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JUNE

27&29

THURSDAY JUNE 27, 7:30PM SATURDAY JUNE 29, 2:00PM OPERA

PORTER CENTER AT BREVARD COLLEGE

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR DEAN ANTHONY, stage director Director of Opera Dean Anthony draws inspiration and expertise from a comprehensive career spanning over 30 years and innumerable turns as performer, director, educator, and producer. Frequently engaged as a stage director, Mr. Anthony’s artistic process is hallmarked by an energetic, gritty, and physical style. Most recently, he was appointed Artistic and Producing Director of Asheville Lyric Opera. (see page 136 for complete biography)

ABOUT THE CONDUCTOR

SUSANNAH Janiec Opera Company of the Brevard Music Center Brevard Festival Orchestra Dean Anthony, stage director Michael Sakir, conductor Eileen Downey, chorus master MUSIC AND LIBRETTO: Carlisle Floyd Act I

-INTERMISSIONAct II Bobby Bradley, Scenic Designer Tláloc López-Watermann, Lighting Designer Lauren Woods, Costume Designer Brittany Rappise, Wig & Makeup Designer

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MICHAEL SAKIR, conductor Michael Sakir serves as Music Director of Opera Memphis and Principal Guest Conductor of the Opera Company of Middlebury. Recent guest conducting engagements include Des Moines Metro Opera, Shreveport Opera, Eugene Opera, Opera Orlando, Intermountain Opera Bozeman, Northwestern University, American Opera Projects, Opera in the Ozarks, and Opera North. (see page 136 for complete biography)

CAST Susannah Polk: Andrea Tulipana Sam Polk: Victor Knight DiNitto Olin Blitch: Andrew Boisvert Little Bat McLean: Gregory Sliskovich Elder McLean: Matthew Huckaba Elder Gleaton: Ethan Garner Elder Hayes: Marcus Jefferson Elder Ott: Samuel Rachmuth Mrs. McLean: Maggie Elisabeth Smith Mrs. Gleaton: Emma Marhefka Mrs. Hayes: Anja Pustaver Mrs. Ott: Jaime Sharp

ENSEMBLE Ari Bell Achilles Bezanis Hannah Carroll Ian DeSmit Tori Franklin Robert Fridlender Leah Rivka Israel Megan Maloney Joseph O’Shea Anja Pustaver Grace Reberg Nicole Rizzo Joseph Sandler Dominique Santiago Errol Shaw Craig Smith Derek Stull Adina Triolo Alea Vernon Vivian Yau

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2019 BMC Overture Magazine  

The seasonal publication for the annual Brevard Music Center Summer Festival. Overture includes all festival programming and program notes,...

2019 BMC Overture Magazine  

The seasonal publication for the annual Brevard Music Center Summer Festival. Overture includes all festival programming and program notes,...