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Welcome to our 38th season and our opening mainstage production: The Flying Dutchman! This season promises to be one of our biggest to date. Just this past month, we closed our sold out run of The Seven Deadly Sins on the Atlanta BeltLine. This significant achievement demonstrates the continued trajectory of success for our popular Discoveries series. There’s much more ahead. You are the first ever audience to see this new production of The Flying Dutchman before it travels to Cincinnati Opera and Houston Grand Opera. The ability to create a major new production and attract some of the exquisite singers you will hear tonight is a testament to the support that The Atlanta Opera receives from our generous donors and Board of Directors. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their passion and leadership.
Our season will continue with the charming, endearing comedy, The Daughter of the Regiment, starring a fantastic cast that marks the return of Argentinian tenor Santiago Ballerini and the debut of the incomparable mezzo soprano Stephanie Blythe. The evergreen, popular opera Carmen returns to The Atlanta Opera mainstage in April. We had nothing but full houses in 2012, and expect the same this season with a fresh production starring Gianluca Terranova, Edward Parks, and mezzo-soprano Zanda Švēde. We close our season with Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in its original Broadway production and starring Broadway sensation, Shuler Hensley. Last, but not least, I would like to highlight our Discoveries series production in April, Out of Darkness: Two Remain, by prominent American composer Jake Heggie. This production marks the first fully staged production of this powerful opera, as well as our first collaboration with Atlanta’s Theatrical Outfit. It is hard to believe that I’m entering my fifth season here in Atlanta. It has been an incredible journey to be a part of the growth of this company in this city at this moment in time. We are extremely excited to welcome you to this new season and this performance of The Flying Dutchman. Enjoy the show!
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THE FLYING DUTCHMAN CREDITS MUSIC Richard Wagner LIBRETTO Richard Wagner FIRST PERFORMANCE Jan. 2, 1843 at Semperoper, Dresden CONDUCTOR Arthur Fagen PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Tomer Zvulun SCENIC & COSTUME DESIGNER Jacob A. Climer LIGHTING DESIGNER Amith Chandrashaker PROJECTION DESIGNER S. Katy Tucker WIG, HAIR, & MAKEUP DESIGNER J. Jared Janas ASSOCIATE WIG, HAIR, & MAKEUP DESIGNER Tony Lauro ASSISTANT LIGHTING DESIGNER Ben Rawson CHOREOGRAPHER Meg Gillentine ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR/CHORUS MASTER Rolando Salazar SUPERTITLES Jonathan Dean CAST (IN ORDER OF VOCAL APPEARANCE) DALAND Kristinn Sigmundsson STEUERMANN Justin Stolz* DUTCHMAN Wayne Tigges MARY Olivia Vote SENTA Melody Moore ERIK Jay Hunter Morris ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Brenna Corner* MUSICAL PREPARATION Stefano Sarzani, Valerie Pool* PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER Brian August ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERS Renée Varnas, Joshua Stewart PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Anna Eck Performed in German with English supertitles Approximate running time: 2 hours 30 minutes plus two intermissions *member of The Atlanta Opera Studio Scenery and costumes for this production were constructed at Theatrical Builds and are jointly owned by The Atlanta Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and Cincinnati Opera. English Captions for The Flying Dutchman owned by Jonathan Dean, ©2007. 9
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OVERTURE A tremendous storm rages at sea. ACT I A ROCKY SEACOAST Daland’s ship has dropped anchor, and as they furl the sails, the Norwegian sailors chant Hohohe! Hallohe! Daland, who has been exploring the shore, appears to announce they have been blown seven miles off course. He tells the crew to get some rest. As the Steersman keeps watch, he sings of seeing his girlfriend again after surviving the terrible storm (“Mit Gewitter und Sturm” — “Through thunder and storm”). He falls asleep. 10
Once more the storm begins to rage and a red-sailed ship, the “Flying Dutchman,” appears. In silence the sails are revealed and its captain, the Dutchman, comes ashore. In a long monologue (“Die Frist ist um” — “The time is up”), he explains how a curse has forced him to sail continuously, able to come ashore only once every seven years to seek redemption. He has often sought death by plunging into the sea or driving onto reefs but to no avail. Was the angel who won him a means of deliverance only mocking him? His only hope is the coming of the Day of Judgment. Daland, from the deck of his ship, sees the Flying Dutchman, hails its
SYNOPSIS master, and asks if his ship was also damaged in the storm. The Dutchman tells him a little of his story and offers Daland a rich treasure if he will shelter him in his home. He then asks if the Norwegian captain has a daughter. When the answer is in the affirmative, the Dutchman asks if she might be his wife, offering all of his treasure in return. Daland greedily agrees. When the weather permits, the two ships sail off toward Daland’s home. ACT II A FACTORY The factory wall is dominated by a large painting. A group of young women spin and sing of their lovers’ return (“Summ und Brumm” — “Whir and whirl”). Senta, Daland’s daughter, sits dreamily to one side and gazes at the painting. Mary, Senta’s nurse, asks her to join the
group, but she does not hear. When the other girls tease her about being in love with the handsome young hunter Erik, she finally reacts and angrily tells them to stop their stupid song. She asks Mary to sing the ballad of the Dutchman, but the nurse refuses. Senta sings it herself, and we learn more of the story of the Dutchman. Desperately attempting to round a cape during a storm, he had cursed and sworn, “In all eternity I’ll not give up!” Satan heard, took him at his word, and doomed him to sail on forever. An angel took pity on him and promised redemption if he could find a wife willing to die for him. Senta cries out that she wants to be that wife. Erik appears, having overheard her last outburst, and is terrified for her. He announces that Daland’s ship is approaching. He pleads with Senta to overcome her infatuation and relates
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a dream in which he saw two men on shore, her father and a stranger, the Dutchman (“Auf hohen Felsen lag ich träumend” — “I lay dreaming on the lofty crag”). He saw Senta throw herself at the Dutchman’s feet, ardently kiss him and sail out to sea with him. Senta hears nothing, she is mesmerized by her vision. Erik rushes off in horror. Daland and the Dutchman enter and her father bids Senta make the Dutchman welcome. She recognizes him as the man in the picture and, while Senta and the Dutchman stare at each other, Daland tells his daughter of the stranger’s offer, showing her the jewels he has been given (“Mögst du, mein Kind” — “Would you, my child”). Seeing that the two are interested only in each other, Daland 12
leaves. In a long duet, both express wonder in the fulfillment of their dreams. Senta tells him she is always obedient to her father, she will marry him and hopes to be the means to his redemption. He tries to warn her of the danger she faces, but she is adamant; she will save him. Daland returns to ask if the welcome home feast can be combined with a betrothal. Once more Senta vows to be true until death. ACT III A BAY WITH A ROCKY SHORE The sailors are celebrating (“Steuermann, lass die Wacht” — “Steersman, leave your watch”), but the Flying Dutchman is dark and silent. As the girls and women arrive with food and drink, they call
SYNOPSIS to the dark ship offering them some refreshment. When there is no answer, the men remark on the resemblance between the strange ship and that of the Dutchman, telling the girls not to wake the crew members for they are ghosts. The townspeople finally give up and start to feast. Soon there are signs of stirring on the Dutchman’s ship and, although it is calm everywhere else, a storm comes up around it. Its ghoulish crew sings of the curse and asks if the captain is back with a wife. The two groups of sailors start a singing match, but the Norwegians give up and, making the sign of the cross, leave their ship. The Dutch crew laughs and then falls silent. Senta runs from the house followed by Erik. How could she forget her vow to him and pledge herself to someone she has never met? She tries to make him stop (she is obeying a higher duty), but he reminds her of the day she swore her eternal faith
to him (“Willst jenes Tag du nicht mehr entsinnen” — “Don’t you remember that day ...”). The Dutchman overhears and, thinking her promise to him was not sincere, cries out despairingly that he is lost. He says farewell and orders his crew to make ready to sail. Senta tries to stop him, but he releases her from her vow. He tells her he is saving her from an awful fate; he is the Dutchman (“Erfahre das Geschick” — “Learn the fate”). If she had sworn before God she would be damned, but as she only swore to him, she is free to break her vow. But Senta has known his story all along. As Erik and the others plead with her, she throws herself into the sea crying, “Hier steh´ ich treu dir bis zum Tod!” (“Here I stand, faithful to you until death”). The Flying Dutchman sinks and Senta and the Dutchman are seen reunited in a better world than this one. Courtesy of San Diego Opera’s Operapaedia
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The Atlanta Opera’s 2009 production of The Flying Dutchman at The Cobb Energy Centre marking Tomer Zvulun’s Atlanta Opera directorial debut. photo: J. D. Scott
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Real life, a fantastical imagination, and theater collide to create The Flying Dutchman BY NOEL MORRIS People used to speak of The Flying Dutchman as if it were a gateway drug to Wagner. Coming from the composer who inspired some of the classic opera stereotypes (marathon singing by women in Viking helmets, for example), Dutchman is, as the story goes, a more easily digestible serving of Wagner — it’s short and entertaining. In truth, since the advent of supertitles, all Wagner is entertaining. To understand Wagner fans, you have to think of them as the original binge-watchers. Yes, “Game 14
of Thrones” has swords, sorcery, warrior women, bastards, a cunning dwarf, incest, dragons, and world domination, but Wagner wrote about all those things 150 years before George R. R. Martin. Dutchman seems to bear a relationship to events in the composer’s life, which, given his proclivity for fantastical creatures, wasn’t always the case. In 1839, Richard Wagner had been serving as conductor at the Court Theatre in what is now the Latvian capital of Riga, on the Baltic Sea. He and his wife, Minna, had lived
PRODUCTION NOTE extravagantly. When he lost his job, he decided to try his luck in Paris. As they prepared to leave, Wagner sold their furniture (some of which hadn’t been paid for) and held a benefit for himself. Not surprisingly, his creditors persuaded local authorities to seize his passport. Under the cover of darkness, the composer, his wife and their pet Newfoundland stole passed armed border guards and plotted an indirect route to the French capital (they also had to avoid German creditors). It was a harrowing overland journey. By one account, their coach overturned, causing Minna to miscarry. In nine days, they traveled 270 miles to Baltiysk, where they dodged harbor police and boarded a ship bound for London via Copenhagen. “This sea journey will remain eternally engraved on my memory,” wrote Wagner. “It lasted three and a half weeks [instead of one] and was beset by accidents. Three times we were caught in the most violent storms.” According to accounts, the captain was forced to steer the ship into a fjord. How this journey found its way into Wagner’s work is rich fodder for discussions among Wagnerites (think Comic-Con fans). They are quick to point out, for example, that the composer suggested the granite walls of the fjord, not just in the scenery, but in how he divided his singers, scoring echoes right into the music. “Sailing between the Norwegian reefs made a striking impression on my imagination,” Wagner wrote. “The legend of the Flying Dutchman, as confirmed by the sailors, took on a very definite and
individual coloring in my mind such as only adventures at sea could inspire.” According to tradition, both the ship and its captain are called the Flying Dutchman. Over the centuries, sailors have repeated this maritime legend, reporting and embellishing encounters with the ghostly vessel. An 1881 journal entry by England’s Prince of Wales (future King George V) reported “a strange red light as of a phantom ship all aglow, in the midst of which light the masts, spars, and sails of a brig 200 yards distant stood out in strong relief as she came up on the port bow ... but on arriving there no vestige nor any sign whatever of any material ship was to be seen either near or right away to the horizon, the night being clear and the sea calm.” The backstory to this legend set the stage for everything that happens in the opera: Hendrick Van der Decken, a Dutch sea captain, attempted to round the Cape of Good Hope in a squall. His crew begged him to take safe harbor, but the Dutchman retorted: “May I be eternally damned if I do, though I should beat about here till the day of judgment.” Presto change — his proclamation is his curse. Certainly, Wagner’s 1839 journey put wind in his sails. One can even draw comparisons between the wandering seaman and the wandering composer: “I often seem to myself,” he wrote, “like the Flying Dutchman and his shipmates, who are tossed about forever on the cold waves.” As the opera took shape the following year, however, it wasn’t the title character who emerged as the pivotal personality. It was 15
PRODUCTION NOTE the heroine, Senta. She is the Beauty to the Dutchman’s Beast. As a girl, Senta sees her whole life laid before her: marriage, household duties, village life. She sees it and longs to escape it (not unlike Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast). Wagner’s libretto, based on Heinrich Heine’s 1831 novel, argues that Senta and the Dutchman save each other: He is freed from his curse, and she is freed from banality. Although The Flying Dutchman is Wagner’s fourth opera, you might call it the one in which Wagner becomes Wagner. It’s the earliest of his works performed regularly, and shows the mature composer for his striking originality and mastery of theater. Notice how he adds voltage to Senta’s appearance by keeping her out of sight until the opera’s midpoint. Then, at the moment when most composers would cue the soaring love duet, Wagner conjures a spellbinding stillness between the lovers.
Wagner’s imagination, at times, did exceed all practical considerations. At the end of The Flying Dutchman, it’s incumbent upon the stage director to interpret and communicate these directions: “She throws herself into the sea. Immediately the Dutchman’s ship disappears in the waves. The sea rises high, and is then drawn down in a whirlpool. In the red light of the rising sun, the glorified forms of Senta and the Dutchman are seen, in a close embrace, rising from the wreck of the vessel and soaring upward.” How does one stage that? Where do they go? Wagner was nothing if not preternaturally ambitious. The roles he conceived, the vocal demands, the stagecraft, the orchestral demand, and the ideas contained within his output exploded art into a whole new realm, one that continues to sweep audiences into its embrace and carry them on an ecstatic joyride. The Atlanta Opera’s 2002 production of The Flying Dutchman at The Fox Theatre. photo: J. D. Scott
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CAST & CREATIVE TOMER ZVULUN STAGE DIRECTOR
ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: THE FLYING DUTCHMAN, 2009 General & Artistic Director of The Atlanta Opera since 2013, Israeliborn Tomer Zvulun is also one of opera’s most exciting stage directors, earning consistent praise for his creative vision, often described as cinematic and fresh. His work has been presented by prestigious opera houses around the world, including The Metropolitan Opera, the opera companies of Seattle, San Diego, Minnesota, Boston, Cleveland, Dallas, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Buenos Aires, Wexford, New Orleans and Wolf Trap, as well as leading educational institutes and universities such as The Juilliard School, Indiana University, Boston University, and IVAI in Tel Aviv. Since taking the leadership in Atlanta he increased the operations of the company from 12 to 32 performances a season, while stabilizing the financials. Some of his noted achievements include launching the successful Discoveries series, a program that presents new contemporary works and rarely done operas in alternative venues, creating the first young artist program in the company’s history, and doubling the company’s annual fundraising. His work at The Atlanta Opera earned the company an international reputation and numerous awards and prizes. These include the nomination of The Atlanta Opera for the 2016 International Opera Awards in London and the selection of the acclaimed Discoveries series as Atlanta Best 2015 by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Silent Night for Atlanta Best of 2016.
CAST & CREATIVE ARTHUR FAGEN CARL & SALLY GABLE MUSIC DIRECTOR ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: LA TRAVIATA, 2005
Arthur Fagen is a regular guest of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading opera houses, concert halls, and music festivals, including, most notably, the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Staatsoper Berlin, Bavarian State Opera, Deutsche Opera Berlin, and Vienna Staatsoper. In North America, he has been a frequent guest of the New York City Opera, Portland Opera, Chautauqua, and New Orleans Opera, among others. Notable orchestras he has conducted include the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; the Czech Philharmonic; RAI Orchestras of Turin, Naples, Milan, Rome; and Israel Symphony Orchestra. Maestro Fagen served as music director of the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra and Opera, principal conductor in Kassel and Brunswick, chief conductor of the Flanders Opera in Antwerp and Ghent, and was music director of the Queens Symphony Orchestra. He has made a number of recordings for Naxos and BMG. Born in New York, maestro Fagen began his conducting studies with Laszlo Halasz and served as assistant to Christoph von Dohnanyi at Frankfurt Opera and James Levine at the Metropolitan Opera. Maestro Fagen is professor of music in instrumental conducting at Indiana Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jacobs School of Music.
CAST & CREATIVE JACOB A. CLIMER SCENIC & COSTUME DESIGNER
ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO, 2016 Jacob A. Climer is a costume and scenic designer for theater and opera. Originally from Dallas, he studied costume and scenic design and received a B.F.A. from the University of Evansville and an M.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University. Jacob’s work has been seen at New York Theatre Workshop, ERS, Primary Stages, the Public Theater, Dallas Theatre Center, Barrington Stage Company, and numerous other stages. He’s designed costumes for Fondly, Colette Richland (NYTW), Informed Consent (Primary Stages), ERS’ The Sound and the Fury, and Arguendo (Public Theater), Social Security (Bushwick Starr), and Les Miserables (Dallas Theatre Center). Jacob has designed senery and costumes for The Abduction From the Seraglio (Des Moines Metro Opera), Rinaldo (Portland Opera), and Ariadne auf Naxos (Curtis Insititute of Music). Proud member of United Scenic Artists 829. Jacob lives in Brooklyn.
AMITH CHANDRASHAKER LIGHTING DESIGNER ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: LA BOHÉME, 2015
Selected theater credits include Twelfth Night (The Public), Her Requiem (LCT3), Fidelis (The Public), Ping Pong (The Public), The Convent of Pleasure (Cherry Lane), Ike at Night (UTR/The Public), Quiet Comfort (Hoi Polloi), Take Care (The Flea), Platonov (The Kitchen/Jay Scheib), The Hatmaker’s Wife (Playwrights Realm), Book of Disquiet (Peak Performances), Ghosts (Theatreworks), Stoop Stories (Weston Playhouse), Carnival Kids (Lesser America), The Woodsman (Oberon Ensemble), The Drawer Boy (Soho Playhouse), Baal (Hoi Polloi). Opera: Scarlet Letter (Opera Colorado), Cato in Utica (Opera Lafayette), L’ Elisir D’Amour (The Curtis Institute). Dance: Premieres with Sidra Bell, Alexander Ekman, Aszure Barton, Kate Weare, Benoit Swan-Pouffer, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Rennie Harris Puremovement, The National Dance Company of Wales, Aalto Ballet Theatre Essen Germany, and the Royal New Zealand Ballet.
CAST & CREATIVE S. KATY TUCKER PROJECTION DESIGNER ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO, 2016
S. Katy Tucker is a video and projection designer based in Brooklyn. Her work in theater and opera has been seen around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Sydney Opera House, San Francisco Opera, LA Opera, Carnegie Hall, the New York City Ballet, the Kennedy Center, BAM, and The Park Avenue Armory. She has collaborated with composers and musicians like Paul McCartney, John Zorn, Jeffrey Ziegler, and Paola Prestini. Her artwork has been seen at The Corcoran Gallery, Artists Space in New York City, The Dillon Gallery in New York City, The Kitchen, and National Sawdust. Recent productions: The Ring Cycle at the Kennedy Center; Two Women at San Francisco Opera and Teatro Regio Torino; Florencia en el Amazonas at Washington National Opera and LA Opera with Francesca Zambello; Dmitri Tcherniakov’s Prince Igor at the Metropolitan Opera; Ouroboros Trilogy, a fully immersive multimedia production, at the Majestic with Michael Counts; Tristan and Isolde and The Flying Dutchman with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Hunds Hjärta at Uppsala Stadsteater; and a season of multimedia collaborations with the St. Louis Symphony and conductor David Robertson. Upcoming projects: Prince Igor at the Dutch National Opera; Das Rheingold at North Carolina Opera; and Ulysses with The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
J. JARED JANAS WIG, HAIR, & MAKEUP DESIGNER ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT
Glimmerglass Festival 2016-17, Bard Summerscape 2015-17. Broadway Designs include Bandstand, Indecent, Sunset Boulevard, The Visit, The Real Thing, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Motown, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, All About Me, and Next to Normal. Recent Off-Broadway designs include Pacific Overtures, Bella, Venus, Yours Unfaithfully (Dramatic Desk Nomination), Dead Poets Society, and The Liar. Films include Angelica and The Night Before. TV includes “Madam Secretary,” “Six by Sondheim,” “Scream Queens,” “Gotham,” “Mozart in the Jungle,” and “Inside Amy Schumer.”
CAST & CREATIVE MEG GILLENTINE CHOREOGRAPHER
ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS, 2017 Meg Gillentine made her Broadway debut in Cats at the age of 19 playing Cassandra. Broadway credits include Fosse and The Frogs. She was a featured dancer in City Center Encoresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; production of A Bed and a Chair: A New York Love Affair, with music by Stephen Sondheim, performed by Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, starring Bernadette Peters, Norm Lewis, Cyrille Aimee, and Jeremy Jordan. She was in the first national tour of The Producers with Jason Alexander and Martin Short. She can be seen on the PBS special of Fosse, performing alongside Ann Reinking and Ben Vereen. Regionally, she has played Lola in Damn Yankees at Arena Stage (Helen Hayes Award for Best Actress in a Musical), Cabaret as Sally Bowles (Helen Hayes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; nominated for Best Actress in a Musical), and Mother Courage and Her Children opposite Kathleen Turner as Yvette. Last summer, she made her opera debut at the Glimmerglass Festival in La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie) as the choreographer and playing the role of the Magpie. Atlanta theater credits: the Alliance Theatre world premiere of Bull Durham (Claudette/Reporter); Calendar Girls (Celia) at Georgia Ensemble Theatre; The Producers (Ulla) and Damn Yankees (Lola) at the Atlanta Lyric Theatre. She is married to operatic tenor Jay Hunter Morris.
ROLANDO SALAZAR ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR/CHORUS MASTER ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: LA TRAVIATA, 2013
Rolando Salazar is the Assistant Conductor, Interim 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 all over the world. 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. 22
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CAST & CREATIVE KRISTINN SIGMUNDSSON DALAND ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT
Lauded for his portrayal of Baron Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier, the Financial Times further praised Icelandic bass Kristinn Sigmundsson, “his tone dark and his dynamic range broad, he exuded raw power, crusty lust and comic bravado, all reinforced by a trace of gravitas.” In the 2017-18 season, Sigmundsson will join the Edinburgh International Festival as Commendatore in Don Giovanni. Last season, he returned to Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie as La Roche in Capriccio, Staatsoper Hamburg to reprise Melchthal in Guillaume Tell, Teatro Regio Torino as Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra as Rocco in Fidelio. As one of the world’s most sought-after basses, Mr. Sigmundsson has sung nearly his entire repertoire with the Opéra National de Paris. His performances at the Metropolitan Opera include Baron Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier, Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Hundig in Die Walküre, Rocco in Fidelio, Frère Laurent in Roméo et Juliette, and Vodnik in Rusalka. He regularly sings leading roles with with the Staatsoper Wien, Bayerische Staatsoper, and Semperoper Dresden, where his most recent performances include Méphistophélès in La damnation de Faust. His discography includes commercial recordings of Don Giovanni and Die Zauberflöte with Arnold Östman (Decca). With Frans Brueggen, he has recorded both Bach’s St. John Passion and the St. Matthew Passion (Phillips). He has recorded Schumann’s Faustszenen with Philippe Herreweghe (Harmonia Mundi) and Fidelio with the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Colin Davis.
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CAST & CREATIVE JUSTIN STOLZ STEUERMANN
STUDIO ARTIST ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS, 2017 Praised for his “exceptionally emotional” (Ontario Arts Review) and “effortlessly powerful” voice (The Chronicle Journal), Canadian tenor Justin Stolz is establishing himself as an exciting young performer. He joins The Atlanta Opera following his graduate studies with Timothy Noble at Indiana University. Mr. Stolz recently made his IU Opera and Ballet Theater debut as Don José in Carmen and performed the role of B.F. Pinkerton in the company’s production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Highlights of past seasons include Mr. Owen in Argento’s Postcard From Morocco, Rodolfo in Puccini’s La bohème, and Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. A recent recipient of the first prize in The S. Livingston Mather Competition of Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Stolz began his vocal studies in his hometown of Thunder Bay, Ontario, under Mary McGhee and is a graduate of The Glenn Gould School (The Royal Conservatory of Music), where he studied under Monica Whicher. Earlier engagements in 2017 included Britten’s Serenade at Indiana University, the tenor soloist in Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and a reprisal of the role of Don José in the Brott Music Festival’s production of Carmen.
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CAST & CREATIVE WAYNE TIGGES THE DUTCHMAN ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT
Lauded by the Chicago Sun-Times for his “rich, dark tone and beautiful legato,” Wayne Tigges will sing Alfio in Cavalleria rusticana and Tonio in I Pagliacci with New Orleans Opera, the title role in Gianni Schicchi, and further performances of Tonio in I Pagliacci with Utah Opera, Ping in Turandot with Tulsa Opera, and will create the role of Sgt. Aaron Marcum in the world premiere of Huang Ruo and David Henry Hwang’s An American Soldier in a return to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Last season included performances of the title role in Der fliegende Holländer (Austin Opera), Owen Hart in Dead Man Walking, and Howie Albert in Blanchard’s Champion (Washington National Opera), the Four Villains in Les contes d’Hoffmann (LA Opera and Hawaii Opera Theater), and Roy Cohn in Angels in America (New York City Opera). Other recent operatic engagements include Méphistophélès in Faust (Macau Music Festival); the title role in Falstaff (Des Moines Metro Opera); Assur in Semiramide (Washington National Opera); Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd (San Francisco Opera); Picker’s Dolores Claiborne (San Francisco, world premiere); Giulio Cesare (Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago); Carmen (Glyndebourne Festival, San Diego); The Makropolous Case (Opéra National de Paris); Les contes d’ Hoffmann (Santa Fe); Das Rheingold (Los Angeles); Il barbiere di Siviglia (Lyric Opera of Chicago, Colorado); Hamlet (Minnesota); Sam and Wesley in the world premiere of Theofanidis’ Heart of a Soldier (San Francisco Opera).
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CAST & CREATIVE OLIVIA VOTE MARY
ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT Lauded for her “theatrical magnetism” and her “beautiful voice that fills the hall and soars over the orchestra,” American mezzo-soprano Olivia Vote continues to make successful debuts in the United States and Europe. Recently, she received high praise for role and company debuts as Mère Marie in the Dialogues des Carmélites with Sarasota Opera and as Nicklausse in Les contes d’Hoffmann with Hawaii Opera Theater. In the 2017-18 season, she will sing Adalgisa in Norma for Opera Southwest, and Maddalena in Rigoletto with North Carolina Opera. Additionally, she will be heard in Rossini’s Stabat Mater with Maestro Antony Walker at the Kennedy Center under the auspices of The Choral Arts Society of Washington. From 2012 to 2014, Ms. Vote was a member of the Internationales Opernstudio at Opernhaus Zürich. Highlights of her time there included Fidalma in Il matrimonio segreto, Philomene in Martinů’s Zweimal Alexandre, and as a soloist in Hans Neuenfels’ new production of Wie ich Welt wurde. In addition, she performed roles in Rinaldo, La traviata, Meistersinger, Salome, and Rigoletto, and covered roles in Madame Butterfly, Alcina, La Straniera, and Falstaff. She returned for productions of Ariadne auf Naxos with Fabio Luisi and La traviata with Marco Armiliato. Successful in competition, Ms. Vote was a grand finalist in the Francesco Vinas Competition, and won second prize in the Loren L. Zachary Competition, the Gerda Lissner International Competition, and the McCammon Competition of the Fort Worth Opera Guild.
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CAST & CREATIVE MELODY MOORE SENTA
ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: DON GIOVANNI, 2012 Soprano Melody Moore has appeared on such opera stages as San Francisco Opera in the title role of Tosca, Susan Rescorla in Heart of a Soldier, Mimì in La bohème, and the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro. For Houston Grand Opera as Julie in Show Boat, Marta in the American premiere of Weinberg’s The Passenger, the title role in Carmen, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, and as Freia in Das Rheingold. She was seen at Seattle Opera in the title role of Janáček’s Kátya Kabanová; English National Opera as Mimì in La bohème; and as Marguerite in Faust; New York City Opera as Rita Clayton in the New York premiere of Stephen Schwartz’s Séance on a Wet Afternoon; and as Regine St. Laurent in Rufus Wainwright’s Prima Donna; LA Opera as Tosca and the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, and in productions of Der Zwerg and Der Zerbrochene Krug; and at the Washington National Opera in the title role of Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas, as well as Freia and Ortlinda in the company’s complete Ring Cycle. In the 2017-18 season, Moore makes four major role debuts: Elisabetta in Don Carlo at Washington National Opera; the title role in Salome at Florida Grand Opera; Tatyana in Eugene Onegin at Hawaii Opera Theater; and Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus with the NDR Radiophilharmonie (to be recorded and released on the Pentatone label). She will also reprise her acclaimed portrayal of Tosca at both Opéra de Montreal and Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile.
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CAST & CREATIVE JAY HUNTER MORRIS ERIK
ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: PAGLIACCI, 2006 Opera singer, Grammy-Winner and Author, Jay Hunter Morris came into the National spotlight when he created the role of Tony in Terrence McNally’s celebrated play Master Class, on Broadway in 1995. Career highlights include performances in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Seattle, Santiago, Santa Fe, San Diego, Calgary, Toronto, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Hawaii, Atlanta, Paris, Monte Carlo, Budapest, Tokyo, Nice, Strasbourg, Frankfurt, Vienna, and Beijing. He debuted the role of Siegfried with the San Francisco Opera in 2011, and perhaps most famously, at the Metropolitan Opera in their new production by Robert LePage in 2011-12. The production was broadcast live to cinemas worldwide, and in 2013 won a Grammy for Best Opera Recording. He sang the role in Budapest at the Wagner Days Festival, and again in 2016 with Houston Grand Opera. Other recent successes include his first Tristan in Valencia, under the baton of Zubin Mehta, and Schoenburg’s Guerre-Lieder at the Vienna Konzerthaus with Kent Nagano. Mr. Morris has most recently been seen on PBS in the role of Captain Ahab in Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick, from the San Francisco Opera. A contemporary opera veteran of great renown, Mr. Morris has been heard in world premiere productions including Doctor Atomic (Adams), The Fly (Shore), Grendel (Goldenthal), Dead Man Walking (Heggie), A Streetcar Named Desire (Previn), A Christmas Carol (Bell), and he created the role of Teague in a new opera: Cold Mountain (Higdon), which premiered in Santa Fe in 2015. This year, he made his Carnegie Hall debut in John Adams’ The Gospel According to the Other Mary. In 2013, his book, “Diary of a Redneck Opera Zinger,” was published by Opera Lively.
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THE ATLANTA OPERA CHORUS CHORUS MASTER Rolando Salazar
CHORUS MEMBERS SOPRANO TENOR Hila Brod Kate Doriot Stefani Dunn Christina Howell Kelsey Onwuzuruigbo Reina Powell Natalie Rogers Rebecca Shipley Jeanette Simpson Tiffany Uzoije
ALTO Lynnette Anderson Elizebeth Barnes Melanie Burbules Valerie Hamm Jessica Lane Allison Nance Eva Sullivan Amber Tittle Laurie Tossing Lenna Turner
SUPERNUMERARIES John Jenkins Tamil Periasamy David van Mersbergen Mark Lawrence Bassem Tannir Charles Fowler Jerry Hunter Joel Pates Rob Torres 30
Sidnei Alferes Charles Baugh* Perry Benson, III Jose Caballero* Pedro Carreras Jonathan Chavez* Tyler Cook Kirby Eicholtz William Green* John Harr M. Grant Jones Sungbae Kim* Eric Mask William McChriston* Cody Russell Brian Strickland Tom Suber Billy Valentine Daniel Weisman* Brendan Callahan-Fitzgerald*
BASS Jacob Augsten Rob Banks Alex Bedenbaugh Cleve Bosher* Christopher S. Connolly C. Agustus Godbee Antoine Griggs Allen Michael Jones John Carl Jones* Michael Lindsay* Timothy Marshall Stephen McCool Sheldon Michael Jahi Mims Conrad Moore* Jason Royal* Ivan Segovia Jadrian Tarver* Benito Thompson* Van-Arc Wright* *member of Ghost Chorus
THE ATLANTA OPERA ORCHESTRA VIOLIN I
Peter Ciaschini The Loraine P. Williams Orchestra Concertmaster Chair Lisa Morrison Acting Assistant Concertmaster Fia Durrett Principal Second Adelaide Federici Assistant Principal Second Edward Eanes Felix Farrar Martha Gardner Robert Givens Patti Gouvas Tami Hughes Sheela Iyengar Alison James Kathryn Koch Shawn Pagliarini Virginia Respess Patrick Ryan Angele Sherwood-Lawless Qiao Solomon Elonia Varfi Rafael Veytsblum Andrzej Zabinski
William Johnston Principal
Hilary Glen Assistant Principal
Jason Eklund Ed Ferguson Richard Williams Eric Hawkins Anna Dodd
Charae Krueger Principal
David Hancock Roy Harran Mary Kenney Cynthia Sulko
Lyn DeRamus Principal Maurice Belle Adam Bernstein Emory Clements Christina Ottaviano
Jim Zellers Principal Erica Pirtle Kelly Bryant Piccolo
Diana Dunn Principal Martha Kleiner Oboe/English Horn
Elizabeth Derderian-Wood Assistant Principal
David Odom Principal
Josiah Coe Leigh Dixon Joli Wu Meghan Yost
Debra Grove Acting Principal John Grove
David Bradley Principal
TRUMPET Yvonne Toll Principal
Mark McConnell Principal Edmon Nicholson Richard Brady Bass Trombone
Donald Strand Principal
John Lawless Principal
PERCUSSION Michael Cebulski Principal Jeff Kershner
Susan Brady Principal
PERSONNEL MANAGER Mark McConnell
Musicians employed in this production are represented by the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada.
RICHARD BRADY BASS TROMBONE
climbing. Now: hiking, camping, astronomy, ham radio.
Richard Brady has played bass trombone in the Atlanta Opera Orchestra for 32 years, and principal trombone for two seasons.
AO: Where did you grow up and how did you get into music?
THE ATLANTA OPERA: What is your favorite Atlanta Opera production you’ve played? RICHARD BRADY: Ariadne auf Naxos by Strauss AO: What do you do when you’re not playing or practicing the trombone? RB: This has changed as I have gotten older. Before: martial arts, flying (I am a licensed pilot), cave diving, rock 32
RB: I am a native Atlantan. In the fourth grade I started playing with a Southwest Atlanta elementary band program called the West End Elementary Band. An amazing number of top brass and wind players came out of the program. AO: Any advice for young musicians? RB: Try to be professional about everything; practice until you can’t get it wrong; practice until you are tired and add 10 minutes; get private
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instruction; listen to everything you can get your hands on. AO: What genres of music and/or artists do you like? RB: Oddly enough, I like pretty much everything. My favorites: Blood, Sweat & Tears; the Beatles; Earth, Wind & Fire; Johnny Cash; The Dear Hunter; Leah Partridge (she puts her whole being into her music). AO: If you had to play any other instrument in the orchestra, what would it be? RB: Cello. Other than the trombone, it is the closest to the human voice.
AO: What are your favorite musical moments in The Flying Dutchman, and what should audiences listen for in this opera? RB: This is a stunning work. This will be the third production of this work I have performed in (including one production in Italy). My favorite moment is probably Act III, Scene 8 with the chorus. Always listen for the low brass! AO: Overrated or underrated: “76 Trombones” from The Music Man. RB: When performing in the musical — underrated. When performing out of context — overrated! 33
Captured from a news broadcast, students at Mary Lin Elementary laugh and participate in the Atlanta Civic Opera Association Studio Tour in the early 1980s . video footage: The Atlanta Opera Archives / 11Alive
OPERA IS FOR EVERYONE BY JESSICA KIGER, AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION MANAGER
A core mission of The Atlanta Opera is to provide educational opportunities for students of all ages — we believe that opera is for everyone. Each year, we serve approximately 15,000 students in metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia. Our programs strive to enrich our community, to promote an enduring appreciation of opera, and to create audiences for the future. We are committed to higher levels of learning and programming that foster cross-curricular connections. Our educational partners are instrumental in bringing the power and passion of opera to thousands of students. We reach out to students and the community in a variety of ways, 34
including our annual Studio Tour — founded in 1980 in an effort to teach students throughout the state about opera through live performances and workshops. This season, The Atlanta Opera Studio Tour re-imagines The Magic Flute in a new production that combines captivating puppets with the talented artists of The Atlanta Opera Studio to take you on a magical mission, navigated by Mozart’s timeless and energetic score. Featuring puppets designed by Jason Hines from the Center for Puppetry Arts and Lisa Sturz the Red Herring Puppets, The Magic Flute tours to schools for eight weeks in October, January, and May. On March 1, 2018, at 11 a.m., The Atlanta Opera joins with the Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs’ Cultural Experience Project and the
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ArtsBridge Foundation to present the Student Short of Donizettiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Daughter of the Regiment. The Student Short threads together carefully selected highlights of Donizettiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opera to create a fully staged, abbreviated version of the mainstage opera production at the Cobb Energy Centre. During the 2017-18 season, The Atlanta Opera is excited to bring back the Final Dress Rehearsal Ticket Program for a second year. Students and teachers are invited to join us for the Final Dress Rehearsal of each mainstage opera at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre,
where they will enjoy a full performance as the music, staging and lighting are rehearsed for the last time before opening night! The Atlanta Opera will continue 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 and educational 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 and education programs by visiting us at atlantaopera.org.
Rehearsals are in full swing for The Atlanta Opera Studio Tour of The Magic Flute.
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ANNUAL GIVING The following names represent gifts from individuals, The Atlanta Opera Board of Directors, staff, chorus, and orchestra. We express our most sincere thanks and appreciation to each of our donors. Their ongoing support allows The Atlanta Opera to continue building on its tradition of excellence by introducing new works and reimagining classics. Listed are the donors that contributed and/or pledged to The Annual Fund from July 1, 2016, through Aug. 18, 2017. DIAMOND $200,000+ John & Rosemary Brown Ann & Frank Critz Donald & Marilyn Keough Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Jack C. McDowell
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Ms. Nancy Martin Christina McCoy Michael McDaniel Ms. Robin McDonald Mrs. Gwendolyn Michel Cindy & Edward Miller Mr. Simon Miller Judith A. Monsaas Mr. & Mrs. Dudley Moore Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Naman David Turnage & Alice Nelson Mr. Denis Ng Mr. & Mrs. David Norris Felton & Mary Norwood The Honorable & Mrs. George A. Novak Ms. Kaaren Nowicki Mr. John Owens Ms. Sandra S. Owens Mr. Joseph M. Pabst Hyun Park & Morgan Harris Rev. Louisa T. Parson Edward & Marjorie Patterson Dr. & Mrs. John G. Paty, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John Payan Mr. Andreas Penninger Ms. Mary Percy Ms. Sandra Perkowitz Mr. W. Ray Persons Ms. Sophia B. Peterman Susan & David Peterson Drs. Frank & Robin Petruzielo Mr. & Mrs. Raymond H. Pirtle, Jr. Ms. Catherine Popper & Mr. Noah Eckhouse *Sharon & Jim Radford Eden W. Rafshoon Mr. & Mrs. John Philip Rogers Mr. James Rollins Mr. Daniel D. Ross Ms. Linda Rubin Wallace & Cindy Sagendorph Weslyn A. Samson Dr. Anne Saravo
ANNUAL GIVING Dr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Scanlan Crista & Glenn D. Schaab Mr. & Mrs. James Schiwal Mac & Duhi Schneider Mr. Donald Schreiber & Ms. Barbara Seal Ms. Regina Schuber Mr. & Mrs. John A. Schwartz Mr. & Mrs. David M. Scoular Mrs. Heather A. Shepherd Mr. & Mrs. Jim Shepherd Carolyn H. Sherman Mr. Joshua Shubin Mr. Robert Sidewater Helga Hazelrig Siegel Adrienne Silberman Mr. Robert L. Silverman Dr. & Mrs. Stuart H. Silverman Sharon Silvermintz Mrs. Debra Sinko Miss Renee Smiley Dr. Jean C. Smith
Dr. & Mrs. Stanley J. Smits Maidee & Jim Spencer Mr. & Mrs. Robert Stansfield Mrs. Fred Stewart Mr. & Mrs. Frederick A. Stuart David & Marjorie Summers Mr. John Sumrall Dr. David E. Sutherland II & Mrs. Sarah F. Yates Sutherland Carolyn & Robert Swain Barbara & Jon Swann David C. Talbert Mrs. Margaret Talmadge Howell Mr. Eric Taylor Ms. Virginia S. Taylor Ms. Nancy A. Thomas Mr. & Mrs. Randall Thomas Mr. & Mrs. William R. Thurman, Jr. Ms. Elizabeth R. Trulock Mrs. Marjorie E. Vaught Dr. & Mrs. James H. Venable
Mr. Bradley Vernatter Ms. Marylee Vetrano Mary Jane & Jorge Vilanova Mrs. Linda P. Vinal Ms. Brenda D. Jennings Ms. Laura P. Wagner Mrs. Rebecca Warner Mr. & Mrs. Stephen G. Warner Ms. Parsla A. Welch Mr. & Mrs. Marshall J. Wellborn, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. White Thomas R. Williams Family Ms. Beth Williamson Emily Willingham & Dixon Adair Mrs. Loretta C. Wolf Mr. & Mrs. E. Jenner Wood III Mrs. Mary S. Wright Dr. Edward Zaiko & Dr. Ivana Pelnar-Zaiko Mr. & Mrs. John Zellner *deceased
CORPORATE PARTNERS $100,000+ The Coca-Cola Company Fidelity Southern Corporation The Home Depot Foundation $50,000+ Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Gas South $10,000+ Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters Burberry Republic National Distributing Co., Inc. SAP Success Factors Tony Brewer & Company, Inc.
$5,000+ Atlantic Trust Gerogia Dermatology Center Indian Hills Country Club Modern Luxury St. Regis Atlanta UBS Financial Services Inc. $2,500+ BNY Mellon Wealth Management Wallace Graphics $1,000+ Anonymous Empire Distributors, Inc.
The Atlanta Opera thanks
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FOUNDATION & GOVERNMENT SUPPORT Listed below are organizations that contributed and/or pledged to The Atlanta Opera between July 1, 2016 and Aug. 18, 2017. FOUNDATIONS $300,000+ Molly Blank Fund of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation $150,000+ The Goizueta Foundation Livingston Foundation $50,000+ Atlanta Music Festival Association The Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. The Sara Giles Moore Foundation The Zeist Foundation $20,000+ J. Marshall & Lucile G. Powell Charitable Trust The Jim Cox, Jr. Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation Opera America, Inc. $10,000+ George M. Brown Trust Fund Ray M. & Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc. $5,000+ Camp-Younts Foundation Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc. Fraser-Parker Foundation JBS Foundation Nordson Corporate Foundation Norfolk Southern Corporation Foundation Turner Broadcasting $1,000+ Bright Wings Foundation Enterprise Holdings Foundation Kiwanis Foundation of Atlanta, Inc Mary Brown Fund of Atlanta, Georgia Piedmont National Family Foundation Publix Super Markets Charities
GOVERNMENT FUNDING $20,000+ Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs National Endowment for the Arts $15,000+ Georgia Council 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 & Janet Dorsey Foundation Arnold & Sylvia Eaves Ms. Dorothy E. Edwards *Heike & Dieter Elsner Ms. Melodi Ford Carl & Sally Gable Peg Simms Gary Mr. & 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. & Mrs. John G. Malcolm
Mr. Robert L. Mays Mr. & Mrs. Allen P. McDaniel Mr & Mrs. Jack C. McDowell Mr. & Mrs. Craig N. Miller Miss Helen D. Moffitt Mr. J. Robert Morring Clara M. & John S. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 & Mr. James E. Sustman Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Teepen Dr. & Mrs. Harold Whitney *Mrs. Jane S. Willson Rhys T. Wilson Ms. Bunny Winter & Mr. Michael Doyle Mr. Charles R. Yates, Jr. & Mrs. Mary Mitchell Yates *Mr. & *Mrs. Charles R. Yates, Sr. Mr. Allen W Yee, Esq. *deceased
TRIBUTES & MEMORIALS IN HONOR OF CATHY CALLAWAY ADAMS Mr. Tomer Zvulun & Mrs. Susanna Eiland IN MEMORY OF MRS. BOYCE L. ANSLEY Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Croft III Katherine & Rich Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Amaro The Dowd Foundation Mr. & Mrs. H. Alan Elsas Nancy & Holcombe Green Mr. & Mrs. Sidney W. Guberman J. & Sarah Hehir Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Hills Mr. & Mrs. W. Barrett Howell, Jr. Mrs. J. C. Hufford Mary & Wayne James Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Keough Mr. & Mrs. Allen P. McDaniel Felton & Mary Norwood Dr. & Mrs. William M. Scaljon Mr. & Mrs. J. Barry Schrenk Mr. & Mrs. Jim Shepherd Ms. Laura S. Spearman Judith & Mark Taylor Mrs. Pat Thomas Mrs. Rebecca Warner Dr. & Mrs. R. Mark Wilkiemeyer Mr. & Mrs. E. Jenner Wood Mr. Tomer Zvulun & Mrs. Susanna Eiland IN MEMORY OF DR. JOSEPH & MRS. RUTH P. BARNETT Dr. Florence C. Barnett IN MEMORY OF DR. JAMES W. BLAND, JR. Mr. & Mrs. J. Barry Schrenk Dr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Yuschok IN HONOR OF DR. HAROLD BRODY Mr. Tomer Zvulun & Mrs. Susanna Eiland IN HONOR OF ROSEMARY & JOHN BROWN Mr. Tomer Zvulun & Mrs. Susanna Eiland IN HONOR OF BEN DAVIS Ms. Beth Hausmann IN HONOR OF MR. ROBERT P. DEAN Mr. Thomas J. Collins & Jeff Holmes IN MEMORY OF RICHARD DIADDIGO Mr. Phillip Diaddigo
IN HONOR OF MR. ROBERT G. EDGE Mrs. Eleanor Crosby Leslie Gordon & Blake Leland IN HONOR OF ARTHUR FAGEN Taylor Family Donor Advised Fund IN MEMORY OF ULF-DEITER FILIPP Ms. Kaaren Nowicki IN HONOR OF MR. HOWARD W. HUNTER Mrs. Sarah Peck 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 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 Mrs. Louis Regenstein Mr. Paul S. Scharff & Mrs. Polly G. Fraser 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
TRIBUTES & MEMORIALS IN HONOR OF MR. ALFRED D. KENNEDY Mr. Allen W. Yee
IN HONOR OF DAPHNE J. SEVERANCE Mr. Mike Figura
IN MEMORY OF MR. CARL W. KNOBLOCH, JR. Rae & George Weimer Mr. Tomer Zvulun & Mrs. Susanna Eiland
IN MEMORY OF MR. ROBERT SNEAD Dr. Florence C. Barnett
IN HONOR OF MR. GEORGE W. LEVERT Anno Hardage IN MEMORY HUGH & PAULA MARX Piedmont National Family Foundation IN HONOR OF PEGGY & JACK MCDOWELL Mr. Tomer Zvulun & Mrs. Susanna Eiland IN MEMORY OF JANET MIDDLEBROOKS Mr. & Mrs. John Riley IN HONOR OF MR. JAMES B. MILLER, JR. 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 MEMORY OF MRS. ELEANOR H. STRAIN Virginia J. Lam Ms. Katherine Lawrence Allyna Lee Dr. & Mrs. James Lowman Samantha & William Markle Mary Ruth McDonald Mr. Vernon Norris Mr. William E. Pennington Rise Pollard Suzanne & Mark Sykes Mrs. Marjorie E. Vaught Rae & George Weimer IN MEMORY OF MR. THOMAS H. TEEPEN Mr. & Mrs. David S. Baker Dr. Sheldon B. Cohen Mr. Joshua Shubin IN HONOR OF MR. WILLIAM E. TUCKER Mr. Tomer Zvulun & Mrs. Susanna Eiland IN HONOR OF MRS. REBECCA WARNER Mr. Allen W. Yee IN MEMORY OF MADISON WEEKS Judge Adele P. Grubbs
TRIBUTES & MEMORIALS IN MEMORY OF MS. GOLDIE T. WEINSTEIN Ms. Edith Kelman Lori Smith IN MEMORY OF MARYA GABRIELLE WILLIAMS Jone Williams IN MEMORY OF MRS. LORAINE P. WILLIAMS Mrs. William B. Astrop Mr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Williams Thomas & Loarine Williams Foundation Mr. Tomer Zvulun & Mrs. Susanna Eiland IN MEMORY OF MRS. EUGENIA C. WILSON *Mr. & Mrs. Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. IN HONOR OF MR. CHARLES R. YATES, JR. Mr. & Mrs. John Stephenson Dr. David E. Sutherlan II & Mrs. Sarah F. Yates Sutherland Mr. & Mrs. Alan Taylor IN MEMORY OF MRS. DOROTHY M. YATES Mr. & Mrs. J. Barry Schrenk IN HONOR OF MR. ALLEN W. YEE Ms. Heather Karellas IN HONOR OF TOMER ZVULUN & SUSANNA EILAND Mr. & Mrs. Wayne James *deceased
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
Ms. Elizabeth Adler Mr. Bryan H. Barnes Mr. 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 Mr. Dieter Elsner Dr. Donald J. Filip Mr. Kevin Greiner Mrs. Joanne Chesler Gross Mr. Howard W. Hunter Mr. Gregory F. Johnson
Mrs. Nancy Carter Bland The Very Reverend Samuel G. Candler Mr. Carl I. Gable, Jr. Mrs. Nancy Hall Green Mrs. Mary B. James Mr. Carter Joseph Mrs. Emily Knobloch Mr. George Levert
Mr. Kevin Kelly Mr. Alfred Kennedy, Jr. Mr. Michael Keough Mr. Andrew Long Mr. James B. Miller Mrs. Sandra S. Morelli Mr. William E. Pennington Mr. Herbert J. Rosenberg Mr. Charles Sharbaugh Mr. Timothy E. Sheehan Mr. Alex Simmons, Jr. Mr. William F. Snyder Mrs. 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. Woodward 47
Tomer Zvulun CEO, GENERAL & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Laina Bennett EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE GENERAL & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Arthur Fagen CARL & SALLY GABLE MUSIC DIRECTOR Lauren Bailey DIRECTOR OF ARTISTIC ADMINISTRATION Jessica Kiger AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION MANAGER Rolando Salazar ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR/INTERIM CHORUS MASTER/ MUSIC ADMINISTRATOR Wade Thomas ARTISTIC SERVICES & STUDIO MANAGER Mark McConnell ORCHESTRA PERSONNEL MANAGER Adelaide Federici ORCHESTRA LIBRARIAN
Dave Smith DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION Joanna Schmink COSTUMES COORDINATOR Brian August PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER Christopher Dills RESIDENT SCENIC DESIGNER/PROPS COORDINATOR RenÃ©e Varnas RESIDENT ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER Justin Michel LIGHTING SUPERVISOR Jody Cohen PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Abigail Polston CUTTER/DRAPER Jordan Rickenbacher CUTTER/DRAPER Mary Torres FIRST HAND Patricia Fuller STITCHER Alexandra M. Nattrass STITCHER Laura Elizabeth Payne STITCHER Emory Ann Tuttle STITCHER Jeffrey Wallach | New York Theatre Workshop FABRIC DYER
FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION
Micah Fortson MANAGING DIRECTOR Inga V. Murro CONTROLLER Ruth Strickland ADMINISTRATIVE & FINANCE COORDINATOR 48
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Rae Weimer DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT Rachel Jorgensen DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT OPERATIONS Daniel Britt MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER Greg Carraway FOUNDATION & GRANTS MANAGER James Tyson ANNUAL FUND MANAGER Brandon Gardner PROJECT & EVENTS MANAGER Katie Lawrence DEVELOPMENT SERVICES & DATABASE MANAGER
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Holly Hanchey DIRECTOR OF MARKETING Scott Hazleton DIRECTOR OF MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS Renee Smiley TICKETING & PATRON SERVICES MANAGER Matt Burkhalter CREATIVE SERVICES MANAGER Rebecca Danis MARKETING MANAGER
The Atlanta Opera | 1575 Northside Drive N.W., Suite 350 | Atlanta, GA 30318 404-881-8801 | atlantaopera.org
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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. Loraine P. Williams
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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.
• 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. 51
4300 Paces Ferry Road S.E. Atlanta, GA 30339
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HALF-OFF WINE BOTTLE SUNDAYS Join us Sundays for half-priced bottles of wine! Choose from our extensive wine list and toast to a weekend well spent. Treat yourself!
Monday: 11am - 9pm Tuesday-Friday: 11am - 10pm Saturday 10am - 10pm Sunday: 10am - 9pm Limited Bar Menu: 3pm - 5pm Sat/Sun Brunch: 10am - 3pm
FRESH, SEASONAL FOOD IN VININGS VILLAGE Join us before or after the show! Theater menu available.
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