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Yale Opera Doris Yarick Cross • Artistic Director


cosÌ fan tutte Four lovers. One wager. What could go wrong?

feb 17–19, 2017 shubert theater

Robert Blocker, Dean



welcome from the Dean Dear Friends, With much pleasure, I welcome you to Yale Opera's Spring production of Così fan tutte. This annual School of Music event in New Haven's historic Shubert Theatre is eagerly anticipated by the professional opera community throughout our region and beyond. The immense success of Yale Opera continues with current students appearing in performances across the globe this past year. Reflecting the excellence of the program, recent YSM graduates are singing at the Metropolitan Opera, the San Francisco Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden (UK), the Vienna Staatsoper, and many others during the 2016–2017 season. Yale Opera returns to Warsaw in April for a performance of Georges Bizet’s Djamileh at the Beethoven Easter Festival under the baton of Maestro Lukasz Borowicz. The preparation and education of these young singers is guided by our internationally distinguished faculty, guest conductors and directors, and resident staff. We are grateful for your support and encouragement, and I hope you enjoy this beautiful music performed by our talented young artists. robert blocker The Lucy and Henry Moses Dean of Music



welcome from the Artistic Director Dear Friends, Welcome once again to Yale Opera’s mainstage production at New Haven’s historic and beautiful Shubert Theater. It is a particular pleasure to present this new production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte with our gifted young singers. The sublime music of Mozart and lively comedy of da Ponte’s libretto are matched equally by the youthful energy that you will see onstage from singers performing these classic roles, many for the first time. We are thrilled to collaborate once again with Maestro Giuseppe Grazioli. A longtime friend of Yale Opera, he most recently conducted our production of La bohème and has conducted our singers in more than twenty-five operas with the Orchestra Verdi in Milan. Also, we are delighted to introduce stage director Chas Rader-Shieber to our audience. His expertise in this repertoire, coupled with his passion for working with young singers, has created a sublime rehearsal environment and refreshing production. Our talented singers have had a wonderful time working with both Giuseppe and Chas, and we know that their enthusiasm will translate into a scintillating experience for you, our audience. Finally, we’d like to draw your attention to the beautiful sets and costumes designed by John Carver Sullivan. John is our frequent costume designer, but this is his first outing as our scenic designer. We couldn’t be happier with this stunning production. The support of our audience and patrons enables us to bring annual productions to the Shubert Theater. We thank you for joining us and for your support. We wish you a delighful evening. doris yarick cross Artistic Director, Yale Opera


Yale School of Music · Robert Blocker, Dean Yale Opera · Doris Yarick Cross, Artistic Director

cosÌ fan tutte Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, K. 588 Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte Performed in Italian with projected English translations

conductor stage director scenic & costume designer lighting designer wig & makeup designer

Giuseppe Grazioli Chas Rader-Shieber John Carver Sullivan Doug Harry Melissa Sibert (for Elsen Associates, Inc.) musical preparation Douglas Dickson and Timothy Shaindlin production stage manager Jim Clark

A new Yale Opera production There will be one fifteen-minute intermission following Act I The approximate running time of the performance is three hours




cast in order of vocal appearance: ferrando

Andrés Moreno García f, su Luis Aguilar Regalado sa


Zachary Johnson f, su Dean Murphy sa

don alfonso

Stephen Clark f, su Paweł Konik sa


Anush Avetisyan f, su Sylvia D’Eramo sa


Anne Maguire f, su Sarah Saturnino sa


Natalia Rubis f, su Jessica Pray sa

supernumeraries Elisabeth Boveroux Rachel Domogala Emma Littig Lauren Littig Josephine Minto Matthew Weisgable

f = Friday sa = Saturday su = Sunday



the philharmonia orchestra of yale cello Samuel DeCaprio Justin Park Bitnalee Pong Yiqiu Chen

violin i Sissi Zhang Rachel Ostler Michael Tropepe Ruda Lee Kevin Zheng Jung Eun Kang Gaga Won

bass Kohei Yamaguchi Jordan Calixto

violin ii Marianne di Tomaso Alyssa Blackstone Andy Peng Elliot Lee Yu-Ting Chen Dhyani Heath viola Danielle Wiebe Burke Josip Kvetek Florrie Marshall Julia Clancy

flute Benjamin Morency Leo Sussman oboe Noah Kay Winona Van Alstyne clarinet Giovanni Bertoni Elisha Willinger

bassoon Matthew Gregoire Patrick Broder horn Antonia Chandler Scott Leger trumpet Ashley Hale Theo Van Dyke timpani Dmitri Nilov harpsichord Douglas Dickson* f, su Timothy Shaindlin* sa * YSM faculty


Jeffrey M. Mistri

assistant manager

Samuel Bobinski



così fan tutte Synopsis

Act I Friends Ferrando and Guglielmo are engaged to sisters Dorabella and Fiordiligi. The men implicitly trust the girls’ faithfulness, but their older friend Don Alfonso thinks otherwise and plans to prove it. A wager is made. Don Alfonso tells the sisters that their sweethearts are to be sent away with their regiment. A tearful farewell follows. Soon afterward, Don Alfonso introduces the men, now in disguise as Albanians, to the sisters. The girls reject their advances, so the men pretend to take poison and fall to the ground. Despina, the sisters’ maid, is in on the deception. Dressed as a doctor, she brings them back to life, but the women still don’t succumb. Act II Despina suggests there’s no harm in flirting to help pass the time. The girls take her advice. Each sister eventually falls for the other’s fiancé. The men are furious. Don Alfonso tells them he knew this would happen and suggests the Albanians marry the sisters for revenge. At the betrothal party, news arrives that Ferrando and Guglielmo are on their way back. The "Albanians" disappear, returning out of disguise. The truth is revealed.


ß Conductor

artistic & production team Giuseppe Grazioli has led many of the main Italian orchestras, including Accademia di Santa Cecilia, RAI Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Orchestra Toscanini di Parma, Orchestra Verdi di Milano, and the orchestras of opera houses in Bologna, Rome, Trieste, Cagliari and Verona Arena. After conducting the finals of the Operalia Competition in Paris (Théâtre du Châtelet), Maestro Grazioli was invited by Placido Domingo to the Washington National Opera, where he went on to conduct Lucia di Lammermoor and Les pêcheurs de perles. Since his debut in Saint-Etienne, he has frequently been invited to France, where he has conducted more than 50 opera productions in Metz, Rennes, Avignon, Lille, Lyon, Tours, Bordeaux, and Marseille. After conducting the closing concert before the restoration of La Scala in 2001, Grazioli returned to conduct the world première of Marco Tutino's Vita in 2003. With an impressive repertoire ranging from classical to contemporary music, Giuseppe Grazioli has conducted the Italian premieres of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass, Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio, and Nicola Piovani’s ballet Fellini. Giuseppe Grazioli has appeared at Turin's Regio Theater (Orphée aux Enfers, La Tempesta, Le Nozze di Figaro), Rome's Opera Theater (Il Gatto con gli Stivali), Yale School of Music (Gianni Schicchi, Suor Angelica, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Don Giovanni), Genoa's Carlo Felice Theater (Candide), Cosenza's Teatro Rendano (L’Elisir d’Amore), Milan's Auditorium (Mamelles de Tirésias, Trouble in Tahiti, La Rondine, Orphée aux Enfers, Sì, Kiss Me Kate, Wonderful Town), Opéra de Nantes et Angers (Le Comte Ory, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Il turco in Italia), Bologna’s Teatro Comunale (The Beggar’s Opera), and Opéra de Quebec (Lucia di Lammermoor). Grazioli was invited in 2010 to the Festival della Valle d’Itria to conduct Nino Rota’s Napoli Milionaria. Future engagements include several symphonic concerts with Orchestra Sinfonica Giuseppe Verdi di Milano, Orchestra del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, and Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse. Among his recordings are some rarities of the 20th century by de Falla, Auric, Martinu, Casella, Malipiero, Rieti, Lambert, Bax, Bartok, and the first recording of Zandonai's Quadri di Segantini, as well as several works by Nino Rota (La Visita Meravigliosa, Lo Scoiattolo in gamba, Cristallo di Rocca) and the first recording of Napoli Milionaria. In the summer of 2011 he started recording the complete symphonic works of Nino Rota, with Orchestra Sinfonica Verdi, di Milano for Decca.


Grazioli studied orchestral conducting with Gianluigi Gelmetti, Leopold Hager, Franco Ferrara, Peter Maag, and Leonard Bernstein, and received a degree in piano and composition. Stage Stage director Chas Rader-Shieber’s recent work includes new proDirector ductions of Gretry’s L’Amant Jaloux for Pinchgut Opera, Faust for the Macau International Music Festival, La Traviata for Boston Lyric Opera, Strauss’ Capriccio for Opera Philadelphia, and Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice for Des Moines Metro Opera. His work has been seen at the opera companies of Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Santa Fe, Houston, Glimmerglass, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Minnesota, Vancouver, and Darmstadt, and at the New York City Opera and the Spoleto Festival, among others. Having made a specialty of 17 th and 18 th century operas, he has directed Mozart’s Idomeneo, La Clemenza di Tito, Die Zauberflöte, Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Il re pastore, and Così fan tutte, and Handel’s Giulio Cesare, Semele, Ariodante, Acis and Galatea, Imeneo, Alcina, Xerxes, Partenope, Tolomeo, and Flavio, as well as works by Monteverdi, Cavalli, Purcell, Charpentier, and Gluck. Upcoming work includes Ariadne auf Naxos for the Kentucky Opera, and new productions in Sydney and Portland. » Scenic & John Carver Sullivan returns to Yale Opera, where he has designed Costume costumes for A Midsummer Night's Dream, La bohème, I Capuleti e i Designer Montecchi, the 2010, 2011, and 2013–2016 opera scenes productions, La Tragédie de Carmen, and Le Rossignol. His long association with Colin Graham and Opera Theatre of St. Louis has included designs for worldpremiere productions of The Woodlanders, The Village Singer, and The Postman Always Rings Twice, among many others. He has also designed the Broadway production of Moose Murders, off-Broadway productions at the York Theatre of The Musical of Musicals – The Musical, Little By Little, and The Jello is Always Red, and multiple productions for the Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music. His theatrical work includes productions for Goodspeed Opera, the Alley Theatre, Berkeley Rep, and the Folger Library Theatre. Mr. Sullivan is on the faculty of the theater department at Southern Connecticut State University.



artistic & production team (continued)

Lighting Doug Harry hails from the United Kingdom and trained at the Guildhall Designer School of Music and Drama way back in the crazy '80s! He has traveled the world as a lighting designer for theater, opera, and corporate events. Currently he splits his time between production management and design, and is currently the production manager for the International Festival of Arts & Ideas. He is very happy to be designing for the Yale Opera. Wig & Melissa Sibert designs for Elsen Associates Inc., wig and makeup Makeup designers for various companies, theaters, and institutions, including Designer the Washington National Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Wolf Trap, Opera New Jersey, Opera Omaha, Des Moines Metro Opera, Syracuse Opera, Sarasota Opera, Yale Opera, Carnegie Mellon University, Manhattan School of Music, Shakespeare Theatre Company, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and McCarter Theatre, and international festivals including Edinburgh, Jerusalem, and Spoleto (United States, Italy, and Australia). Musical Douglas Dickson received his bachelor of arts degree from Princeton Preparation University and his master of musical arts degree from the Yale School of Music. On various occasions the Washington Post has called him an "intelligent, sensitive" pianist with "super technique," a "skillful pianist," and has praised him for his "finely integrated oneness" he achieves as an accompanist. Mr. Dickson has performed in the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America, in venues ranging from Japan's Expo Hall to the Cincinnati Coliseum. While still in college, he was the accompanist for the American Boychoir. As part of Duodecaphonia, a prize-winning piano duo, he has performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and elsewhere. Mr. Dickson has been music director for productions at Quinnipiac University, the Yale School of Drama, Opera Theater of Connecticut, and Connecticut Experimental Theater. He was music director and conductor for Yale Opera’s production of Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, and he conducted a concert featuring Yale Opera with the Orchestra Verdi in Milan. He has taught at Quinnipiac University since 1993, and joined the Yale faculty in 1998. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in an all-Ives concert at Weill Recital Hall. For Naxos, he recorded more than eighty Charles Ives songs.


Musical A native of New York City, Timothy Shaindlin joined the Yale School Preparation of Music faculty in 2008. After studies at the Juilliard School and Indiana University, he worked for the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera, San Diego Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, and Pittsburgh Opera. He has also coached for Glimmerglass Opera, Sarasota Opera and Hawaii Opera Theatre. In Europe, he worked for Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu and played master classes for Tito Gobbi. He has played classes and coachings for such artists as Joan Sutherland, Birgit Nilsson, Beverly Sills, Marilyn Horne, Natalie Dessay, Ben Heppner, Luciano Pavarotti, Eleanor Steber, Samuel Ramey, Regine Crespin, Carlo Bergonzi, Sherrill Milnes, Thomas Hampson and Frederica von Stade. Mr. Shaindlin’s work on the podium includes conducting engagements with the Wolf Trap Opera Festival, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Pittsburgh Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Chicago Light Opera Works, and Eugene Opera. He has assisted such renowned conductors as Christoph Eschenbach, Sir Andrew Davis, Daniel Barenboim, Valery Gergiev, Richard Bonynge, Bruno Bartoletti, Donato Renzetti, Louis Langrée, Edoardo Müller, Yves Abel, Daniele Gatti, Antonio Pappano, and Paul Gemignani. Mr. Shaindlin chorus-mastered 40 operas at Pittsburgh Opera and was director of the Children’s Chorus at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Production Jim Clark returns to Yale Opera having appeared on staff for A Midsummer Stage Night’s Dream, La bohème, Iolante, The Rape of Lucretia, Così fan Tutte, Manager and Don Giovanni. Other credits include outreach programs and productions for the Ivoryton Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Yale Opera, Foote Summer Theatre, Synapse Theatre Ensemble, Roebling and Driggs Productions, New York International Fringe Festival, the New York Financial Writers’ Association’s annual Financial Follies, New Haven Theater Company, Act II Theatre, Grassroots Theater Company, Sacred Heart Academy, New Haven Ballet, Fairfield University, and the Chancel Opera Company.



così fan tutte principal artist bios

Luis Aguilar • tenor • Ferrando Torreon, Mexico b.m. University of Hartford's Hartt School Nemorino in L’elisir d’Amore* Spoletta in Tosca (Opera Connecticut), Conte Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Opera de Nuevo Leon) Upcoming Tenor II in Stravinsky’s Renard (Orchestra New England)

Hometown Education Yale Opera Recently

Anush Avetisyan • soprano • Fiordiligi Hometown Yerevan, Armenia Education b.a. University of California, Los Angeles

a.d. Academy of Vocal Arts Yale Opera Thaïs in Thaïs*, Tatyana in Eugène Onegin* Recently Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni (Academy of Vocal Arts) Upcoming Soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (Waterbury Symphony

Orchestra), Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (Opera Theatre of St. Louis), Cio-Cio San (cover) in Madama Butterfly (Opera Theatre of St. Louis), Rosasharn (cover) in The Grapes of Wrath (Opera Theatre of St. Louis) Stephen Clark • bass-baritone • Don Alfonso Hometown Tulsa, OK Education b.a. Northeastern State University

m.m. Oklahoma City University Yale Opera Méphistophélès in Faust* Recently Angelotti in Tosca (Central City Opera), A Denver Politician in The Ballad

of Baby Doe (Central City), Schaunard in La bohème (Tulsa Opera) Upcoming Bass in Stravinsky’s Renard (Orchestra New England), bass soloist in

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony (Waterbury Symphony), Luka in The Bear (Yale Opera), father-in-law in Le pauvre matelot (Yale Opera), Azarias in The Burning Fiery Furnace (Central City Opera)

* scenes productions


Sylvia D'Eramo • soprano • Fiordiligi Education b.m. SUNY Purchase Yale Opera Giannetta in L’elisir d’amore Recently Abigail Williams in The Crucible (SUNY Purchase Opera/Albany Records),

Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro (SUNY Purchase Opera), Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (SUNY Purchase Opera), Gertrude and Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel (SUNY Purchase Opera) Upcoming Mimi in excerpts from La bohème (New Haven Chamber Orchestra) Zachary Johnson • baritone • Guglielmo Hometown Hudson, MA Education b.m. New England Conservatory Yale Opera Masetto in Don Giovanni*, Njegus in The Merry Widow*, Snug in A

Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sancho in Don Quichotte, Bertrand in Rodelinda* Recently Sid in Albert Herring, Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Famigliari

in L’incoronzatione di Poppea, all with NEC Upcoming Baritone in Stravinsky’s Renard (Orchestra New England)

Paweł Konik • baritone • Don Alfonso Hometown Cieszyn, Poland Education b.m. The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music

m.m. Yale School of Music Yale Opera Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Betto in Gianni Schicchi, Don Giovanni in

Don Giovanni*, Don Pasquale in Don Pasquale*, Don Quichotte in Don Quichotte, Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore, Kecal in The Bartered Bride Recently Masetto in Don Giovanni (Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra), General Lascy in Penderecki’s Ubu Rex (Musicfestspiele Saar and Baltic Opera), Händel’s Messiah (Viva il Canto Festival), Mozart’s Mass in C minor (Adam Didur Festival), Stravinsky’s Renard (Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra), Leporello in Don Giovanni (Warsaw Chamber Opera and Silesian Opera), Shvokhniev in Shostakovich/ Meyer’s The Gamblers (Baltic Opera) Upcoming Guglielmo in Così fan tutte (Wrocław Opera House), Koczalski/ Nowowiejski/Szymanowski/Karłowicz (Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Recital Hall), The Karol Szymanowski Festival in Katowice



così fan tutte principal artist bios (continued) Anne Maguire • mezzo-soprano • Dorabella

Hometown Washougal, WA Education b.m. Boston Conservatory Yale Opera Ino in Semele*, Dorabella in Così fan tutte*, Gertrude in Hamlet*, Dulcinée

in Don Quichotte, Joan of Arc in Maid of Orleans*, Eduige in Rodelinda* Recently Elizabeth Proctor (cover) in The Crucible (Glimmerglass Festival) Upcoming Alto Soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (Waterbury Symphony

Orchestra) Andrés Moreno García • tenor • Ferrando Hometown Monterrey, Mexico Education b.m. University of Hartford’s Hartt School Yale Opera Duke in Rigoletto*, Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Camille in

The Merry Widow*, Rodriguez in Don Quichotte, Faust in Faust*, Jeník in The Bartered Bride*, Raimond in Maid of Orleans* Recently Alfredo in La traviata (Israel Vocal Arts Institute), Concert with Israel National Radio Upcoming Tenor I in Stravinsky’s Renard (Orchestra New England), tenor soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (Waterbury Symphony Orchestra), Edmundo in The Siege of Calais (Glimmerglass Festival) Dean Murphy • baritone • Guglielmo Hometown Maynard, MA Education b.m. University of Hartford’s Hartt School Yale Opera Danilo in The Merry Widow*, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s

Dream, Thibaut d’Arc in Maid of Orleans*, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore* Recently Le Dancaïro in Carmen (Opera Theater of CT), Top in The Tender Land

(Opera North), Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Connecticut Lyric Opera) Upcoming Marcello in excerpts from La bohème (New Haven Chamber Orchestra),

Baritone Soloist in Ein Deutsches Requiem (St. James Episcopal Church), Son ami in Le pauvre matelot (Yale Opera), Mercutio in excerpts from Roméo et Juliette (Opera Theater of Connecticut), The Herald in The Burning Fiery Furnace (Central City Opera); and in fall 2017, Dean joins the Deutsche Oper Berlin Ensemble

* scenes productions


Jessica Pray • soprano • Despina Hometown Johnston, IA Education b.m. in Vocal Performance and b.a. in Ethics and Public Policy,

University of Iowa Yale Opera Ophelie in Hamlet*, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni*, Helena in A

Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pedro in Don Quichotte, Marguerite in Faust* Raphael in Haydn’s Creation (Yale Glee Club), Zerlina in Don Giovanni Recently (Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre), Pitti-Sing in The Mikado (Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre). University of Iowa's Martha-Ellen Tye Opera Theatre credits include Lydia Larkspur in The Rivals, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Servilia in La Clemenza di Tito, Anna Gomez in The Consul, and Phyllis in Iolanthe Upcoming Soprano soloist in Fauré Requiem (Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra) Natalia Rubis • soprano • Despina Wroclaw, Poland b.a., m.m. Wroclaw Music Academy Hanna in The Merry Widow*, Semele in Semele*, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni*, Rodelinda in Rodelinda*, Marenka in The Bartered Bride* Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte (Capella Cracoviensis, Poland), Donna Elvira (cover) in Don Giovanni (Czech Baroque Ensemble), Requiem by Donizetti (Collegium 1704), Colonial Concert (Orchestra New England) Upcoming Galatea in Acis and Galatea (Czech Baroque Ensemble), Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte (Poland Bach Festival), Amor and Euridice in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo with L'arte del mondo

Hometown Education Yale Opera Recently

Hometown Education Yale Opera Recently Upcoming

Sarah Saturnino • mezzo-soprano • Dorabella Grass Valley, CA b.a. University of California, Los Angeles Bertarido in Rodelinda* Alto Soloist in Handel’s Messiah (Wintergreen Performing Arts Festival) 2017 Fellow at Bel Canto in Tuscany



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special thanks Victor Altshul Richard Cross Robert Heltzel Kelly Hill Chris Murrah Doug Schreck William Stark Kyle Swann Wlad Woyno

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The Bear & Le pauvre matelot May 5 & 6 · Morse Recital Hall Fri & Sat, 7:30 pm Yale Opera presents a new double-bill production of Milhaud’s rarely-heard Le pauvre matelot and Walton's The Bear, featuring stage direction by Dustin Wills and music direction by Timothy Shaindlin and Douglas Dickson. Tickets $10–$20 • Students $5 For tickets, call 203 432-4158, visit, or visit the box office in Sprague Hall

Student Recitals Free Admission

bryan murray, baritone Saturday, March 4, 4:30 pm, Sprague Hall lucas van lierop, tenor Sunday, March 5, 7:30 pm, Sprague Hall andrés moreno garcía, tenor Friday, March 10, 4:30 pm, Sprague Hall anne maguire, mezzo-soprano Monday, March 27, 7:30 pm, Sprague Hall stephen clark, bass-baritone Monday, April 10, 4:30 pm, Sprague Hall jessica pray, soprano Wednesday, April 19, 4:30 pm, Sprague Hall natalia rubis, soprano Sunday, April 23, 4:30 pm, Sprague Hall zachary johnson, baritone Sunday, April 23, 7:30 pm, Sprague Hall



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