Cavalleria Night, The Magic Flute, Undercroft Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, Rusticana, *Silvio, Pagliacci, Don Opera, West Bay Opera, Opera San Giovanni, Don Giovanni, Repertory 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble Jose, Pocket Opera, Stockton Opera; Opera Theater of Washington; Bob, Blonde, Abduction from the Seraglio, Highway 1, USA, Baltimore Summer Pocket Opera; Cunegonde, Candide, Opera Workshop; Aeneas, Dido and Anne Fuchs Arena Stage; Rosa Bud, The Mystery (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M) Aeneas, Little Patuxent Opera Institute; of Edwin Drood, Chattanooga Theater Tom, Blue Monday, Baltimore Symphony Center; Despina, Così fan tutte, Mission Westminster Choir College Orchestra; Anthony, Sweeney Todd, Port City Opera Tobacco Payers; Old Maid and the Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia FringeBob, Festival; Featured Corliss Smith Thief, Simone, Gianni Schicchi, Morgan Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, *Olga, Onstage Guest, Whitney State University Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Lafayette, LA

Marianna Taylor

Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s Roles: Third Spirit, Die Zauberflote, Assistant Costume Designer Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, Festival South Young Artist Program; Columbus, OH La Zia, Madame Butterfly, La Musica 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble Lirica; Berta, The Barber of Seville, Previous engagements: Designer, Pond Third Lady, The Magic Flute, Mrs. Nolan, Theatre Company, Shots in the Dark The Medium, UniversityAnne of Louisiana at Independant Theatre Company, Miami Fuchs Lafayette; Henry Penny, Chicken Little, (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M) University. Louisiana Opera Outreach Program OTP: Hair and Makeup Intern, Westminster Choir College Costuming Intern.

Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Featured Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble

The TheCompany Company Scott Timm Njegus Troy, OH

Anne Fuchs

Kaitlin Very Lulu

(Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M)

Westminster Choir College

Pittsburgh, PA

Roles: Rhoebe, The Yeomen of the Roles: Choreographer and dancer, Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival;H.M.S. Featured Guard, Josephine, Pinafore, Dancentral; Dance Alloy;Roles: Chautauqua Melissa, Princess Ida, Pittsburgh Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Festival Ballet Savoyards; Third Spirit, The Magic Flute, fan of tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Current position: OperaCosi Theater Pittsburgh Opera Pittsburgh General Manager Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s OTP: Ida, Die Fledermaus

Leigh Tomlinson Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, Future Roles: Princess Zara, Utopia Naiad 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble Limited, Pittsburgh Savoyards

Houston, TX

Xiaozhang Wang

Roles: First Prize, Metropolitan AnneOpera Fuchs Kromov, *Bogdanovitch, Wigmaker, National Council Audition, Florida (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E,*Master, M) Ed District; Lauretta, Gianni Schicchi, Westminster Choir College Nanjing, China Atalanta, Xerxes, Florida State Opera; Adina, The Elixir of Love, First Lady, Roles: Conte di Almaviva, Le Nozze Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Featured The Magic Flute, Florida State Opera di Figaro, Guglielmo, CosìFiordiligi, fan tutte, Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Outreach Malatesta, Don Pasquale, Hamlet,

Dane Toney The Mute Pittsburgh, PA

Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar

Hamlet, Royal Conservatory of Brussels;

L'Horloge chat, L'Enfant et Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project,comtoise/Le Paul Hindemith’s les Member Sortilèges, of Opéra de Wallonie. Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; TheRoyal Crossing, 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble Antonio Watts

Company Dancer, Attack Theatre

Schlemil, Mr. Lindquist, Axel, *Kent

David Toro

St. Louis, MO

Stage Director

Anne Fuchs

(Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E,Roles: M) Torado, Dream Lovers, South

Colorado Springs, CO

Shore Opera Company; Baritone, Nuit Westminster Choir College d'amour, Chicago Opera Quartet; Previous engagements: Director, Featured Artist, A Night of Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia FringeInternational Festival; Featured Rapture and The Impresario, New Classical Music, Infanta Malaria; Baritone Fangled Opera; Nominated Best Opera Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Soloist, Messiah, First Congregational; 2013 by the Austin Critics Tablefan fortutte, Les Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Cosi Baritone Soloist, High Holy Day Services, enfants terribles KolProject, Hadash; Le Fauteuil, L'enfant et les Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Paul Hindemith’s Future engagements: Choreographer, sortileges, Athenaeum Theatre Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, Das Lied von der Erde, University Patricia Westley 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble of Texas; Director, Into the Woods, *Valencienne, Winne, Bridesmaid 2, University of Texas Whitney

Katrina van Maanen Anne Fuchs *Sylvia

Santa Barbara, CA

(Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M)

Roles: Sandrina, La Finta Giardiniera, Morgana, Alcina, OU Opera Theater; Roles: Elena, Il cappello di paglia di TheFestival; Tender Land, La Chouette, Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, PhiladelphiaLaurie, Fringe Featured Firenze, Mary Willis Tweedy, Cold Sassy L'enfant et les sortilèges, Mistress of Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Tree, Fanny, Il cambiale di matrimonio, Novices, Suor Angelica, Carnegie Mellon Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Moores Opera Center; Josephine, University H.M.S. Pinafore, U of M Gilbert & Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s Sullivan Society; Mme. Silberklang, Der Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, Schauspieldirektor, Austrian American 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble Mozart Academy Birmingham, MI

*Understudy

Westminster Choir College

Khary Wilson *Matt, Brighella, Bro Atlanta, GA

Anne Fuchs

Roger Zahab

(Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E,Composer M)

Westminster Choir College

Pittsburgh, PA

Roles: Andrès, Cochenille, Frantz and Previous Engagements: The Furious Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Pitichinaccio, Les contes Roles: d'Hoffmann, Band, California EARFeatured Unit, IonSound Soprano, Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Harrower Opera Workshop; SimonCarmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Project, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Zealots, Jesus Christ Superstar, GLOW The New Amsterdam Symphony Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Lyric Theater; Ferrando, Cosi fan tutte, Orchestra, Akron Symphony Orchestra, Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Carol, Paul Hindemith’s A Christmas Evening on 57th Peach State Opera Street Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, OTP: Remmandado, Carmen the Gypsy 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music OTP: Night Caps ensemble International

Bethany Worrell Echo, Wendy Jamaica Plain, MA

Mo Zhou Anne Fuchs

Stage Director

(Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E,New M) York, NY

Roles: Dew Fairy, Hansel and Gretel, Westminster Previous engagements: Director, MetroWest Opera; Despina, Cosi fan Choir College Susannah, Vancouver Opera Conference; tutte, North End Music and Performing Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Featured Feng Yi Ting, Spoleto Festival, Lincoln Arts Center (NEMPAC) Opera; Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Center Festival; Oregon Fiordiligi, Shakespeare Soprano Soloist, Mozart Requiem, Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Festival; Williamstown Theatre Festival; Atlantic Symphony Orchestra; Soprano Glimmerglass Festival; Manhattan School Soloist, Full Fathom FiveFuture (Sojourner Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s of Music; Simpson College Opera. Hodges), Boston Modern Orchestra Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, Project; Pamina, The Magic Flute, .Upcoming engagements: Director, 2012England Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble Zerlina, Don Giovanni, New La Traviata, Opera North; Director, La Conservatory Parure, Shanghai International Arts Festival

Yoonsung Yeo Accompanist

Anne Fuchs

(Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M)

Key

MW - The Merry Widow AR - Ariadne on Naxos Previous engagements:Roles: Pianist, Gallantry Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Featured FAN - The Fantasticks by Douglas Moore, Ball State University Muncie, IN

Westminster Choir College

Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar

Marie Yokoyama Future Roles: Comprehensive Recording Project, Paul Hindemith’s Scenic Designer Vocal Works, NYU and Albany Records; Member of The Crossing, New York City, NY 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble Previous Engagements: Set and Lighting Design, Bum Phillips-The All-AmericanAnne Fuchs Opera, Ellen Stewart Theater; Lighting (Aristocrat/Whore/Houri*, Betty, Grace*, E, M) and Set Design, Julius Caesar, Oracular Theater; Lighting Design,Westminster Fishing for Wives, Choir College Pan-Asian Rep at the Clurman Theater

Roles: Lucy, The Telephone, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Featured Soprano, Carmina Burana, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Fiordiligi, Cosi fan tutte, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar

Future Roles: Comprehensive Project,granting Paul Hindemith’s Music Theatre International (MTI) is one of the world's leading theatricalRecording licensing agencies, schools as well as amateur and professional theatres from aroundNYU the world the rightsRecords; to perform the largest of great Vocal Works, and Albany Member of selection The Crossing, musicals such as Candide from Broadway and beyond. MTI works directly with the composers, lyricists and book 2012 Season, The Crossing, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble writers of these shows to provide official scripts, musical materials and dynamic theatrical resources to over 60,000 theatrical organizations in the US and in over 60 countries worldwide.

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