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Welcome to Don Pasquale! Donizetti was a true master of bel canto opera. His witty, acrobatic writing for the human voice established a whole genre in opera and influenced the greatest composers of his time, including Verdi. We are excited to present to you for the first time in The Atlanta Opera history his comedic masterpiece Don Pasquale, wonderfully transposed to Hollywood’s glamourous silent film era. We recently announced our 2017-18 season, which will feature some of the most celebrated operas in the repertoire as well as rarely performed jewels. We open our mainstage season with a new production of Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, a spellbinding tale of love and redemption between a phantom sailor and a fair maiden. Next we present the hilarious Daughter of the Regiment, followed by one of the most seductive operas of all time — Bizet’s Carmen. We close our season with Stephen Sondheim’s dark and
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DON PASQUALE CREDITS MUSIC Gaetano Donizetti LIBRETTO Giovanni Ruffini FIRST PERFORMANCE Jan. 3, 1843, at the Theatre Italien in Paris, France
CONDUCTOR Joseph Colaneri STAGE DIRECTOR Chuck Hudson SCENIC DESIGNER Peter Nolle COSTUME DESIGNER Kathleen Trott LIGHTING DESIGNER Thomas C. Hase PROJECTION DESIGNER Doug Provost WIG & MAKEUP DESIGNER Melanie Steele CHORUS MASTER Rolando Salazar SUPERTITLES Arizona Opera CAST (IN ORDER OF VOCAL APPEARANCE) DON PASQUALE Burak Bilgili DR. MALATESTA Alexey Lavrov ERNESTO Ji-Min Park NORINA Georgia Jarman A NOTARY Andrew Pardini* MAX THE MANSERVANT Ian Christiansen HOUSEBOY Edward McCreary MAID Hannah Hedges MAID Kara Duke
MUSICAL PREPARATION Clinton Smith, Valerie Pool* ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Brenna Corner* ASSISTANT LIGHTING DESIGNER Benjamin Rawson PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER Brian August ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERS Adam Fulmer, Rachel C. Lucas *member of The Atlanta Opera Studio Production elements owned and constructed by Arizona Opera Scenic and Costume Shop. Performed in Italian with English supertitles Piano Solos Arranged & Edited by Janna Ernst Approximate running time: 2 hours and 45 minutes with one intermission 9
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HOLLYWOOD: THE 1950S ACT I, SCENE 1 A ROOM IN DON PASQUALE’S MANSION Don Pasquale is an old film star from the silent movie era, as famous as the great Norma Desmond. He lives in an old mansion on Sunset Boulevard that is as devoid of color as his old black-and-white films. His ward and nephew, Ernesto, has refused an arranged marriage, proclaiming his love for Norina, a popular Hollywood starlet. Don Pasquale, outraged, decides to disinherit the boy and beget his own heirs. To do this he needs a wife, and he has called on a family friend, Dr. Malatesta, to help him find one. Malatesta, siding with Ernesto and Norina, hatches a plan to teach the headstrong Pasquale a lesson. He glowingly describes to him 10
his beautiful and completely imaginary sister and tells him that the girl is in love with him. Before long, the old bachelor is convinced he loves the girl and expresses his desire to marry her with Technicolor enthusiasm. Furthermore, he is prepared to cut Ernesto out of his will. Unaware that Dr. Malatesta has a plot afoot, Ernesto grows bitter at the apparent betrayal by his good friend. SCENE 2 A HOLLYWOOD SOUNDSTAGE Shooting a scene from her next Hollywood movie, Norina’s screen persona boasts about knowing all the tricks to win a man’s love. Malatesta arrives and reveals to Norina his plans for fooling Don Pasquale: Norina is to enact the role of Malatesta’s sister, wed the old bachelor in a fake ceremony and then drive him so
SYNOPSIS crazy with her whims and demands that he will be eager to find a way out of the unpleasant staged marriage. Malatesta hires local stagehands to help out, but there is no time to tell Ernesto. ACT II DON PASQUALE’S MANSION Realizing that he will never be able to marry Norina without his inheritance, Ernesto laments his situation as passionately as any of his uncle’s silent films. When he leaves, Malatesta arrives with Don Pasquale’s “bride” and introduces her to Pasquale who is outlandishly dressed in an old costume worthy of Rudolph Valentino. Without further delay, a ceremony takes place. The returning Ernesto if forced to witness the contract but finally told what is afoot. As soon as the mock ceremony ends, Norina turns into a fiery shrew who torments Don Pasquale with her nasty short temper and extravagant ways.
SCENE 2: THE GARDEN OF THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL Disguised as a Hollywood crooner, Ernesto sings a love song to Norina, who responds fervently for Don Pasquale’s eavesdropping ears. Don Pasquale springs upon the conspirators, who then happily reveal their plot. Immensely relieved to discover that his marriage has been like scenes from a popular Hollywood sex comedy, Don Pasquale forgives everyone involved and happily gives Norina to Ernesto. COURTESY CHUCK HUDSON
Having turned Don Pasquale’s mansion into a kind of Hearst Castle, Norina invites the elite of Hollywood’s film world to cavort at Don Pasquale’s expense. Exquisitely gowned, Norina brazenly leaves the house to attend a late-night concert, and as part of the plan she drops a letter where Don Pasquale must find it. It is a love letter from Ernesto inviting her to a rendezvous in the garden of the Hollywood Bowl. Don Pasquale realizes that he cannot endure the situation any longer. Furious, he calls Malatesta, who promises to fix everything.
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ACT III, SCENE 1 DON PASQUALE’S MANSION
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A ‘DON’ FOR ALL AGES
Easy to laugh with, terrifically tough to sing, Donizetti’s greatest achievement lays bare all of humankind’s shortcomings BY NOEL MORRIS People love it when a cad gets his comeuppance. They want details. They want to know who, where and how it happened. Whether it’s a neighbor or a national politician, nothing commands the stunned silence of a population quite like a man caught misbehaving. Gaetano Donizetti’s Don Pasquale is just such a story, minus the humiliated wife. In truth, Don Pasquale is about us. At less than three hours, this tight little package teems with familiar foibles: the misbehaving man, meanness, obstinacy, people who share a joke at another’s expense, family squabbles, and the urge to meddle in someone else’s love life. 12
A picture of domestic discord, the scene opens with the Don, a lifelong bachelor who has raised his nephew, Ernesto. Now that the youth is of age, the Don names for him a wife: She’s “rich and beautiful.” The hapless Ernesto despairs: “My faith is pledged eternally” to the youthful widow Norina. Unyielding, Don Pasquale forces Ernesto to choose between his inheritance and his vow of love. Ernesto also proves unyielding and is thrown out of the house. The 70-year-old Don then decides to find a young wife for himself and father a new heir. What is more commonplace than the tug-of-war in this opera? We all know
PRODUCTION NOTE people who hate their child’s significant other. And the younger generation often laments, “He gets these crazy ideas in his head!” Typical of 19th-century noblemen (or a Hollywood rich kid, as is the case in this production), Ernesto has no idea how to support himself, let alone a wife, and feels obliged to break up with Norina. As he croons about his reversal of fortune, Donizetti brews a conspiracy between Dr. Malatesta and Norina. Posing as the doctor’s sister Sofronia, she signs a fake marriage contract with the Don and springs the trap. Remember, this is the story of a bumbling, insensitive old crank who takes a fresh-faced bride. We’re supposed to feel sorry for the girl, except that “Sofronia” brings such chaos to the Don’s staid existence, he’s almost sympathetic. Thus is the genius of Don Pasquale: Donizetti plays both sides and breathes complexity into traditional character types. Kicking the comedy into overdrive in nearly every scene, someone is either arguing, conspiring or lobbing insults.
“He must surely be demented who would marry when he’s old. Soon his folly is repented and his passion soon goes cold.” If the room-shuddering subwoofers of Michael Giacchino (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Tomorrowland) are more familiar to you than Donizetti, it may take a minute to find comfort in this sound world. Even when characters argue, they are melodious, yet the emotional energy is clear. When Ernesto sings his heartbreaking aria “Sweet holy dreams … adieu,” the old Don provides a sneering counterpoint: You’re “an obstinate blockhead.” Like a hero sandwich, Donizetti lets the emotional polarities pile up. The four principal roles are fiendishly difficult. Comedic timing is essential and the ability to navigate Donizetti’s vocal acrobatics is paramount. When the Don gets especially agitated, for instance, the composer uses a technique called “parlando,” or “patter singing.” It requires the singer to fire off mouthfuls of words at lightning speed. It sounds slightly ridiculous, and plays into the ire photo: Philip Groshong/Cincinnati Opera
PRODUCTION NOTE and eccentricity of the old curmudgeon. In Act III, the swaggering Malatesta joins the Don in a showstopping patter duet. Don Pasquale’s libretto was repurposed from an earlier opera called Ser Marc’Antonio by Stefano Pavesi (not uncommon then). Donizetti engaged the poet Giovanni Ruffini to rework the original libretto. After presenting a draft of the new book, Ruffini quarreled so much with Donizetti that his name was removed from the project. Ultimately, Donizetti brought his unrivaled experience to the show. Don Pasquale was his 64th opera; Donizetti was 45.
An 1837 cholera epidemic claimed his beloved wife, Virginia. By the time Don Pasquale premiered, Donizetti showed symptoms of syphilis. A nephew placed him in a sanatorium near Paris three years later. Some 18 months after that — despite much resistance from local authorities — family and friends moved Donizetti home to Bergamo, Italy. He died there in their care at age 50.
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The comic opera debuted in January 1843 in Paris, immediately went international, and has been popular ever since.
Donizetti wrote the piece at the height of his creativity. A Google search, interestingly, yields more than a million results for “masterpiece Pasquale.” He wrote only four more operas and was dead within five years.
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CAST & CREATIVE JOSEPH COLANERI CONDUCTOR ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT
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Renowned for his versatility, musical depth, and ability to “inspire musicians,” Joseph Colaneri is recognized as a multifaceted presence on the podium. An international conductor equally adept with operatic, oratorio, and symphonic repertoire, Colaneri continues to expand his relationships with orchestras and opera companies both nationally and abroad. Music director of the acclaimed Glimmerglass Festival since 2013, Colaneri has served as a member of the Metropolitan Opera conducting roster since 1998. Dedicated to the next generation of opera singers, Colaneri concurrently serves as artistic director of opera at Mannes School of Music at The New School in New York City. He served as artistic director of the West Australian Opera from 201214. During the 2016-17 season, Maestro Colaneri led productions of Puccini’s La bohéme and Rossini’s The Thieving Magpie at the Glimmerglass Festival. He is also the Direcor of the Opera Department at the Mannes School of Music at The New School in Greenwich Village in their two fully staged opera productions.
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Based in New York City, Chuck has directed opera productions at major international companies including Cape Town (South Africa), Cincinnati, Florida Grand, Minnesota, Sacramento, Austin Lyric, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Cleveland, Seattle, San Francisco Opera Center, Wolf Trap, Santa Barbara, among others. He has directed awardwinning theater productions in New York and regionally, including The Pearl Theatre, Chester Theater, Cape May Stage, the Children’s Theatre Festival of Houston, New City Theatre, and Chicago’s Fox Valley Shakespeare Festival. Chuck’s work as a director was mentioned in the January 2011 edition of American Theatre magazine. Chuck was a co-creator of Seattle Opera’s Young Artist Program and has directed productions and presented specialized master classes on acting and movement for singers at national and international professional artist training programs, including in Australia and New Zealand. He is also in great demand as a private audition coach in New York City, coaching both opera and musical theater performers. Chuck’s specialty in movement comes from a gymnastics and mime background. He is one of three Americans with a diploma from the Marcel Marceau International School of Mimedrama in Paris. He is the only American appointed to teach at Marceau’s School, performing with Marceau on his 1991 European tour and in Klaus Kinski’s film Paganini. Chuck also studied at the Paris School for Theatrical Fencing and was awarded an honorary diploma from the French Academy of Arms. Upcoming productions include Falstaff at Saratoga, La Cenerentola at Merola, and Don Pasquale at both Minnesota and Fort Worth.
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CAST & CREATIVE PETER NOLLE SCENIC DESIGNER ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT
Peter Nolle was born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, where he studied fine arts and scenic design and worked as a set designer in multiple theaters in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. He has designed sets and costumes for opera, ballet, and theatre. For seven years, he was the resident scenic designer and head of the workshops with Theatre St. Gallen in Switzerland before he moved to Phoenix with his family in 2012. He works as the technical director and scenic designer at the Arizona Opera. Don Pasquale was his first design in the United States. Recent designs include Florencia en el Amazonas (2015), Don Giovanni (2016), and Falstaff (2016).
KATHLEEN TROTT COSTUME DESIGNER ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT
Kathleen Trott is a resident costume designer and the shop manager of the Marlu Allan and Scott Stallard Costume Shop for Arizona Opera. She lives in Phoenix but is originally from northern Nevada. Theatrically, she also has worked with such companies as PCPA, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and Southern Oregon University. Other design credits include Don Pasquale for Cincinnati Opera, The Daughter of the Regiment and Don Pasquale for Arizona Opera, The Pirates of Penzance for San Luis Obispo Opera, and Dido and Aeneas for Central City Opera.
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ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: ROMEO & JULIET, 2016 Mr. Hase’s body of work includes many opera companies in the United Scates: The Santa Fe Opera, Seattle Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Philadelphia Opera, Minnesota Opera, Goodspeed Opera, Dallas Opera, and Los Angeles Opera. His work has been seen on both Broadway and off-Broadway as well as New York City Opera and BAM Next Wave Festival. He has designed throughout Europe, Asia, and South America including Theater Erfurc, Bayerische Staacsoper, Staatstheater Kassel, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Stadttheater Giessen, The Barbican and Sadler’s Wells in London, Opera North in the U.K. the Abbey Theater and Riverdreams in Dublin, Malmo Opera in Sweden, the Dutch, Finnish, and Columbian National Operas; Stageholding and the Nationale Reisopera in Holland; Opera de Marseille; Canadian Opera Company; The Luminato Festival in Toronto; Singapore Arts Festival; and Tokyo Metro Arts Center. Mr. Hase has been the head of lighting and lighting design for Cincinnati Opera Association for 20 years.
DOUG PROVOST PROJECTION DESIGNER ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT
Provost was the production manager for STAGES St. Louis. While at STAGES, he served as the lighting designer for the Kevin Klein award-winning productions of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, and Snoopy! Provost has worked for such companies as the Cincinnati Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Opera Columbus, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Chautauqua Opera, Utah Festival Opera Company, Kansas City Ballet, Royal Shakespeare Company at the Young Vic, Royal National Theatre, Columbus Children’s Theatre, Gallery Players, Red Herring Theatre, HotCity Theatre Company, and Starlight Theatre of Kansas City. Provost’s opera design credits include Carmen, Don Giovanni, Susannah, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Tosca, H.M.S. Pinafore, Camelot, Man of La Mancha, The Merry Widow, Brundibár, and Somebody’s Children. His most recent design credits include Snoopy! (STAGES St. Louis), and Orpheus Descending and A Clockwork Orange (HotCity Theatre Company).
CAST & CREATIVE MELANIE STEELE WIG & MAKEUP DESIGNER ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: THE GOLDEN TICKET, 2011
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Melanie Steele is excited to be returning to The Atlanta Opera as wig and makeup designer. Since moving to Atlanta in 2013, she has enjoyed working with this company as well as at the Fox Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Aurora Theatre, and the Atlanta Ballet. Before moving to the area, Ms. Steele toured with The Lion King after gaining extensive experience working with many other Broadway tours (Aida, Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys, Wicked, Spamalot, Phantom of the Opera, The Producers). Since getting her start at The Santa Fe Opera in 1997, she has designed wigs and makeup at Austin Opera, Central City Opera, Spoleto Festival USA, Baltimore Opera, Kentucky Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Bard Summerscape, Opera Festival of New Jersey, Opera Pacific, Opera Company of North Carolina, Saratoga Springs Opera, as well as giving master classes to up-and-coming opera students. Some of Ms. Steeleâ€™s work can be seen in Opera News, Makeup Artist Magazine, Seventeen, Time, Newsweek, and Texas Monthly magazine.
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Rolando Salazar is the assistant conductor, assistant chorus master, and the music administrator for the Atlanta Opera. He has served as assistant conductor and pianist at The Bellingham Festival of Music, as assistant conductor at La Musica Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy, and as coach/conductor for the Harrower Opera Workshop. He serves as artistic director and conductor of the Georgia Piedmont Youth Orchestra while maintaining a guest-conducting schedule, most recently in performances with the Georgia State University Orchestra, Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra, Georgia State University Opera, and the Ozark Family Opera. Mr. Salazar also keeps an active coaching and collaborative piano schedule in Atlanta, preparing numerous singers for engagements with major orchestras and opera houses worldwide. A student of Michael Palmer, he is a graduate of Georgia State University with a Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting and an Artist Diploma in Orchestra and Opera.
CAST & CREATIVE BURAK BILGILI DON PASQUALE ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS, 2013
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Turkish bass Burak Bilgili has performed in many of the world’s leading opera houses. Highlights included debuts with the Washington National Opera in Nabucco and the National Symphony Orchestra for Dvorˇák’s Stabat Mater, and the world premiere of the opera La Fenice at the Savonlinna Festival. Other engagements have included Beijing National Centre for the Performing Arts for The Tales of Hoffmann, The Dallas Opera as Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Cincinnati Opera as Leporello in Don Giovanni, Edmonton Opera as Ramfis in Aida, his debut at the Caramoor Festival as Procida in I vespri siciliani, Nabucco with the Auckland Symphony, and Lakmé in Montreal. Mr. Bilgili debuted at the San Francisco Opera as Ferrando in Il trovatore, in Geneva as Leporello, at Michigan Opera Theatre as Zaccaria in Nabucco and Leporello in Don Giovanni, and in Montreal for the role of Piesco in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra. Other recent engagements include the role of Don Basilio in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Bayerische Staatsoper and Seattle Opera, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte in Avignon, Giorgio in I puritani in Cagliari, Hunding in Die Walküre for the Colorado Symphony, and Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor for Vancouver Opera.
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CAST & CREATIVE ALEXEY LAVROV DR. MALATESTA ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT
A recent graduate of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, baritone Alexey Lavrov made his Met company debut in the 2012-13 season as the Herald in Otello and the Flemish Deputy in Don Carlo. He has since appeared there as Silvio in Pagliacci, Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Schaunard in La bohème, and Count Dominik in Arabella. Other recent career highlights have included the title role in Aleko at Opera Carolina, Malatesta at Cincinnati Opera, Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette at the Festival Internacional de Ópera Alejandro Granda in Peru, the title role of Eugene Onegin at Germany’s Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg Festival and on tour with the Mikhailovsky Theatre in Japan. Mr. Lavrov was also a member of the Young Artist Program at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, where he sang Moralès in Carmen, Shchelkalov in Boris Godunov, and Robert in Iolanta. In the 2016-17 season he returns to the Met for La bohème and makes his debuts at the Zurich Opera in Pagliacci, and Teatro Real in Madrid in The Golden Cockerel. A native of the Komi Republic, Russia, Mr. Lavrov studied voice at the Republican Art College, Syktyvkar, and the St. Petersburg State Conservatory. He was a semifinalist at the 2014 Operalia International Voice Competition, and his many other awards and distinctions include first prize at the 2014 Gerda Lissner Foundation International Vocal Competition, second prize at the 2014 Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation International Voice Competition, and third prize at the 2014 Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition.
CAST & CREATIVE JI-MIN PARK ERNESTO ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT
Ji-Min Park trained at the Seoul National University, South Korea, as a student of Professor Philip Kang, and at the Vienna Conservatory, Austria, as a student of Professor Carolyn Hague. He joined the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in September 2007, where he enjoyed considerable success. Ji-Min was promoted to Principal Young Artist for the 2009-10 season. His roles at Covent Garden have included Rodolfo in La bohème and Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi. He represented South Korea in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition 2009 and was chosen by Peter Katona to represent Covent Garden in the Stella Maris International Vocal Competition onboard MS EUROPA in 2009, in which he was awarded European concerts. Ji-Min returned to London to open the Covent Garden 2011-12 season as Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi and Venditore in Il Taborro before singing Rossini’s Stabat Mater with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. He made his debut at the New National Theatre Tokyo as Rodolfo and returned to Opera Australia as Alfredo in La traviata. Recent highlights and engagements for the 2016-17 season include Scaramuccio in Ariadne auf Naxos for the Royal Opera House, concert performances of Rossini’s Otello at the Al Bustan Festival of Performing Arts, Lebanon, and Rodolfo in La bohème for Opera Australia. Further ahead, he returns to Opera Australia as Alfredo La traviata.
photo: Philip Groshong/Cincinnati Opera
CAST & CREATIVE GEORGIA JARMAN NORINA
ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, 2011
photo: Philip Groshong/Cincinnati Opera
Recently referred to by Opera magazine as “a fully qualified, authoritative bel canto leading lady,” Georgia Jarman holds a place as one of the most distinguished bel canto interpreters of her generation. Recent successes have included her highly acclaimed performances as Roxana in Kasper Holten’s Grammy-nominated production of Król Roger under Antonio Pappano, marking her Covent Garden debut, also released as a DVD on Opus Arte; Gilda (Rigoletto) with the Santa Fe Opera; and all four heroines in Richard Jones’ production of Les contes d’Hoffmann for English National Opera. She has made numerous appearances at the Caramoor Music Festival under Will Crutchfield with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, most recently, Zenobia in Rossini’s rarely performed Aureliano in Palmira, as Gilda in Rigoletto, and Amenaide in Tancredi. This season, Georgia returns to Covent Garden in her role debut as Agnès in Katie Mitchell’s production of George Benjamin’s Written on Skin, conducted by the composer. She also sings Donna Anna in concert performances of Don Giovanni under Paavo Järvi with the NHK Symphony in Tokyo and returns to Dallas Opera for a new production of La traviata. She will return to Opéra National de Bordeaux for the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor and a touring project of Written on Skin with the Mahler Chamber symphony, as well as a series of concerts at The Holland Festival, conducted by Alan Gilbert. She rejoins George Benjamin for the premieres of his newly commissioned opera, Lessons in Love and Violence, for Staatsoper Hamburg and Opéra National de Lyon, conducted by Kent Nagano.
CAST & CREATIVE ANDREW PARDINI A NOTARY
STUDIO ARTIST ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: SILENT NIGHT, 2016 Extolled by The Baltimore Sun for his “robust work” and DC Metro Theater Arts for “a heart-stopping, high-voltage bass-baritone voice,” Andrew Thomas Pardini continues to win audiences with his vibrant tone and thrilling character portrayals. This past summer, Pardini was a studio artist as part of the Crested Butte Opera Studio at Crested Butte Music Festival, performing the role of Marcello in La bohème. Pardini recently made his company and role debuts with Dayton Opera as II Principe Yamadori and II Commissario lmperiale in Madama Butterfly, and Un Araldo in Otello, in addition to serving as Resident Baritone as part of its prestigious 2015-16 Artists-in-Residence Program. Pardini holds a Master of Music degree in opera performance from the University of Maryland - Maryland Opera Studio and a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from the University of Southern California - Thornton School of Music.
IAN CHRISTIANSEN MAX THE MANSERVANT ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT
Ian is ecstatic to join the cast of Don Pasquale and work with Atlanta Opera for the first time! A New York transplant, he currently resides in Phoenix - where he has been seen as Joseph in Sons of the Prophet (Stray Cat Theatre), Giuseppe in The Light in the Piazza (Phoenix Theatre), Dorian in OPUS (Actors Theatre), Berowne in Love’s Labour’s Lost and Proteus in Two Gentlemen of Verona (Southwest Shakespeare Co.), Stine in City of Angels (Theaterworks), and many others. Noteworthy engagements with Arizona Opera include Don Pasquale, La Fille du Regiment, Arizona Lady and Falstaff. Ian holds a BFA in acting from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama and studied at NIDA in Sydney. He also was a company member with The American Mime Theatre in New York. Endless thanks to Chuck, and to his mom and sisters. For Addy and dad.
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THE ATLANTA OPERA CHORUS CHORUS MASTER Rolando Salazar
CHORUS MEMBERS William Anderson GROUCHO MARX
Sakinah Davis EARTHA KITT
Rob Banks JAMES CAGNEY
Christina Howell AUDREY MEADOWS
Kyle Barnes JACKIE GLEASON
Anna Miller MARGARET DUMONT
Gus Godbee MICKEY MANTLE
Teri Sawyer LUCILLE BALL
Allen Michael Jones B.B. KING
Jeanette Simpson PATSY CLINE
Marc Porlier DESI ARNAZ
Laurie Tossing SOPHIA LOREN
Timothy Tolar ELVIS PRESLEY
Tiffany Uzoije DINAH WASHINGTON
John Young JOHN WAYNE
photo: Philip Groshong/Cincinnati Opera
Caitlin Andrews CARMEN MIRANDA
THE ATLANTA OPERA ORCHESTRA VIOLIN I
Peter Ciaschini The Loraine P. Williams Orchestra Concertmaster Edward Eanes Ginny Respess Rafael Veytsblum Michele Mariage-Volz Lee Nicholson
Charae Krueger Principal
Lyn DeRamus Principal
VIOLIN II Fia Durrett Principal
Adelaide Federici Felix Farrar Shawn Pagliarini Angele Sherwood-Lawless Patti Gouvas Patrick Ryan Lisa Morrison
Bill Johnston Principal Elizabeth Derderian-Wood
Jim Zellers Principal Kelly Bryant
Diana Dunn Principal Erica Howard
CLARINET David Odom Principal John Warren
BASSOON Debra Grove Principal
David Bradley Principal
Yvonne Toll Principal
Mark McConnell Principal Edmon Nicholson Richard Brady
John Lawless Principal
PERCUSSION Michael Cebulski Principal Jeff Kershner
Susan Brady Principal
CONTRACTOR Mark McConnell
Julie Rosseter Joli Wu Karl Schab Leigh Dixon Musicians employed in this production are represented by the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada.
photo: Michael Mahoney/Hat Head Studios
A LITTLE SONG, A LITTLE DANCE BY CHUCK HUDSON
With Don Pasquale, Donizetti gives us champagne for music and so the comedic style in the acting must match this excellence or it would be like mixing bubbles with beer! I had the privilege of working with a master of comedy, Marcel Marceau. At his school in Paris, Marceau had us study the various styles of comedy from the Italian commedia dell’arte to his own comic inspirations: Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, and other actors of le Cinéma Muet. It was their virtuosity, their “musicality” in style that struck Marceau. Their comic dignity represented the champagne of comedy as opposed to the stylistic beer of slapstick or vaudeville. Marceau also drilled us in the details of his own comic masterpieces, working the 40
specificity, style, and that elusive skill, comic timing. Highlights of touring with Marceau came on the off-nights in a studio improvising together. He’d put me onstage and toss out a theme and I would “play.” He gave me specific stylistic directions: “Make the same action tragic, now comic, now dark comedy, now baroque comedy, now melodrama ...” To increase the subtlety he would say, “Now find the tragic in the comic” or “find the comic in the tragic.” I learned that I could change the context or even the meaning simply by changing where and when to “take” to the audience. These silent asides would make or break the comedy and could generate cascades of laugher. I love honoring his influence by inserting flowers from his bouquet into a show now and then, so we have inserted a few into this production — rifffing on Bip Commits Suicide, The Mask Maker, and The Pickpocket’s Nightmare.
DIRECTOR’S NOTE We wanted to create an environment that would allow the comic virtuosity to work hand in hand with the vocal virtuosity of opera. When the design team and I settled on Sunset Boulevard as the inspiration for this production, the collaboration and creativity flowed. Having singers play Hollywood actors who are playing roles opened up a world of comic possibilities. I have always been amazed with the “theater magic” of the costume changes during a Japanese kabuki performance — a Samurai warrior turns into a fox right before your eyes, which is not only part of the fun, it is a playful way for us to portray in a theater the special effects we expect in a movie. Like a Busby Berkeley chorus becoming a kaleidoscope of human action, even our set transforms one large element into a completely different object in another scene. One of the trickiest things about this opera is that there is only one female
character, Norina. When we meet her, we are not introduced to a girl but to a woman. She is neither innocent of the ways of men nor innocent of the ways of the world. In her introductory aria, Norina revisits the fairy-tale romance that she and all young girls are taught to believe, and she knows from experience that this is not what real love is. In our own post-romantic world where Disney princesses have more chutzpah than their Barbie doll predecessors, Norina is an intelligent and educated young woman who has experienced life, and yet is not so jaded by her experience that she no longer believes in love. Similar to the relationship between Rosina and Figaro in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, Dr. Malatesta never tells Norina what to do. Like Figaro, he is Socratic in his instruction. He values and supports the cleverness and intelligence of his protégée, leading Norina to discover
photo: Philip Groshong/Cincinnati Opera
DIRECTOR’S NOTE her own solutions by thinking them out logically. He even trusts her to improvise her own text and actions disguised as the shrewish Sofronia. If Norina is the only woman, she must therefore represent every woman. If the real Norina is in any way shrewish then she is not in disguise as the shrew Sofronia, and what a two-dimensional stereotype of women that would be. No, Norina is written as a three-dimensional woman possessing flaws as well as talents. We may not agree with some of her choices — restoring our faith in a woman who has just slapped an old man to the ground is quite a challenge! Perhaps Norina goes too far, and she must recognize this, too. Restoring the comedy from that dark situation is a pivotal moment in the show. On the first day of rehearsal I presented the singers with Marceau’s Comic Timing Exercise — a specific and yet simple sequence of movements that allows comedy to flourish. Armed with this technique, we got to work! Although he is no longer with us, Marceau’s style and his love of style live on in those of us who worked with him directly. I am privileged to pass it along to the next generation of performers including actors, movement artists, and opera singers. As with all of them, so with you, I share the eulogy for Chuckles the Clown on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show:”
“A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants.” 42
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THE STUDENT SHORT & STUDIO TOUR BY WADE THOMAS
The Atlanta Opera is consistently known for its outstanding mainstage productions at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. However, the Opera also strives to make a name for itself in the areas of community engagement, audience development, and civic impact. An ever-increasing emphasis is being placed upon arts organizations across the nation to address community priorities and to seek relationships with other organizations to help strengthen the communities they serve. The Atlanta Opera recognizes this important role by partnering with organizations to make opera more accessible to those who are unfamiliar with the art form. The Atlanta Opera’s education programs are a great example of how we partner with other organizations to make opera
more accessible for students. Each year, through the Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs’ Cultural Experience Project and the Artsbridge Foundation, we invite more than 850 Atlanta Public School high school students to our Student Short matinee at Cobb Energy Centre at no cost. We will have a sold-out house for our Student Short matinee of Don Pasquale on March 30th! We also partner with local foundations to bring free in-school performances of our Studio Tour to Atlanta Public Schools and Gwinnett County Title I schools. This season we toured an abridged version of Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella) to appreciative student audiences all across Georgia. In November, The Atlanta Opera worked with veterans’ organizations to invite more than 700 veterans and their family members to attend the Veterans Day performance of Silent Night for 43
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT free. This opportunity was built upon the success of our veterans initiative for Soldier Songs in our 2015-16 Discoveries season. A challenge facing arts organizations, and specifically opera companies, is developing new audiences. One of our most popular programs that for fostering new audiences is the 24-Hour Opera Project. The project brings together composers, librettists, directors, music directors, and singers to create original opera in 24 hours! Our seventh annual event partnered with improvisers from Dadâ€™s Garage Theatre Company for a hilarious night
of new opera. The Dadâ€™s artists served as our librettists and directors for each team, and the performance was held at Dadâ€™s Garage Theatre in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. The Atlanta Opera continues to be a vital arts presence in the Atlanta community by bringing the power and passion of opera to thousands of students and audience members. Our community engagement and education partners are instrumental in helping The Atlanta Opera succeed, and we are grateful for their support. We encourage you to learn more about our community programs by visiting us at atlantaopera.org.
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Dr. Florence C. Barnett The Bickers Charitable Trust Dr. R. Dwain Blackston Dr. Bruce Cassidy & Dr. Eda Hochgelerent Jean & Jerry Cooper Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Edge *Heike & Dieter Elsner Ms. Rebecca Y. Frazer & Mr. Jon Buttrey Mr. & Mrs. Carl & Sally Gable Harald Hansen Mr. L. D. Holland James M. Kane & Andrea Braslavsky Kane Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Klump Mr. Harmon B. Miller III Irene V. Myjak Clara M. & John S. Oâ€™Shea Mr. David Paule & Mr. Gary Mann Edward W. Phares Mr. James D. Powell Drs. Aileen & Richard Robinson John & Barbara Ross Dr. Joseph Smiddy Johannah Smith Mr. William F. Snyder Yee-Wan & John Stevens Judith & Mark Taylor Ms. Bunny Winter & Mr. Michael Doyle $2,500+ Mrs. Phillip E. Alvelda Mrs. Elizabeth Tufts Bennett Mr. & Mrs. Paul Blackney Mr. Ron Breakstone Dr. John W. Cooledge Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Croft III
ANNUAL GIVING Col. & Mrs. Edgar W. Duskin Dr. & Mrs. Donald J. Filip Mr. & Mrs. Lance Fortnow Mr. James R. Gilbert Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Hardin Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Hantula Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Hills Mr. & Mrs. Howell Hollis III Mr. & Mrs. Harry C. Howard *Mrs. Joseph B. Hutchison Mary & Wayne James Ms. Salli LeVan Ms. Suzanne Mott Dansby Mr. & Mrs. William A. Parker Mrs. Polly N. Pater Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ratonyi Milton J. Sams Mr. & Mrs. J. Barry Schrenk Morton & Angela Sherzer Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Shreiber Mrs. Hugh Tarbutton Mr. & Mrs. George B. Taylor, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Nicholas Valerio III Rae & George Weimer Larry & Beverly Willson Andy & Sarah Zabinski GOLD $1,000+ Anonymous Mrs. Pierce Allgood Mr. & Mrs. Anderson Mr. Josh Aronson Julie & Jim Balloun Christine M. Beard Mr. & Mrs. C. Duncan Beard Michael L. & Valerie W. Benoit Mrs. Enrique E. Bledel Ms. Mary D. Bray Ms. Martha S. Brewer Dr. J. Bricker Burns Sam & Boog Candler Mr. Thomas J. Collins & Jeff Holms
Mr. Malcolm M. Cox & Ms. Sandra L. Vasher Mrs. Lavona Currie Dr. & Mrs. F. Thomas Daly Jr. Mr. Paul Deckard Mr. Richard H. Delay & Dr. Francine D. Dykes Mr. Robert S. Devins Mr. & Mrs. James C. Edenfield Dr. & Dr. Morgan Eiland Ms. DeeAnn E. Evans Dr. Mary M. Finn R. Derril Gay, Ph.D. Mr. Richard Goodjoin Kevin Greiner & Robyn Roberts Ms. Louise S. Gunn Ann P. Howington Mr. & Mrs. David C. Huffman Mrs. Cecile M. Jones Ronnie & Peter Kessenich Marsha & David King Ms. Eleanor Kinsey Dorothy Yates Kirkley Mrs. Treville Lawrence Linda L. Lively & James E. Hugh III Dan D. Maslia Belinda & Gino Massafra Shelley McGehee Ms. Mimi S. Monett Mr. & Mrs. Allen P. McDaniel Ms. Priscilla M. Moran Mortimer Family John & Agnes Nelson Mr. & Mrs. John L. Oâ€™Neal The Opera Guild for Atlanta Mr. Darryl C. Payne & Ms. Lisa C. Richardson Lucy S. Perry Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence S. Phillips Carol & Jorge Pisarello Mrs. Betsy Pittman The Reverend Neal P. Ponder, Jr.
Dr. Michael F. Pratt & Nancy Peterman Mr. Shawn Rieschl Johnson & Mr. Christian Kirby R.J. & D.G. Riffey, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. George P. Rodrigue Dr. & Mrs. Mark Rowles The Scully Peretsman Foundation Mr. Fred B. Smith Dr. & Mrs. Patton P. Smith Mr. Paul Snyder Mr. Peter James Stelling *Mrs. Eleanor H. Strain Mr. & Mrs. Stephen P. Stuk , Jr. Dr. Jane T. St. Clair & Mr. James E. Sustman Steve & Christine Strong Dr. & Mrs. Michael Szikman Mr. Stephen H. Thompson & Mr. Drew Mote Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Ventulett III Ms. Juliana T. Vincenzino Mrs. Jody Collins Weatherly Kiki Wilson Dr. & Mrs. R. Craig Woodward Dr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Yuschok $500+ Mr. & Mrs. Robert O. Banker Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Betor Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Blake Ms. Marta V. Boulineau Barbara S. Bruner, M.D. Bob & Marion Bunker Mrs. Constance Calhoun Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Carlin Mrs. Carol J. Clark Mrs. Jan W. Collins Mr. & Mrs. Newt Collinson Ms Lillianette Cook & Ms. Carol Uhl Mr. & Mrs. John D. Corse Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Curry Maureen & Michael Dailey Mr. & Mrs. Tom Dalton
ANNUAL GIVING Mr. Daniel L. Delnero & Ms. Vlada Galan Mrs. Catherine Warren Dukehart Ms. Ariana B. Fass Mrs. Dakin B. Ferris Mr. & Mrs. Michael Flaherty John Gam, Ph. D. Mrs. John W. Grant III Judge Adele P. Grubbs Mr. Robert & Dr. Ada Habl Ms. Anne Hammond Mr. Ronald L. Harris & Mrs. Jacqueline Pownall Dean & Vivian Haulton Mr. George Hickman, III Donna & Richard Hiller Alegra N. Horne Mr. & Mrs. W. Barrett Howell, Jr. Mr. David Hutchison Mr. & Mrs. Gert Kampfer Mr. & Mrs. Fred R. Keith Ms. Edna Kennedy Joan & Arnold Kurth Mr. & Mrs. Gedas Kutka Chris & Jill Le Ms. Beverly Leaphart Ms. Joanne Lincoln Vaneesa & Allan Little Alex Livingston Charles & Katherine Lord Dr. Jill Mabley Dr. Robert & Judge Stephanie Manis Samantha & William Markle Mr. & Mrs. John McMullan Terri & Stephen Nagler Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Naman Ms. Sandra Perkowitz Mr. Lawrence F. Pinson Mr. Daniel V. Pompilio III & Mrs. Lark Ingram John Pruitt Lynn & Kent Regenstein Mr. & Mrs. Stefano V. Righi Mrs. Barbara G. Robinson
Sidney & Phyllis Rodbell Mr. Gary W. Rollins Ms. Pam Rollins Sandra & Ronald Rousseau Gail & Barry Spurlock Judge Mike & Mrs. Jane Stoddard Mr. & Mrs. James Summers Dr. David E. Sutherland II & Mrs. Sarah F. Yates Sutherland Mr. & Mrs. Ben J. Tarbutton, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. Taylor Mr. Richard Thio Andrew & Katie Tuck Mr. & Mrs. Leroy Walden Alan & Marcia Watt Dr. & Mrs. James O. Wells, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Sam Williams Dr. & Mrs. David Wingert Sherrilyn & Donn Wright Jan & Beattie Wood Ms. Jerrie Woodward Drs. Martin & Holly York $350+ Judith Alembik Mr. & Mrs. William A. Allison Mr. & Mrs. Dante Bellizzi Ms. Lisa T. Black Mr. & Mrs. Raymond H. Chenault Mr. Lawrence M. Cohen Melanie Collins Mr. N. Jerold Cohen & Ms. Andrea Strickland Dr. & Mrs. Albert De Chicchis Mrs. Carol Goodman Ms. Mary Katherine Hodgson Richard & Linda Hubert Mr. Scott Ingram Mr. & Mrs. Edward Katze John & JoAnn Keller Livvy Kazer Lipson Mr. Thomas L. McCook Mr. M. Sean Molley
Dr. Patricia S. Moulton Barbara & Mark Murovitz Jane & Jim Murray Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Nicholas III Mr. & Mrs. David Norris Mr. & Mrs. Henry C. Parrish III Edward & Marjorie Patterson Ms. Sophia B. Peterman Mr. Stephen L. Rann Dr. Donald Riker Mr. James Rollins Dr. & Mrs. William M. Scaljon Mr. & Mrs. John A. Schwartz Dr. Susan Y. Stevens Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. Tuller Mary Jane & Jorge Vilanova Mr. & Mrs. Fritz von Ammon Dr. & Mrs. David Vroon Jone Williams Ms. Lola V. Williams Ms. Venette Williams SILVER $100+ Anonymous Mr. Thomas A. Adams, Jr. Dr. Catherine Allard Dr. Raymond Allen Mr. & Mrs. William A. Allison Dr. Robert & Mrs. Lynne Alpern Mr. William F. & Joan M. Amideo Arlene Appelrouth Michael Arasin Dr. & Mrs. Charles Arp Ms. Janice Arsan Dr. & Mrs. Asher Atlanta Opera Orchestra Players Association Mrs. Elizabeth Bair Mr. & Mrs. David S. Baker Mr. & Mrs. Michael Barker Colonel & Mrs. John V. Barson, D.O. Mr. Walter Beamer Mrs. Allison Beckett
ANNUAL GIVING Ms. Lauren Benevich Mr. & Mrs. Matthew H. Bernstein Mr. Gary Bivins Mr. Matt Blackburn Cynthia & Albert Blackwelder Mr. & Mrs. Michael Blackwood Dr. Daniel S. Blumenthal & Dr. Marjorie Speers Ms. Martha Bobo Ms. Melodye G. Brown James & Nancy Bross Mr. Gene B. Brown Mark & Peg Bumgardner Wilton & Victoria Bunch Natalia C. Burdette Ms. Jennifer C. Burleigh Mr. Frank H. Butterfield & Mrs. Debra Butterfield Susan Byrd Drs. Brenda & Craig Caldwell Michael J. & Debra Caldwell Dr. & Mrs. W. Jerry Capps Thomas S. Caras, M.D. Mr. Stephen Carlson Mr. Gregory Carraway Mr. Michael Carver Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Catalfano Mr. & Mrs. George Cemore Mr. David F. Chastain III Dr. Earle D. Clowney Mr. & Mrs. Alva Cobb Mrs. Claudia Colvin Ms. Sally Combs Ms. Celeste Condit Mr. T. Dennis Connally Mr. Bruce W. & Mrs. Kate Cotterman Mr. & Mrs. David Courtney Mr. & Mrs. Dennis M. Crean Ms. Delia T. Crouch Mr. Craig Cuddeback Ms. Ann Cummings Mr. David Dâ€™Ambrosio Mr. & Mrs. Harold T. Daniel Jr.
Mrs. Jeanne Daniels Mr. James M. Datka & Ms. Nora P. DePalma Carol Comstock & Jim Davis Mr. William A. Davis Mr. Christopher J. Decoufle Mr. Louis Delatourdupin Jim & Carol Dew Phillip Diaddigo Ms. Rosemarie Distefano Mr. James Dorsey Mr. & Mrs. David R. Dye Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Eckardt Mr. & Mrs. Louis Ederington Janice & Charles M. Edwards III Ms. Paula L. Ellis Ms. Elizabeth R. Etoll Ms. Barbara Faherty Ms. Barbara M. Farr Ms. Ariana B. Fass Joann Felder Mrs. Arnoldo Fiedotin Mike Figura Mrs. Sally Finch Ms. Martha Fineman Dr. & Mrs. Stanley Fineman Dr. & Mrs. Edwin E. Flournoy Ms. Hope Caldwell-Foster Mr. & Mrs. Michael E. Friedman Ms. Mozelle Funderburk Mrs. Anda Gadidov Mr. Glen Galbaugh Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ganz Mary L. Garner Mr. James Gary Dan & Harriet Gill Mr. & Mrs. Donald Goldstein Dr. & Mrs. Martin Goldstein James C. Goodwyne & Christopher S. Connelly Barbara Govert Mr. William Green Ms. Anne L. Grossman
Jim & Virginia Hale Mr. Michael Hand Dr. & Mrs. Bannister L. Harbin Dr. & Mrs. Eugene Harley Ms. Freya Harris Beth Hausmann Mr. Scott Hazleton Mr. William Hazleton & Mrs. Holly Hazleton Dr. Gary Henschen Sarah Hill Mr. Joseph Ho Douglas Hooker & Patrise Perkins Hooker Dr. & Mrs. S. G. Hornsby, Jr. Mrs. Sally Horntvedt Pearlann & Jerry Horowitz Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas C. Howard Ms. Jan W. Hughen Mr. Rolf Ingenleuf Mr. James Jackson Mrs. Louise Jackson Robert & Barbara Jackson Stuart Jackson & Robyn Jackson Ms. Annette Janowitz Ms. Brenda D. Jennings Mrs. Mary O. Jensen Ms. Susan Johnston & Mrs. Shannon Motley Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Johnston Cliff Jolliff & Elaine Gerke Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Juchelka Jane & Bob Kibler Ms. Donna J. Kilgore Dr. Joon Y. Kim & Myong Suk Kim Mr. Allen D. King, Jr. Mr. Emory King Mr. Chris Kitchens Ms. Caroline B. Klopstock Mr. Richard Kranzmann Helen & Steven Kraus Mrs. Emma Lankford Juliette & Andrew Lebor Mrs. Jeanine Lewis
ANNUAL GIVING Ms. Mieghan Lewis Sophie Li Mr. Sidney E. Linton Ms. Nancy S. Linzmeyer Richard Lodise & Valerie Jagiella Donna & Trevor Lumb Mr. David Mackley Ms. Nancy Martin Adair & Joe Massey Katherine B. Maxwell & Michael J. Maxwell Ms. Joey McCraw Ms. Gloria G. McCrory Michael McDaniel Patricia & Laughlin McDonald Ms. Robin McDonald Cynthia McGill Mrs. Gwendolyn Michel Cindy & Edward Miller Mr. Kenneth A. Miller Mr. Simon Miller Mr. Roger Moister, Jr. Judith A. Monsaas Mr. David Moran Mr. & Mrs. George T. Munsterman The Honorable & Mrs. George A. Novak Mr. John Owens Ms. Sandra S. Owens Mr. Joseph M. Pabst Phyllis & Marshall Pace
Hyun Park & Morgan Harris Mr. & Mrs. John Payan Ms. Mary Percy Mr. W. Ray Person Drs. Frank & Robin Petruzielo *Sharon & Jim Radford Mrs. Krin Radosta Mrs. David A. Reinach Brian & Caroline Rendini Mr. John B. Rofrano Mr. & Mrs. John Philip Rogers Mr. Daniel D. Ross Mr. Hervey S. Ross Ms. Linda Rubin Dr. & Mrs. Bruce Sabatino Weslyn A. Samson Dr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Scanlan Crista & Glenn D. Schaab Mac & Duhi Schneider Mr. Donald Schreiber & Ms. Barbara Seal Ms. Regina Schuber Ms. Gretchen Schulz Mr. & Mrs. David M. Scoular Ms. Roberta Setzer Carolyn H. Sherman Mr. Robert Sidewater Helga Hazelrig Siegel Mr. Robert L. Silverman Richard Singer & Liz Nazzari Miss Renee Smiley
Dr. & Mrs. Stanley J. Smits Maidee & Jim Spencer Mr. Kenneth W. Stegall Mrs. Fred Stewart Mr. & Mrs. Frederick A. Stuart Carolyn & Robert Swain Barbara & Jon Swann Mr. & Mrs. Evan C. Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Frederick C. Taylor Ms. Virginia S. Taylor Leigh & Jay Telotte Ms. Nancy A. Thomas Ms. Elizabeth R. Trulock Mr. Michael Vaughn Dr. & Mrs. James H. Venable Mr. Bradley Vernatter Mrs. Linda P. Vinal Ms. Laura P. Wagner Mrs. Pamela M. Waid Mr. & Mrs. Stephen G. Warner Ms. Parsla A. Welch Mr. & Mrs. T. A. Wessels Mr. & Mrs. Alexander M. Williams Virginia S. Williams Ms. Beth Williamson Ms. Ann D. Winters Mrs. Loretta C. Wolf Kurt-Alexander Zeller Mr. & Mrs. John Zellner *deceased
CORPORATE PARTNERS $500,000 The Coca-Cola Company $100,000+ Fidelity Southern Corporation Gas South $50,000+ Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta $10,000+ Burberry SAP America, Inc. Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters National Distributing Co., Inc. Tony Brewer & Company, Inc. UBS Financial Services Inc.
$5,000+ Affordable Equity Partners, Inc. Atlantic Trust Indian Hills Country Club Modern Luxury $2,500+ Anonymous Atlanta Botanical Garden Atlanta Food and Wine Festival PNC Wealth Management Wallace Graphics
$1,000+ Amplifii Georgia Dermatology Center Morgan Stanley - Terminus Building Office St. Regis Atlanta $500+ Alliance Theatre
FOUNDATION & GOVERNMENT SUPPORT Listed below are organizations that contributed and/or pledged to The Atlanta Opera between July 1, 2015 and Jan. 15, 2017. FOUNDATIONS $750,000+ The Goizueta Foundation
$20,000+ The Jim Cox, Jr. Foundation The Kendeda Fund Wells Fargo Foundation $300,000+ George M. Brown Trust Fund Molly Blank Fund of the Arthur M. Blank The David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund Family Foundation The Zeist Foundation $150,000+ Livingston Foundation $50,000+ Atlanta Music Festival Association The Home Depot Foundation The Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. J. Marshall & Lucile G. Powell Charitable Trust The Sara Giles Moore Foundation
$10,000+ Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation The Atlanta Foundation Camp-Younts Foundation Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc. Fraser-Parker Foundation JBS Foundation Norfolk Southern Corporation Foundation Ray M. & Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc.
$5,000+ Enterprise Holdings Foundation Ida-Alice Ryan Charitable Trust Kiwanis Foundation of Atlanta, Inc Lois & Lucy Lampkin Foundation Mary Brown Fund of Atlanta, Georgia Nordson Corporate Foundation Publix Super Markets Charities The John & Mary Franklin Foundation, Inc. $1,000+ Bright Wings Foundation Hills Family Foundation Piedmont National Family Foundation GOVERNMENT FUNDING $50,000+ Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs $20,000+ Georgia Council for the Arts National Endowment for the Arts
ENCORE CIRCLE The Atlanta Opera established the Encore Circle to recognize donors who have designated The Opera as a beneficiary in their estate plan. Gifts from these individuals ensure our progress for generations to come. Anonymous Mr. & *Mrs. Shepard B. Ansley Mrs. Wallace F. Beard The Bickers Charitable Trust Mr. Montague L. Boyd, IV Ms. Mary D. Bray Mr. Robert Colgin Martha Thompson Dinos The Roy and Janet Dorsey Foundation Arnold and Sylvia Eaves Ms. Dorothy E. Edwards *Heike and Dieter Elsner Ms. Melodi Ford Carl and Sally Gable Peg Simms Gary Mr. and Mrs. Sidney W. Guberman Ms. Judy Hanenkrat Mr. Hilson Hudson *Mrs. Joseph B. Hutchison Mr. J. Carter Joseph Mr. Alfred D. Kennedy Ms. Corina M. LaFrossia Dr. Jill Mabley Mr. and Mrs. John G. Malcolm
Mr. Robert L. Mays Mr. & Mrs. Allen P. McDaniel Mr & Mrs. Jack C. McDowell Mr. and Mrs. Craig N. Miller Miss Helen D. Moffitt Mr. J. Robert Morring Clara M. and John S. Oâ€™Shea Mrs. Polly N. Pater Mr. William E. Pennington Mr. Bruce Roth Ms. Hazel Sanger Mr. D. Jack Sawyer, Jr. Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel *Ms. Barbara D. Stewart Dr. Jane T. St. Clair and Mr. James E. Sustman Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Teepen Dr. and Mrs. Harold Whitney *Mrs. Jane S. Willson Rhys T. Wilson Ms. Bunny Winter and Mr. Michael Doyle Mr. Charles R. Yates, Jr. & Mrs. Mary Mitchell Yates *Mr. & *Mrs. Charles R. Yates, Sr. Mr. Allen W Yee, Esq.
TRIBUTES & MEMORIALS IN HONOR OF THE ATLANTA OPERA STAFF Rae & George Weimer
IN MEMORY OF DR. JOSEPH C. & RUTH P. BARNETT Dr. Florence C. Barnett
IN MEMORY OF MRS. BOYCE L. ANSLEY Mr. & Mrs. Michael Benedict Ms. Terrell Boye Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Croft III Katherine & Rich Dâ€™Amaro Martha Thompson Dinos The Dowd Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Edge Mr. & Mrs. H. Alan Elsas Nancy & Holcombe Green Mr. & Mrs. Sidney W. Guberman Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Hills Mr. & Mrs. W. Barrett Howell, Jr. Mrs. J. C. Hufford Mary & Wayne James Mr. Alfred D. Kennedy & Dr. Bill Kenny Ms. Edna Kennedy Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Keough Mrs. T. Harvey Mathis, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Allen P. McDaniel John Hays Merson Felton & Mary Norwood Mr. William E. Pennington Dr. & Mrs. William M. Scaljon Mr. & Mrs. Charles M. Shafferl, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jim Shepherd Ms. Laura S. Spearman Mr. Peter James Stelling Mrs. Hugh Tarbutton Triska Drake & G. Kimbrough Taylor Judith & Mark Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Randall Thomas Mrs. Rebecca Warner Rae & George Weimer Dr. & Mrs. R. Mark Wilkiemeyer Mr. & Mrs. E. Jenner Wood Mr. Allen W. Yee
IN MEMORY OF DR. JAMES W. BLAND, JR. Mrs. Laura S. Spearman Mr. Peter James Stelling Dr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Yuschok IN HONOR OF BEN DAVIS - FIDELITY BANK Beth Housman IN HONOR OF ROBERT DEAN Mr. Thomas J. Collins & Jeff Holmes IN MEMORY OF RICHARD DIADDIGO Phillip Diaddigo IN HONOR OF ROBERT EDGE Mrs. Eleanor Crosby IN MEMORY OF BETSY HANSEN Harald Hansen IN HONOR OF HOWARD HUNTER Mrs. Sarah Peck
TRIBUTES & MEMORIALS IN MEMORY OF MRS. KATHRYN H. HUTCHISON Mrs. Willilam B. Astrop Mr. & Mrs. George A. Bird Ms. Kelley C. Buttrick Mr. Dan Carithers Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Cohen Mr. Frank Craft Mr. & Mrs. John H. Crawford Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Croft III Mr. & Mrs. F. Tread Davis, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Edge Mr. Peter J. Giglia Mrs. Carol Goodman J. & Sara Hehir Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Hills Ms. Mary Katherine Hodgson Mr. & Mrs. W. Barret Howell, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Peter Howell Mrs. J. C. Huffard Mr. David Hutchison Mr. & Mrs. Harrison Jones Mr. Alfred D. Kennedy & Dr. Bill Kenny Mr. & Mrs. Jamces C. Kennedy *Mr. & *Mrs. Donald R. Keough E.T. & Louise Laird Mr. & Mrs. John R. Maddox Barbara Martin Mr. Dudley L. Moore Mr. William E. Pennington Mr. & Mrs. Raymond H. Pirtle, Jr. Eden W. Rafshoon Mr. Paul S. Scharff & Mrs. Polly G. Fraser Mrs. Louis Regenstein Dr. Stuart J. Toporoff Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. Tuller Mr. & Mrs. Marshall J. Wellborn, Jr. Emily Willingham & Dixon Adair Ms. Gail Wilson Jan & Beattie Wood
IN MEMORY OF CARL KNOBLOCH Rae & George Weimer IN HONOR OF GEORGE LEVERT Anno Hardage IN MEMORY OF RACHEL LEHMAN *Mrs. Eleanor H. Strain IN MEMORY HUGH & PAULA MARX Piedmont National Family Foundation IN HONOR OF JIM MILLER Mr. Andrew Pearson John Pruit IN HONOR OF MARY RUTH MCDONALD Mr. & Mrs. Duncan S. Gray Jr. IN MEMORY OF CECIL O. PHARR, JR. Mr. & Mrs. Mark L. Burdette, Jr. Mrs. Jane Langford Mrs. Debra Sinko IN HONOR OF FAYE POPPER Ms. Catherine Popper & Mr. Noah Eckhouse IN HONOR OF DAPHNE SEVERANCE Mr. Mike Figura IN MEMORY OF MRS. ELEANOR H. STRAIN The Alley Family Eleanor Scott Johnson Virginia J. Lam Miss Katherine Lawrence Allyna Lee Dr. & Mrs. James Lowman Samantha & William Markle Mr. William E. Pennington Suzanne & Mark Sykes Mrs. Marjorie E. Vaught IN HONOR OF WILLIAM E. TUCKER Triska Drake & G. Kimbrough Taylor IN MEMORY OF MARYA GABRIELLE WILLIAMS Jone Williams
TRIBUTES & MEMORIALS IN MEMORY OF MRS. LORAINE WILLIAMS Mr. & *Mrs. Shepard B. Ansley Mrs. William B. Astrop Greg & Jan Bedol Mr. Dan Carithers Mr. F. H. Boyd Coons Mr. & Mrs. John D. Corse Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Croft III Donald Demba Mrs. Catherine Warren Dukehart Mr. & Mrs. Jamces C. Edenfield Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Edge Janice & Charles M. Edwards III Mr. & Mrs. Clayton H. Farnham Mrs. Dakin B. Ferris Barbara Frey Mr. & Mrs. David A. Galliher Mrs. Carol Goodman Mr. & Mrs. Hix H. Green, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Hills Ms. Katherine D. Horner Mr. & Mr.s W. Barrett Howell, Jr. Mrs. J. C. Huffard Mrs.* Joseph B. Hutchison Dr. & Mrs. Michael M. Johns Mr. Alfred D. Kennedy & Dr. Bill Kenny Mr. & Mrs. James C. Kennedy Mr. & Mrs. Michael Keough *Mr. & Mrs. Carl W. Knobloch Ms. Carla Knobloch Ms. Julie Littlejohn Mr. & Mrs. John R. Maddox Ms. Tracy Monk Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Montag Ms. Katie Newsom Mr. William M. Osborne, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William A. Parker, Jr. Mr. Richard C. Peebles Toni Pentecouteau Piedmont Garden Club Ms. Jean H. Pierce Mrs. Lou Post Mrs. Elizabeth Pritchett Mr. & Mrs. Douglas F. Reid Mr. & Mrs. Lowry Reid Ms. Pam Rollins Mr. Gary W. Rollins
IN MEMORY OF MRS. LORAINE WILLIAMS (continued) Mr. & Mrs. James S. Rushing Dr. & Mrs. William M. Scaljon Mr. Emory A. Schwall Ms. Angela M. Scully Mr. & Mrs. Charles M. Shaffer, Jr. Julia Smith Kate Stradtman Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth S. Taratus Thomas & Loarine Williams Foundation Mrs. Rebecca Warner Mrs. Jody Collins Watherly Rae & George Weimer Mr. Allen W. Yee IN MEMORY OF MRS. EUGENIA C. WILSON *Mr. & Mrs. Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. IN HONOR OF CHARLES & MARY YATES Dr. David E. Sutherlan II & Mrs. Sarah F. Yates Sutherland IN MEMORY OF MRS. DOROTHY YATES Mr. Larry Lynch IN HONOR OF ALLEN YEE Ms. Heather Karellas IN HONOR OF MAYA ZVULUN Mr. & Mrs. Wayne James IN HONOR OF TOMER ZVULUN & SUSANNA EILAND Mrs. Shirley Powell
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS
CHAIR Ms. Cathy Callaway Adams IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR Mr. William E. Tucker VICE CHAIR Mr. John L. Hammaker VICE CHAIR Mr. Rhys T. Wilson VICE CHAIR Mr. Charles “Charlie” R. Yates, Jr. TREASURER Mr. Robert Dean SECRETARY Mr. Michael E. Paulhus
Mr. Bryan H. Barnes Dante Bellizzi Mr. Andy Berg Mr. Montague L. Boyd, IV Mrs. Rosemary Kopel Brown Ms. Mary Calhoun Mr. Mario Concha Dr. Frank A. Critz Ms. Martha Thompson Dinos Mr. Robert G. Edge Ms. Bernadette Faber Dr. Donald J. Filip Mr. Kevin Greiner Mrs. Joanne Chesler Gross Mr. Howard W. Hunter Mr. William C. Hyde
Mrs. Nancy Carter Bland The Very Reverend Samuel G. Candler Mr. Dieter Elsner Mr. Carl I. Gable, Jr. Mrs. Nancy Hall Green Mrs. Mary B. James Mr. Carter Joseph Mrs. Emily Knobloch 56
Mr. Gregory F. Johnson Mr. Kevin Kelly Mr. Alfred Kennedy, Jr. Mr. Michael Keough Mr. George Levert Mr. Andrew Long Mr. James B. Miller Mr. William E. Pennington Mr. Herbert J. Rosenberg Mr. Charles Sharbaugh Mr. Timothy E. Sheehan Christine St.Clare Mr. G. Kimbrough Taylor, Jr. Ms. Bunny Winter Mr. Allen W. Yee
Mrs. Peggy McDowell Mr. Harmon “Sandy” B. Miller, III Mr. Bruce A. Roth Mr. J. Barry Schrenk Mr. Mark K. Taylor Mr. Thomas R. Williams Mr. Robert G. Woodruff
REMEMBRANCES As we pause to reflect on the loss of several important members of the Opera family, we invite you to join us in celebrating these extraordinary individuals.
Mrs. Boyce L. Ansley Dr. James W. Bland, Jr. Mr. Donald R. & Mrs. Marilyn Keough Mr. Carl Knobloch, Jr. Ms. Barbara D. Stewart Mrs. Eleanor H. Strain Jane S. Willson Mrs. Lorraine P. Williams
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STAFF EXECUTIVE Tomer Zvulun CEO, GENERAL & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
ARTISTIC & PRODUCTION Arthur Fagen CARL & SALLY GABLE MUSIC DIRECTOR Dave Smith DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION Lauren Bailey ARTISTIC ADMINISTRATOR Wade Thomas ARTISTIC SERVICES & STUDIO MANAGER Rolando Salazar MUSIC ADMINISTRATOR Jessica Kiger AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION MANAGER Brian August PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER Christopher Dills PROP MASTER Amber Hamilton ARTISTIC ASSISTANT
Joanna Schmink COSTUMES COORDINATOR Ken McNeil WARDROBE SUPERVISOR Mary Torres FIRST HAND Anna Kate Reep FITTING ASSISTANT/SEAMSTRESS Catherine Lindke SEAMSTRESS
FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION Paul Deckard CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Rachel Jorgensen DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS Inga V. Murro CONTROLLER Ruth Strickland ADMINISTRATIVE & FINANCE COORDINATOR 58
STAFF DEVELOPMENT Sarah Zabinski SENIOR DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT Rae Weimer DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT Greg Carraway FOUNDATION & GRANTS MANAGER James Tyson ANNUAL FUND MANAGER Brandon Gardner PROJECT & EVENTS MANAGER Katie Lawrence PROSPECT RESEARCH & DATA COORDINATOR Laina Bennett EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE GENERAL & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Scott Hazleton DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Holly Hanchey MARKETING CONSULTANT Matt Burkhalter CREATIVE SERVICES MANAGER Rebecca Danis MARKETING MANAGER Renee Smiley PATRON SERVICES MANAGER Elliott Folds PATRON SERVICES ASSOCIATE Kathy Le MARKETING INTERN Avis Wampler CREATIVE SERVICES INTERN
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HOUSE POLICIES CONCESSIONS
Concession stands are located in the center of the lobbies on all three levels. Food and beverage items are prohibited inside the theater. Thank you for your cooperation.
Restrooms are located on house right and house left of all three lobbies. Family restrooms are also located on house right of all three lobbies. Mobility-impaired patrons may use any of our restrooms.
There are 1,000 parking spaces available at $6 per car. Valet service is available for $10. Please be sure to allow enough time for travel to the theater and parking as there is no late seating.
Persons requiring access assistance are asked to contact the box office at 770-916-2850 for advance arrangements. Audio-clarification devices are available to our hearing-impaired guests at no charge. This is on a first-come, first-served basis, or you may call the House Manager ahead of time to reserve one at 770-916-2828. A limited number of booster seats are also available. All items require a form of identification to be held until the item is returned.
COBB ENERGY CENTRE RULES & REQUESTS
• All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket in order to be admitted to the performance. Please be aware that not all performances are suitable for children.
• Infants will not be admitted to adult programs. Parents will be asked to remove children who create a disturbance.
There is one Bank of North Georgia ATM located in the grand lobby.
Coat check is available at the concierge desk.
EMERGENCY INFORMATION In the event of an emergency, please locate the nearest usher who will direct you to the appropriate exit.
Elevators are located on each side of the lobbies on all levels.
LOST & FOUND
Lost and Found items are turned into the concierge desk on the day of a performance. To inquire about a lost item, please call the House Manager at 770-916-2828.
Smoking is prohibited inside the building. 60
• There is no late seating allowed. Closedcircuit monitors are provided in the lobby as a courtesy to latecomers. • Please turn off all cellphones prior to the beginning of each performance. • Please limit conversation during the performance. • Cameras (including use of cellphone camera) and audio and video recording devices are strictly prohibited at all times. • Leaving while the show is in progress is discourteous and we ask that you refrain from doing so. • Please unwrap all candies and cough drops before the performance.
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To find a physician, call 770-956-STAR (7827).
Encore Atlanta is the official show program for the Fox Theatre, the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, The Atlanta Opera, th...
Published on Mar 17, 2017
Encore Atlanta is the official show program for the Fox Theatre, the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, The Atlanta Opera, th...