Production Archive

Browse the archive of our previous productions, including photo galleries and critical reviews.

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

Music by Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini

April 1 and 3, 2016
Memorial Auditorium, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Conductor:  Timothy Myers
Director:  Stephanie Havey
Lighting Designer:  Jeff Harris
Chorus Master:  Scott Macleod

Rosina - Cecelia Hall
Figaro - Troy Cook
Count Almaviva - Andrew Owens
Dr. Bartolo - Tyler Simpson
Don Basilio - Adam Lau
Berta - Marie Ashley
Fiorello - Charles Hyland
Officer - Wade Henderson

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DAS RHEINGOLD

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ON A TURQUOISE CLOUD

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EUGENE ONEGIN

Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Libretto by the composer, and Konstantin Shilovsky, from the narrative poem by Alexander Pushkin

World premiere:  Moscow Conservatory, March 29, 1879 (N.S.)
United States premiere:  Metropolitan Opera, March 24, 1920

January 24, 2016
Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Conductor: Timothy Myers
Chorus Master: Scott Macleod
Russian Diction Coach: Olga Uzun
 
Tatiana - Joyce El-Khoury
Eugene Onegin - Joo Won Kang
Lensky - Eric Barry
Olga - Zanda Svede
Prince Gremin - Kenneth Kellogg
Madame Larina - Robynne Redmon
Filippyevna - Victoria Livengood
Triquet - Jason Ferrante
Zaretsky - Charles Hyland
Captain - Scott Macleod
A Peasant - Joseph Ittoop

 

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MADAMA BUTTERFLY

Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

October 30 and November 1, 2015
Memorial Auditorium, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Conductor - Timothy Myers
Director - E. Loren Meeker
Lighting Designer - Mark McCullough
Chorus Master - Scott Macleod

CAST:  

Cio-Cio-San - Talise Trevigne
Pinkerton - Michael Brandenburg
Suzuki - Lindsay Ammann
Sharpless - Michael Sumuel
Goro - Ian McEuen
Yamadori - Jesse Malgieri
The Bonze - Wei Wu
Imperial Commissioner - Charles Hyland
Kate Pinkerton - Kate Farrar
Registrar - Tom Keefe
Yakuside - Jacob Kato
Cousin - Austenne Grey
Mother - Annette Stowe
Aunt - Margaret Maytan
Sorrow - Ella Fox

This production generously sponsored by Ross Lampe, Jr. - Sitelink Software

Photos:  Curtis Brown

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OPERA IN THE PINES 2015

May 9, 2015 - Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary
Conductor - Timothy Myers

CAST
D'Ana Lombard, soprano
Garrett Sorenson, tenor
Sarah Mesko, mezzo-soprano
Tim Mix, baritone

Special Guests Kidznotes
 

DON GIOVANNI

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte
April 18, 19, 22, 24, and 26, 2015 - Fletcher Opera Theater, Raleigh

Conductor - Timothy Myers
Director - Crystal Manich
Lighting Designer - Tlaloc Lopez-Watermann

CAST
Don Giovanni - Jeongcheol Cha
Donna Anna - Alexandra Loutsion
Donna Elvira - Hailey Clark
Don Ottavio - David Blalock
Leporello - Adam Lau
Zerlina - Jennifer Cherest
Masetto - David Weigel
Commendatore - Benjamin LeClair

This production generously sponsored by C. Thomas Kunz

Photos:  Michael Zirkle
 

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LA TRAVIATA

Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
February 27 and March 1, 2015 - Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh

Conductor - Timothy Myers
Director - Marc Astafan
Lighting Designer - Todd Hensley

CAST

Violetta - Jacqueline Echols
Alfredo - Mario Chang
Giorgio Germont - Joo Won Kang
Flora - Jennifer Lazarz
Gastone - Jacob Wright
Baron Douphol - Donald Hartmann
Marquis d'Obigny - Jesse Malgieri
Dr. Grenvil - Kurt Melges
Annina - Lora Fabio
Giuseppe - Joseph Ittoop
Messenger - Jacob Kato
Servant - Brent Blakesley

This production generously sponsored by Ross Lampe, Jr.

Photos:  Curtis Brown

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APPROACHING ALI

Many dream about meeting their heroes. A rare few actually get to know them. In his operatic debut, Richmond-based composer D.J. Sparr’s Approaching Ali stunned and delighted Kennedy Center audiences last year in a performance that the Washington Times called “intensely emotional.” Chosen by the Washington National Opera to kick off their American Opera Initiative, Sparr’s work is based upon The Tao of Muhammad Ali, Davis Miller’s autobiographical novel of his relationship with the iconic boxer. Miller co-wrote the libretto with Pulitzer Prize-winner Mark Campbell. The exciting young composer’s contemporary score charges this inspiring true story. 

Approaching Ali is performed in English.

Approaching Ali
Music by D.J. Sparr
Libretto by  Mark Campbell and Davis Miller
Based on the novel The Tao of Muhammad Ali by Davis Miller

This production of Approaching Ali is generously sponsored by
Florence and James Peacock, with additional support from Martin Marietta.

Approaching Ali was commissioned by Washington National Opera at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as part of its American Opera Initiative and first produced at the Kennedy Center during the 2012/2013 season by arrangement with Bill Holab Music.

Conductor: Samuel McCoy
Director : David Carl Toulson
Lighting Designer:  Stevan Dupor
Composer: D.J. Sparr
Librettist: Mark Campbell
Librettist: Davis Miller

Muhammad Ali: Soloman Howard 
Davis Miller: Ted Federle
Roy Miller: Timothy Sparks
Odessa Clay: Maria Clark
Sara Miller: Jennifer Seiger
Young Davis: Evan Tylka  
 
 Photos:  Eric Waters


 

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TRISTAN AND ISOLDE (Prelude and Act II in concert)

Music and Libretto:  Richard Wagner

Conductor:  Timothy Myers

Isolde - Heidi Melton
Tristan - Jay Hunter Morris
Brangäne - Elizabeth Bishop
King Marke - Richard Wiegold
Melot - Wade Henderson

Photos:  Michael Zirkle

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OPERA IN THE PINES 2014

May 17, 2014 - Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary
Conductor - Timothy Myers

CAST
Noah Stewart, tenor
Hailey Clark, soprano
Ted Federle, baritone
Kate Farrar, mezzo-soprano
 

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Rusalka

Music by Antonín Dvorák
March 30, 2014 - Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh

Conductor - Timothy Myers
Director - Crystal Manich
Lighting designer - Ross Kolman

CAST
Rusalka - Joyce El-Khoury
Prince - Russell Thomas
Foreign Princess - Heidi Melton
Vodnik - Tom Fox
Jezibaba - Margaret Gawrysiak
1st Sprite - Rachel Copeland
2nd Sprite - Kristin Schwecke
3rd Sprite - Jami Rhodes
Gamekeeper - Donald Hartmann
Turnspit - Shannon French
Hunter - Scott Macleod
 

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La bohème

Music by Giacomo Puccini
January 24 & 26, 2014 - Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh

Conductor - Robert Moody
Director - Crystal Manich
Lighting designer - Tlaloc Lopez-Watermann

CAST
Mimi - Angela Fout
Rodolfo - Eric Barry
Musetta - Jacqueline Echols
Marcello - Troy Cook
Colline - Soloman Howard
Schaunard - John Orduña
Parpignol - Wade Henderson

This production generously sponsored by Rose and Cliff Meltzer

Photos:   Curtis Brown

All Souls

Music by John Supko
Text from the novel All Souls Day, by Cees Nooteboom
November 25, 2013 - CAM Raleigh
New Music Raleigh

Conductor - Timothy Myers
Soprano - Ashleigh Semkiw
 

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Così fan tutte

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
October 3, 5, & 6, 2013 - Fletcher Opera Theater, Raleigh

Conductor - Timothy Myers
Director - Michael Shell

CAST
Fiordiligi - Elizabeth De Trejo
Dorabella - Cecelia Hall
Despina - Hailey Clark
Ferrando - Tyler Nelson
Guglielmo - Sidney Outlaw
Don Alfonso - Jake Gardner
 

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Aida

Music by Giuseppe Verdi
May 3, 2013 - Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill
May 5, 2013 - Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh

Conductor - Timothy Myers
Director - David Paul
Lighting designer - Ross Kolman

CAST
Aida - Angela Brown
Radames - Issachah Savage
Amneris - Leann Sandel-Pantaleo
Amonasro - Todd Thomas
Ramfis - Kenneth Kellogg
King of Egypt - Donald Hartmann
Messenger - Wade Henderson
Priestess - Andrea Edith Moore

Photos:   Tim Lytvinenko

Wagner

January 27, 2013 - Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh

- Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
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"Mögst du, mein Kind" from Der fliegende Holländer
- "
Am stillen Herd" from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
-
Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre
-
"Mild und leise" from Tristan und Isolde
- Act I of Die Walküre

Clay Hilley, tenor
Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo-soprano
Peter Volpe, bass
Conductor - Timothy Myers

 

Il Trovatore

Music by Giuseppe Verdi
April 27, 2012 - Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh
April 29, 2012 - Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill

Conductor - Timothy Myers
Director - David Paul

CAST
Leonora - Leah Crocetto
Azucena - Robynne Redmon
Manrico - Noah Stewart
di Luna - Liam Bonner
Ferrando - Richard Ollarsaba
Inez - Stephanie Foley
Ruiz - John Cashwell
Old Gypsy - Robert Chapman
Messenger - Brian Oliver Smith
 

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Les Enfants Terribles

Music by Philip Glass
January 19, 20, & 22, 2012 - Fletcher Opera Theater, Raleigh

Conductor – Wilson Southerland
Director and Choreographer – Robert Weiss

CAST
Lise – Jessica Cates, Lara O’Brien
Agathe/Dargelos – Nicole Rodin, Lindsay Purrington
Gerard – Phillipe Pierce, Yevgeny Shlapko
Paul – Timothy McDevitt, Gabor Kapin
 

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Carmen

Music by Georges Bizet
October 14 & 16, 2011 - Memorial Auditorium, Progress Energy Center, Raleigh

Conductor – Timothy Myers
Director – Candace Evans

CAST
Carmen – Leann Sandel-Pantaleo
Don José – William Joyner
Micaëla – Andrea Edith Moore
Escamillo – David Williams
Zuniga – Donald Hartmann
Moralès – John Brandon
Frasquita – Rachel Copeland
Mercédès – Jennifer Seiger
El Remendado – Wade Henderson
El Dancaïre – DeMar Neal
Lillas Pastia – Hans Kellner
A Guide – Raymond Cormier
Dancers – Sarah Shelton, Alicia Vila
 

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The Turn of the Screw

Music by Benjamin Britten
May 12 & 13, 2011 - Carolina Theatre, Durham

Conductor – Keitaro Harada
Director – Jerome Davis

CAST
Governess – Andrea Edith Moore
Peter Quint – Benjamin Robinson
Mrs. Grose – Janice Meyerson
Prologue – Daniel Hinson
Miss Jessel – Priscilla Jane Smith
Flora – Hailey Best
Miles – Asher Philips
 

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Faust

Music by Charles Gounod
April 28, 2011 at 8 PM
April 30, 2011 at 8PM
Meymandi Concert Hall
Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh, NC

Conductor – Timothy Myers
Director – James Marvel
Video Projections Designer – S. Katy Tucker
Lighting Designer – Tlaloc Lopez Watermann

CAST
Faust – Dimitri Pittas
Marguerite – Mary Dunleavy
Méphistophélès – Christian Van Horn
Valentin – Liam Bonner
Sièbel – Irene Roberts
Wagner – John Brandon
 

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Love Letters

February 13 & 14, 2011 - Kenan Recital Hall, Peace College, Raleigh, NC

CAST
Jennifer Aylmer, Soprano
Megan Crosson, Soprano
Maria McDaniel, Mezzo-Soprano
Daniel Stein, Tenor
Lane Johnson, Baritone
Nicholas Nguyen, Bass
Tad Hardin, Piano
Kathryn Lewis, Piano
 

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Tosca

Music by Giacomo Puccini
October 15 & 17, 2010 - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Progress Energy for the Performing Arts

Conducted by Timothy Myers
Directed by James Marvel
Lighting Designer – Tláloc López-Watermann
Set Designer – David Gano
Chorus Master – Nathan Leaf

CAST
Floria Tosca – Cynthia Lawrence
Mario Cavaradossi – Steven Harrison
Baron Scarpia – Grant Youngblood
Sacristan – Donald Hartmann
Angelotti – Matthew Lau
Spoletta – John Cashwell
Sciarrone – Lane Johnson
Jalier – Phil Hanna
Shepherd – Rachel Stenbuck McKee
 

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