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WELCOME TO OUR 67TH SEASON! From the Director... Our 67th season is our first with a dedicated rehearsal hall and a renovated men’s dormitory! The new rehearsal hall is blessed with two beautiful baby grand pianos, one the generous gift of Tim Danielson, and has windows overlooking our lovely Ozark mountains and valleys. We have greatly improved the men’s dorm by enhancing privacy with doors, full walls to the ceiling, and additional rooms. There is still much work to be done, but we are making progress in bringing our campus up to the level of our singers. Some new faces have joined our artistic staff this season. We are delighted to welcome back conductor Eiki Isomura, who was here five years ago as an assistant. Elaine Rinaldi, Samuel Oram, and Nicholas Roehler are the fabulous coach/pianists who have joined the veteran Mark Ferrell. On the stagecraft front, we are happy to have almost all of last year’s staff return and to welcome new costume assistants Christina Johnson and Heather Denny and new production assistants Madison Freeman and Davis Parker. On the admin side, our new kitchen staff is led by head chef Juan Barcenas, a familiar name in the Fayetteville area. Our workampers, Terry and Patricia Smith and Alison Miller, have been here since May 2, opening up the campus and fixing the myriad of things that go wrong over the winter.

Two of our governing board members deserve much thanks for shepherding the construction projects over the winter months. Dr. Alice Martinson and Steve Shogren were on campus just about every week during the off-season and put in countless hours on the phone and the internet. Nearly half of the orchestra and five of our singers were here in past years, but the bulk of our artists are in their first season at OIO. All will soon join the ranks of our illustrious alumni whom we are always thrilled to welcome back to The Point. And this season, we are delighted to have singers from the Ozarks Chorale and local children join us in the chorus of Susannah. We continue to be dedicated to providing a high quality learning and performance experience for our artists and our audiences. We still need your help, now more than ever. You can help with your financial gifts, your presence in the audience, and your volunteer time. Whether it’s telling your friends about us, hanging posters or building sets, there’s a role for you. We are happy to have YOU on the team to share the joy and magic of opera.

Nancy Preis General Director

Nancy J. Preis joined Opera in the Ozarks in 2015 as General Director. She has had a varied career: from associate professor at Columbia University to investment banker to manufacturing CEO to opera company management. She is chief financial officer of St. Petersburg Opera (FL) and is also the marketing manager of that company. She holds a PhD in business from the University of Michigan, and an MBA and BA from The University of Toledo and is living proof of the value of a liberal arts education.

From the President... Dear Music Friends, Welcome to Opera in the Ozarks! June always means “great things” at OIO, but this has been a FULL YEAR of “great things” for our favorite opera company! We’ve enjoyed a very successful Annual Fund Drive, an exciting ArkansasGives Day and we’ve even built a much-needed new building that is providing ample and comfortable rehearsal space for our staff and young artists. You have helped make all those exciting events happen, so thank you so very much for your support of Opera in the Ozarks. Your philanthropic contributions not

only make our community and region supported opera possible, but you have helped to make it one of the best music programs for emerging young artists in our country. We know you will enjoy this summer’s beautiful performances and hope you will share your love of this special place with all your friends. Thank you again for celebrating this great year with us and for sharing in the musical journey of Opera in the Ozarks.

Carole Langley President, Opera in the Ozarks at IPFAC Governing Board

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IPFAC GOVERNING BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Carole Langley, President

Nancy Preis, General Director Yvonne Creanga, Auditions Coordinator and Administrative Assistant Monica Isomura, Box Office

Lavonna Whitesell, Vice President Duane D. Langley, Treasurer Jean Moffatt, Recording Secretary Lynn McNew, Corresponding Secretary Lisa Whitesell, Parliamentarian Don F. Dagenais, Newsletter Editor

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Texas: Lee Meyer, Chairman Arkansas: Judy Rownak Kansas: Carolann Martin

Juan Barcenas, Head Chef Patricia Smith, Kitchen Helper and Office Assistant Cathy Sisco, Kitchen Helper Terrance Smith, Maintenance Head Alison Miller, Groundskeeper Audra Plumley, Housekeeping Eric Clanney, Housekeeping and Grounds

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ARTISTIC STAFF

MEMBERS

Thomas Cockrell, Artistic Director, Conductor Eiki Isomura, Conductor Andrรกs Derecskei, Assistant Conductor Mark Ferrell, Senior Coach/Accompanist, Pre-season Music Director, Studio Show Music Director Elaine Rinaldi, Senior Coach/Accompanist Samuel Oram, Coach/Accompanist Nicholas Roehler Coach/Accompanist

Sue Breuer, Vicki Carr, Tim Danielson, Richard Drapeau, Ed Henson, Kathryn Hickman, Melba Maechtlen, Alice Martinson, John Schmidt, Steve Shogren, Jim Swiggart, Linda Vollen, Gene Vollen, Joan Wells, Bill Yick, Starla Blair (Ex Officio)

COMMITTEE MEMBERS David Bell, Anita Blackmon, Marilyn Caldwell, Connie Craig, Gloria Grilk, Betty Hall, Mia Hynes, Carla Johnson, Pam Jones, Ouida Keck, Lorraine Long, Kevin McBeth, Audrey Reeves, Elise Roenigh,

Robert Swedberg, Stage Director J.J. Hudson, Stage Director Carol Brian, Production Stage Manager Rachel Walrath, Stage Manager Sam Parkinson, Stage Manager

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NATIONAL COUNCIL Francis Christmann, Mary Costa, Linda Di Fiore, Carroll Freeman, Ken Futterer, Ann Lacy, Ward Holmquist, Elizabeth Paris, Elise Roenigk, W. Stephen Smith, Robert Swedberg

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Opera Underwriters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Opera in the Ozarks Staff/Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Artistic Staff Bios. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Eureka Springs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Artist Bios. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

Inspiration Point History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Orchestra Bios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

NFMC State Boards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

IPFAC Life Members (1950-2017) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Building for the Future. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

IPFAC Patrons (1950-2017). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Calendar of Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

IPFAC Members (1950-2017) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Artistic Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

2017 Annual Fund & Building Campaign. . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

The Marriage of Figaro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

2017 Corporate & Foundation Contributors. . . . . . . . . . 64

Susannah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Opera in the Ozarks Repertoire (1950-2017). . . . . . . . . 65

Carmen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Advertisers Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Jack and the Beanstalk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

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HISTORY OF INSPIRATION POINT FINE ARTS COLONY

Inspiration Point, poetically described as “a mountainous place not too many miles from heaven,” is located northwest of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and overlooks the White River valley some 600 feet below. To create an idyllic scene, the lowlands merge into the incomparably beautiful Ozark Mountains.

THE BEGINNING In 1928, a German-born architectural engineer, Charles Mowers, purchased the land overlooking the White River valley and began construction of a castle patterned after those of the Rhine River valley. In 1932, the unfinished castle and the grounds were purchased by Rev. Charles Scoville, a Christian missionary and evangelist, who completed the castle and gave it its name, Inspiration Point. When he died in 1938, his wife gave the estate to Phillips University in Enid, OK. For more than a decade the property was a white elephant. In 1950, Dr. Henry Hobart, Dean of Fine Arts at Phillips University, was asked to start a summer music camp at Inspiration Point. Dr. Hobart had founded a summer opera program in Enid and welcomed the opportunity. With the support of Gertrude Stockard, Director of Music at Eureka Springs High School, Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony came into being in the summer of 1950, with a little of everything in vocal and instrumental music and dramatic art. There were about as many staff members as there were students. Dr. and Mrs. Hobart decided to make Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony into an opera or music drama summer workshop, conducted under the highest professional standards for talented college, high school, and junior high school students. All opera roles would be performed entirely by the students; no lead singers would be brought in to sing the principal roles. The theme of Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony would be, “The students are the stars.” 12 / www.opera.org


For the first two years or so, a major portion of the funds

acres together with the buildings thereon, to the Fine Arts

needed for operating expenses and capital expenditures

Colony. In return, the Fine Arts Colony gave up its lease on

were provided by Dr. and Mrs. Hobart personally or by

all the property north of the highway.

loans obtained from Phillips University. Some construction materials were donated by Eureka Springs businesses

Dr. and Mrs. Hobart moved from Enid to Inspiration Point in

and Dr. Hobart frequented government war surplus

1964 and lived in the castle until Dr. Hobart’s death in early

warehouses. Practice pianos and furniture were obtained

1966. Mrs. Hobart lived there alone until 1973 when she

as gifts from churches, schools, and individuals, but the

moved into Eureka Springs. During most of those years she

financial needs were greater than the Hobarts and a

was the only person living on the Inspiration Point grounds

handful of loyal supporters could continue to meet.

during the fall and winter months.

THE FEDERATION OF MUSIC CLUBS JOINS THE TEAM

GROWTH

Dr. Hobart had been state opera chairman for the

with, the campus has required continual improvements to

Oklahoma State Federation of Music Clubs. He suggested

adapt to changing standards. Indoor plumbing, hot water,

to the federation president that the state federation

and air conditioning were not part of the original campus

sponsor the youth opera workshop. The state federations

but are necessary to the comfort of modern day students

of Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri were invited to become

and audiences. An enclosed stage pavilion with stage

co-sponsors of the project. Arkansas became active in

lighting was not built at Inspiration Point until the late

1952. Kansas became active in 1953, and Missouri joined in

1960s. Prior to its completion, night opera performances

1954. The Illinois State Federation became a cosponsor in

on the IPFAC campus were not possible. Most of the

1974, the Texas State Federation joined in 1989, and Iowa

opera performances up to that time were given at the city

State Federation in 1993.

auditorium in downtown Eureka Springs with some operas

From the ramshackle buildings that Dr. Hobart began

being staged in nearby communities and universities. For In 1959, Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony obtained

the past 50+ years, most performances have been held at

a 99-year lease from Phillips University on all of the

the IPFAC campus. Air conditioning was added in 2014.

Inspiration Point property. In the early 1970s, Dr. Vernon

IPFAC remains committed to improving its facilities

Baker purchased the Inspiration Point property from

and recognizes that this will continue to require

Phillips University, subject to the 99-year lease. Dr. Baker

a substantial investment.

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ONLY THE BEST

taught advanced ballet, stage action, and stylized dance

Dr. Hobart’s philosophy with regard to the faculty was to

forms at Inspiration Point.

try to get only the best. As a result, a number of eminent artists at the top of their professions have been associated

Dr. Hobart and Dr. Van Grove’s legacies have been upheld

with Inspiration Point. The most outstanding of these was

throughout the years by other distinguished faculty.

Dr. Isaac Van Grove. His accomplishments as an opera

Musical and theatrical staff are drawn from the nation’s

composer, conductor of leading opera companies, vocal

best music and theater schools and from professional

coach, and accompanist for

opera companies and theaters.

several world famous singers qualified him as an opera director

Until 1986, orchestra training

of the highest order. At 18, he

was an important facet

was a nationally known concert

of IPFAC. In addition to

pianist. He served as accompanist

accompanying the operas, the

and vocal coach for famous

orchestra presented concerts

artists such as Enrico Caruso,

featuring symphonic music.

Lauritz Melchior, Mary Garden,

Orchestra students received

and Grace Moore. He composed

instruction in their respective

several operas specifically for

instruments from professional

use with the young singers at

teachers who also played in the

Inspiration Point, and IPFAC was

orchestra. The opera students

given the publishing rights to

gained invaluable training

these operas. He was conductor

and experience in performing

of opera companies in Chicago,

with a full orchestra, a feature

St. Louis, Cleveland, and

not provided at many opera

elsewhere. Dr. Van Grove was the

programs. Orchestral training

artistic director at Inspiration Point for 25 years, up to his

was discontinued in 1986, but in 1990 a small professional

death in 1979 at the age of 86. For twenty years, up to her

level orchestra was hired to accompany the opera

death in 1976, Joan Woodruff, wife of Dr. Van Grove and an

performances, a practice which continues.

internationally known choreographer and ballet instructor,

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IPFAC HISTORY

As the level of opera training in universities has risen, so

each of the sponsoring states with additional members-

have the ages of IPFAC students. The objective in recent

at-large. The Governing Board is responsible for the

years has been to become a career preparation center.

overall planning, development, and activities of IPFAC.

Accordingly, the artist ages have risen from college age

The members of the Associate Boards are involved in the

up to 35. The nature of the repertoire has also gradually

handling of matters affecting their respective individual

changed. In earlier years the operas generally were

states, such as recruiting and publicity, and in providing

light and relatively easy to learn. All were in the English

advice and counsel to the Governing Board. A Board of

language. In recent years the trend has been to perform

Trustees administers the IPFAC Endowment Fund and has

major operas in the original language. Thus, the challenge

responsibility for matters involving land and buildings.

to learn and perform has grown with the artists’ increasing

In July of each year, the Central Region of the National

abilities. The length of the summer session has been

Federation of Music Clubs holds its annual Federation Days

increased to eight weeks.

in Eureka Springs and at Inspiration Point.

The effectiveness of training received at Inspiration Point is demonstrated by the success of its alumni. Several are internationally famous. Many have performed with the Metropolitan Opera and companies in Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Houston, and internationally. Students who do not go on to become opera stars are successful academics, church musicians, private music teachers, or are thriving in non-musical careers. The friendships that develop at The Point last a lifetime.

GOVERNANCE Guiding and overseeing the development and activities of Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony is the responsibility and function of its board of directors. The Governing Board consists of nineteen regular members – two from

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS SUNDAY

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Carmen JULY 2

Susannah 3PM

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The Marriage of Figaro

JULY 4

JULY 5

Opera Sampler

JULY 9

Carmen

JULY 10

The Marriage of Figaro 3PM

JULY 12

JULY 11

Carmen

Susannah

JULY 16

Carmen 3PM

JUNE 28

JULY 17

Chamber Music

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Opera Scenes

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The Marriage of Figaro

JUNE 24

OPENING NIGHT The Marriage of Figaro JUNE 29

Susannah JULY 6

The Marriage of Figaro JULY 13

The Marriage of Figaro JULY 20

Susannah

Susannah

JUNE 30

Carmen

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The Marriage of Figaro JULY 8

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Susannah

Carmen JULY 15

JULY 14

Carmen JULY 21

Carmen

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Performances of the Family Classic Jack and the Beanstalk

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art June 11, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. An afternoon of music and art

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks June 6, 7 p.m.

Eureka Springs Auditorium July 1, 2 p.m. *Ticketed performance ($10)

Fayetteville Public Library June 7, 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. Siloam Springs Library June 13, 11 a.m. Berryville Public Library June 14, 1 p.m. Eureka Springs Public Library June 28, 2 p.m. 20 / www.opera.org

Springdale Public Library July 6, 11 a.m. Green Forest Public Library July 8, 10 a.m. Rogers Public Library July 12, 10 a.m. Bentonville Library July 13, 2 p.m.

Opening Night Gala – June 23, 6:30 p.m. Art in Opera – June 23 thru July 21 Featuring works by outstanding local artists Federation Days – July 19, 20, 21 National Federation of Music Clubs South Central Region convention at the Inn of the Ozarks


ARTISTIC DIRECTOR THOMAS COCKRELL Welcome to the 67th consecutive season of Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point. This summer we celebrate the construction of a magnificent new rehearsal hall, in which we can go about the work of preparing masterpieces from the operatic repertoire in comfort and without distraction. The young artists, staff and I are grateful to the IPFAC governing board, President Carole Langley, General Director Nancy Preis, and board members Alice Martinson and Steve Shogren for their great stewardship of this project. Thanks also to board members Tim Danielson and Carolann Martin for their donation of new pianos which grace our new rehearsal halls. Our productions this summer focus on strong women who are determined to love, live and even die on their own terms, for their freedom. Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, written just three years before the revolution that would rock France, was brazen in its depiction of servants who challenge the desires and authority of the Count d’Almaviva. Figaro, his bride Susanna and the Countess conspire to embarrass the Count and expose his scheming. Through their clever manipulations, the Count’s less-than-noble intentions for Susanna are thwarted and, through forgiveness, love is restored. Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah is a product of the McCarthy era and an adaptation of the Biblical tale of Susanna and the Elders in which a judgmental and self-righteous community falsely accuses a young woman of sin and is punished for its hypocrisy. Our final production is a perennial favorite, Bizet’s Carmen. Our protagonist is a feisty, rebellious and fiercely independent woman who pays the ultimate price for her freedom. This opera features some of opera’s most beautiful and beloved music. Thank you for attending and for supporting us. Enjoy the performance!

Conductor Thomas Cockrell was appointed artistic director of Opera in the Ozarks in October 2010. No stranger to Inspiration Point, he served as the opera’s music director for the 2003 – 2005 seasons. Cockrell’s opera credits include Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Ballad of Baby Doe, Die Zauberflöte, Pagliacci and Gianni Schicchi for Opera Theatre of the Rockies; La Bohème and Don Giovanni for Dayton Opera; La Cenerentola, Albert Herring, Il Tabarro, Lucia di Lammermoor and Il barbiere di Siviglia for the Opera Colorado Artist Center; and Les contes d’Hoffmann for Washington, D.C.’s Summer Opera Theatre. For the Spoleto festivals in Italy and South Carolina, he has conducted symphonic, chamber and contemporary music concerts while serving as assistant to the music director for productions of Parsifal, Elektra and Salome. Cockrell made his professional debut as a Featured Young Artist conducting the Spoleto Festival Orchestra. Following that success, Gian Carlo Menotti invited him to conduct his Maria Golovin at Spoleto Festival USA. He has served as a conductor of Cincinnati Opera, Opera Colorado, the Colorado Symphony and the Spoleto festivals. Equally committed to the symphonic repertoire, he has conducted the professional symphony orchestras of Dallas, Cincinnati, Phoenix, Tucson, Louisville and Boulder, as well as several orchestras in Italy, Romania, Mexico and South Korea.

A dedicated mentor and educator, Cockrell is in demand as a teacher of emerging conductors, frequently leading master classes in Europe, Asia and Central America, as well as in the U.S. He served as conductor of the Phoenix Youth Symphony and Denver Young Artists Orchestra, and on the conducting faculty of the Interlochen Center for the Arts. He has conducted Mexico City’s Orquesta Juvenil Carlos Chávez of El Sistema Nacional de Fomento Musical, Mexcio’s national system of youth ensembles. Since 2000, Cockrell has served as director of orchestral activities at the University of Arizona School of Music in Tucson, where he is professor of music and holds the Nelson Riddle Endowed Chair and is the director of the Rogers Institute of Orchestra and Opera Conducting. As music director of the University of Arizona Opera Theater, he has conducted recent productions of L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, Dialogues of the Carmelites and La Clemenza di Tito, as well as works from the traditional repertoire. Cockrell is a graduate of Yale University and the State University of New York at Stony Brook, from where he received his doctorate. He is one of the last students of the legendary Franco Ferrara with whom he studied in Rome while serving as a founding director of La Camerata Operistica Romana. He holds conducting diplomas from L’Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy, and the American Conservatory at Fontainebleau, France. He pursued further studies at Aspen and Tanglewood. 2017 Season Program / Opera in the Ozarks / 21


Le nozze di Figaro Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte June 23, 28 July 1, 6, 9, 13, 19

CAST

Music Director/Conductor – Eiki Isomura Stage Director – JJ Hudson

Figaro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bernardo Medeiros, Maxwell Owen

Director of Production /

Susanna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Genevieve Fulks, Monica Music

Lighting Designer – Richard Dunham

Marcellina . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Lamphier, Heather Weirich

Scenic Designer – Jaye Beetem

Don Bartolo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glenn Healy, Miguel Pedroza

Costume Designer – Mariya Radeva-Nedyalkova

Cherubino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Pistorius, Camille Primeau

Stage Manager – Sam Parkinson

Il Conte d’Almaviva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nathan Haltiwanger,

Principal Coaches – Mark Ferrell, Elaine Rinaldi Rehearsal Accompanist / Continuo – Nicholas Roehler Assistant Conductor (Conductor, July 1) – András Derecskei Choreographer – Vivian Wolfe

Benjamin Howard Don Basilio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fredric Bond, Felix Tomlinson La Contessa d’Almaviva . . . . . . Rose Kearin, Amanda Levy Antonio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Justin Burgess, Glenn Healy Barbarina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ariel Downs, Laura Broscow

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SYNOPSIS ACT I A country estate outside Seville, late eighteenth century

that the wedding is ready, pretends it was he who jumped from the window, faking a sprained ankle. Marcellina, Bartolo

While preparing for their wedding, the valet Figaro learns

and Basilio burst into the room waving a court summons for

from the lady’s maid Susanna that their philandering

Figaro, which delights the Count, as this gives him an excuse

employer, Count Almaviva, has designs on her. At this the

to delay the wedding.

servant vows to outwit his master. Before long the scheming Bartolo enters the servants’ quarters with the Count’s

ACT III

housekeeper, Marcellina, who wants Figaro to marry her to

An audience room where the wedding is to take place

cancel a debt he cannot pay. After Marcellina and Susanna trade insults, the amorous page Cherubino arrives, reveling

Susanna leads the Count on with promises of a rendezvous

in his infatuation with all women. He hides when the Count

in the garden. The nobleman, however, grows doubtful

shows up, who is furious because he caught Cherubino

when he spies her conspiring with Figaro. He vows revenge.

flirting with Barbarina, the gardener’s daughter. The Count

Finding a quiet moment, the Countess recalls her past

pursues Susanna but conceals himself when the gossiping

happiness. Marcellina is astonished but thrilled to discover

music master Don Basilio approaches. The Count steps

that Figaro is in fact her long-lost natural son by Bartolo.

forward, however, when Basilio suggests that Cherubino has

Mother and son embrace, provoking Susanna’s anger

a crush on the Countess. Almaviva is enraged further when

until she too learns the truth. The Countess and Susanna

he discovers Cherubino in the room. Figaro returns with

compose a letter that invites the Count to the garden that

fellow servants, who praise the Count’s progressive reform

night. Later, during the marriage ceremony of Figaro and

in abolishing the droit du seigneur — the right of a noble to

Susanna, the bride manages to slip the letter, sealed with a

take a manservant’s place on his wedding night. Almaviva

hatpin, to the Count, who pricks his finger and drops the pin,

assigns Cherubino to his regiment in Seville and leaves

which Figaro retrieves.

Figaro to cheer up the unhappy adolescent.

ACT II

ACT IV In the moonlit garden

The boudoir of Countess Rosina Barbarina, after unsuccessfully trying to find the lost hatpin, The Countess laments her husband’s waning love but plots

tells Figaro and Marcellina about the coming assignation

to chasten him, encouraged by Figaro and Susanna. They

between the Count and Susanna. Figaro inveighs against

will send Cherubino, disguised as Susanna, to a romantic

women and leaves, missing Susanna and the Countess,

assignation with the Count. Cherubino, smitten with the

ready for their masquerade. Susanna, knowing that Figaro

Countess, appears, and the two women begin to dress the

is listening, sings a serenade inviting the Count to join her.

page for his farcical rendezvous. While Susanna goes out to

Susanna hides in time to see Cherubino woo the Countess

find a ribbon, the Count knocks at the door, furious to find it

— now disguised in Susanna’s dress — until Almaviva chases

locked. Cherubino quickly hides in a closet, and the Countess

him away and sends his wife, who he thinks is Susanna, to

admits her husband, who, when he hears a noise, is skeptical

an arbor, to which he follows. By now Figaro understands

of her story that Susanna is inside the wardrobe. He takes

the joke and, joining the fun, makes exaggerated love to

his wife to fetch some tools with which to force the closet

Susanna in her Countess disguise. The Count returns, seeing,

door. Meanwhile, Susanna, having observed everything from

or so he thinks, Figaro with his wife. Outraged, he calls

behind a screen, helps Cherubino out a window, then takes

everyone to witness his judgment, but now the real Countess

his place in the closet. Both Count and Countess are amazed

appears and reveals the ruse. Grasping the truth at last, the

to find her there. All seems well until the gardener, Antonio,

Count begs her pardon. All are reunited, and so ends this

storms in with crushed carnations from a flower bed below

“mad day” at the court of the Almavivas.

the window. Figaro, who has run in to announce 2017 Season Program / Opera in the Ozarks / 23


Music and libretto by Carlisle Floyd June 24, 29 July 2, 7, 11, 15, 20

Music Director / Conductor – Thomas Cockrell Stage Director – Robert Swedberg

CAST Mrs. Gleaton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amanda Levy, Aurora Martin

Director of Production /

Mrs. Ott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Lamphier, Rachel Nelson

Lighting Designer – Richard Dunham

Mrs. Hayes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Broscow, Alina Tamborini

Scenic Designer – Jaye Beetem

Mrs. McLean . . . . . . . . . . . . Caroline Nielson, Sarah Pistorius

Costume Designer – Mariya Radeva-Nedyalkova Stage Manager – Rachel Walrath Chorus Master – Eiki Isomura Principal Coaches – Mark Ferrell, Elaine Rinaldi

Elder McLean . . . . . Nathan Haltiwanger, Benjamin Howard Rev. Olin Blitch . . . . . . Bernardo Medeiros, Joshua Scheid Elder Hayes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fredric Bond, Felix Tomlinson Elder Ott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glenn Healy, Miguel Pedroza Elder Gleaton . . . . . . . Paul Whitehead, Johnathan Rhodes

Rehearsal Accompanist – Samuel Oram

Susannah Polk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Claire Pegram, Lydia Pion

Chorus Accompanist – Nicholas Roehler

Little Bat McLean . Johnathan Rhodes, Matthew Cummings Sam Polk . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tomer Eres, Daniel Foltz-Morrison Fiddler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . András Derecskei

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Written during the McCarthy era, Susannah is based loosely on the Apocryphal tale of Susanna and the Elders. In New Hope Valley, Tennessee, Susannah — a pretty and wellmannered young woman of humble origins — is faced with

ACT II

hostility from her church community. Sam informs Susannah that she must make a public

ACT I

confession in order to be absolved. Though she claims she has nothing to confess, she goes to the service where Olin Blitch is preaching. When she is singled out to come

The opera opens at a square dance given by her church;

forward, she runs away. Once the service has ended,

a group of wives, jealous of Susannah’s beauty and the

Reverend Blitch goes to Susannah’s house and offers to pray

attention it brings from their husbands, are gossiping about

for her soul. Upon discovering that her brother is away, Blitch

her. Mrs. McLean, one of the wives, states that you can’t

rapes her.

expect more from someone who was raised by her drunken brother. The Reverend Olin Blitch, newly arrived to lead the

The next day Blitch, having discovered that Susannah was

congregation, enters and asks Susannah to dance despite

a virgin, comes to her and begs for forgiveness. He throws

the gossip. Later that evening, Susannah tells her admirer

himself at Susannah’s mercy, but she refuses to forgive him.

Little Bat — son of Mrs. McLean and her husband, an elder

When Susannah tells Sam the story, he threatens to kill Blitch

of the church — about the dance; Little Bat leaves abruptly

and leaves for the baptismal service carrying his shotgun.

once her brother Sam returns from hunting.

Convinced that Susannah led her brother to murder, the community heads to her house to drive her out of the valley.

The next morning Susannah is innocently bathing naked in

However, Little Bat has warned her in advance, and when the

the creek near her home; she is discovered by the elders,

vigilantes arrive she is waiting with a shotgun. They retreat,

who are searching for a baptismal stream. They conceal their

but she has effectively severed her ties with the community

lust with outrage and tell the community of her wickedness.

and her world.

Susannah arrives at a church dinner that evening and is sent away, much to her confusion. Later, as she is pondering why she has been shunned, Little Bat tells her that the elders have denounced her for bathing in the nude, and admits that he was coerced into saying she seduced him.

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DIRECTOR’S NOTES Robert Swedberg, Susannah Stage Director As a young stage director, then on the staff of Seattle Opera,

to sing the plaintive “Ain’t it a Pretty Night” outdoors on

and primarily focused on my duties as Assistant Director for

her front stoop, we had the most horrific thunderstorm

Wagner’s Ring cycle, it was a refreshing change of direction

imaginable… Sometimes Mother Nature has her own operatic

to have the opportunity to come to Eureka Springs in the

production in mind.

summer of 1981 to direct Carlisle Floyd’s signature opera – Susannah. And it was an especially amazing feature of

Fast forward to 2005, when as general director of Orlando

that project to know that Carlisle Floyd himself would be

Opera, I was involved with producing Susannah again,

coming to Inspiration Point to offer master classes, and to

this time in collaboration with Florida State University to

see our production of his work. I had met him a few years

commemorate the 50th anniversary of the premiere or the

prior to that, as I had auditioned for him when he was with

opera. I went to Tallahassee to meet with the FSU opera

the Houston Grand Opera. At that point, I had just played

staff to plan the design for the set that we would share, and

the role of George in his Of Mice and Men, and when he saw

while walking to lunch together, we passed an old cottage,

that on my resume, he spent extra time with me, in effect

which was identified at the very place that Carlisle Floyd

giving a coaching during the audition! He impressed me

had written Susannah while he was on the faculty at FSU in

then as being a most generous, gracious and amazingly

1955. We worked our way through thick vegetation to get

talented musician. So, getting to see him again in 1981, now

to the cottage (more of a cabin really), and as we stood on

as a director at Opera in the Ozarks, was an even more

the front porch I got a sense of what it must have felt like

meaningful opportunity.

for the young Carlisle Floyd to sit out under the stars and be inspired to write about that “pretty night.” As FSU was about

I remember going to meet him at the Crescent Hotel in

to tear the cottage down, we got the idea that we should

Eureka Springs, where we sat out on the front porch drinking

try to preserve that front porch, and maybe use it in our set!

bourbon while he questioned me about my approach to the

We were ultimately able to save some of the lumber, and did

piece. I was so happy that he was happy with what I told him.

in fact use it in our production, which also featured Carlisle

In addition to being our foremost living American composer,

Floyd in attendance.

he also writes his own libretti and has often staged his operas, so I was especially touched by his approval. There

All said, it is a great honor for me to translate some of that

was only one setback to his time with us: During the

legacy to our Inspiration Point stage yet again, as we bring

performance that he attended, just as Susannah was about

Susannah back to Opera in the Ozarks this summer!

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Music by Georges Bizet Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy June 27, 30 July 5, 8, 12, 14, 16, 21

CAST

Music Director/Conductor – Thomas Cockrell Stage Director – Robert Swedberg

Morales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Justin Burgess, Maxwell Owen

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Micaëla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rose Kearin, Aurora Martin

Lighting Designer – Richard Dunham

Zuniga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glenn Healy, Miguel Pedroza

Scenic Designer – Jaye Beetem Costume Designer – Mariya Radeva-Nedyalkova Stage Manager – Carol Brian

Don José . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daniel Foltz-Morrison Carmen . . . . . . . . . . . Amanda O’Toole, Katherine DeYoung Escamillo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Justin Burgess, Joshua Scheid

Chorus Master – Elaine Rinaldi Principal Coaches – Mark Ferrell, Elaine Rinaldi Rehearsal Accompanist – Samuel Oram

Frasquita . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ariel Downs, Alina Tamborini Mercedes . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caroline Nielson, Heather Weirich Dancaïro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fredric Bond, Tomer Eres

Assistant Conductor – András Derecskei

Remendado . . . . . . . . Matthew Cummings, Felix Tomlinson

Chorus Accompanist – Nicholas Roehler

Soldiers, Cigarette Girls,

Fight Director – Erick Wolfe

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SYNOPSIS –INTERMISSION–

ACT I A square in Seville

ACT III

Officer Morales and his soldiers are standing around, chatting, when Micaëla, a shy young girl from Navarre, approaches them, looking for Don José. As the soldiers are frightening her away, the new guard, led by Captain Zuniga and Corporal José, arrive. José hears of the young girl who was looking for him and recognizes Micaëla who grew up in his village. Girls from a near-by cigarette factory enter the square as they take a break from their duties. Among them, Carmen appears, brazenly addressing the men and trying to attract the attention of Don José by throwing him a flower. José picks up the flower, intrigued by this gypsy girl. When Micaëla returns, she brings José a letter from his mother along with some money his mother saved for him. Shouts are heard from the factory and the square fills with people; apparently Carmen has had an argument with one of the workers and stabbed her. Zuniga has her arrested by Don José and then tries to interrogate her, though he soon loses patience and orders her imprisonment. Carmen sings to Don José, seducing him and bewitching him to let her escape.

–INTERMISSION– ACT II The tavern of Lillas Pastia Carmen and her gypsy friends Frasquita and Mercédès are singing and dancing along with Zuniga and Moralès. Outside, the crowd sings the praises of the toreador Escamillo, and of the glories of bullfighting. Escamillo is captivated by Carmen, but she is only thinking about Don José. He has been jailed after letting Carmen escape, and now is about to be released. As the toreador departs, the smugglers El Dancairo and El Remendado join Carmen and the others.

Several months later in the mountains Don José is depressed as Carmen has left him for Escamillo, and he regrets having sacrificed everything for her. When he tells her that his mother lives in a nearby village, she mocks him and tells him that he ought to return to his mother. He reacts by threatening to kill her. The smugglers go away, leaving Don José to guard the merchandise. Micaëla appears, looking for José just as Escamillo arrives to meet Carmen. He introduces himself to José, and tells him he came to find Carmen, with whom he is in love. José challenges Escamillo to a knife-fight, and the smugglers return and separate them. Escamillo invites the smugglers to his next bullfight. The smugglers are about to leave when Remendado discovers Micaëla in hiding. She tells Don José that his mother has sent her to plead with him to come home with her. Carmen tells him to leave but he swears he will not let her go off with her new lover. Micaëla, however, in a last desperate effort to persuade him, tells José that his mother is dying and longs to see him. He decides to leave with Micaëla, threatening Carmen that they will meet again.

ACT IV Outside the bull ring in Seville It is the day of the great bullfight in Seville, and the square outside the bull-ring is a scene of great bustle and activity. Escamillo appears, Carmen on his arm, and then leaves to prepare for the bullfight. Carmen discovers that Don José is hiding in the crowd, watching her. As the crowd enters the bull-ring, José detains Carmen, telling her he has not come to threaten her but to beg for her love. She rejects him cruelly. José kills Carmen and gives himself up.

They need them to divert the attention of the border guards. The smugglers want to leave with the girls, but Carmen wants to wait for Don José. The smugglers suggest that Carmen should encourage Don José to join them. As José arrives, Carmen dances for him and persuades him to join the smugglers. When Zuniga appears, the two men fight and the smugglers rush back in to separate them. Eventually Don José agrees to join the gypsies. 2017 Season Program / Opera in the Ozarks / 29


Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan Libretto by John Davies June 6, 7, 13, 14, 28 July 1, 6, 8, 12, 13 See page 20 for detailed schedule

Music Director – Mark Ferrell Stage Director – JJ Hudson Scenic Designer – Jaye Beetem Costume Designer – Mariya Radeva-Nedyalkova Stage Manager – Sam Parkinson

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SYNOPSIS Jack B. Nimble, a naïve but highly resourceful youth, lives

the Giant’s Wife if she might spare any food for himself and

with his widowed mother and their beloved old cow,

his mother. The Wife nervously gives Jack some provisions,

Snickers. Lacking money for food, Mrs. Nimble orders Jack

but warns him to leave before her husband returns. Just

to take Snickers into town and sell her at market. On the

then, the Giant returns and smells something delicious –

route to town, Jack encounters a mysterious man who offers

a human! Jack hides, but is sniffed out. In a moment of

to buy Jack’s old cow on the spot. He offers the lad a few

inspiration, Jack pretends to be a knight – Sir Smarty Pants.

“magic” beans in exchange for the cow. When Jack returns

Spooked, but hoping to impress the stranger, the Giant

home with no money, Mrs. Nimble tells her son that he’s

describes how he came to be so rich. He tells how he stole

been duped. Jack tosses the beans into the garden. That

a golden hen from a farmer in the dell – a farmer named

night, Mrs. Nimble and Jack are awoken by a terrifying roar

Squire B. Nimble. With that, Jack realizes that the victim of

outside the house. Jack runs outside, and discovers a

the theft was his deceased father! Jack grabs the hen, and

giant beanstalk.

scurries down the beanstalk with the angry Giant in pursuit. Once on the ground, Jack hacks down the beanstalk, and

High up, in a golden castle high on the clouds, a dumb and

the Giant tumbles onto his head.

hungry Giant brags of his unusual appetite. When his Wife enters the room, the Giant asks her why — despite his gold

The Giant, somewhat dazed (but displaying a new clarity),

and riches — he finds himself so bored, angry, and uncouth.

realizes that he has been a bully, and begs forgiveness of

The exasperated Wife hypothesizes reasons for his general

everyone. All ends well with the Giant being forgiven, and

awfulness. After the Giant storms out, Jack sneaks in to ask

with the golden hen restored to the Nimble family.

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OPERA IN THE OZARKS ARTISTIC STAFF JAYE BEETEM

CAROL BRIAN

Technical Director and Scenic Designer

Production Stage Manager

This is Jaye’s second season at Opera in the Ozarks. She spent many past summers as the Production Designer for the Public Education Foundation’s Summer Musical Project in Evansville IN, where her favorite shows include Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, and Brigadoon. During the school year, Jaye is the faculty Technical Director for the BFA Theatre/Musical Theatre program at Valdosta State University in Georgia. Jaye is a proud member of IATSE Local #636 and also of Actor’s Equity (as a stage manager). She holds a BFA in production from the University of Utah, an MA in Speech Communications, and an MFA in Scenography and Technical Direction from Wayne State University where she was a member of the Hilberry Repertory Theatre. Her favorite jobs include serving as the faculty TD/Designer at Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA, being the TD/Designer for Endurance Theatre’s original presentation of Joan in New York City and at The Edinburg Fringe Festival, guest designing at Christopher Newport University in Virginia, and working with Guerilla Girls on Tour in the U.S. and Europe.

Carol graduated from Wright State University outside of Dayton, Ohio, and served an internship at The Juilliard School in New York City. Life has never been boring for Carol who has been busy stage managing from New Hampshire to Florida and from Boston to Kansas City. She has worked on shows of all sizes including Disney World, Norwegian Cruise Line and national tour shows of all kinds. Most recently she completed her sixth season with Opera Tampa as Production Stage Manager. This is her second season here at Opera in the Ozarks. She lives outside of Nashville, TN, with her husband Gene and a 115-pound Alaskan Malamute named Jeremy.

SARAH BOS Assistant Costume Designer Sarah is excited to return to Inspiration Point for the 2017 season. She is currently majoring in Theatre Arts-Design/ Technology with an emphasis in Costuming at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, CO. Before attending Colorado Mesa University, she studied at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, and University of Colorado – Denver. She expects to graduate from CMU in the fall of 2017. She worked as Assistant Costumer and Wardrobe Supervisor for Wedding Band, The School for Lies, and A Flea in Her Ear while at Allegheny. Sarah had the chance to costume design her first show, An Evening of Harold Pinter, while at CMU. She was the Hair and Makeup Designer for Boeing-Boeing. She was the Assistant Costume Designer for The Mystery of Edwin Drood and My Fair Lady, in addition to dressing for both shows. Sarah also Assistant Costume Coordinator and Dresser for Fall for Dance 2016. She was the Wardrobe Supervisor for Christmas Carol, and dressed for the shows NINE, All’s Well that Ends Well, Fuddy Meers, James and the Giant Peach, Spring into Dance 2016, Così fan tutte, and Spring into Dance 2017.

THOMAS COCKRELL Artistic Director Please see page 21.

HEATHER DENNY Assistant Costumer/Apprentice Heather Denny obtained her bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from the University of Michigan and currently lives in New York City. She has performed with several companies in New York including the Village Light Opera Group and Utopia Opera. Heather appeared most recently with the Blue Hill Troupe as Mabel in Pirates of Penzance and as Celia in Iolanthe. She recently began working in costuming and has enjoyed creating her own costumes for comic conventions and working with small opera companies on their productions. She was the assistant costumer in the Village Light Opera Group’s production of Anything Goes, and works regularly with the Blue Hill Troupe on constructing costumes. She is currently enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Technology and works part time in the costume shop at the Metropolitan Opera. Heather is currently working on several projects, including a woodland quilt, a quinceanera dress and a suit of armor from thermoplastic materials.

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OPERA IN THE OZARKS ARTISTIC STAFF ANDRÁS DERECSKEI Assistant Conductor and Section Violinist Hungarian conductor András Derecskei is Assistant Conductor of Arizona Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theater. Derecskei received his master’s degrees in violin, composition and conducting from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest. As a violinist, he was a member of the Hungarian Radio Symphony, Danubia Symphony, and Szolnok Symphony Orchestra and worked closely with renowned maestri, including Riccardo Muti, Sir Neville Marriner and Valery Gergiev. Derecskei founded the Tonus Novus String Quartet, which won the grand prize at the Hungarian National Chamber Music Competition and was prize winner for Leó Weiner Chamber Music Competition and International Janáček String Quartet Competition. Derecskei’s compositions include solo, chamber, choral, opera and symphonic pieces. His compositions have been awarded First Prize and Attila Bozay Special Award at Liszt Academy Composition Competition, Second Prize and Public’s Award at Budapest Spring Festival Fugato Foundation Competition. He was a prize winner at 2015 Crossover Competition in Mannheim, Germany. Derecskei has twice been featured on the Hungarian National Television’s Own Composer’s Concert and has received a Zoltán Kodály Composition Fellowship three times. His compositions have been performed at the Mini Festival, one of Hungary’s most important venues for contemporary music.

RICHARD DUNHAM Lighting Designer/Director of Production Rich is pleased to be returning to the Opera in the Ozarks for his third season. Rich earned his M.F.A (Dual Emphasis in Lighting and Scenic Design) from The Ohio State University and resides in Athens, GA. He currently serves as Professor of Scene and Lighting Design/Head of Design in the Theatre and Film Studies Department at the University of Georgia. He is a national leader with The United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) and was recently inducted as a Fellow of the Institute. He continues to freelance design in the entertainment industry as well as in the architectural/landscaping lighting markets. His professional credits include over thirty years of design experience and numerous regional and stock productions throughout the East Coast and Midwest. Notable credits include: Brunswick Music Theatre (Maine State Music Theatre), The Disney Institute, Music Theatre North, The Dunes and Okaboji

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Summer Theatres, The Springer Opera House and The Atlanta Lyric Theatre. He has also designed for a number of New York regional and Off and Off-Off Broadway theatres including The Circle Repertory Theatre, Theatre Three, Broadhollow Productions, The Jean Cocteau Rep, and the Directors’ Theatre. He is author of the well-received text, Stage Lighting: Fundamentals and Applications, which is scheduled for a second edition next year. His designs have won various press awards and two of his featured articles have won national awards.

MARK FERRELL Senior Coach/Accompanist Music Director for Jack and the Beanstalk Mark Ferrell began his professional music career with a Young Artist Development Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, enabling his appointment to the Houston Grand Opera music staff. This led to continuing artistic collaboration with such world-renowned opera companies as L’Opera de Montreal, Chicago Lyric Opera, San Francisco Opera, Dallas Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and Tulsa Opera, under the baton of notable conductors including Bruno Bartoletti, Leonard Bernstein, Bruno Campanella, Sarah Caldwell, Franz-Paul Decker, Marek Janowski, Raymond Leppard, Andrew Litton, Stephen Lord, John Pritchard, Patrick Summers, and Gary Wedow. Mark also has extensive experience as a collaborative pianist and vocal coach. He has toured all over the United States, Central America and Japan, appearing in recitals and master classes with artists such as Christine Brewer, Joyce Castle, Frank Corsaro, Phyllis Curtin, Joyce DiDonato, Rosalind Elias, Denyce Graves, Evelyn Lear, Judith Raskin, Renata Scotto, Beverly Sills, Diana Soviero, and Beverly Wolff. He has served as Music Director for the Tulsa Opera Young Artist Program and developed the KU/Lyric Opera of Kansas City Apprentice Artist program, KU’s first such professional program. He continues to guide and manage this nationally recognized program. He holds a degree in Piano Performance from Wheaton College Conservatory of Music and a master’s degree in Vocal Coaching and Accompanying from the University of Illinois, where he honed his professional skills under the tutelage of John Wustman (personal pianist to Luciano Pavarotti). Currently an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Kansas, he also acts as Music Director for KU Opera and Chorus Master, Principal Coach and Head of Music Staff at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City.


MADISON FREEMAN

EIKI ISOMURA

Production Assistant/Apprentice

Conductor and Music Director, Le nozze di Figaro Eiki Isomura is in his first season as artistic director of Opera in the Heights, a Houston-based company in its 23rd year of providing a stage for emerging artists. In his continuing tenure as principal conductor since 2015, he has led over 50 performances of 10 operas, drawing consistent praise from critics and collaborators. From 2013-15, Isomura served on the music staff of HGOco, Houston Grand Opera’s community collaboration initiative, preparing numerous world premieres of chamber operas. From 2012-16, he served as director of orchestral activities at Lone Star College-Montgomery in Conroe, TX, where he built the college’s first symphony orchestra and oversaw its musicianship curriculum. In 2012 he earned his DMA in orchestral conducting from the University of Michigan, where he studied with Kenneth Kiesler and held a fellowship directing the Campus Symphony. In 2011 he was a conducting fellow at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Canada and the CCM Spoleto Festival in Italy. Isomura also holds an MM in orchestral and opera conducting from the University of Arizona, where he studied with Thomas Cockrell and a BMA at the University of Michigan, where he studied piano with Katherine Collier and choral conducting with Jerry Blackstone. This is his second summer at Opera in the Ozarks, having served as assistant conductor in 2012. He lives in Houston with his wife and most trusted collaborator, mezzo-soprano, Monica Isomura. They are expecting their first child this November.

Madison is a native of Baltimore, MD. She is a rising junior at the University of Maryland College Park where she is a double major in Theater and Art, focusing on costume design, stage craft and digital art. She aspires to work on the costumes of large productions. Madison has participated in many extra-curricular activities including a Hip-Hop dance team, basketball and tennis. She is also active in a collegiate engineering organization. This is Madison’s first season at Opera in the Ozarks.

JJ HUDSON Stage Director – Le nozze di Figaro and Jack and the Beanstalk JJ Hudson returns for his second season at Opera in the Ozarks. In 2016 and 2017, he directed Così fan tutte (Opera Tampa), Lucio Silla (Temple University), Bastianello (Rochester Lyric Opera), Il Tabarro / I Pagliacci (Opera in the Ozarks), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lakes Area Music Festival), South Pacific (Opera Roanoke), The Impresario / The Medium (University of Kansas), I Pagliacci (Imperial Symphony Orchestra), and Werther (Temple University). Upcoming engagements include Carmen for the Lakes Area Music Festival, and La Bohème for Tri-Cities Opera. Mr. Hudson has served on the directing staff of the Aspen Opera Theater, Opera Breve Vocal Intensive, Oberlin in Italy, and Opera North, and is a frequent guest director in university programs. Additional recent directing credits include Il barbiere di Siviglia (Tri-Cities Opera), West Side Story (Asheville Lyric Opera), La traviata (Berkshires Theater Group), Albert Herring and Little Women (Opera Breve), and The Turn of the Screw and Hänsel and Gretel (Stony Brook University). His 2015 new production of La Cenerentola at Opera Roanoke was praised by critics who said that it “proved anew that world-class opera is not the property of only larger companies.” Hudson holds a master’s degree in Stage Direction and a D.M.A in Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music. He also holds degrees from Stetson University and the University of Iowa.

CHRISTINA JOHNSON Assistant Costume Shop Manager/ Draper Christina is originally from Little Rock, AR, and currently resides in Arkadelphia, AR, and is the Costume Designer/ Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at Ouachita Baptist University. Christina completed her MFA in Costume Design and Production at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. She has presented multiple times at the United States Institute of Theatre Technology Annual Conference as well as designing/ building a variety of productions including Alcestis Ascending which was created in conjunction with the Cuban National Arts Council and premiered Off Broadway and in Havana, Cuba. Recently she has received numerous awards for Excellence in Costume Design in Region 6 from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. This is her first season at Opera in the Ozarks.

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OPERA IN THE OZARKS ARTISTIC STAFF SAMUEL ORAM Coach/Accompanist Samuel Oram is a pianist and chamber musician who has performed on three continents. Having performed Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in New York City under Philippe Entremont’s baton, he has sought diverse ensemble experiences in a career that has taken him to the Kennedy Center, Jordan Hall, Carnegie Music Hall, and venues in Germany and France. Under the auspices of Music Opus Arts Management, Oram was recently invited for his fourth concert tour in Taiwan, where he has regularly performed in Taipei, Gaoshiung, and several other cities. Previous concert tours have also brought him to South Korea and China, where he performed in the National Shenyang Opera House at the Shenyang city government’s invitation. A native of Boston, Oram has won awards in international competitions, including the Grand Prize and Solo Performance Prize in the Corpus Christi International Competition, Honorable Mention in the Wideman International Piano Competition, and Top Prize in Concours Musical de France. An enthusiastic advocate of chamber music and collaborative repertoire, he has enjoyed working with the international opera singer Rod Gilfry as well as the longtime Metropolitan Opera singer Mildred Miller, whose studio he accompanied for three years. He is currently finishing his doctoral degree in collaborative piano at the University of Southern California with the renowned pianist, Dr. Alan Smith. This coming year, he will begin a fellowship program under the tutelage of Dawn Upshaw at Bard College Conservatory of Music.

DAVIS PARKER Production Assistant/Apprentice Davis Parker is from Maryville, TN. He is a student at the University of Montevallo, where he expects to graduate in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting. In his freshman year, he was a scenic carpenter for two productions., DNA and Heathers. In Spring, 2017, Davis was a lighting electrician for Much Ado About Nothing and Godspell.

company. Parkinson keeps a busy schedule working in both the production of opera as well as singing in performances. As a singer, Parkinson is excited to be working this fall as a Hattie Mae Lesley Apprentice Artist at Fort Worth Opera. Recent credits include La Bohème, MetroWest Opera; Der Lustigen Weiber von Windsor, The Boston Conservatory; The Scottsboro Boys, Speakeasy Stage Co; Loose Wet Perforated!, Guerilla Opera; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lake Area Music Festival; Le nozze di Figaro and La traviata, The Boston Conservatory; Flight, Boston Conservatory; Troubled Water, Guerilla Opera; Our Town, Boston Opera Collaborative; Suor Angelica/Trouble in Tahiti, MetroWest; The Rake’s Progress; The Boston Conservatory; Giulio Cesare, Trentino Music Festival.

MARIYA RADEVA-NEDYALKOVA Costume Designer Mariya is a costume designer and instructor in design, construction, and crafts at nationally recognized The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre in Las Vegas, NV. Her latest Rainbow credits include: The Nevada Series annual tour show, Meet Me in St Louis, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, The Nightingale, A Year with Frog and Toad, Bridge to Terabithia, Seussical, and the co-production with NCT, Peter Pan. Mrs. Radeva-Nedyalkova also serves as a Resident Designer at the award winning A Public Fit Theatre Company in Las Vegas, where she designed The Realistic Joneses, The Beauty Queen of Lenane, When The Rain Stops Falling, Becky Shaw, A Summons from the Tinker, and Foxfinder. Mariya is a nominee for The Las Vegas Valley Theatre Award Best Costume Design for Summoms for the Tinker in 2016, and Foxfinder in 2015. She was also a nominee for the Costume Society of America Award of Excellence in Costume Design in 2013. Originally from Bulgaria, Mariya lives in Henderson, NV, and holds a MFA in Design and Technology for Theatre from the University of Nevada - Las Vegas. This is her second season at Opera in the Ozarks.

ELAINE RINALDI Senior Coach/Accompanist

SAM PARKINSON Stage Manager Sam Parkinson, an operatic stage director and performer based out of Boston, is in his second season with the 36 / www.opera.org

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OPERA IN THE OZARKS ARTISTIC STAFF Caballero and Eglise Gutierrez. She has presented North American premieres of works by American composers David Chesky and Marvin David Levy. Recent conducting engagements have included Don Giovanni for Opera Orlando and the Tri-Cities Opera and Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi at Mezzano Romantico Summer Festival (Fiera di Primiero, Italy). In addition to her work as a conductor, Elaine is in demand as a vocal coach and accompanist through her private studio in New York. Recent recitals have included Espana alla Rossini with mezzo-soprano Anna Tonna and a tour of Japan with soprano Yunah Lee. She was on the faculty of the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music as a lecturer in vocal coaching, and maintains an active recital and chamber music performance schedule. Her awards have included the Agnes Varis/Intercities Performing Arts grant, the League of American Orchestra’s mentorship with JoAnn Falletta, finalist for the American Prize for Orchestral Conducting and Orchestra Performance, the Newton Swift Prize for Accompanying at the Mannes College of Music and the M. B. Byrd full tuition scholarship at the University of Miami Frost School of Music.

NICHOLAS ROEHLER Coach/Accompanist Nicholas has performed in Italy, Austria, Germany, and throughout the United States in venues such as The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, La Casa Verdi in Milan, and the Steinway-Haus in Munich. He has played in masterclasses for Stephanie Blythe, Graham Johnson, Dawn Upshaw, Susanne Mentzer, Christine Goerke, and others. He has played under the batons of Brian Garman, Alejandro Roca Bravo, Julio Miron, Kirk Severtson and Michael Spierman. He was on the music staff of the Crane Opera Ensemble for productions of L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Der Schauspieldirektor, Il Signor Bruschino, Die Fledermaus, Suor Angelica, Angélique, Ragtime, Martin Hennessy, Mark Campbell’s A Letter to East 11th St., and Chabrier’s L’étoile. He played in the United States premieres of Donizetti’s Teresa e Gianfaldoni and Jacques Offenbach’s La Leçon de Chant Électromagnétique. He also accompanied the Bronx Opera’s production of Il Tabarro. Nicholas is an alumnus of the CoOPERAtive program as well as of SongFest, having participated in the Professional Program. There he worked closely with composers Libby Larsen and Jake Heggie and performed Gigerlette by Arnold Schönberg for members of the Schönberg family.

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He received his Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal and Piano Performance from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. He currently resides in Ann Arbor where he attends the University of Michigan, pursuing a Master of Music in Collaborative Piano under the tutelage of Martin Katz.

ROBERT SWEDBERG Stage Director – Carmen and Susannah Robert Swedberg is an Associate Professor and opera director at the University of Michigan, where he also teaches The Business of Music and Yoga for Performers. Since his first year at U-M in 2008, he has also produced ‘Green Opera’ productions on campus, making University of Michigan the first in the U.S. to create eco-friendly opera. From 1990 through 2007, Swedberg was the general director of Orlando Opera. Prior to that, he held positions as general director of Syracuse Opera; manager/artistic director of Opera Carolina; and director of educational projects and assistant stage director of the Seattle Opera and Pacific Northwest Wagner Festival. Previous productions directed at OIO: Susannah (1981) Die Zauberflöte, La Bohème, (2012); Madama Butterfly, L’elisir d’amore (2013); La traviata, Les contes d’Hoffmann (2015) Don Giovanni and Albert Herring (2016). Working on the international stage, Swedberg has directed productions in Macau and Beijing, China; Mallorca, Spain; Ischia, Italy; and for Hof, Bamberg, Pforzheim, and Bayreuth, Germany. Swedberg has degrees in music and theatre from California State University, Northridge, where he was a student of Elisabeth Parham and Dr. David Scott. He also earned a MBA degree from the University of Central Florida. He was on the Board of Directors of OPERA America from 2002-2007. He is a certified yoga instructor and is author of the book Yoga for Performers.

RACHEL WALRATH Stage Manager Rachel grew up in Round Rock, TX, and attended the University of Houston to study voice. In her studies, she discovered stage management and found her true calling, although she occasionally misses singing. She now works regularly with Opera in the Heights in Houston, and is happy to be back at Opera in the Ozarks for her third season. She also works with Houston Grand Opera as their Touring Stage Manager for Opera to Go, bringing opera to schools and communities throughout the Houston area.


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2017 OPERA IN THE OZARKS ARTISTS FREDRIC BOND Tenor Doylestown, PA Education: BM, Susquehanna University. Teachers: Nina Tober, Alfonse Anderson, Stephanie Weiss. Coach: Timothy Rochester Roles Performed: Jacquino, Fidelio; Rinuccio, Gianni Schicchi; Mayor Upfold, Albert Herring; Andrei, Mazepa Previous Experience: AIMS Graz, Austria; Opera on Tap Berlin, Amici Arts, Germany; Chicago Summer Opera; Russian Opera Workshop; Concert Operetta Theater, Philadelphia; Martina Arroyo Foundation Scholarship Benefactors: Dr. Alice Martinson and Carole Sturgis

JUSTIN BURGESS Baritone South Lyon, MI Education: Pursuing BM, University of Michigan. Teachers: Stephen West and David Daniels; Coaches: Timothy Cheek, Kathleen Kelly, Matthew Thompson, Jane Klaviter, Robert Morrison Roles Performed: Puck, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Gregorio, Romèo et Juliette; Archibald Grosvenor, Patience Awards: Bel Canto Institute Performance Award; Bel Canto Institute Orchestral Award Previous Experience: Bass Soloist: Bach BWV 78 and 106, University of Michigan Scholarship Benefactors: Beulah Walwerk Endowment, Corrine Mayfield Endowment

LAURA BROSCOW Soprano Irvine, CA Education: BM Vocal Performance, University of Arizona; pursuing MM Vocal Performance, Michigan State University. Current Teacher: Jane Bunnell; Current Coach: Elden Little. Other Teachers and Coaches: Ruth Ann Swenson, Faye Robinson, David Burnakus, Mark Robson Roles Performed: Barbarina, Le nozze di Figaro; Ms. Pinkerton, The Old Maid and the Thief; Colette, L’Ivrogne corrige Awards: Graduate Assistantship, Michigan State University; Third Place, Amelia Reiman Vocal Competition; Third Place, Marguerite Ough Opera Competition; Third Place, Arizona Opera Guild Quest for the Best Previous Experience: Michigan State University Outreach Opera; CoOPERAtive at Westminster Choir College/Rider University; Redwoods Opera Workshop; Crittenden Opera Workshop; Le Chiavi di Bel Canto at University of Houston Scholarship Benefactors: Aleeta Mae Riney Endowment

MATTHEW CUMMINGS Tenor Pittsburgh, PA Education: BM Voice and Opera, BA Economics, Northwestern University; MM Voice and Opera, Northwestern University. Teachers: W. Stephen Smith, Sunny Joy Langton, Alan Darling Roles Performed: Mr. Splinters, The Tender Land; The First Commissioner, The Dialogues of the Carmelites; Sheldon Segal, Later the Same Evening; Snout, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Little Bat, Susannah; Buster Peeves, The Penthouse Suite; Rodolfo, The Honeymoon Suite Awards: Eckstein Music Scholarship Recipient, Northwestern University (2015-2017); J. Jerome and Mathlyn Miller Scholarship Recipient, Northwestern University (2011-2014) Previous Experience: Northwestern University Opera Theater, Lakes Area Music Festival, Pittsburgh Festival Opera Scholarship Benefactors: Dr. Alice Martinson and Carole Sturgis

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WILLIAM EDWARDS

KATHERINE DEYOUNG

Baritone Kernersville, NC

Mezzo-soprano Traverse City, MI Education: BM Vocal Performance, Michigan State University; pursuing MM, University of Houston. Teachers: Melanie Sonnenberg (current), Melanie Helton, and Jayne Sleder Roles Performed: Elizabeth Proctor, The Crucible; Fidalma, The Secret Marriage; Gertrude, RomĂŠo et Juliette; Mrs. Honeychurch, A Room with a View; Amastre, Serse; Carmen Bernstein, Curtains; Yente/Fruma-Sarah, Fiddler on the Roof; The Announcer, Gallantry Awards: Bailey and Argento Competition, National Opera Association, National Finalist (2016); National Association of Teachers of Singing, Regional Competition, First Place (2015); National Association of Teachers of Singing, State Competition, First Place (2014); National Association of Teachers of Singing, Regional Competition, Second Place (2014) Previous Experience: Moores Opera Center, MSU Opera Theater Scholarship Benefactors: Texas Federation of Music Clubs

ARIEL DOWNS Soprano Thousand Oaks, CA Education: BM, University of Puget Sound; pursuing MM, University of Missouri, Kansas City. Teachers: Maria Kanyova, Dawn Padula Roles Performed: Suor Genovieffa, Suor Angelica; Phyllis, Iolanthe; Miles/Flora cover, The Turn of the Screw; Barbarina, Le nozze di Figaro Previous Experience: Cortona Sessions for New Music (2014, 2016), OperaWorks Winter Intensive (2013), Up North Vocal Institute (2012), Kunming Opera Festival (2011)

Education: BM Vocal Performance, East Carolina University, studied with Jami Rhodes Roles Performed: Don Giovanni, Don Giovanni; St. Plan, Four Saints in Three Acts; First Man, Susannah Awards: First place North Carolina NATS Competition 2017; NATS National Semifinalist 2016; Winner of 2017 Harrisonburg, Virginia Classical Singer Regional Auditions Scholarship Benefactors: Bill Yick Endowment

TOMER ERES Tenor Lexington, KY Education: BM Vocal Performance, University of Michigan; pursuing MM Vocal Performance and Pedagogy, University of Houston Moores School of Music. Teachers: Joseph Evans, Scott Piper Roles Performed: Giles Corey, The Crucible; Don Basilio/ Don Curzio, Le nozze di Figaro; Don Torquemada, L’heure Espagnole Awards: C.W. Moores Fellowship Endowment Scholarship; 2012 Finalist U.K. All-Tech Vocal Scholarship Competition

Previous Experience: University of Michigan Opera; Moores Opera Center; Fresno Orchestra and Opera Summer Academy Scholarship Benefactors: Carolann Martin Endowment, Dorothy Ellis Endowment

Scholarship Benefactors: Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity, Missouri Federation of Music Clubs

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2017 OPERA IN THE OZARKS ARTISTS DANIEL FOLTZ-MORRISON

GENEVIEVE FULKS

Tenor

Soprano

Little Rock, AR

Jonesboro, AR

Education: BM Voice Performance,

Education: BM Vocal Performance,

Moravian College; pursuing MA

University of Central Arkansas; MM Vocal

Interdisciplinary Studies, University

Performance, University of Tennessee.

of Arkansas at Little Rock; Teachers: Ferris Allen, Claudia

Teachers: Carol Chapman, Andrew Wentzel, Martha

Friedlander, Gregory Oaten, Frederick Urrey. Coaches:

Antolik, Coaches: Arlene Shrut, Judith Bible, Michael

Lloyd Arriola, Saffron Chung, Pamela Gilmore, Barbara

Spyres, Arlene Biebesheimer

Gonzalez-Palmer, Mikhail Hallak, Louis Menendez, Kyung Eun Na, Djorjde Nesic

Roles Performed: Susanna, Le nozze di Figaro; Madame Herz, The Impresario; Doris Walker, Miracle on 34th Street

Roles Performed: Alfred Stroud, During Wind and Rain;,

the Musical; Papagena, The Magic Flute; Sandman/Dew

Major-General Stanley, Pirates of Penzance; Ivan, The Music

Fairy, Hansel and Gretel; Yum-Yum. The Mikado; Musetta,

Shop; James, Billy Blythe; Eric, Persephone; Edward IV/

La Bohème; Monica, The Medium; Genovieffa,

Thomas Stanley/William Catesby, Richard III: A Crown of

Suor Angelica

Roses, A Crown of Thorns; Paolino, Il matrimonio segreto; Monostatos, Die Zauberflöte; Matt, The Fantasticks; Harris,

Awards: Fulbright National Scholar Finalist; Ozark

Fallujah; Beast, Slaying the Dragon; Little Bat, Susannah;

Chapter NATS Auditions Winner; NATSAA Artist Awards

Burlotto, Le pescatrici; Voltaire/Pangloss/Martin, Candide;

Top 5 Finalist; Delta Symphony Orchestra Young Artist

Bastien, Bastien und Bastienne; Aeneas, Dido and Aeneas

Competition Winner; Beethoven Club Young Artist Competition Second Place Award Winner

Awards: Second Place, Upper Advanced Division, NATSSouthern Region (2015); First Place, Upper Advanced

Previous Experience: Opera Experience Southeast,

Division, NATS-Arkansas Chapter (2014 & 2015); Third

Knoxville Opera Studio/Chorus, Arkansas Arts Center

Place, Younger Advanced Division, NATS-NYC Chapter

Children’s Theatre, Springfield Regional Opera, Opera in

(2013); T. Edgar Shields Memorial Prize in Music (2009)

the Rock, Springfield Little Theater, Ozarks Family Opera, The Maumelle Players. Conway Dinner Theatre, University

Previous Experience: Argenta Community Theater,

of Tennessee Opera Theatre

Wildwood Park for the Arts, Murry’s Dinner Playhouse, New Fangled Opera, Opera in the Rock, Arkansas

Scholarship Benefactors: Missouri Federation of

Symphony Orchestra, Kennedy Center World Stages

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NATHAN HALTIWANGER

BENJAMIN HOWARD

Baritone

Baritone

Setauket, NY

Los Angeles, CA

Education: BA Vocal Performance and

Education: BM Voice & Opera

Music Education, Ithaca College; pursuing

Performance, Northwestern University; MM

MM Opera Performance, Arizona State

Voice Performance, University of North

University. Teachers: Carole FitzPatrick, Randie Blooding,

Texas. Teachers: Stephen Morscheck, Stephen Austin,

Andrew Campbell, Ghenady Mierson

Karen Brunssen, Elvia Puccinelli, Richard Boldrey

Roles Performed: Papageno, The Magic Flute; Mazepa,

Roles Performed: Don Giovanni, Don Giovanni; Mr.

Mazepa; Masetto, Don Giovanni

Lindquist, A Little Night Music; Prior, La Dolorosa; Old Adam, Ruddigore; Connie Rivers, The Grapes of Wrath;

Awards: Miriam L. Wolfe Music Award

Luciano, Bastianello; Marquis, La traviata; Yamadori, Madama Butterfly; First Officer, Dialogues des Carmélites;

Scholarship Benefactors: Dr. Alice Martinson and

Herman Atlan, The Mother of Us All; Mr. Dashwood, Little

Carole Sturgis

Women; Pooh-Bah, The Mikado

GLENN HEALY Bass

Awards: Ed and Kay Moorehead Opera Scholarship recipient (2015-17), 2014 Finalist Donald Chen Young Artist Award Competition

Los Altos, CA Previous Experience: Fort Worth Opera, Main Street Education: BM, MM Voice Performance,

Opera, Abilene Philharmonic, Chicago Chamber Orchestra,

University of Michigan; Teacher: Stephen

UNT Opera, Northwestern University Opera Theater,

Lusmann. Coaches: Martin Katz,

SongFest, Idyllwild Arts Festival, Oberlin Summer

Kathleen Kelly

Vocal Academy

Roles Performed: Don Iñigo Gomez, L’heure Espagnole;

Scholarship Benefactors: Maria deWaal Putter

Simone, Gianni Schicchi; Sarastro, Die Zauberflöte; Billy

Endowment, Kansas Federation of Music Clubs

Jackrabbit, La fanciulla del West; Leporello, Don Giovanni; Truffaldin, Ariadne auf Naxos; Don Basilio, Il barbiere di Siviglia; Colline, La Bohème Previous Experience: Michigan Opera Theater, Opera in the Ozarks (2012), Moravian Masterclass, Czech Republic; Tyrolean Opera Program, Austria; Music in the Marche, Italy Scholarship Benefactors: Helen S. Boylan Foundation

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2017 OPERA IN THE OZARKS ARTISTS ROSE KEARIN

RACHEL LAMPHIER

Soprano

Soprano

Spring, TX

Houston, TX

Education: BM Vocal Performance, Oberlin

Education: BM Vocal Performance,

Conservatory of Music. Teachers: Barbara

pursuing MM Opera Performance,

Clark, Marlene Rosen, Jason Lester;

University of Texas. Teacher: William Lewis

Coaches: Daniel Michalak, Bethany Self, Howard Lubin, Thomas Bandy, Phillip Highfil

Roles Performed: L’Enfant, L’enfant et les sortilèges; Donna Elvira, Don Giovanni; Alma March, Little Women

Roles Performed: Violante/Sandrina, La finta giardiniera; Flaminia, Il mondo della luna; Ms. Huffstedler, Angry

Awards: Ernest and Sarah Butler Opera Center

Birdsong; Celie, Signor Deluso; Rose 2, Blood on the

Scholarship (2016-2018)

Dining Room Floor Previous Experience: Franco American Vocal Academy, Previous Experience: Houston Grand Opera High School

Austria and France.

Voice Studio; Calamity Consort,York, England Scholarship Benefactors: Richard A. Drapeau Scholarship Benefactors: Helen S. Boylan Foundation

AMANDA LEVY

KAITLIN KRESSE

Soprano Smithtown, NY

Mezzo-soprano Hawley, PA

Education: BM Vocal Performance, New Education: BM Music Education, Temple

England Conservatory of Music; pursuing MM, Moores School of Music, University of

University. Teachers: Laura Camp, Barbara Clark, Ben Smith

Houston. Teachers: Melanie Sonnenberg, Lisa Saffer, Alison Acord, Brian Suits, Patricia Au, Melanie Birnbaum, Chandra

Roles Performed: Sally, Die Fledermaus

Vanderhart

Previous Experience: Accademia Vocale Lorenzo Malfatti,

Roles Performed: Juliette, Roméo et Juliette; Dido, Dido

PA Lyric Opera

and Aeneas; Contessa, Le nozze di Figaro; Martha Sheldon, The Crucible; Willow, The Summers Case

Scholarship Benefactors: Eureka Springs Opera Guild Art in Opera

Awards: Carlisle Floyd Scholarship (2016-2018); Winifred and Maurice Hirsch Scholarship (2016-2018); Stephen M. Zeitels Otolaryngology Scholarship (2015) Previous Experience: Manhattan Opera Studio, AIMS (Graz, Austria); La chiava bel canto, Manhattan School of Music Summer Voice Festival Scholarship Benefactors: Eureka Springs Opera Guild

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AURORA MARTIN

BERNARDO MEDEIROS

Soprano

Baritone

Arlington, VA

Tulsa, OK

Education: BA Chemistry and Music,

Education: BM Education, Oklahoma

Virginia Tech University; MM Vocal

State University; pursuing MM Vocal

Performance, New England Conservatory

Performance, University of Houston.

of Music. Teachers: Michael Meraw, Anana Wyatt, Barbara

Teachers: Anne-Marie Condacse and Joseph Evans.

Quintiliani

Coaches: David Malis, Brian Suits

Roles Performed: Pamina, Die Zauberflöte; Ida, Die

Roles Performed: Figaro, Le nozze di Figaro; Tom/John,

Fledermaus; La Ciesca, Gianni Schicchi; Inez, Il trovatore

Face on The Barroom Floor; Thomas Putnam, The Crucible; Count Robinson, The Secret Marriage; Capulet,

Awards: Beneficient Society Scholarship (2014); W.I.S.E.

Roméo et Juliette

Emerging Artist of the Year (2015); School of Performing Arts Opportunity Scholarship (2011-12)

Awards: Oklahoma NATS, First place Freshman Men Division (2012); Oklahoma NATS, Second place Sophomore

Previous Experience: CoOPERAtive Program, International

Men Division (2013); Oklahoma NATS, Second place Junior

Vocal Arts Institute; Astoria Music Festival

Men Division (2014); TEXOMA NATS, Fourth place Senior Men Division (2014); Oklahoma NATS, First place Senior

Scholarship Benefactors: Dr. Kenneth and Maxine

Men Division (2015)

Burkhard Endowment Previous Experience: ICON Arts Festival; Emerald

MIKEILA MCQUESTON

City Opera

Soprano

Scholarship Benefactors: National Federation of

Peachtree City, GA

Music Clubs

Education: Pursuing BM Performance, Louisiana State University. Teachers: Lori Bade, Franklin Green Roles Performed: Chorus, Le nozze di Figaro; Mabel, The Pirates of Penzance Previous Experience: Brevard Music Center High School Voice Program, Baton Rouge Symphony, Georgia Singers Scholarship Benefactors: Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity

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2017 OPERA IN THE OZARKS ARTISTS MADISON MOORE

RACHEL NELSON

Soprano

Mezzo-soprano

Iuka, KS

Dallas, TX

Education: BM Vocal Performance, Kansas

Education: pursuing BM education,

State University; pursuing MM Vocal

Stephen F. Austin State University.

Performance, Indiana University. Teachers:

Teacher: Debbie Berry

Patricia Stiles, Patricia Thompson Roles Performed: Chorus, The Most Happy Fella; The Roles Performed: Pamina, Die Zauberflöte; Magda Sorel,

Bartered Bride; The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Consul; Witch, Hansel and Gretel Awards: Gammill Voice Award; Dean’s List; President’s List Awards: Presser Scholar (2016); Honors Recital First Place (2016)

CAROLINE NIELSON

Previous Experience: Harrower Summer Opera Workshop

Mezzo-soprano Dallas, TX

MONICA MUSIC Soprano

Education: BM, Belmont University; MM,

Dallas, TX

Eastman School of Music. Teachers: Kathryn Cowdrick, Jan Opalach. Coach:

Education: Pursuing BM Vocal

Steven Daigle

Performance, Louisiana State University; Teachers: Robert Grayson, Linda and

Roles Performed: Maurya, Riders to the Sea; Dorothée,

Peter Strummer

Cendrillon; Cherubino, Le nozze di Figaro; Dido, Dido and Aeneas; Nancy, Albert Herring; Mother Marie, Dialogues

Roles Performed: Polly, Die Dreigroschenoper; Zerlina,

of the Carmelites; Dorabella, Cosi fan tutte; Abbess, Suor

Don Giovanni; Cis, Albert Herring; Barbarina, Le nozze di

Angelica; Madre superiora, Mese Mariano

Figaro; Pamina, Die Zauberflöte; Gretel, Hansel and Gretel; Johanna, Sweeney Todd; Mrs. Nordstrom, A Little

Awards: Semi-finalist, NATS Central New York Competition

Night Music

(2015/2016); Semi-finalist, Orpheus Vocal Competition, (2014/2015)

Awards: Kristin Lewis Foundation Award (2017), Schmidt Vocal Competition Finalist (2014), Classical Singer

Previous Experience: Opera in the Ozarks, 2016; Opera

Competition Second Place Winner (2014)

Workshops with Luke Housner; Toronto, ON/Portland, OR; 2015/2016; AIMS Opera Studio, Graz, Austria, 2015

Previous Experience: HGO Young Artists Vocal Academy, Opera in the Ozarks, Louisiana State University, Land

Scholarship Benefactors: Dr. Alice Martinson and

of Enchantment Opera Institute, Booker T. Washington

Carole Sturgis

HSPVA, Lyric Stage, Casa Mañana Scholarship Benefactors: Martha M. Mack Award (NFMC)

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AMANDA O’TOOLE

MAXWELL OWEN

Mezzo-soprano

Baritone

Richmond, VA

Dallas, TX

Education: BM Voice Performance,

Education: pursuing BM, Louisiana

University of Michigan; pursuing MM Voice

State University. Teachers: Brandon

Performance, University of North Texas.

Hendrickson, Robert Grayson, Linda

Teachers: Molly Fillmore, Irina Mishura, Martha Sheil. Coach:

Strummer. Coaches: Lisette Oropesa, Scott Hendricks, Paul

Stephen Dubberly

Groves, Peter Strummer

Roles Performed: Old Prioress, Dialogues of the

Roles Performed: Mr. Maraczek, She Loves Me; Despard

Carmélites; Madame Armfeldt, A Little Night Music;

Murgatroyd, Ruddigore; Antonio, Le nozze di Figaro;

Marcellina, Le nozze di Figaro; Rosina, Il barbiere di Siviglia;

Father, Hansel and Gretel; Jonas Fogg, Sweeney Todd;

Mother Goose, The Rake’s Progress; Tessa, Gondoliers;

Guglielmo, Così fan tutte

Dame Carruthers, Yeoman of the Guard; Queen of the Fairies, Iolanthe

Awards: First Place, Regional NATS; Outstanding TMEA soloist (2013)

Awards: Encouragement Award, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Arkansas District 2017

Previous Experience: Land of Enchantment Opera, Dallas Opera, Greensboro Light Opera and Song

Previous Experience: Michigan Opera Theatre chorus for the 2014-2016 seasons (AGMA member); UM Gilbert and

Scholarship Benefactors: South Central Region

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Scholarship Benefactors: Texas Federation of Music Clubs, Gloria Thrasher

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2017 OPERA IN THE OZARKS ARTISTS JESSE PETERSON

MIGUEL PEDROZA Bass-baritone

Baritone

Maracaibo, Venezuela

Houston, TX

Education: BM Vocal Performance,

Education: Homeschooled; studied with

University of Houston; Teacher: Hector

Brady Knapp

Vasquez; Coach: Elena Lacheva Roles Performed: Tamino, Die Zauberflöte; Koko, The Roles Performed: Geronimo, Il matrimonio segreto; Prince

Mikado; Robin Oakapple, Ruddigore; Kaspar, Amahl and

Yashvin, Anna Karenina; Rambaldo, La Rondine; Maestro

the Night Visitors; Eisenstein, Die Fledermaus

Spinelloccio and Pinellino, Gianni Schicchi; Gregorio, Roméo et Juliette; Schlémiel, Les contes d’Hoffmann

Awards: TMEA Allstate Choir (2015-2016), TPSMEA Allstate (2016)

Awards: Winner of the Youth Choir Category at the Grand Prix of Nations – Germany 2015 Previous Experience: Le chiavi di bel Canto of the

Scholarship Benefactors: Gloria Thrasher

University of Houston; Lingua e Canto in Sant’ Angelo,

LYDIA PION

Vado, Italy; Houston Ballet, Houston Symphony

Soprano Annandale, VA

Scholarship Benefactors: Gary and Ann-Marie Ardes Education: BM Vocal Performance, University of North Carolina at

CLAIRE PEGRAM

Greensboro; MM Voice Performance, Rice

Soprano

University. Teachers: Barbara Clark, Clara O’Brien. Coaches:

Greensboro, NC

Karen Verm, Tom Jaber

Education: BM Voice Performance,

Roles Performed: Contessa, Le nozze di Figaro; Mother,

University of Michigan. Teachers: Stephen

Amahl and the Night Visitors; Nancy, Albert Herring;

Lusmann, Martha Sheil, Stanford Olsen,

Sagredo/Marie de-Medici/Eeos, Galileo Galilei;

Kathleen Kelly

Mustardseed, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Roles Performed: Donna Anna, Don Giovanni; Nanetta,

Awards: Recognition Award, Metropolitan Opera National

Falstaff; Susanna, Le nozze di Figaro; Contessa Almaviva,

Council Auditions; Strauss Award, Orpheus National

Le nozze di Figaro

Competition for Vocalists; Rice University Mary Ellen Hale Lovett Travelling Fellowship

Awards: Elizabeth Garner Vocal Award - Michigan Federation of Music Clubs (2016)

Previous Experience: iSing! International Young Artists Festival in Souzhou and Beijing, China (2016); Houston

Previous Experience: Opera MODO, Detroit; Workshopped

Grand Opera Young Artists Vocal Academy (2015); The

Bright Sheng’s new opera Dream of the Red Chamber

Chautauqua Institution Voice Program (2014); Greensboro

for the San Francisco Opera; Franco-American Vocal

Light Opera and Song (2012,2013); Crittenden Summer

Academy, Salzburg; Music in the Marche, Italy

Opera Workshop (2010, 2013)

Scholarship Benefactors: Steven and Colleen Shogren

Scholarship Benefactors: Eureka Springs Opera Guild

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SARAH PISTORIUS

JOHNATHAN RHODES

Mezzo-soprano

Tenor

Granite City, IL

Hot Springs, AR

Education: BM Vocal Performance,

Education: BA Vocal Performance and BA

DePauw University. Teacher:

History, St. John’s University; pursuing MM

Caroline Smith

Vocal Performance and MA Musicology, Lamont School of Music, University of Denver. Teachers:

Roles Performed: Pinocchio, Pinocchio; Jo March, Little

Catherine Kasch, Caroline Finley. Coach: Ruth Baker

Women; Mrs. Jones, Street Scene; Arnalta, L’incoronazione di Poppea; Ramiro, La finta giardiniera

Roles Performed: Alfred, Die Fledermaus; David, A Hand of Bridge; Almaviva, Le nozze di Figaro; Geppetto, Pinocchio

Awards: Meghan Parker Memorial Prize; NATS National Semi-Finalist; Opera in the Ozarks – Best Female

Previous Experience: Opera in the Ozarks Studio Artist

Studio Artist Scholarship Benefactors: Luke and Janet Parsch Previous Experience: Opera in the Ozarks Studio Artist; Halifax Summer Opera Festival

VERONICA LEIGH RICHER

Scholarship Benefactors: Martha M. Mack Award (NFMC);

Soprano

Golden Lyre Foundation

Bryan, OH Education: Pursuing BM Vocal

CAMILLE PRIMEAU

Performance, Boston Conservatory.

Mezzo-soprano

Teacher: Patty Thom

Royal Oak, MI Roles Performed: Annio, La clemenza di Tito; Dorabella, Education: Pursuing BM Voice

Così fan tutte; Mabel, The Pirates of Penzance, Pamina,

Performance, University of Michigan.

Die Zauberflöte

Teacher: Stanford Olsen Awards: National Finalist Winston Voice Scholarship; Roles Performed: Cobweb, A Midsummer Night’s Dream,

Finalist Classical Singer Magazine Competition; Semi-

Hänsel, Hansel and Gretel; Fidalma, Il matrimonio segreto;

Finalist The American Prize–Woman’s Voice, Opera/

Lady Angela, Patience, Dame Hannah, Ruddigore

Operetta division and Art Song division; College/ University, Finalist Classical Singer Magazine Competition,

Awards: University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre &

Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition/

Dance voice departmental scholarship; Royal Oak Musicale

College Adult

Scholarship; Royal Oak Arts Council Scholarship; Madonna University Honors Competition First Place Winner; NATS

Previous Experience: Cincinnati Conservatory of

Competition First Place Classical Vocalist for the State

Music, Florence, Italy; Voice Seminar Rider University/

of Michigan

Westminster College; Eastman School of Music Opera Works Professional Development; Oberlin Conservatory

Previous Experience: Internship with Rackham

Opera Studies; New York University/Steinhardt

Symphony Choir

Undergraduate Opera Studies

Scholarship Benefactors: Moberly Music Club Endowment;

Scholarship Benefactors: Pamela Jones Endowment

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2017 OPERA IN THE OZARKS ARTISTS BENJAMIN RORABAUGH

BO SHIMMIN

Baritone

Tenor

Long Beach, MS

Tucson, AZ

Education: Pursuing BM Education,

Education: Pursuing BM Performance,

Harding University. Teacher: Laura Eads

DePauw University. Teachers: Thomas King, Kerry Jennings, Stephanie Fox

Roles Performed: Uberto, La serva padrona; The Page, Amahl and the Night Visitors

Roles Performed: Daniel Buchanan, Street Scene; Daddy Warbucks, Annie

Awards: Arkansas State NATS Second Prize, Junior Male Classical Division; Southern Region NATS Third Prize,

Awards: First Place, First-year Classical Men, Indiana NATS

Freshman Male Classical Division

competition; Superior Musical Theatre, Southern Arizona Acting Festival (2015)

Previous Experience: Searcy Community Opera and Musical Theatre

Previous Experience: Central City Opera Internship

Scholarship Benefactors: James and Janice

Scholarship Benefactors: Rowland Davis Endowment

Swiggart Endowment

ALINA TAMBORINI

JOSHUA SCHEID

Soprano Okemos, MI

Baritone Grand Rapids, MI

Education: BM Music Education, Michigan Education: BM Vocal Performance, DePaul

State University. Teacher: Anne Nispel;

University School of Music; MM Classical

Coach: Elden Little

Contemporary Music Performance, Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Teachers: Kathryn Wright,

Roles Performed: Gianetta, L’ elisir d’amore; Cunégonde,

Marc Embree

Candide; Miss Lavish, A Room with a View; Romilda, Serse; Despina, Così fan tutte

Roles Performed: Narrator, The Soldier’s Tale; Prison Guard, Dead Man Walking; Katulong, Noli Me Tangere;

Awards: Finalist for Harold Haugh Light Opera Vocalist

Alcindoro, La Bohème; Badger, The Cunning Little Vixen;

Competition (2017); First Place Michigan District

Silvano, La Calisto; Bob, The Old Maid and the Thief

NATS (2014)

Previous Experience: Boston Conservatory Contemporary

Previous Experience: Vancouver International

Music Ensemble, Boston Conservatory New Music Festival,

Song Institute

Disquiet Music Ensemble, Berklee Words and Music Festival, Museum of the Fine Arts Sound Bites Series, Chimera Concert Series, Mocrep, DePaul University Chamber Orchestra, DePaul Opera Theater Scholarship Benefactors: Mary Anna Chop Trust, Missouri Federation of Music Clubs

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Scholarship Benefactors: Tim Danielson Endowment


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HEATHER WEIRICH

Tenor

Mezzo-soprano

Minneapolis, MN

Seattle, WA, and Boston, MA

Education: Pursuing BM Vocal

Education: BM Vocal Perfomance,

Performance, Boston Conservatory at

Pacific Lutheran University; MM Vocal

Berklee. Teachers: Victor Jannett, Dennis Petersen; Coaches: Roderick Phipps-Kettlewell

Performance, Boston Conservatory. Teachers: Kathryn Wright, Janeanne Houston, Michael Strauss

Roles Performed: Colonel Fairfax, Yeoman of the Guard; The Defendant, Trial by Jury; Ko-Ko, The Mikado; Tolloller,

Roles Performed: Dinah, Trouble in Tahiti; Dorabella,

Iolanthe; Usciere di Corto, Rigoletto; Logan, The Frat Party:

Così fan tutte; Marcellina, Le nozze di Figaro; Zita, Gianni

A Comic Opera in One Act

Schicchi; Witch, Hansel and Gretel; Flora, La traviata; Mother Goose. The Rake’s Progress; Third Lady, Die

Scholarship Benefactors: Benjamin Lundy Scholarship (Al

Zauberflöte, Colline, La Femme Bohème

and Patsy Walden), Mu Phi Epsilon Music Fraternity Awards: Best Soloist at Florence International

TAYLIN TRAVNICHEK

Choir Festival

Mezzo-soprano

Previous Experience: Odyssey Opera, Tacoma Opera,

El Dorado, KS

Choir of the West, Choral Fellow at Old South Church, Boston

Education: Butler Community College. Teacher: Jacqueline Venable Simmons

Scholarship Benefactors: Elsie Wright Endowmente

Previous Experience: Interlochen Arts Camp 2013-2015 (Vocal Artist program) Scholarship Benefactors: Kansas Federation of Music Clubs

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2017 OPERA IN THE OZARKS ARTISTS PAUL WHITEHEAD

Awards: Hoving Fellowship, University of Oklahoma School

Tenor

of Music; Benton-Schmidt Competition, Third Place; OU

Shelbyville, KY

Opera Fellowship; Quintessential Endowed Scholarship, Appalachian State; NATS NC, SC, VA, WV, and MD, Third

Education: BM Vocal performance,

Place 2010; NATS KY and TN, Second Place 2007, First

Lee University; MM Vocal performance,

Place 2008 & 2009

Appalachian State University; pursuing DMA, University of Oklahoma. Teachers: Kim Josephson,

Previous Experience: Louisville Vocal Project,

Randall Outland, Tony Deaton

Louisville Master Chorale, Glenn Draper Singers, Lake Junaluska Singers

Roles Performed: Ernesto, Don Pasquale; Lensky, Eugene Onegin; Rinuccio, Gianni Schicchi; Nemorino,

Scholarship Benefactors: Oklahoma Federation of Music

L’elisir d’amore; Kaspar, Amahl and the Night Visitors;

Clubs, Ponca City Music Club, Richard Hill Endowment

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Alice Martinson and Carole Sturgis Corrine Mayfield Endowment Missouri Federation of Music Clubs Moberly Music Club Endowment Mu Phi Epsilon Music Fraternity National Federation of Music Clubs Oklahoma Federation of Music Clubs Luke and Janet Parsch Ponca City Music Club Maria de Waal Putter Endowment Aleeta Mae Riney Endowment Steve and Colleen Shogren Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity South Central Region Endowment James and Janice Swiggart Endowment Texas Federation of Music Clubs Gloria Thrasher Beulah Walwark Endowment Elsie Wright Endowment Bill Yick Endowment

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2017 OPERA IN THE OZARKS ORCHESTRA CLARE ARMENANTE

Principal Second Violin Clare received her MM from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music studying with Ian Swensen. She received her BM studying with Christian Teal and Matt Combs (fiddle) at Vanderbilt University. Clare has performed at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall at Lincoln Center, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art for Queen Noor of Jordan. She currently performs in the San Francisco area in numerous string quartets, and performs across the US and Canada with the bluegrass band, The Vivants.

EMELYN BASHOUR

Assistant Concertmaster Originally from Amherst, MA, Emelyn Bashour is currently pursuing a BM in violin performance at the Eastman School of Music, where she studies with Renée Jolles. She has previously attended the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Meadowmount School of Music, Aspen Music Festival and School, and National Orchestral Institute. She is also an alum of the New England Conservatory Preparatory School. A devoted chamber musician, Emelyn frequently performs works by female composers and works for unconventional ensembles.

MARIA BEGACHEVA

Cello Maria Begacheva, from St. Petersburg, Russia, studied in the St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music and the St. Petersburg State Conservatory. She recently graduated from the Wichita State University with a degree in Cello Performance, and will begin her master’s degree at University of Illinois. Maria has won numerous prizes in chamber competitions including the silver medal in the International Youth Festival-Competition “Window to Europe.” Maria has participated in the Festival of Young Artists in Bayreuth, Germany, and musical series “News of Shostakovich” in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 2016 she was selected as the Concerto-Aria Concert winner with the Wichita State Symphony Orchestra. She also performed with Wichita Grand Opera.

DALLAS CARPENTER

Bass Dallas Carpenter made his debut in 2010 as a soloist with the Tucson Pops Orchestra. He won first prize in the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s high school solo competition. He has performed with the Arizona All-State Orchestra and with the All-National Honors Orchestra of the National Association for Music Educators at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Most recently, Dallas played in operas and musicals for the University

of Arizona and the Arizona Repertory Theatre. He played with the College Light Opera Company, Falmouth, MA for the summer of 2016. He hopes to work for a touring production as a true Broadway bassist.

EVAN COOPER

Viola Evan is an avid freelance musician performing at multiple venues in the Kansas City, MO, area. Not limited to classical music, Evan is also proficient in bluegrass, rock, and jazz. He has also performed with the Enid Symphony Orchestra (OK), and the Saint Joseph Symphony Orchestra (MO). Evan attended Oklahoma State University for his bachelor’s studying with Dr. Laura Talbott, and received his Masters at the University of Missouri Kansas City studying with Scott Lee. This is Evan’s first season performing with the Opera in the Ozarks Orchestra.

NATHANIEL CORNELL

Concertmaster Originally from Naples, FL, Nathaniel Cornell has participated in music festivals in both the United States and Europe. An avid orchestral musician, he has served as Concertmaster of the National Orchestral Institute, Principal Second of the Siena Music Festival in Siena, Italy, and as Principal Second and Assistant Concertmaster at Opera in the Ozarks. Cornell received a BM in Violin Performance from the Oberlin Conservatory, and is currently pursuing his master’s degree at the University of Michigan.

ALEXANDER L. DAVIS

Second Trumpet Alexander received a BA in Music from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army and spent three years performing as a soloist and bugler with the First Armored Division Band of Fort Bliss, TX. Recently completing an MM in Trumpet Performance at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, he will pursue a DMA in the fall as a teaching assistant at Texas Tech University.

ANDRÁS DERECSKEI Violin Please see page 34.

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2017 OPERA IN THE OZARKS ORCHESTRA SAM EDWARDS

Principal Viola From Detroit, MI, Sam Edwards has played viola since fifth grade. He is pursuing his bachelor’s at the Eastman School of Music, formerly under Carol Rodland, now under Masumi Per Rostad. While there, Sam has had the opportunity to tour with Renee Fleming and the Eastman Philharmonia Orchestra and perform in the American Dance Association’s 2017 Northeast Conference this past March. This is his first season at Opera in the Ozarks.

LESLIE FOX

Viola Currently based in Wyoming, Leslie Fox received her BM in Viola Performance from Lawrence Conservatory of Music in Appleton, WI, and her MM in Viola Performance from the University of Wyoming, where she recently completed a second BM in Music Education. She has performed professionally with many orchestras including the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra and the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, and served as Principal Viola of the University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra and the UW Chamber Orchestra. This fall Leslie will begin her tenure as a violist in the Billings Symphony Orchestra, and will be teaching orchestra in Sheridan, Wyoming.

STEPHANIE GINNINGS

Principal Horn Originally from Texas, Stephanie Ginnings is a musician based in Los Angeles. She received her BM from the University of Texas at Austin, her MM from the University of Southern California, and is currently pursuing a DMA in Horn Performance at USC. Stephanie recently performed with the Kaleidoscope Orchestra, a conductorless orchestra in Los Angeles. She is passionate about education, and has worked with young music students as a band director and private horn instructor.

HUGH HARBISON

Principal Trombone Born in Shanghai, China, Hugh Harbison lives in Lighthouse Point, FL. He holds a BM from Eastman School as well as an MM and a DMA from the Frost School of Music, where he also was a member of the artist faculty. He was bass trombonist of the Miami Philharmonic for 34 years, which was later renamed Florida Philharmonic. Hundreds of performances, including opera, ballet, pops, early music, chamber brass and Broadway shows tour ensembles, augment his career. This is his ninth year performing with Opera in the Ozarks.

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ASHLEY HUNTER

Flute Ashley holds a BM from Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Michael Parloff and Stephanie Mortimore, and is currently earning a master’s degree at Northwestern University under the tutelage of John Thorne. She has performed with various orchestras including the Houston Symphony as a soloist, and has been a prize winner in various solo and chamber competitions. Past summer engagements include the Siena Music Festival in Italy, Orford, Domaine Forget, and Boston University Tanglewood Institute. This is her second summer at Opera in the Ozarks.

CAROLYN HUPALOWSKY

Bassoon Carolyn Hupalowsky is a bassoonist from Cleveland, OH. She received a bachelor’s in bassoon performance from Baldwin Wallace Conservatory and a Master’s from Cleveland State University. She is currently attending University of Akron for music education. She has performed with the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra, Lorain Civic Orchestra, True North Symphony, and Hudson Community Chorus. She teaches bassoon and clarinet at Royalton Music Center, who also carry her line of handmade bassoon reeds, Good Vibrations Bassoon Reeds.

ANAT KARDONTCHIK

Violin Violinist Anat Kardontchik has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player in the United States and abroad. She has studied with Zvi Zeitlin, Catherine Van Hoesen, Charles Stegeman, and Cyrus Forough, and has performed in festivals including Music Academy of the West, Keshet Eilon, Niagara International School for Musical Arts, and Spoleto festival. She has been the winner of several competitions including the Peninsula Symphony Competition, the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Award, and the Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Award. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA, and is music director of the Haven Heights Methodist Church and a member of Westmoreland Symphony.


HAEMI LEE

Violin Haemi Lee, from South Korea, received her BM and grand-graduation award from Hanyang University in Korea and MM from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She has participated in many festivals internationally, including Greece Rhodes international festival, Banff international festival, Orchestra Institute in Napa Valley, and Bard Music Festival. She won first prize in the Seoul National student music competition. Previously she was in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and is currently performing at The Orchestra Now in NY.

JONATHAN LEE

Principal Cello Jonathan Lee, a native of Albuquerque, NM, is a soloist and tenured member of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, New Mexico Philharmonic and Kentucky Symphony Orchestras. Lee has performed in festivals around the world including National Orchestral Institute and Pacific Music Festival in Japan. He lives in Cincinnati and holds a BM from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

LISA MEYERHOFER

Principal Flute Lisa Meyerhofer is from Lancaster, NY, where she is a freelancer and maintains a private flute studio. She received a BM in Performance and Music Education from Ithaca College, and a MM in Performance from Northwestern University. Lisa has played with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Southern Tier Symphony, was a Quarterfinalist in the 2016 National Flute Association Young Artist Competition, and recently won Fourth Prize in the Chicago Flute Club’s Kujala International Piccolo Competition. This is Lisa’s fourth season with Opera in the Ozarks.

THOMAS MILITELLO

Second Horn Los Angeles based musician Thomas Militello enjoys a varied career as a horn player. He received his BM from the University of Southern California and is pursuing a MM from the University of Michigan in Horn Performance. He also loves conducting and arranging. He was the music director of the USC Horn Choir for two semesters, where his original arrangements were performed. He is also the founder and co-director of the University Brass Ensemble at USC.

JAMES ROBERTSON

Violin An Arkansas native from Fort Smith, James Robertson graduated magna cum laude from Missouri State University earning a BS in Music Education. He completed his MM in Music History at the University of Akron while beginning his career as a music educator. James is the orchestra director at Raul Yzaguirre Middle School in San Juan, Texas, where he earned superior ratings with his orchestra at Texas UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest. He is presently a first violinist in the Valley Symphony Orchestra and performs in the RGV Chamber Orchestra and the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra. James is pleased to return to OIO for his fifteenth season since 1993.

CHRISTINE SALLAS

Principal Oboe An active performer and teacher based in Lexington, KY, Dr. Sallas was recently awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Kentucky where she served as the oboe studio teaching assistant, and holds a MM from The Boston Conservatory and a BM from the University of Georgia. Recent performance highlights include a performance of Mozart’s Oboe Concerto as the UKSO Concerto Competition winner in 2016 and appearances with the Lexington Chamber Orchestra, Lexington Chamber Singers, and Bluegrass Opera Company. This is her second season with Opera in the Ozarks.

ORLANDO SCALIA

Principal Clarinet A native of Argentina, Orlando Scalia is an active performer and teacher based in Denton, Texas. He holds degrees from the University of Miami (BM) and the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati (MM). Mr. Scalia served as principal clarinetist of the Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra in South Florida and regularly plays with the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas as well as the Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra. He currently teaches Clarinet at Brookhaven College. Orlando cheerfully returns to Inspiration Point for his fifth summer as principal clarinetist of the orchestra.

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2017 OPERA IN THE OZARKS ORCHESTRA CHUI LING TAN

Percussion A professional freelance musician/educator based in NJ and NYC, Chui Ling has performed throughout South East Asia, Spain, and the United States. Among the orchestras she has performed with are the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and Macao Orchestra. She is active in the new music scene, collaborating regularly with composers. She has also performed in the style of Afro-Cuban, Indonesian Gamelan, Philippine Kulintang, and the Glass Armonica. Her teachers include Markus Rhoten, Paul Philbert, Joe Tompkins, and Kyle Zerna. This will be her third summer with OIO.

CHASE TEAGUE

Principal Trumpet Chase Teague, from Fayetteville, AR, earned a BMEd from Texas Christian University and a MM from the University of Arkansas. While studying at the University of Arkansas, he won two scholarships from the ITG Scholarship Competitions. Chase has had the pleasure of performing

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with the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, Fort Smith Symphony, Ozark Family Opera Company, and the Boston Mountain Brassworks.

ANDREW WARWICK

Clarinet Andrew Warwick has performed with many major orchestras, opera and ballet companies, and chamber ensembles across the southeast United States. He has been on the faculty of North Carolina State University for two years and in the fall of 2017, he will be the visiting professor of clarinet at University of North Carolina Charlotte. In his free time, Andrew enjoys cooking, playing guitar, and exploring Atlanta with his dog. This is his second season at OIO.


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(more than $50,000) Arkansas Arts Council Arkansas Federation of Music Clubs Glenn & Lorie Langley Bear Best Western Eureka Inn Helen S. Boylan Foundation Mary Prudie Brown* Dr. Kenneth & Maxine Burkhard Alice Conway Don Dagenais Richard A. Drapeau Richard Hill* Estate David C.* & Jeanice* Hobart Carole & Duane Langley Dr. Carolann Martin Dr. Alice M. Martinson Missouri Federation of Music Clubs National Federation of Music Clubs Dr. Edward P. Nelson* Vivian Menees Nelson* Maria de Waal Putter Texas Federation of Music Clubs Elsie Wright*

Platinum Benefactors

($10,000 – $49,999) Sue Breuer Zelma Burress Estate (Triad Energy) Bob & Theobell* Campbell Francis Christmann Mary A. Chop Trust Doris Jean Cranfill* Tim J. Danielson Virginia Davis* John* & Mary Dolce Dorothy L. Ellis Trust Eureka Springs Opera Guild Jay & Patricia Fitzsimmons Caroline French Marjorie Gammill* Gloria & Ernest Grilk Marvin H. Hall Dr. Barbara Irish* Pamela Jones Marquis & Diane Jones Kansas Federation of Music Clubs Dr. Ann Lacy Martha McCurdy Estate Moberly Music Club Jean Moffatt John M. Murphy* Elwyn* & Jacqueline Nagel Oklahoma Federation of Music Clubs Dr.* & Mrs. Charles Olson Mr.* & Mrs.* C. R. Ringham Aleeta Mae Riney* Martin* & Elise Roenigk Stephen & Colleen Shogren South Central Region, NFMC Gene & Linda Vollen Walton Family Foundation Helen Robson Walton* Joan B. Wells Frank Wicks Bill Yick 60 / www.opera.org

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($5,000 – $9,999) Ann Lacy Foundation Gary & Ann-Marie Ardes Charles Christmann Emil Cross, Jr. John & Lois* Drum Ellen Thomas Trust June & Gilbert Fite Dr. Jess Green Ed & Catherine Henson Mrs. Robert Ingram Hattie Janek Peggy Jones Beulah Hale McHaney* Frank* & Lee Clements Meyer Ruth Michaels Minnesota Federation of Music Clubs William & Etta Moore Trust Morning Etude Music Club, St. Louis, MO National Endowment for the Arts Elizabeth Paris Luke & Janet Parsch Marie Scheel* John Schmidt Mary J. Shambarger Sigma Alpha Iota International Philanthropy South Central Region NFMC Gloria Thrasher* Al & Pat Walden Leo* and Doris Whinery

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($2,500 – $4,999) Frances L. Abendroth* Doug & Michelle Hobart Barnes Marilyn Caldwell Cottage Inn Crescent Hotel Gene & Patricia Flesher King Gladden* Golden Lyre Foundation Mary Guemple* Ben & Rebecca Bird Haley Betty Hall Mark & Sharon Hobart Wilmot Irish Carla Jean Johnson Dr. John Mizell* Meredith Mizell Missouri Federation of Music ClubsDistrict 2 Music Club Friends, Austin, TX Evelyn Ryan* Weldon Scheel* Schubert Music Club, Lawton, OK Southwest Oklahoma Opera Guild Dr. Eline Stene Dr. Vern Sutton University of Arkansas War Eagle Mills Jessie Weichert A. Max Weitzenhoffer Wednesday Morning Music Club,

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($1,000 – $2,499) Dr. James Alexander* Lenora Allen* Andante Music Club, Bella Vista, AR Lois Armor Athens Music Study Club, TX Carroll County Community Foundation, Youth Advisory Council Judge Clifton* & Marjorie Bond* Helen Boylan* Zelma Burress* Arsene Burton* Carroll County Community Foundation Central Region Federation Days Mary Ella Clark* Wayne Clark Richard Conkings Cooper Communities, Inc. Connie Craig Muriel Cross Sheryl Crow Kay Deaton Enterprise Rent-a-Car Maxine Fortenberry Beth Harrison Mildred Z. Harsson Galen & Debi Havner Adah Hesselgrave* Kathryn Hickman Merilyn Jax* Lena Johnson Estate Fred & Phyllis* Knox Dr. John T. Minor Mu Phi Epsilon Musical Research Society, Bartlesville, OK Ann Nicholson Will Paine Lillian Bell Parnell Mr. & Mrs. William Pfieffer Carolyn U. Poe Ponca City Music Club, OK Z Reeder Caroline S. Reid Lois Hobart Sidway Bruce* & Judith Sorrell Helen Spradling* Karen Swogger Ralph N. Turner Wednesday Music Club, Kennett, MO William & Jean Welter Juline Wheeler Leon & Lavonna Whitesell Louise Whitworth* Wichita Music Club Alise Wilkinson Cletis Williamson Ruth Wood


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($500 – $999) Jane* & Mae Ruth* Abbott Virginia Allison* Peter & Maureen Anderson Suzanne & Earl Babbie Leon J. Bechet Ann Shull Bell Dortha* & Ron Bennett Carroll County Music Group Lois Dasher Connecticut Federation of Music & Dance Clubs Dr. Rodney & Gay Dill Terrance and Carolyn Engholm Etude Music Club, San Antonio, TX First National Bank of Berryville Kathleen Fitzgerald Ruth Fleishman Foreman Thursday Music Club, AR Shirley Foust Nancy Haines Katherine Hentzen* Mary P. Hirsch Illinois Federation of Music Clubs Beulah Johnson* JoAnne Justus Warren and Irene* Kester Virginia Knieser Lucille Leisy Dr. & Mrs. Revis Lewis David M. Luce Marilynn Mann Mary Cox McKay Robert and Terry McRae Renate Melinat Melodie Club, Dallas, TX Nebraska Federation of Music Clubs Herta & Willi Nikolai Phyllis Noonan Orpheus Music Club, Blytheville, AR Byron & Audrey Reeves Barbara Rondelli Perry Schubert Music Club, Lawton, OK Ed & Judy Simpson Robert & Leona Snyder Springfield Music Club, MO Dr. John Spurlin Jack & Mary Stark Elna Valine Dr. Oliver Wallace Laura Lee Wilcox Dr. & Mrs. Elmer W. Williams Zenda Music Club, KS

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PATRON ARKANSAS

Babbie, Suzanne & Earl

OHIO

Rondelli Perry, Barbara

PENNSYLVANIA Slavin, Jeremy A.

TEXAS

Bear, Glenn and Lorie Langley McRae, Robert & Terry

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Averitt, Louis & Ann Binienda, Zbigniew & Renata Bueg, Jane Burnside, Wade Clark, Jo Ann Clark, Linda Clark, Wayne Dolce, Mary A. Griffith, Mariellen Holifield, Steve D. Janzen, Charles & Marilyn Luker, Melva Malone, Deborah & David Miller, Ginni Mills, William L. & Dixie Nicholson, Ann Nikolai, Herta & Willi Parsch, Luke & Janet Raghavan, Nirupama Simpson, Ed & Judy Spigarelli, Kathy Wicks, Ginny Wood, Ruth

CALIFORNIA

Dellavalle, Nat & Ann

FLORIDA

Turner, Ralph V. Ward, Marilyn Willard, Cheryl

OHIO

Lockwood, Mr. & Mrs. William

OKLAHOMA

Schubert Music Club Whinery, Doris

TEXAS

Dyar, Ruth M. Etude Music Club, San Antonio Flesher, Gene & Patricia M. Gessner, Carol Jean Johnson, Burt & Gelene McKay, Mary Cox Melodie Club, Dallas Texas FMC District 6 Williamson, Cletis Wittmann, Janette S.

CONTRIBUTING ARIZONA

Williams, Marvin

ARKANSAS

Betts, Jane Carlisle, David & Wendy Cross, Muriel J. Culp, Joe & Nancy Dickson, Elmer & Jolie Eilskov, Fred & Terry Fortenberry, Maxine Helwig, James A. & Patricia Jones, Marquis & Diane King, Tom & Jill Lieber, Michael & Eileen McNeal Chiropractic Center Reeve, John H. Sanders, Moana K. Werbitzky, Nancy West, Brooke & Linda Witterman, Alice K. Zientek, Carol

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FLORIDA

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LOUISANA

KANSAS

MISSOURI

MISSOURI

Haley, Ben & Rebecca Bird Caldwell, Marilyn Dagenais, Don F. Federated Teachers of Music Missouri FMC Orr, Alan

NORTH CAROLINA Pendergrass, William

NEW YORK Irish, Wilmot

Kansas FMC Bishoff, Julie & Murray Blackmon, Anita Craig, Connie Franklin, C J Kansas City Music Club Kinslow, Doug & Donna Morning Etude Music Club, St. Louis Springfield Music Club Walden, Al & Patsy K. Watson, Julie Wednesday Music Club, Kennett 2017 Season Program / Opera in the Ozarks / 61


IPFAC MEMBERS (1950-2017) Siefert, Rich Stephenson, Ellen Stover, Carolyn Taylor, Betsy Texarkana Wednesday Music Club Thompson, Lynda Walnut Ridge Schubert Club Weber, Ralph & Carla White, Kathie Ann Williams, Kathy Yearsley, Marcia

NORTH DAKOTA

ACTIVE

CALIFORNIA

TEXAS

ARKANSAS

FLORIDA

NORTH DAKOTA Maier, Gordon R.

TEXAS

Bridges, Mary Ann Dearman, B H Flippin, Perry Hale, John Hobart, Mark & Sharon Retzlaff, Patricia Vance, Timothy

Allen, Diane Arkadelphia Philharmonic Club Arkansas FMC, Cent Dist Arkansas FMC, NW Dist Arkansas FMC, SE Dist Bella Vista Andante Music Club Bloom, Bonnie Carroll County Music Group Carter, Ann Cato, Charlisa Clark, Richard B. Deaton, Kay A. Dickson, Bob & Elisa Doerr, Deborah Farthing, John Foreman Thursday Music Club Fort Smith Musical Coterie Griffith, Charles & Jerry Ruth Hammond, Helen Hearn, Danna Hearn, Ronn Hilmer, Robert & Carole Hirnisey, Jim Hirnisey, Joan Hofmann, Shirley Hot Springs Music Club Jonesboro Treble Clef Club Keck, Dr. George Keck, Dr. Ouida Kjelgaard, Peggy Kratzer, Wally & Joan Little Rock Musical Coterie Lyon-Ballay, Chad & Elizabeth Martin, Mary Lou McGregor, Mark S. Monticello Music Club Morrison, Dannie Pierce, Betty Pine Bluff Musical Coterie Quimby, Marla Maxson Reed, Barry & Suzanne Reeves, Audrey Reeves, Byron Rosenbaum, Martha Rownak, Judy Saari, Carol Secrest, Glenda Secrest, Jon Shaw, Bob

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KANSAS

Arkansas City Music and Dramatic Atwood Music and Drama Club Brill, Elizabeth Chase, Mary M. Civic Music Club of Topeka Edwards, Tim O. & Marthetta M. Goodland Federated Music club Hutchinson Music Club Independence Monday Music Club Maechtlen, Melba Meyer, Betty Music Study Club of Topeka Roach, Ellen L. Salina Federated Music Club Salmon, Beverly Salmon, William Thomas, Sherry Treble Clef Club, Newton Treble Clef Club, Pittsburg Whitmer, Kathleen Wichita Musical Club

MISSOURI

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OKLAHOMA

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WASHINGTON Patterson, Maria


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Founders – $5,000 to $9,999 Composers – $2,500 to $4,999 Fellows – $1,000 to $2,499 Tim Danielson John and Mary Dolce Richard A. Drapeau Edwin and Catherine Henson Jean Moffatt Z Reeder Joan B. Wells

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Linda and Gene Vollen Frank and Ginny Wicks

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2017 Corporate & Foundation Contributors Arkansas Arts Council Arkansas Community Foundation Arkansas Community Foundation, Ron and Ruth Morrison Endowment Arkansas Community Foundation (YAC) Arkansas Federation of Music Clubs Helen S. Boylan Foundation Bob Campbell Endowment 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa Kenneth and Maxine Burkhard Endowment Mary Anna Chop Trust Francis Christmann Endowment Chevron Corporation (Matching) Tim Danielson Endowment Rowland Davis Endowment Dorothy L. Ellis Trust ExxonMobil Foundation (Matching) Golden Lyre Foundation Marvin and Lois Hall Endowment Richard Hill Endowment Adah Hesselgrave Endowment Pamela Jones Endowment Kansas Federation of Music Clubs

CARROLL COUNTY

Duane and Carole Langley Endowment Carolann Martin Endowment Alpha Corrine Mayfield Endowment Missouri Federation of Music Clubs Moberly Music Club Endowment Mu Phi Epsilon International Music Fraternity National Federation of Music Clubs Oklahoma Federation of Music Clubs Prudential Foundation (Matching) Maria de Waal Putter Endowment Aleeta Mae Riney Endowment Sigma Alpha Iota South Central Region Endowment James and Janice Swiggart Endowment Texas Federation of Music Clubs Texas Federation of Music Clubs Endowment Beulah Walwark-Frances Bloss Endowment Walton Family Foundation Elsie Wright Endowment Bill Yick Endowment

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Lead Gifts – $5,000 and Above Duane and Carole Langley Alice Martinson

Major Gifts – $1,000 to $4,999

Alice Conway Don Dagenais Richard Drapeau J E Henson Carla Johnson The Ann Lacy Foundation Carolann Martin Jean Moffatt Morning Etude Music Club, St. Louis

Susataining Gifts – $500 to $999 Gary Ardes Elise Roenigk Texas Federation of Music Clubs Bill Yick

Associates – $100 to $499

Lois Armor Earl and Suzanne Babbie Adam Boyles Jeffery Brown Thomas Cockrell and Yvonne Creanga Timothy Danielson Marcia Edwards Margaret Jones 64 / www.opera.org

Kansas Federated Music Clubs Alan Orr Maria Putter Eva M Reeve Carolyn Reid Kent Ryals Steve and Colleen Shogren Robert Swedberg Jim and Janice Swiggart Christine Vitt Linda Vollen Julie Watson Rich Westcott Frank Wicks Marvin Williams Doris Ruth Wood Zoe’s Cruises and Tours

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OPERA IN THE OZARKS REPERTOIRE (1950-2017) Opera

Composer

The Face on the Barroom Floor

Mollicone, Henry

Little Women

Adamo, Mark

Postcard from Morocco

Argento, Dominick

A Hand of Bridge

Barber, Samuel

The Old Man Who Loved Cheese

Barnes, Edward

Carmen

Bizet, Georges

Bastien and Bastienne Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Così fan tutte Don Giovanni The Impresario The Marriage of Figaro (Le nozze di figaro) The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)

Albert Herring A Midsummer Night’s Dream The Turn of the Screw

Britten, Benjamin

Pickwick

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Nicolai, Otto Offenbach, Jacques

Burnand and Solomon

Marriage by Lantern Light Orpheus in the Underworld La Périchole The Tales of Hoffmann

Shanewis The Willow Tree A Witch of Salem

Cadman, Charles Wakefield

Signor Deluso

Pasatieri, Thomas

The Village Singer

Paulus, Stephen

Pinocchio, The Opera Jack and the Beanstalk

Davies, John

The Music Master La serva padrona

Pergolesi, Giovanni

The Prodigal Son

Debussy, Claude

The Game of Love

Petit, Pierre

Lakmé

Delibes, Léo

Dialogues of the Carmelites

Poulenc, Francis

Laundry Romance

Dittersdorf, Carl Ditters von

Don Pasquale L’elisir d’amore Lucia di Lammermoor

Donizetti, Gaetano

Captain Lovelock

Duke, John

Martha

Flotow, Frederich von

Bluebeard Susannah

Floyd, Carlisle

Cindy

Reiners, Anne

The Gondoliers The Mikado The Pirates of Penzance Trial by Jury

Gilbert and Sullivan

Il barbiere di Siviglia La Cenerentola

Rossini, Gioacchino

The Bartered Bride

Smetana, Bedrich

The Gooseherd and the Goblin

Smith, Julia

Faust The Frantic Physician

Gounod, Charles

Into the Woods A Little Night Music

Sondheim, Stephen

Robin and Marion

de la Halle, Adam Haubiel, Charles

Die Fledermaus The Gypsy Baron

Strauss, Johann, Jr.

Sunday Costs 5 Pesos The Proposal

Humel, Gerald

Ariadne auf Naxos

Strauss, Richard

Hansel and Gretel

Humperdinck, Engelbert

The Beautiful Galathea Ten Girls and No Man

Von Suppé, Franz von

Smoky Mountain

Hunkins, Eusebia

Mignon

Thomas, Ambroise

Green Eggs and Ham

Kapilow, Robert

Solomon and Balkis

Thompson, Randall

Draagenfut Girl

Kupferman, Meyer

Pagliacci

Leoncavallo, Ruggero

The Merry Widow

Lehár, Franz

What Men Live By

Martinü, Bohuslav

Cavalleria Rusticana

Mascagni, Pietro

Don Quichotte The Juggler of Notre Dame Cinderella Manon Werther

Massenet, Jules

Amahl and the Night Visitors The Medium The Old Maid and the Thief The Telephone

Menotti, Gian Carlo

La Bohème Puccini, Giacomo Gianni Schicchi Madama Butterfly Suor Angelica Il Tabarro Tosca Dido and Aeneas

Purcell, Henry

The House of the Sun (Auringon talo) Rautavaara, Einojuhani

Miracles of Our Lady Van Grove, Isaac Noe’s Fludde The Other Wise Man The Prodigal – His Wandering Years Ruth The Shining Chalice Riders to the Sea

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Falstaff Un ballo in maschera Rigoletto La traviata

Verdi, Giuseppe

The Crucible

Ward, Robert

Down in the Valley Street Scene

Weill, Kurt

Sunday Excursion

Wilder, Alec

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Kansas Federation of Music Clubs . . . . . . . . . . 18

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Arkansas Philaharmonic Orchestra . . . . . . . . . 37

Keels Creek Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Arvest Bank of Eureka Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

KUAF 91.3 Public Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

AT&T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

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Missouri Federation of Music Clubs . . . . . . . . . 18

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NWA Polo Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

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Northwest Arkansas Tourism Association . . . . . . 9

Coldwell Banker K-C Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Oklahoma Federation of Music Clubs . . . . . . . . 32

Cornerstone Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Ozark Mountain Ziplines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Design Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Peachtree Village Assisted Living . . . . . . . . . 30

DeVito’s of Eureka Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Pied Piper Pub & Cathouse Lounge . . . . . . . . . 10

Dr. Alice Martinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

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Smith Drug & Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Ermilio’s Italian Home Cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Symphony of Northwest Aransas (SoNA) . . . . . 10

Eureka Springs Opera Guild . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Sparky’s Roadhouse Café . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Eurekan Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

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State Farm Insurance – Jo Ann Clark . . . . . . . . 17

Farm to Table Fresh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

SunFest Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

First National Bank of North Arkansas . . . . . . . 63

Teigen Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Gourmet Eureka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Texas Federation of Music Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Grand Taverne at the Grand Central Hotel . . . . . .11

Thinking of You Gifts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Grand Central Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

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Holiday Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

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IPFAC Board of Trustees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

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