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Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 8 p.m. | Garner Park rain date: Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 8 p.m.

Free admission!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR Opera in the Park features familiar opera hits, selections from Broadway, and highlights from the upcoming Madison Opera season. With the outstanding talents of the Madison Opera Chorus, the Madison Symphony Orchestra, and some of opera’s brightest stars, Opera in the Park is a FREE community event perfect for audiences of ALL ages! Garner Park opens at 7 a.m. the day of the concert. Blankets, chairs, food and beverages are permitted.

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Kathryn Smith, General Director | John DeMain, Artistic Director

Madison Opera’s production of

Cinderella is made possible through the generous support of

An Anonymous Friend The Ann Stanke Fund Artist Underwriting Provided by E. David Cronon Trust Bolz Family Endowment Fund Madison Opera’s Student Matinee of Cinderella is made possible through the generous support of

John and Carolyn Peterson The Kathryn Elwers Fund Webcrafters-Frautschi Foundation

Steinhauer Charitable Trust

Marvin J. Levy The Jim and Judy Sloan Foundation

The High School Apprenticeship Program is made possible with support from The Basting Fund for the High School Apprenticeship Program

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Cinderella by Gioachino Antonio Rossini Libretto by Jacopo Ferretti Premiered January 25, 1817 at the Teatro Valle, Rome, Italy. Madison Opera premiere Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Characters in order of vocal appearance Clorinda Tisbe

Amy Mahoney Jamie Van Eyck

Angelina, known as Cinderella

Daniela Mack

Alidoro

Alan Dunbar *

Don Magnifico

Steven Condy

Ramiro

Gregory Schmidt

Dandini

Daniel Belcher * * Madison Opera debut

Conductor

John DeMain

Stage Director

Garnett Bruce

Chorus Master

Anthony Cao

Choreographer

Cindy Severt *

Set Designer

R. Keith Brumley

Costume Designer

Mary Traylor

Lighting Designer

James Sale *

Wig and Make-Up Designer

Jan Ross

The performance will last approximately 3 hours, including one intermission. Production originally designed for Lyric Opera of Kansas City. Supertitles written by Ward Holmquist. Harpsichord generously provided by John and Laura Petchler. By arrangement with Hendon Music, Inc., a Boosey & Hawkes company, Sole Agent in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for Casa Ricordi/Universal Music Publishing Ricordi S.R.L., publisher and copyright owner. Madison Opera • 4


MADISON OPERA STAFF AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES General Director.................................................................................................................Kathryn Smith Artistic Director...................................................................................................................John DeMain Director of Development..............................................................................................Lizabeth Tolles Finance Officer................................................................................................................Jennifer Fenster Manager of Marketing and Community Engagement.........................................Ronia Holmes Patron Services Manager...................................................................................................Jan McNally Artistic and Office Manager..............................................................................................Kylie Toomer Director of Production............................................................................................Kenneth Ferencek Technical Director and Warehouse Coordinator...................................................Billy Larimore Stage Manager.........................................................................................................................Jill Krynicki BOARD OF TRUSTEES President..........................................................................................................................Stephen Hurley * Chairman.............................................................................................................................Thomas Terry* Vice President..........................................................................................................................Sally Miley* Vice President..........................................................................................................Thomas Wilkinson* Treasurer................................................................................................................................Joyce Hirsch* Secretary.........................................................................................................................Catherine Furay* Carla J. Alvarado Phillip Certain* George Croal Robert Dinndorf James Ebben Charles Ford Gina Gialamas

Jim Greer* David A. Hart Fran Klos* Susan Lipp Patti Lucas Peter Lundberg* Michael McArdle

Connie Maxwell Charles Mueller J. Marshall Osborn* Jan Von Haden

LIFE TRUSTEES Lois Dick Aileen Jensen

Roland Johnson Joanna Overn

Margaret Winston

ADVISORS Bert Adams Martin Barrett Marian Bolz Kennedy Gilchrist

Theodore Iltis Karen Kretschmann Fern Lawrence Elaine Staley

Karen Walsh Helen Wineke

MADISON OPERA FOUNDATION Martin Barrett Stephen Hurley Marian Bolz Connie Maxwell Joyce Hirsch

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*Executive Committee

John Peterson Thomas Terry


Dear Friends, It’s only fitting that, as Madison Opera enters its second 50 years, we bring you a Cinderella story. There are a few tweaks to the animated film version you grew up with: a bracelet for a slipper, a tutor for a fairy godmother, and Hollywood for a magic kingdom. Nonetheless, the girl will still captivate her prince, he will search for and find her, and all will live happily ever after. Like the film, this is an opera to be enjoyed by children and adults. But this version is ever more beautiful. Its performance was intended to be remembered rather than re-played. Madison Opera is, in a way, its own Cinderella story. As the heroine moves from servants’ quarters to the palace of the Prince, so have we moved from a church basement to Overture Hall. But as we’ve shed simple attire for more grand, like Cinderella we have never forgotten who we are or why we are here. We exist because of a deeply felt commitment to both the art of opera and to this community in which we live. Though small in size, we are recognized for the high quality of our performances and of our management. And we’re here because of you. Your patronage and your donations have enabled us to grow and to bring you more varied and vibrant works. Thank you. With your continued support, we’ll all live happily ever after. I’ll see you at Opera in the Park in July.

Stephen Hurley President, Madison Opera Board of Trustees

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Dear Friends, Welcome to 1930s Hollywood and Rossini’s Cinderella (La Cenerentola), Madison Opera’s first production of this classic fairy tale. Hollywood in the 1930s was the place of dreams, with MGM itself called “The Dream Factory,” so it’s a perfect setting for a fairy tale. Indeed, Rossini’s buffo characters like Don Magnifico were the forerunners of comic performers like Groucho Marx, so it’s only fitting that the two should meet in this production, in the canteen of Palace Pictures Studios. Rossini’s sparkling music is some of his very best, and we have an amazing cast that does justice to both his music and his humanity. I hope you will join us on July 21 in Garner Park for our eleventh annual Opera in the Park. Dane Arts recently recognized this as a “Distinctly Dane” event, and it certainly is a magical evening. I will never forget my first sight of 14,000 people conducting with their light sticks, as our amazing singers treated us all to spectacular music from opera and Broadway. I am also delighted to formally announce our 2012/13 season, the first that John DeMain and I have planned together. A Masked Ball is one of my favorite Verdi operas – great story-telling combined with thrilling music, the very essence of what makes this art form so amazing. Our first-ever Handel opera, Acis and Galatea, will be presented in the Playhouse, the perfect venue for a charming work that premiered on the terrace of the Earl of Carnavon’s home, now better known as the set for Downton Abbey. The season closes with Mozart’s Don Giovanni, our first production of this still-scandalous work in eleven years. We’ve assembled some wonderful casts, so don’t delay in getting your subscriptions – you can purchase them in the lobby today, through our brochure, or online at www.madisonopera.org. Now enjoy your visit to the fairy-tale world of 1930s Hollywood, and I’ll see you in July in Garner Park. Cheers,

Kathryn Smith General Director

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Capitol West Condominiums Rhonda L. Lanford Mike and Clare McArdle Denise Quade Design Wood-Mode

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When we created this production for Lyric Opera of Kansas City in 2004, we

set our version of the Cinderella story in America, specifically in the hopes and dreams that Hollywood provided during the Great Depression. Ramiro’s palace becomes “Palace Pictures Studios” and Magnifico’s world is that of Vaudeville, which the public was quickly discarding in favor of the Silver Screen. 1933 seemed to mark a turning point in Hollywood, turning away from large production numbers to strongly focused human dramas and comedies. With the wealth of images and creativity within Hollywood’s movie magic, our designers embraced the energy of renewal and discovery behind the work at Paramount, MGM, and Warner Bros. as a backdrop to Rossini’s story. In many ways, our metaphor supports Rossini’s core intent, to show that it is our own human nature that provides the magic to make our dreams come true, not fairy godmothers (or dancing mice). Just as Angelina’s hopes and dreams know no bounds, so does the timeless need for goodness and integrity to triumph over deceit and selfishness. Garnett Bruce, stage director

All talking! All singing! All dancing! The Silver Screen in the 1930s Looking for more? Here are just a few classic films from the 1930s, some of which inspired this production, some of which are simply great movies: Grand Hotel (1932), starring Greta Garbo and John Barrymore 42nd Street (1933), starring Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, and Warner Baxter It Happened One Night (1933), starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert Dinner at Eight (1933), starring Jean Harlow, John Barrymore, and Billie Burke The Thin Man (1934), starring Myrna Loy and William Powell Top Hat (1935), starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers A Night at the Opera (1935), starring The Marx Brothers Captain Blood (1935) starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland

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THE STORY OF THE OPERA SYNOPSIS 1933, Hollywood. Film director Ramiro seeks a new leading lady for his films, but is frustrated when he cannot find an actress of honesty and integrity. His trusted mentor, Alidoro, a producer at Palace Pictures, suggests that he launch a search for this mythical heroine. ACT I. The Magnifico sisters— Clorinda and Tisbe— enjoy a typical day, preening and devising new duties for their much-abused stepsister, “Cinderella.” The sisters have no time for Alidoro, who comes to their door disguised as a beggar; only Cinderella shows him any kindness. At Alidoro’s signal, members of Ramiro’s staff appear to invite the ladies to Palace Pictures, where Ramiro will choose the “fairest of them all” as his new leading lady. Magnifico, once a vaudeville entertainer but now nearly penniless, sees this as a way out of his mounting debt; he pushes his favored daughters to prepare themselves. Ramiro, disguised as a driver so as to better observe the candidates, arrives to find only the maid — Cinderella. Their brief encounter sparks a scene of “love at first sight” worthy of any film. Ramiro’s driver Dandini enters to play his part, impersonating his boss. The Magnificos make quite a display, fawning on the imposter, but it is Magnifico’s abusive denial of Cinderella’s request to go along that makes the biggest impression. When she is left alone in despair, Alidoro returns to comfort her and promises to arrange for her to go to Palace Pictures. At Palace Pictures, Dandini settles into his role, leading the persistent sisters on a merry chase. A movie is being filmed at Palace Pictures, and the Magnificos enter the studio to watch. The set is very busy, with the film crew, actors, and extras working hard. Partway through the evening, a mysterious veiled woman arrives, causing much speculation. When she removes her veil, the Magnificos are stunned to see how much she resembles their maid. The mysterious woman is invited to be an extra in the film, along with the Magnifico sisters. The filming is hindered by Magnifico’s attempts to be in the movie. In true Hollywood fashion, the filming and the festivities, heavily laced with romance and intrigue, continue well into the night. INTERMISSION 11 • Madison Opera


ACT II. The Magnificos redouble their efforts to win the prize. Dandini corners Cinderella and questions her, but she admits that she has fallen for his driver and prepares to leave. Ramiro tries to convince her to stay; instead she gives him a bracelet, challenging him to find the matching one she wears, proving that his feelings are sincere. Ramiro calls off the deception and orders his staff to search for the mysterious woman and her bracelet. Dandini, disappointed at his “demotion,� finds a final pleasure in revealing to the Magnificos that they have spent all evening trying to impress a chauffeur. As Cinderella sits alone, dreaming of her beautiful evening, the Magnifico family storms in, furious at having been duped. Just as they begin to take out their frustrations on Cinderella, the group from Palace Pictures comes to the door, their car having broken down nearby. Confusion sets in as Ramiro, Dandini, and Alidoro reveal their true identities, but the real fireworks begin when Ramiro recognizes Cinderella and makes her the offer of a lifetime.

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PRODUCTION PERSONNEL Production Manager..........................................................................................................................................................Kenneth Ferencek Technical Director.............................................................................................................................................................................Billy Larimore Stage Manager...........................................................................................................................................................................................Jill Krynicki Assistant Stage Managers................................................................................................................Kate Goodall, Jennifer Rimmer Stage Management Intern.........................................................................................................................................................Sarah Collins Rehearsal Pianist...............................................................................................................................................................................Scott Gendel Chorus Pianist...........................................................................................................................................................................................Joy Bauman Chorus Librarian..............................................................................................................................................................................................Bill Frost Costume Supervisor...................................................................................................................................................Karen Brown-Larimore Assistant Costume Supervisor..............................................................................................................................Jenni Schwaner-Ladd Costume Crew.........................................................................................................................................Virginia Bessert, Monica Butler,

Brenna Farmer, Leslie Frank-Taylor, Janine Wardale

Wig and Make-Up Designer................................................................................................................................................................Jan Ross Wig and Make-Up Crew......................................................................................................................Leslie Frank-Taylor, Bob Ross Props Master...................................................................................................................................................................................Jennifer Childers Props Coordinator...........................................................................................................................................................................Susan Rathke Props Crew.........................................................................................................Paolo Desiati, Rosemary Johnson, Elaine Staley Supertitles Cue Master......................................................................................................................................................................Aileen Wall Preview Artists.....................................................................................................................................Kate Tombaugh, David Sytkowski Master Carpenter.....................................................................................................................................................................................John Elliott House Carpenter......................................................................................................................................................................David Gersbach Scenic Decorator......................................................................................................................................................................................Liz Rathke Assistant Lighting Designer.....................................................................................................................................................Spencer Lyons House Electrician................................................................................................................................................................................Gary Cleven Overture Hall Technical Director................................................................................................................................Steve Schroeder Theater Technicians............................................................................................................................Brian Anderson, John Frautschy,

Davin Pickell, Jim Schaefer, Frank Schneeberger

Production Stage Crew.................................................................................................................Members of IATSE 251

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Photographer.................................................................................................................................................................................................James Gill Videographer.............................................................................................................................................Jim Hoffmann, Video Memories

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MADISON OPERA CHORUS Anthony Cao, Chorus Master TENOR Bobby Goderich Dennis Reichhold Steve Harrison Joe Salvo Matthew Lea Doug Swenson Kenny Lyons

BARITONE/BASS Chris Apfelbach Michael Roemer Bob Dinndorf Kaan Senaydin Sean Hubbard Glen Siferd Erik Larson Tom Stone John Unertl

SUPERNUMERARIES Icelle Anderson, Bruin Armwald, Erica Barry, Michael Bickel, Jill Carlson, Jared Faulkner, Grace Ferencek, Abby Frank-Taylor, Kathleen Goodwin, Erin Hoey, Sarah Hoover, Jeffrey Jensen, Brad Kahn, Dale Kaufman, Ryan Koch, Mariapia Lambert, Luke Landgraf, Jen Makovec, Anja Pustaver, Dottie Raymer, Steve Vig

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MADISON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA John DeMain, Music Director VIOLIN I Suzanne Beia— Concertmaster Naha Greenholtz Olga Pomolova Alice Bartsch Eleanor Bartsch Olga Draguieva Deanndra Deblack Anne Delgado VIOLIN II Xavier Deblack Wendy Buehl Rachel Hauser Erica Sanders Rolf Wulfsberg Courtney Cameron

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MEET THE ARTISTS Daniel Belcher (Dandini) Madison Opera debut Baritone Daniel Belcher won a Grammy Award in 2011 for his recording of the leading role of Jaufré Rudel in Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin in the Best Opera Recording category. During the 2011/12 season, Mr. Belcher made his debut in Spain as Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette with La Asociacion Bilbaina de Amigos de La Opera in Bilbao and sang Chou En-Lai in Nixon in China with Lyric Opera of Kansas City. He finishes the season at De Nederlandse Opera portraying Robert F. Kennedy in the world premiere of Robin de Raaff’s Waiting for Miss Monroe. Future seasons include engagements with Houston Grand Opera, Opera Colorado, and the location film of L’Amour de Loin with Ideale Audience, among others. Engagements during the previous season included the world premiere of Luigi Cherubini’s Koukourgi at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt, which will soon be released on DVD in Europe, as well as performances with Florentine Opera as Taddeo in L’Italiana in Algeri, Central City Opera as Gianni Schicchi and the Husband in Les Mamelles de Tirésias, and Opera Colorado as Dandini. Other recent highlights include Figaro in The Barber of Seville with Portland Opera, Taddeo with Utah Opera and Opera Company of Philadelphia, Ned Keene in Peter Grimes for his debut with the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte with San Francisco Opera, and the title role in Billy Budd with Houston Grand Opera.

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Steven Condy (Don Magnifico) Previously with Madison Opera: Falstaff, The Barber of Seville Baritone Steven Condy has been critically acclaimed for his singing and acting abilities, performing with opera companies throughout North America. The Washington Times says he has “the comic timing of John Candy and a voice that remains flexible, rich and true through every intricacy….” And Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times says, “I vote the prize for the most naturally clear diction… to the hardy baritone Steven Condy….” This season, Mr. Condy performed as Dr. Bartolo in The Barber of Seville with Houston Grand Opera and Boston Lyric Opera, where he made his 75th career performance of the role. Other recent performances include the title role in Verdi’s Falstaff with Utah Opera, the Sacristan in Tosca with Opera New Jersey, and Major General Stanley in The Pirates of Penzance with Arizona Opera. Mr. Condy made his European opera debut with the Spoleto Festival, Italy as Betto in Gianni Schicchi, a production that he originated with the Los Angeles Opera, directed by Woody Allen. He also performed the title role in Don Pasquale with Utah Opera and Opera New Jersey, and Dr. Dulcamara in L’Elisir d’Amore with Washington National Opera and Chautauqua Opera. Upcoming engagements include Houston Grand Opera, Shreveport Opera and Lyric Opera of Baltimore. Mr. Condy is the Director of Opera Workshop at Philadelphia Biblical University, and the Director of the Vocal Intensive Study Program at the MasterWorks Summer Music Festival in Winona Lake, IN.

Alan Dunbar (Alidoro) Madison Opera debut Baritone Alan Dunbar recently worked with Gotham Chamber Opera on the world premiere of Nico Muhly’s Dark Sisters, covering the role of Prophet/King, a role he will reprise with Opera Company of Philadelphia in June. This August he will perform at the Ravinia Festival as a part of the Steans Music Institute. During the 2010/11 season, he sang the role of the Composer and the cover of Mr. Scattergood in Menotti’s The Last Savage, and the cover of Benoit/Alcindoro in La Bohème at Santa Fe Opera. He also created the role of Webster Wordworth in Words and Music for Santa Fe Opera’s 2011 Spring Tour. In 2009/10, he sang Yakuside in Madama Butterfly and the cover of Clotaldo in the world premiere of Spratlan’s Life is a Dream at Santa Fe Opera, made his European solo recital debut at the 2009 Oslo Grieg Festival, performed as bass soloist in Stravinsky’s Pulcinella under Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos at the Tanglewood Music Festival, and won the grand prize at the 2009 Grieg Festival in Winter Park, FL. Other appearances include the title role in Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle at the Natchez Opera Festival and Zaretsky in Eugene Onegin at the Tanglewood Music Festival. He has collaborated with choreographer/director Mark Morris in performances with the Mark Morris Dance Group and in the Stravinsky chamber opera Renard. From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Dunbar sang throughout North America and Europe with the Minnesotabased internationally-acclaimed male chamber vocal ensemble Cantus. Madison Opera • 20


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MEET MEET THE THE ARTISTS ARTISTS Daniela Mack (Angelina) Previously with Madison Opera: Opera in the Park 2011 Mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack debuted at the Los Angeles Opera earlier this spring as Nancy in Paul Curran’s acclaimed production of Albert Herring. Other engagements this season include covering the title role in Xerxes at San Francisco Opera, Opera Colorado’s opening gala, and Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. Next season, she makes her debut at the English National Opera as Sesto in a new production of Julius Caesar. She will also debut at Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse as Nancy in Albert Herring and Washington National Opera as the Madrigal Singer in Manon Lescaut. The operas of Rossini figured prominently in her 2010/11 season, including Rosina in The Barber of Seville at Pittsburgh Opera, Isabella in L’Italiana in Algeri at Opéra National de Bordeaux and Florentine Opera, and Angelina at Opera Colorado. Concert performances included Messiah with the Calgary Philharmonic, Falla’s El amor brujo with the Boca Raton Philharmonic, and Ravel’s Shéhérazade with the Hong Kong Philharmonic. She was a featured soloist in a Valentine’s Day Gala for Opéra Louisiane and the season opening gala at Opera Santa Barbara. In the 2009/10 season, Ms. Mack returned to San Francisco Opera for her final year in the Adler Fellowship Program, where she sang Siebel in Faust. Previous appearances at San Francisco Opera included Idamante in Idomeneo and Lucienne in Die Tote Stadt.

Amy Mahoney (Clorinda) Previously with Madison Opera: Carmen Soprano Amy Mahoney recently sang Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi and Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica with Opera Southwest. She was featured in worldwide television broadcasts as the soprano soloist in The Birth of Christ, an oratorio filmed at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland, narrated by Liam Neeson. She made her New York debut as the lead in Jerome Kern’s Oh, Lady! Lady! with Musicals Tonight. Other recent engagements include Pamina in Die Zauberflöte with the Atlanta Ballet, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro and Adele in Die Fledermaus with Opera Southwest, the soprano soloist in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle with the Michael O’Neal Singers, and Micaela in Carmen with the Bar Harbor Music Festival. As a Young Artist, Ms. Mahoney performed Susanna with Seattle Opera and Peep-Bo in The Mikado with Portland Opera. She has appeared in concert with the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra, Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, and Port Angeles Symphony. Her performance of the Vaughan-Williams Dona Nobis Pacem is included in Seattle Pro Musica’s CD entitled Peace in Our Time. Other performances include The Prima Donna in Viva la Mamma for Tacoma Opera, Laurie in The Tender Land for the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, and Micaela for Washington East Opera.

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MEET THE ARTISTS Gregory Schmidt (Don Ramiro) Previously with Madison Opera: The Turn of the Screw, The Flying Dutchman Tenor Gregory Schmidt’s upcoming engagements include Tonio in La Fille du Régiment with Tulsa Opera, the Tenor Soloist in Philip Glass’s Kepler with Spoleto Festival USA, and Alonso in The Tempest by Thomas Adès with Opéra de Québec. Mr. Schmidt is on the roster of the Metropolitan Opera, where he has covered the roles of Ernesto in Don Pasquale, Tamino in The Magic Flute and Flamand in Capriccio. This season he will cover the role of Iopas in Les Troyens. He will also cover David in Die Meistersinger with Chicago Lyric Opera. Other recent engagements include Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor and Almaviva in The Barber of Seville with Opera Tampa; Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore and Tebaldo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi with Tulsa Opera; Camille in The Merry Widow and Alfredo in La Traviata with St. Petersburg Opera; Don Ramiro with Fresno Grand Opera; and Ferrando in Così fan Tutte with El Paso Opera. For Madison Opera, he has sung Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw, the Steersman in The Flying Dutchman, and Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni. He made his professional debut with Washington D.C. Opera in the role of Count Belfiore in Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera, returning to the Kennedy Center stage the following season as Tamino. He apprenticed with Santa Fe Opera and was a Metropolitan Opera Audition National Finalist.

Jamie Van Eyck (Tisbe) Previously with Madison Opera: Eugene Onegin, La Traviata, The Turn of the Screw, Carmen Mezzo-soprano Jamie Van Eyck is a frequent guest with Madison Opera, most recently as Olga in Eugene Onegin. This season she sings recitals for the Dallas Museum of Art and the Wolf Trap Foundation Discovery Series, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and Handel’s Messiah with the Phoenix Symphony. Recent engagements include Queen Alkmene in Die Liebe der Danae at the Bard SummerScape Festival, Meg in Little Women at Utah Opera, and The Drummer in The Emperor of Atlantis and Daughter in the world premiere of After-Image at Boston Lyric Opera. She has sung Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the American Symphony Orchestra, Messiah with the Colorado Symphony and Lexington Philharmonic, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Last year, she released her second recording with Bridge Records, entitled Complete Crumb Edition, Volume 15. She sang Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro for Opera Theater of Saint Louis, Dido and The Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas with the Mark Morris Dance Group; and Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Dryade in Ariadne auf Naxos, and Melanto in Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria for Wolf Trap Opera Company. This summer, she appears with the Princeton Music Festival, Bar Harbor Music Festival, and Bard SummerScape Festival.

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MEET THE ARTISTS Garnett Bruce (Stage Director) Previously with Madison Opera: La Traviata Garnett Bruce returns to Madison Opera for Cinderella, following his 2011 production of La Traviata. He staged Turandot for the opening of San Francisco Opera’s 2011/12 season, as well as for the inaugural production for Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s Kaufmann Performing Arts Center. Also this season he directed Lucia di Lammermoor for Dallas Opera, The Rake’s Progress for Peabody Opera Theater, and Don Pasquale for Opera Memphis. Last season he directed La Traviata for Austin Lyric Opera, continued his Da Ponte Cycle with Don Giovanni for Opera Omaha, and continued his work as teacher and director at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University with a double bill of Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tiresias and Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges. Mr. Bruce’s rich body of work includes companies across the country such as Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, San Diego Opera, Washington National Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Cincinnati Opera and Utah Opera, as well as his European opera debut staging Turandot for the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples. He was the Artistic Adviser and Principal Stage Director for Opera Omaha from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Bruce currently serves on the directing faculties of the Aspen Music Festival and Peabody Conservatory as well as the board of directors for FBN Productions (Opera for Kids).

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John DeMain (Conductor) Previously with Madison Opera: Eugene Onegin, La Traviata, The Marriage of Figaro John DeMain is the Artistic Director of Madison Opera, the Music Director of the Madison Symphony Orchestra, and a soughtafter guest conductor of orchestras and opera companies around the world. He is a regular guest conductor with Washington National Opera, New York City Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre and Los Angeles Opera, to which he returned in 2006/07 to conduct highly acclaimed performances of George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, the opera that has become his signature work. This season Maestro DeMain conducted Porgy and Bess at Seattle Opera, Aida at Virginia Opera, and Show Boat for Lyric Opera of Chicago. This summer, he returns to the Glimmerglass Festival; future seasons include returns to Washington National Opera and San Francisco Opera. His other recent engagements include the Canadian premiere of Nixon in China at Vancouver Opera and a double bill of Carmina Burana and Pagliacci at Portland Opera. During his distinguished tenure as Music Director of Houston Grand Opera, Maestro DeMain conducted numerous world premieres, including Bernstein’s A Quiet Place and Adams’ Nixon in China, as well as the American premiere of Glass’ Akhnaten. In addition, he led a history-making production of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, which he subsequently recorded for RCA and which won the Grammy Award, Tony Award, and France’s Grand Prix du Disque.


Cindy Severt (Choreographer) Madison Opera debut Cindy Severt is a choreographer whose work spans the realms of musical theatre, ballet, opera, symphony, film, cabaret, revues, interactive murder mysteries, British pantomimes, and industrials. She has been on the faculty of the School of Madison Ballet and Minnesota Dance Theatre and is a guest instructor for colleges, schools, and community organizations. She spent many years as a dancer interpreting the choreography of others. Influenced by innovators such as Susan Stroman, Matthew Bourne, and Bob Fosse, her choreography has included putting a dancing unicorn in pointe shoes, lining up high school Zombies for a “foot” ball scrimmage, and finding ways to incorporate special skills such as roller skating, jumping rope, and sword swallowing. Her early training was in classical ballet, as well as jazz. and musical theater. Local credits include Reefer Madness and The Full Monty for Mercury Players, The Stops for Stage Q, Rigamortis for Collateral Damage Productions, and Z-Town for Madison Theatre Collective.

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OPERA IN THE PARK July 21, 2012 | 8pm | Garner Park

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ANN STANKE FUND DONORS Madison Opera is grateful to the following individuals for their contributions to the Ann Stanke Fund. The fund will be used to support Madison Opera productions in this and many future seasons. Madison Opera makes every effort to be as accurate as possible in our donor lists. However, if you should find a discrepancy in these listings or have a question, please contact the Development office at (608)238-8085. Thank you for your support!

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GRAND CIRCLE ($25,000 +) An Anonymous Friend (2) Full Compass Systems/ Martin and Kay Barrett Susan and Jonathan Lipp BerbeeWalsh Foundation, Inc./ John and Carolyn Peterson Karen Walsh and James Berbee John and Carolyn Peterson CUNA Mutual Group Charitable Foundation, Inc. Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation STANKE PLATINUM CIRCLE ($10,000 - $24,999) James F. Crow Sally and Charles Miley Dorothy Dittmer The National Endowment for the Arts W. Jerome Frautschi Charitable J. Marshall and Millie Osborn Lead Unitrust Arline R. Paunack Johnson Bank Thomas E. Terry Fran Klos Thompson Investment Management Patricia and Stephen Lucas JOHNSON GOLD CIRCLE ($5,000 - $9,999) American Family Insurance Dr. Chun C. Lin Capitol Lakes Retirement Community Madison Community Foundation E. David Cronon Trust/Jean Cronon Madison Gas & Electric Co. Dane Arts Steinhauer Charitable Trust Kathryn Elwers Fund for the Swiss Colony, Inc./Pat and Shirley Kubly Student Matinee University Research Park Evjue Foundation Katherine Voight Walter A. and Dorothy Jones Frautschi Wisconsin Arts Board Charitable Unitrust Wisconsin Community Bank Stephen P. Hurley Helen L. Wineke Marvin Levy WPS Health Insurance Janus Galleries/Peter & Jill Lundberg SILVER CIRCLE ($1,500 - $4,999) Bert and Diane Adams Robert Cole Alliant Energy Foundation, Inc. Marilyn and James Ebben Carla and Fernando Alvarado Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc. Charles and Mary Anderson Gregory Flessas and Thanasis Flessas Tom and Sally Basting Charles Ford and Sharon James BMO Harris Bank Werner and Jean Frank Mr. and Mrs. John A. Bolz John J. Frautschi Family Foundation, Inc. Phillip and Melinda Certain Cate Furay and Jim Sweet Madison Opera • 30


ANNUAL ANNUALFUND FUNDDONORS DONORS Gina Gialamas Kennedy Gilchrist and Heidi Wilde Thomas and Jo Greenhalgh James and Elizabeth Greer Hazelbaker & Associates, S.C. Joyce and Thomas Hirsch Ted and Helen Iltis Mr. and Mrs. A. Paul Jensen R. Roth and Lynne Judd Madison Arts Commission Connie E. Maxwell Michael and Clare McArdle Nicholas and Elaine Mischler Stephen D. Morton

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BRONZE CIRCLE ($1,000 - $1,499) Helen Baldwin Bill and Fern Lawrence Suzanne Beia Geraldine Mayer Hugh and Joyce Bell Jay Nania and Silvia Orengo-Nania Anne Bolz Joan Daniels Pedro Bea and Laurits Christensen JoAnn Six Plesko and E.J. Plesko George and Ann Croal Roberta Preston Robert and Paula Dinndorf Harry and Karen Roth Elizabeth Evanson James and Carol Ruhly Terry L. Haller Lori E. Smith David Hart and Azure Fudge-Hart Roland and Nancy Smith Edward and Betty Hasselkus Charles Snowdon and Ann Lindsey John Henderson and Pamela Ploetz W. Stuart and Elizabeth Sykes Rosemary Johnson J. Ashley Taylor JH Findorff & Son, Inc. Dr. David Westring Esther Kaplan Thomas and Suzanne Wilkinson Jennifer and James Lattis BENEFACTOR ($500 - $999) Tyrone and Janet Greive Betty Amundson Marc and Alice Hansen Klaus and Doris Berghahn Forrest Hartmann Capitol West Condominiums Brandon Hayes Martha and Charles Casey Jane Campbell Hutchison Dan and Pat Cornwell Stanley and Shirley Inhorn Daniel Cottam and Maria Teresa Arenas Sue and Norm Johnson Denise Quade Design, LTD Lee and Rosemary Jones Terry and Donna Donnelly Miriam E. Kerndt Alexandra and William Dove Kyle and Rebecca Ketelsen William and Lynne Eich Margaret Lacy Maureen Hart and Peyton Engel Rhonda L. Lanford Robert and Linda Graebner 31 • Madison Opera


ANNUAL FUND DONORS Marilyn Laurion Tom and Nancy Mohs Marilyn T. Oberst William and Patricia Paul Darren and Therese Powers Marie Pulvermacher Frances Rademaekers Eric and Meg Rothstein Dean and Carol Schroeder Charles and Anne Scott

Mary Ellyn and Joseph Sensenbrenner Dan and Gail Shea Audrey and Gamber Tegtmeyer Nick and Judith Topitzes Burton and Georgia Wagner William J. Wartmann Frances Weinstein Kenneth West and Lisa Vogel George Willett

ENTHUSIAST ($250 - $499) Mary Gallagher Julius and Hilde Adler Deirdre Garton Roger and Jennifer Anderson Steve Goldberg Ashley Anderson Albert Goldstein Paula and Eric Apfelbach Frank and Catherine Greer Craig Argall Joel and Mary Grossman Allan Attie Carl and Mary Gulbrandsen Chuck Bauer and Chuck Beckwith Curtis and Dawn Hastings Nancy Marshall Bauer Themis Kourakis Larry Bechler and Patty Struck Edward and Moria Krueger Nancy Becknell John Lemke Thomas and Shaila Bolger Helen C. Lodge Patricia Brady and Robert Smith William F. Long Thomas Buchhauser and John Ely Meghan and Kim Christopher Mackey Roger Buffett Katie Marcus Thomas and Martha Carter Donald Mash Evonna and Robert Cheetham Elizabeth McLaughlin Dianne Christensen Thomas and Irene Meyer W. Wallace Cleland Elizabeth Middleton Evan Cretney Phillip and Penny Molina Shirley and Stephen Crocker Peder and Jeanne Moren Susan Cunningham Joe and Joan Nagle J. Robert and Kathryn Curtis Dennis and Jean Olsen Corkey and Betty Custer Julie A. Ottum and David Runstrom Seth Dailey and Iris Kurman Mary Ellen Peters Frederick Davis Reynold V. Peterson John DeLamater and Janet Hyde Doreen Peterson Claire Dick John L. Peterson Peter and Joy Dohr Richard Phelps Mark Dorcus and Julie White Cyrena and Lee Pondrom John and Deidre Dunn Elizabeth Pope Edward and Rosanne Ehrlich Don and Carol Reeder Marc Eisen and Connie Kinsella David and Marilyn Rice Janet Faulhaber Joy and David Rice Cenise Freisberg Madison Opera • 32


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ANNUAL FUND DONORS Gabrielle and Brandon Rocque Jan and Bob Ross Royal and Muriel Rotter James Samsal Albert Schams Peter Schmeling Dolly Schoenberg Mel and Dottie Siedband Carl Sinderbrand and Maryann Sumi SRI Design, Inc. Curt and Jane Smith Elliott and Norma Sober Elaine M. Staley Jason and Ana Stephens Vicki and Jerry Stewart

Jacob Stockinger and Judy Schwaemle Millard and Barbara Susman Barbara Swan and Royden Tull Tom and Jane Taves Betty Thomas John and Lisa Unertl Daniel and Selma Van Eyck Bill and Barbara Vogelsang Judith and David Ward Edward and Anita Waterbury Sybil Weinstein Urban Wemmerlรถv and Mary Beth Schmalz Peter Williams and Sandra Esrael Richard and Katie Yde

PARTNERS (UP TO $249) George Adams Eleanor Albert Jane Albert Cynthia Albrecht Luella S. Allen Joann Anderson Ronald and Sharon Anderson Emy Andrew Tom and Nancy Angerman Gary Antoniewicz and Martha Taylor Leon and Rita Applebaum Livia Siroky Asher Nancy Bach and Jack Padgham Tom and Nancy Baillies Sally Balkin Charles and Elizabeth Barnhill Janneke and Richard Baske Douglas Batty Ellis and Sue Bauman Kathleen Beckett George and Joanne Berg Leonard and Norma Berkowitz Niles and Linda Berman Virginia Bessert Ghita Bessman Frances Bicknell Adam and Wanda Bincer Catherine Bloomer Marcia Bortmess Wini Bowen Eng Braun Joyce Brehm Patricia Brennan

Peter and Marcia Brenner Inge and Francis Bretherton Ed and Lois Brick Alan Brown Laura Burns Nancy Caldwell Ann Campbell Elizabeth Campbell Charlotte Carey Susan Carnell Irmgard Carpenter Shirley Cherkasky Dennis and Lynn Christensen Ed Churchwell Jonathan and Doria Cobb Bernard and Toby Cohen Lawrence and Rebecca Cohen Corine Cohn James Cole and Lauri Morris Robert and Susan Cook Honner and Robert Cooper Janet M. Cooper Louis Cornelius and Priscilla Boroniec Edward and Victoria Cothroll Joyce Crim Karen and Alan Crossley John Daane Mary Daly Cheryl Furstace Daniels Andrew and Beverly Davison Helen DeBardeleben Michael and Jude Dereszynski Ronald J. Diamond Rosemary M. Dorney

Loretta Dornisch Richard and Laura Dortzbach Nancy and Robert Dott Warren and Ruth Downs Norman Draper Robert Drechsel Timothy Drexler Stan and Jean Druckenmiller Richard and Doris Dubielzig Regina Dunst Charles and Bonnie Dykman Ruth Anne Dykman Irvin and Vivian Ehrlich Susan Eichhorn Richard and Judy Ela Jonathan Ela and Patricia Stocking Nathan Elbaum Joseph and Joann Elder Betty Elsas John Englesby Euterpe Club Ann Fagan David Falk and Joanne Robbins Kathleen Falk and Peter Bock Kenneth Fall Susan and David Farley Michael and Ann Faulhaber Nancy Feingold and Doug Green William and Colleen Feist Luis and Sandra Fernandez Edith First Thomas and Bonnie Fitzgerald Steven and Mary Ann Fix Madison Opera โ€ข 34


ANNUAL FUND DONORS Thomas and Kathleen Fletemeyer Donna Fox Evelyn Fox Nicole and Sean Francey Hanna Franke John and Mary Frantz Byron and Janet Frenz Perry and Carolyn Frey Sara and Gary Frings William D. Frost Robert Fry Glenn and Martha Fuguitt James and Barbara Furstenberg Raymond and Dorothy Garcia John and Fanny Garver Helen George Michael G. Goldsberry Mary Gordon Michael Gorman Barbara Grabow John Grace and Joan Raducha Carl and Nancy Graf Herbert and Virginia Graff Lori Grapentine and John Benton Alice and Bruce Green Nadia Greenidge Ei Terasawa Grilley Jon and Kaaren Guenther Henry and Magdalene Hagedorn Larry Hamlin Richard Hammerstrom Mary and Don Harkness Susan Harris Arlene P. Hart Mary H. Hartkopf Paul and Jacqueline Hass Janet Hays Don and Cheryl Heiliger Paul and Patricia Heiser R.T. Heitkemper Phyllis R. Helmer Diane Highsmith Nicole and Mark Hill Victoria and Dennis Hill Kathleen and Paul Hinderaker Ben and Sharon Hirschfeld Suzanne Hodgman Seth Hoff Bruce Hoffmann Leslie and Susan Hoffman Linda Hogle David and Lynn Holborn 35 • Madison Opera

Joan Horsfall Amit and Aron Hose William and Kathryn Hoyt Geoffrey and Carol Hudson Ann Huggett Margaret Hutchinson Clare and Nancy Hutson Linda and Jeffrey Huttenburg Irene Ilgen Margaret and Paul Irwin Fred and Martha Jaeckle Mary Jahn Delores and Rick Jenison Karla and Orley Jensen Dave and Jean Johnsen Frances R. Johnson Janice Johnson Kenneth and Marilyn Johnson Joan Johnston Janice Jones and Larry Collins Michael and Vickie Julka Lois Karn Paul Kellerman Albert Kelm Martin and Mary Kienitz Penelope and William Kilberry Judi Kinney Noël Marie and Steven Klapper Irwin and Helen Klibaner Ivan and Miki Knezevic James and Ruth Knutson Ted and Jeanette Koch Debbie Kretchmar James and Joan Krikelas John and Ginny Moore Kruse Zolitta Kussow Jeri Lambert Harlan and Daun Larson Janet and Doug Laube Constance Lavine and Fred Holtzman Rachel Laylan Matthew Lee Thomas and Yvonne Lee Phyllis Lefcowitz Madelyn Leopold Kenneth Lerner and Nancy Leff Herbert Lewis and Francie Smith Saposnik Mil Lieberthal Michael and Linda Lovejoy Robert and Dorothy Luening Joan Lundin Robert March Marjorie and Peter Marion

Mark Marquess and Jennie Blodau Alexander Marshall Curtis Mason Paul and Karen Matteoni Vada Mayfield Jane McGinn Kay and Francis McGuire Kevin McKown and Nancy Fuller Dennis and Nancy McMillen Eugene and Janice McNally Patricia McQuiddy Durward McVey Walter and Jean Meanwell Joel and Michele Melnick Sharifa and Saban Merchant Dale and Lisa Meyer Fred and Judy Middleton Sigurd Midelfort and Fannie LeMoine Gary Miller Paul Minkus Joan Mittag James Moe Terry and Hans Moen Bob Moore Jim and Pat Moore Merle and Paula Moore J. Terence and Shirley Morrison Pasupati and Mina Mukerjee Tess Mulrooney Sue Munson David Nelson and Brook Soltvedt Russell and Delores Nelson Gary and Patricia Nicholson Diane D. Nixon Leonard Nosal and Gretchen Macht Donna Nosek Karen Numbers Daniel O’Brien Vince O’Hern and Linda Baldwin Sandra Osborn and Marshall Finner Susan Paddock Constance Palmer and Chuck Smalley David R. Paolone Kathleen Park William Peden and Chelcy Bowles Kato Perlman


ANNUAL FUND DONORS Marjorie Peters Joan and Greggar Petersen James and Carole Peterson Roger and Linda Pettersen Dr. and Mrs. Lynn A. Phelps Merrilee Pickett and Thomas Heine Evan and Jane Pizer Julie Plass-Smith and Robert Smith Daniel Plummer and Mark Koehn Sharon Poniewaz Thomas and Sylvia Poppelbaum Myron Pozniak and Kathleen Baus Nancy and Andrew Prine Arthur and Ursula Rathburn Renee Ravetta Warren and Dorothy Rebholz Natalie Rew Karyl Rice Evan and Catherine Richards Joan and Kenneth Riggs John Rinehart and Barbara Conley Matilda Ripley Vince and Maria Ritacca Rachelle Roesler and Luca Sacchetto Marge and Jules Rosenthal Frederic R. and Mary Ross Richard and Lois Rossmiller Judith and Michael Rothschild Roy and Beverly Runstrom Dean Ryerson Mark Saltzman and Diane Kravetz Gordon and Mary Samuelsen Ruth M. Sanderson Nora Cate Schaeffer Don and JoAnne Schalch Helen Schmedeman Paul and Amy Schmerold Henry and Mary Schroeder Edward and Lynn Schten Alvin Schubert Mary Alice Schueler

S. Clare Schulz Betty Scott Joseph Screnock Magdolna Sebestyen Fe and Bart Semira Vicki Semo Scharfman Joan Shands John Shannon and Jan Serr Edwin and Ruth Sheldon Paul Sherman Toby and Margaret Sherry George and Nancy Shook Lawrence and Linda Shriberg Mark Shults and Nancy Vedder-Shults Karen Sielaff Nan Sievert Glen and Marie Siferd Sigma Alpha Iota Alumnae Marcus and Blanche Singer Meg and Neil Skinner Edward and Debra Slotten Rod and Patricia Smart Daniel and Marcia Smith Dean and Elizabeth Smith Geraldine Smith Louise and Florian Smoczynski Glenn and Cleo Sonnedecker Kenneth and Hope Soroos Spohn Charitable Remainder Trust Debra Steaffens Mary Ann Steckling Charlotte Stein Stephanie Stender and Robert Lux Jr. Judy Stevenson Melissa Stiles Mikhail Stolyarov and Irina Shpigelman Dennis Stone John and Mary Storer Mary Subkoviak David Sulman and Anne Altshuler Shirley Sundquist Bob and Jeanne Tabachnick Sandy and David Tabachnick Jean Taffs

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