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University Opera Theatre | University Symphony Orchestra November 8 - 11, 2012 | Power Center


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The University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, University Opera Theatre presents

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Giovanni Dramma Giocoso, K. 527

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte

Don Giovanni premiered at the National Theatre in Prague, October 29, 1787

Director/Choreographer Conductor/Music Director Assistant Conductor Scenic Designer Costume Designer Lighting Designer Hair & Makeup Designer Italian Diction Coach Chorus Master Repetiteurs/Harpsichord Fight Choreographer Stage Manager

Robert Swedberg Christopher James Lees Yaniv Segal ‡ Gary Decker Jeff Bauer Charles Malott Erin Kennedy Lunsford Timothy Cheek Jaclyn Johnson Scott Arens, John Elam Nate Mitchell Geehoon Lim

Don Giovanni will be performed with one intermission. This production is dedicated to the memory of Anna Chapekis, founder of the Friends of Opera. ‡ Yaniv Segal will conduct the performance on Saturday, November 10, 2012. The performers in this production are students in the SMTD. The designers are undergraduate students, guests, and faculty in the Dept. of Theatre & Drama. Scenery, costumes, properties, sound, and lighting were realized by the students and staff of University Productions, the producing unit of the SMTD. Ticket sales assist in providing SMTD students with practical training experience before live audiences. Thank you for supporting our educational mission. Latecomers will be seated at a suitable break. As a courtesy to others, please set cellular phones and pagers to silent mode and refrain from texting during the performance. Photography, audio recording and videotaping of any kind are not permitted. A very special thanks to the Friends of Opera for their support and purchase of the student performer’s vocal scores for these performances. The School of Music, Theatre & Dance acknowledges the generosity of McKinley Associates, Inc. whose support has helped make this production possible.


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Cast of Characters Nov. 8 & 10, 2012 Nov. 9 & 11, 2012 Don Giovanni, a licentious nobleman.............. Jonathan Lasch.........Juan Hector Pereira Commendatore..................................................Nicholas Davis..........Ronald Perkins, Jr. Donna Anna, his daughter.......................Catherine O’Rourke...................Olivia Betzen Don Ottavio, Donna Anna’s fiancé.......................Jonas Hacker...........Nicholas Nestorak Donna Elvira, a lady from Burgos..... Antonina Chekhovskaya...........Katherine Sanford Leporello, Giovanni’s servant...............................Isaac Droscha.......Benjamin Sieverding Zerlina, a peasant girl....................................Leann Schuering................Imani Mchunu Masetto, her fiancé....................................Jonathan Schechner....... Paul G.L. Grosvenor Elvira’s Maid.............................................................................................Lindsay Balaka Servants.....................................Westcott Phoenix, Jeremy Williams, Lindsay Wormser Ladies of the Night........................................................ Jaclyn Johnson, Alexandra Shaw Mamba Priestess................................................................................................ Lauren Jacob On-stage Orchestras............... Alexis Choi, Anna Piotrowski, Elizabeth Tsung (Violin I); Immanuel Abraham, Cindy Hong, Janice Lee (Violin II); Michael Harper, Caitlin Eger (Cello) Ensemble................. Achilles Bezanis, Sara Bonner, Nora Burgard, Francesca Chiejina, Tomer Eres, Kevin Harvey, Glenn Healy, Alex Holmes, Lauren Jacob, Jaclyn Johnson, Shenika John Jordan, Ariel Kaye, Michael Miller, Nicholas Raja, Khris Sanchez, Alexandra Shaw, Madeline Thibault

Orchestra Violin I......................... Timothy Steeves‡, Michael Bechtel, Ken Davis, Christine Li, Tina Rowan, Verena Ochanine Violin II...................................Janet Lyu*, Chauntee Ross, Katie Von Braun, Adrianne Pope, Caroline Buse Viola.............. Amy Pikler*, Kat Lawhead, Jack Mobley, Dan Brown Cello............................ Matt Armbruster*, Amy Kim, Lauren Peacock Bass.. Kohei Yamaguchi*, Gillian Markwick Flute......Hannah Weiss, Katherine Zhang Oboe........... Melissa Bosma, Alex Hayashi Clarinet.......Sean Krissman, John Walters

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Synopsis Act I 
 Leporello, servant to the nobleman Don Giovanni, keeps watch outside the Commendatore’s home at night. Suddenly, the Commendatore’s daughter, Donna Anna, rushes out, struggling with the masked Giovanni and followed by her father. The Commendatore challenges Giovanni to a duel and is killed. Giovanni and Leporello escape. Anna asks her fiancé, Don Ottavio, to avenge her father’s death. In the morning, Giovanni and Leporello encounter one of Giovanni’s former conquests, Donna Elvira, who is devastated by his betrayal. Leporello tells her she is neither the first nor the last woman to fall victim to Giovanni and shows her his catalogue with the name of every woman Giovanni has seduced. 

 Peasants celebrate the marriage of Masetto and Zerlina. Giovanni flirts with the bride, telling her she is destined for a better life. But Elvira tells Zerlina to flee her suitor. She also warns Anna, who is still unaware of the identity of her father’s murderer and has asked Giovanni for help in finding the man. Giovanni, for his part, insists that Elvira is mad, and Anna and Ottavio wonder what to believe. As Giovanni leaves, Anna suddenly recognizes his voice as that of the murderer. Devastated but determined, she once more asks Ottavio to avenge her. 
Outside Giovanni’s home, Zerlina asks Masetto to forgive her. Giovanni enters and leads them both inside. Anna, Elvira, and Ottavio appear masked and are invited in by Leporello. In the ballroom, Giovanni dances with Zerlina, then tries to drag her into the adjoining room. When she cries for help, Giovanni blames Leporello. Anna, Elvira, and Ottavio take off their masks and, along with Zerlina and Masetto, accuse Giovanni, who is momentarily surprised but manages to slip away. Act II 
 Having exchanged clothes with Giovanni, Leporello takes Elvira on a night-time walk, leaving his master free to serenade her maid. When Masetto arrives with a band of peasants to hunt down Giovanni, the disguised Don sends them off in various directions, then beats up Masetto. Zerlina finds her bruised fiancé and comforts him. Later that night, Leporello—still believed by Elvira to be Giovanni—is surprised by Anna, Ottavio, Zerlina, and Masetto, who all denounce the supposed Don. Fearing for his life, Leporello reveals his true identity before making his escape. Ottavio proclaims that he will take revenge on Giovanni and asks the others to look after Anna. Elvira thinks about Giovanni, whom she still loves in spite of everything. In a cemetery, Giovanni and Leporello meet the statue of the Commendatore, who warns Giovanni that by morning he will laugh no longer. Giovanni forces the terrified Leporello to invite the statue to dinner. The statue accepts. Once again, Ottavio asks Anna to marry him, but she replies that she will not until her father’s death has been avenged. Elvira arrives at Giovanni’s palace and makes a last desperate attempt to persuade him to change his life, but he only laughs at her. The figure of the Commendatore enters and asks Giovanni to repent. When he boldly refuses he is consumed by flames. Elvira, Anna, Ottavio, Zerlina, Masetto, and Leporello appear, contemplating their futures and the fate of an immoral man. — Metropolitan Opera


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Director’s Note Mozart and DaPonte’s Don Giovanni, based on the Don Juan character from earlier works of Tirso de Molina and Molière, is a classic tale of seduction and betrayal, originally set in 17th century Spain. Our production transposes the setting to New Orleans in the 1780s - during the time that Mozart wrote the opera, when The Big Easy was under Spanish rule. This provides us with a steamy, supernatural atmosphere exemplified by the swampy above-ground cemeteries, the lusty intrigue of the masked Carnivale (Spanish version of Mardi Gras), and the colorful contrasts between Spanish Colonial and Creole cultures – a perfect playground for Giovanni. The libretto makes it clear what Giovanni does, but we don’t know from the text exactly what motivates him to do so. I think Giovanni is primarily a hunter, driven by the need to conquer. He says he must love all women so as to show no favoritism to only one, but his actions prove otherwise as with chameleon-like skill, he alters his looks and crafts an individualized strategy to provide what he believes will fulfill the wildest desires of each of his “prey” - going to whatever lengths necessary to add new data to his catalog. The brilliance of this piece lies not only in the wonderfully sensual and colorful music that Mozart has created, but in the fact that such potentially touchy subject matter can still be balanced with such deliciously comic moments. No doubt, Giovanni has committed some violent and selfish acts - for which he certainly deserves the demise that comes to him – but we can still laugh at the way everything unravels on this one particularly bad day for him. Let us hope that better days lie ahead for all of us, and as they say in New Orleans: Laissez les bons temps rouler! — Robert Swedberg, Stage Director

In Memoriam — Anna Chapekis, 1939–2012 Anna Malafouris Chapekis, age 73, passed away September 28, 2012, after a long illness. For more than 38 years, Chapekis was the chair of Friends of Opera, one of the critically important volunteer support groups for the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. She founded the group in 1974 and was its tireless leader, assisting the school in attracting many other Friends. Gifts from the Friends have since built an endowed scholarship valued at $256,000. Born in 1939 in Detroit, Chapekis was a U-M alum, earning a BA in English and many years later a MA in English education from EMU. She married Nicholas G. Chapekis in 1960 and taught school until son Nicholas G. Chapekis, Jr. was born, followed by daughter Katherine Chapekis Sietsema. Chapekis was president of numerous civic and educational organizations including the American Association of University Women and Church Women United, while also participating in the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Choir and Philoptochos. She returned to the workforce when her children were older, as an editor and later as an English and journalism teacher at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor.


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About the Composer and Librettist Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born in Salzburg on January 27, 1756, was a child prodigy. His earliest known composition was written when he was five, and he began performing publicly a short time later. By the age of 13 he had written concertos, sonatas, symphonies, a German operetta, and an Italian opera buffa. In 1771 Mozart was appointed concertmaster to the archbishop of Salzburg. He moved to Vienna in 1781 where he married Constanze Weber. Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio, 1782), a singspiel combining songs and German dialogue, brought Mozart some success. With the librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte he created the comic masterpiece Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro, 1786), which, after a lukewarm reception in Vienna, became a sensation in Prague. From that city also came the commission that resulted in Don Giovanni (1787). In the space of three months in 1788 Mozart composed his last three symphonies— No. 39 in E Flat, No. 40 in G Minor, and the Jupiter Symphony. Returning to Vienna, Mozart composed his clarinet quintet (1789); his last opera buffa, Così fan tutte (1790), and his last piano concerto, the Piano Concerto in B Flat (1791). In Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute, 1791), Mozart returned to the German opera in the singspiel. Its composition was interrupted by a commission from a wealthy nobleman for a requiem mass and by the composition of La Clemenza di Tito (1791). After the production of Die Zauberflöte, Mozart worked feverishly on the requiem, with the foreboding that it would commemorate his own death. He died at the age of 35 without finishing it. Lorenzo da Ponte (Librettist) (1749-1838) The son of a Jewish tanner and leather dealer, Da Ponte entered the seminary and was ordained as a priest. After leaving the seminary, he went to Venice, where his romantic adventures eventually led to a fifteen-year banishment on charges of adultery. Da Ponte went to Vienna, where he became poet to the Italian theatre for nine years. There he wrote the librettos of three of Mozart’s operas— The Marriage of Figaro (1786), Don Giovanni (1787), and Così fan tutte (1790)—and many other works. Banished again because of scandal, he wandered through Europe settling in 1791 in London. There he worked as a tutor of Italian, a bookseller, and a librettist to the Drury Lane Theatre, until he went bankrupt in 1804. He set out for America in 1805, but he failed as a grocer in New Jersey. The rest of his life he spent as a celebrated teacher of Italian language and culture. He taught nearly 2,000 private pupils and was appointed professor of Italian language and literature at Columbia in 1830. In 1833 he helped establish the Italian Opera House in New York City, where 28 performances of Italian opera were given before the theatre was transferred to other management. Da Ponte’s last years were marred by poverty and the failure of his Italian Opera House. He wrote a remarkable collection of memoirs (ed. by Arthur Livingston, tr. 1929) detailing his extraordinary life.


About the Cast Lindsay Balaka (Elvira’s Maid) first-year, BFA Design & Production, Dearborn, MI Olivia Betzen (Donna Anna) SM Vocal Perf., grad student, Lenexa, KS Achilles Bezanis (Ensemble) first-year, BM Vocal Perf., Willowbrook, IL Sara Bonner (Ensemble) junior, BM Vocal Perf., Potomac, MD Nora Burgard (Ensemble) sophomore, BM Vocal Perf., Chapel Hill, NC Antonina Chekhovskaya (Donna Elvira) grad student, MM Vocal Perf., Grand Rapids, MI Francesca Chiejina (Ensemble) junior, BM Vocal Perf., Farmington Hills, MI Nicholas Davis (Commendatore) grad student, MM Vocal Perf., Clarksville, TN Isaac Droscha (Leporello) grad student, DMA Vocal Perf., Mason, MI Tomer Eres (Ensemble) first-year, BM Vocal Perf., Lexington, KY Paul G.L. Grosvenor (Masetto) senior, BM Vocal Perf., Brooklyn, NY Jonas Hacker (Don Ottavio) grad student, MM Vocal Perf., Lake Delton, WI Kevin Harvey (Ensemble) sophomore, BM Vocal Perf., Bethel Park, PA Glenn Healy (Ensemble) junior, BM Vocal Perf., Los Altos, CA Alex Holmes (Ensemble) first-year, BM Vocal Perf., St. Clair Shores, MI Lauren Jacob (Ensemble) senior, BM Vocal Perf., Grosse Pointe Park, MI Jaclyn Johnson (Chorus Master/Ensemble) grad student, DMA Choral Conducting, Long Beach, CA Shenika John Jordan (Ensemble) first-year, BM Vocal Perf., Brooklyn, NY Ariel Kaye (Ensemble) senior, BM Vocal Perf., Bronx, NY Jonathan Lasch (Don Giovanni) grad student, DMA Vocal Perf., Ypsilanti, MI Imani Mchunu (Zerlina) junior, BM Vocal Perf., New York, NY Michael Miller (Ensemble) first-year, BM Vocal Perf., Meadville, PA Nicholas Nestorak (Don Ottavio) grad student, MM Vocal Perf., Hillsdale, MI Catherine O’Rourke (Donna Anna) grad student, DMA Vocal Perf., Hampton, NJ Juan Hector Pereira (Don Giovanni) grad student, DMA Vocal Perf., Santiago, Chile Ronald Perkins, Jr. (Commendatore) grad student, MM Vocal Perf., Detroit, MI Westcott Phoenix (Servant) Nicholas Raja (Ensemble) first-year, BM Vocal Perf., Virginia Beach, VA Khris Sanchez (Ensemble) first-year, BM Vocal Perf., Richmond, CA Katherine Sanford (Donna Elvira) grad student, MM Vocal Perf., Annapolis, MD Jonathan Schechner (Masetto) junior, BM Vocal Perf. w/Teaching Cert., Port Washington, NY Leann Schuering (Zerlina) grad student, DMA Vocal Perf., Decatur, IL Alexandra Shaw (Ensemble) junior, BM Vocal Perf., Burlingame, CA Benjamin Sieverding (Leporello) grad student, SpecM Vocal Perf., Sioux Falls, SD Madeline Thibault (Ensemble) first-year, BM Vocal Perf., Grosse Pointe, MI Jeremy Williams (Servant) senior, BM Vocal Perf., Ann Arbor, MI Lindsay Wormser (Servant) first-year, BFA Theatre Perf., Demarest, NJ


About the Artists Jeff Bauer (Costume Designer) Recent: Woven Dreams (Joffrey Ballet, NY City Center – Scenery & Costumes); U-M: Falstaff, The Elixir of Love, Rituals and Reveries, Jazzin’, Resonant Rhythms, Dances of Passion, Susannah. Regional: Pygmalion, Sleuth, Gross Indecency (Court Theatre); Winter, Trying (Victory Gardens, Off-Broadway, Ford’s) Madama Butterfly, The Turn of the Screw, Shining Brow (Chicago Opera Theater, Anchorage Opera); Three Premiers (Hubbard Street Dance), Dracula, Cinderella, The Tempest, Peter Pan (Grand   Rapids Ballet).   Awards: Gesualdo (Emmy nomination PBS); Joseph Jefferson - Best Scenery (additional five  nominations), Director - RPM Productions; Design Faculty - Theatre School at DePaul University. Gary Decker (Scenic Designer) has designed more than 100 productions. In Michigan, he has worked at the Gem, Attic, Birmingham, Boarshead, and Purple Rose Theatres. Recent designs include the national tours of The Sunshine Boys and Same Time, Next Year. His scenic design for Fully Committed at The Century Theatre earned the Detroit Free Press 2002 Theatre Design Excellence Award. He has designed interiors or lighting for commercial projects including: The Elwood Grill in Detroit, The Fashion Cafe in New York, and The Arndale Centre in Manchester, UK. Theatre Department faculty member since 1984. Christopher James Lees (Conductor/Music Director) U-M: Assoc. Director of Orchestras, 2009-present; Music Director, Little Women; Music Director, Michigan Pops Orchestra, 2002-2006. Current &  Past  Positions: Gustavo Dudamel Fellow, Los Angeles Philharmonic; Assistant Conductor, 2013 Aspen Music Festival; Assoc. Conductor, Akron Symphony Orchestra; Conducting Fellow, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra.  Concert Appearances:  Detroit, Toledo, Portland (ME) Symphony Orchestras, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Canada; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, France; Festival Internacional de Inverno de Campos do Jordao, Brazil; Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, CA. Cover Conducting: Los Angeles Philharmonic, Detroit, & Atlanta Symphony Orchestras Geehoon Lim (Stage Manager) is a senior BFA in design and production major concentrating in stage management. U-M:  Spring Awakening, Scholarship Showcase (SM); Falstaff, L’Elisir D’Amore (1st ASM); Trafford Tanzi (ASM). Basement Arts: 12-13 Season Co-PSM; The Last Five Years (SM). MUSKET: The Who’s Tommy (SM). Regional Theatre:  Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Production Management Intern, 2012). Other: DanceMix 2012 (SM). NYU: Fantasy Football: The Musical? (SM) Erin K ennedy Lunsford (Hair and Makeup Design) lives in Brooklyn and is starting her sixth season at U-M.  Recent NYC: Through the Yellow Hour (Adam Rapp/Rattlestick); River of Fundament (Matthew Barney); Rocky Das Musical; How I Learned to Drive (Second Stage); Sleep No More (Punchdrunk); Her work has been seen in over 2 dozen theater companies in NYC as well as Carnegie Hall and the Guggenheim. She has worked and taught in over a dozen regional theaters and universities programs throughout the country. She is a Hair Supervisor on Broadway and a RYT 200 Yoga instructor.


About the Artists Charles Malott (Lighting Designer) is a junior BSE Computer Science. U-M: Lighting Designer - The Rake’s Progress, Trumpets & Raspberries, Our Country’s Good, Asst. Master Electrician - Much Ado About Nothing, Gibson Fleck, Pentecost; Senior Thesis: Lighting Designer - Fat Men in Skirts; Basement Arts: Lighting Designer - Zombie Farm, Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe. Regional Theatre: Detroit Ballet Russe (Master Electrician, Gala 2011, Gala 2010). Yaniv Segal (Assistant Conductor), a doctoral candidate in conducting and a master’s student in composition at UM, is a founder of the Chelsea Symphony in NYC. During 2011-2012 he led the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, the Macon Symphony, the Opole Philharmonic, and the Chelsea Symphony at Lincoln Center. He has performed as a violinist, actor, singer, and conductor. Next season he will return to Poland to make his European opera conducting debut. Segal is a recipient of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Robert Swedberg (Director/Choreographer) Associate Professor of Music at UM; director of Opera Studio; instructor: Yoga For Performers; Business of Music. U-M: The Rake’s Progress, Little Women, The Marriage of Figaro, Albert Herring. Previously: General Director, Orlando Opera, Syracuse Opera. Stage direction: over 125 productions in the U.S., including: Carmina Burana with Cirque du Soleil, Abduction from the Seraglio, The Tales of Hoffmann,(Seattle) The Coronation of Poppea, Don Pasquale, The Magic Flute, L’Enfant et les Sortilèges. (Orlando) International Opera: The Magic Flute, Macau & Beijing Music Festivals, China; La Sonnambula, Spain; La Bohème, Le Nozze di Figaro, Nabucco, Germany; Walton’s The Bear, Italy.

Acknowledgments Media Sponsorship by WRCJ. Cover painting by Larry Moore. Supertitles by Robert Swedberg.

This production is entered in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KC/ACTF). The aims of this national theater education program are to identify and promote quality in college-level theater productions. To this end, each production entered is eligible for a response by a regional KC/ACTF representative, and certain students are selected to participate in KC/ACTF programs involving awards, scholarships, and special grants for actors, playwrights, designers, and critics at both the regional and national levels.


Christopher Kendall, Dean Paul Boylan Collegiate Professor of Music University Opera Theatre Voice Chair (on sabbatical)...................................Freda Herseth Interim Chair.....................................................Carmen Pelton Opera...... Kay Walker Castaldo, Martin Katz, Robert Swedberg Voice................................. Caroline Helton, Stephen Lusmann, Stanford Olsen, Carmen Pelton, Scott Piper, Melody Racine, Rico Serbo, Martha Sheil, Daniel Washington, Stephen West Diction..............................................................Timothy Cheek Prof. Emeritus.................................................... George Shirley University Productions Administrative Staff Director.................................................................Jeffrey Kuras Department Administrator.............................. Fatima Abdullah Office Assistant III/Usher Coordinator..................Shelda Smith Marketing & Communications Dir............. Kerianne M. Tupac Graphic Design.........................Larry Moore, Mktfolly Designs Photographer..................................... Peter Smith Photography Information Systems Manager.......................... Henry Reynolds Facilities Manager.................................................Shannon Rice House Manager............................................. Dianne Widzinski Senior Backstage Operations Mgr...........................Barry LaRue Backstage Operations Mgrs..........Mark Gordon, David Pickell, Kurt Thoma, Donald C. Watkins Administrative Office Assistants......................... Allison Brown, Abrielle Case, Olivia Neinhouse, Hannah Sparrow Production Staff Production Manager......................................Amanda Mengden Production Stage Manager................................... Nancy Uffner Production Office Assistants... Kelly Comastro, Brandon Pemberton Technical Dir. (Power).................................... Douglas Edwards Master Carpenter (Power)...................................... Paul Hunter Carpenter (Power)............................................... Russ Dunham Technical Dir. (Walgreen).......................Richard W. Lindsay, Jr. Charge Scenic Artist (Power)...............................Toni Y. Auletti Charge Scenic Artist (Walgreen)........................Beth Sandmaier Properties Master.................................................Arthur Ridley Asst. Properties Master.........................................Patrick Drone Properties Artisan.................................................. Sarah Tanner Master Electrician............................................Mark Allen Berg Sound Engineers........................Roger Arnett, Henry Reynolds Costume Shop Manager.......................................Laura Brinker

Assoc. Costume Shop Manager........................... George Bacon Cutter/Drapers............................................Virginia R. Luedke, Lea M. Morello, T J Williamson Crafts Artisan............................................Elizabeth Gunderson Costume Stock Administrator............................... Renae Skoog Production Crew First Asst. Stage Manager..........................................Sarah Korn Asst. Stage Managers..................Adrienne Johnson, Devan Malone Supertitles....................................................................Chelsea Most Fight Choreographer.................................................. Nate Mitchell Asst. Costume Designer...............................................Kelsey Socha Head Electrician.................................................... Andrew Lott Asst. Master Electrician......................................... Miriam Michaels Scenery (Power)............Eric Fegan, Erica Nagy, Evan Vanbeelen Professional Painters.....................Alexander Carr, Laura Strowe Paint.............. Angela Alvarez, Michael Barbour, Carisa Bledsoe, Devin Eggert, Katie Nadolny, Diana Sussman, students of Theatre 250 & 252 Props.... Michael Barbour, Jessica Browning, Kerry Concannon, Josie-Lynn Patalon, Eli Schlatter, students of Theatre 250 & 252 Professional Stitchers................... Rene Plante, Patricia Branam, Laura Kantner, Kristi Kuick, Suzanne Young Costumes............ Leslie Bates, Alyssa Battersby, Danielle Cohn, Aleah Douglas, Carrie Fisk, Laura Kemp, Kaitlin Lantz, Allyssa Powell, Tiffany Reynolds, Emily Shimskey, students of Theatre 250 & 252 Lighting...............Rachel Apsey, Colin Bianchi, Jennifer Jacobs, Annie Jacobson, Alexandra Jehle, AJ Klopach, Alyssa Loiacano, Charles Malott, Andrew Lott, Miriam Michaels, Tess Nugent, Clarissa Ortiz, Aaron Tacy, Andrew Wysocki, students of Theatre 250 & 252 Sound...................................... Eric Garcia, Evan Klee Peregon, Veniece Session, Neil Vaughn Running Crew Scenery........Samantha Vettrus, Miki Watanabe, Danny Wilfred Props.................................................... Abby Kirn,Eli Schlatter, Jeremy Williams, Lindsay Wormser Light Board Operator....................................Laura Beth Cohen Electrics............................................................ Laura Swierzbin Wardrobe............................ Lindsay Balaka, Madison Merlanti, Allison Prost, Mitchell Schneider Hair/Makeup...... Glenn Healy, Taylor Norton, Sam Whetstone


For Your Information Latecomer Policy Latecomers will be seated at a suitable break or scene change. Pagers, Cellular Phones, Watch Alarms Please set pagers to silent mode. Cellular phones should be deactivated. Please deactivate your electronic watch alarm so it will not interrupt the performance. Please refrain from texting during the performance. Smoke Free Campus Smoking is not permitted in University buildings or on University grounds. Smoking is permitted only in personal vehicles or on the sidewalks of major thoroughfares. Emergency Procedure In the event of fire or severe storm, you will be instructed by an announcement from the stage indicating the best method of exit. Please notice the multiple red exit signs in the theatre. For your safety, please exit in a calm and orderly manner. Cameras and Recording Devices The use of cameras — with or without a flash — recorders, or other electronic devices inside the theatre is strictly prohibited. Food and Drink No food or drink is allowed in the theatre. Children As a courtesy to our audience and the performers, children under the age of three will not be admitted to performances. All children must have a ticket. If your child proves disruptive or excessively restless, you may be asked to leave by House Management. Large Print Programs Large print programs are available free of charge from House Management.

Accessibility Accessible ramps, elevators, parking, restrooms, and wheelchair seating are available for patrons with disabilities. Accessible restrooms are located off the main lobby. Sound Enhancement The theatre is equipped with an infrared listening system for listening enhancement. Lightweight, wireless headsets are available free of charge from House Management. Parking For your parking convenience, we recommend arriving early. Prepaid parking passes are also available at the League Ticket Office. For parking information: Grant Winston, Parking & Transportation Services, 734-615-9067. Ticket Sales and Information Hours: Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm Saturday: 10 am - 1 pm Performances: 1 hour prior to curtain Phone: (734) 764-2538 Online: tickets.music.umich.edu Address: 911 N. Univ., Ann Arbor, MI 48109 Ticket Exchanges Subscribers may exchange their tickets by mail or in person at no charge. Non-subscribers may exchange their tickets by mail or in person for a small processing fee. Exchanged tickets must be received by the Ticket Office (by mail or in person) at least 48 hours prior to the performance and are made only for another performance of the same play. Group Discounts Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more. Comments? Write us at: University Productions, Attn.: Jeffrey Kuras 911 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1265


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ince 1974, Friends of Opera members have supported the School of Music, Theatre & Dance’s distinguished opera program, allowing opera students at the University of Michigan to experience the greatest opportunities for study and performance. Gifts to the Friends of Opera provide funding for a cash prize to the winner of its annual vocal competition, opera scores for student opera productions, and general support for the opera workshop program. Gifts to the Friends of Opera Endowment provide significant student scholarships for gifted singers. The following opera enthusiasts have made a recent gift of support to the Friends of Opera. You have made a difference here at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, and also throughout the opera world, by ensuring that our students develop the skills, artistry, and experience they need to become the next generation of great opera singers. Thank you for your support!

Friends of Opera Annual Gifts from July 1, 2011 - October 16, 2012 Gifts of $5,000 & above Steven Schwartzberg Foundation Gifts of $1,000-$4,999 Adult Learning Institute Anne & James Duderstadt Bradley & Simone Taylor   Gifts of $500-$999 Lawrence Berlin & Jean McPhail John & Gretchen Jackson Diane Kirkpatrick Alan & Jean Krisch Richard LeSueur John & Mary Pedley   Gifts of $250-$499 Dale & Nancy Briggs Richard & Jo Ann Dionne William & Sarah Hufford H. David Kaplan Janet & John Knapp Peggy McCracken & Douglas Anderson Joseph Placek John Romani & Barbara Anderson Richard & Edie Rosenfeld John & Jerry Weidenbach

Gifts of $100-$249 Gina Anthon Carolyn Austin Gretchen Batra H.D. Cameron Nicholas & Anna Chapekis Mimi Chapman & Dietmar Wagner Robert Green & Martha Sullivan Green Katherine Harris Albert & Jolene Hermalin Marlane Hodges Ralph Hulett Belle Janiszewski Warren Jaworski Douglas Kahl Adrienne Kaplan & Harold Borkin William & Betty Knapp Robert Kyes & Dagmar Moore Louis Loeb & Tully Lyons Kenneth & Jane Lucas Lisa Mazzia Kittie Morelock Colin & Nancy Oatley Wendell Orr S. Suzanne & Sinclair Powell Harry & Gene Regenstreif Robin & Douglas Richstone Sally Rutzky & Helmut Bertrand


Albert & Jane Sayed Mary Siciliano Joan Stark & Malcolm Lowther Lois Theis Duane Thomas & Judith Lobato Doris & Louie Ursu Michael Wellman James & Gladys Young Gifts under $100 Dorothy Barnes Gorman & Andrea Beauchamp Frances Benedict Zachary Borden Norman Brody Ella & Hugh Brown Jonathan Christopher Carla Connors & Timothy Hoekman Jeffrey Cooper & Peggy Daub Jeffrey Cotnoir Stephen Donawick Stuart Doneson Peter Ekstrom Suzy & Niels Engleberg Millicent Foss Howard Fox Janice Geddes Robert Glassman & Jennie Lieberman Anita & Albert Goldstein Janita Hauk

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I want to support the U-M Opera Program with a gift to the: ❏ Friends of Opera (306965) ❏ Friends of Opera Endowment (728240) In the amount of: ❏ $1,000 ❏ $500 ❏ $250 ❏ $100 ❏ Other _______ Name __________________________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________________________ Home Phone: ________________________ E-mail: _____________________________ ❏ Enclosed is my employer (or my spouse’s) matching gift form. ❏ My check is made payable to the University of Michigan. ❏ Charge my gift to ❏ VISA ❏ Master Card ❏ Discover

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Don Giovanni program  

Program for "Don Giovanni" presented by the University Opera Theatre & University Symphony Orchestra Nov. 8-11, 2012 at the Power Center.