Production Archive

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

Arias on the Farm

November 7, 2020
Old Milburnie Farm, Raleigh

Jason Karn, Tenor
Jemeesa Yarborough, soprano
David Heid, keyboard

A socially distanced gathering featuring performances of popular opera arias from La bohèmeGianni SchicchiTurandotPagliacci, La traviata, and more.
 

Opera About Town at Fletcher Park

November 1, 2020
Fred Fletcher Park, Raleigh

Jason Karn, Tenor
Jemeesa Yarborough, Soprano
David Heid, Keyboard

A socially distanced gathering featuring perofmrances of popular opera arias from La bohème, Gianni Schicchi, Turandot, Pagliacci, and La traviata.
 

The Nineteenth Amendment Project

August 17-30, 2020
Online Premiere
In partnership with Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh

"Lost Music in the Heart of Everything"
(a suffrage aria for Amelia Himes Walker)

Lyrics by Ruth Margraff
Music by Kamala Sankaram

Stephanie Foley Davis, Mezzo-Soprano
Release date:  August 20, 2020 at 7 pm EST
 

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LAWRENCE BROWNLEE

February 18, 2020
A.J. Fletcher Opera Theatre, Raleigh
Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina

Lawrence Brownlee, Tenor
Myra Huang, Pianist

Dichterliebe, Op.48
Composed by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Text by Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)

Cycles of My Being
Composed by Tyshawn Sorey (b. 1980)
Text by Terrance Hayes (b. 1979)
 

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PAGLIACCI

Composer and Librettist: Ruggero Leoncavallo

January 24 and 26, 2020
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
Production Sponsor: Ross Lampe Jr.

Conductor: Keitaro Harada
Stage Director: Octavio Cardenas

Canio - Carl Tanner
Nedda - Melinda Whittington
Tonio - Kidon Choi
Silvio - Takaoki Onishi
Beppe - Jason Karn
Villagers - Adam Dengler, Jerry Hurley
Acrobats - Matthew Berno, Rachel Webberman
 

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SIEGFRIED, Act III

Composed by Richard Wagner

November 10, 2019
Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh
Production Sponsor: Rosemarie Sweeney

Conductor: Timothy Myers

Siegfried - Richard Cox
Brünnhilde - Alexandra LoBianco
Wanderer - Musa Ngqungwana
Erda - Nicole Piccolomini

 

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TOSCA

Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

April 5 & 7, 2019
Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh
Production Sponsor: C. Thomas Kunz

Conductor: Joseph Rescigno
Director: David Paul

Tosca - Alexandra LoBianco
Cavaradossi - Scott Quinn
Scarpia - Malcolm Mackenzie
Sacristan - Donald Hartmann
Angelotti - Sabri Karabudak
Spoletta - Jacob Kato
Sciarrone - Ted Federle
Jailer - Thomas Keefe
Shepherd - Rachel Stenbuck

Children's Chorus - Kidznotes
 

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LEAH CROCETTO in recital

March 3, 2019
A. J. Fletcher Opera Theatre, Raleigh

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Mark Markham, piano

Composer Listing:
Ottorino Respighi
Francis Poulenc
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Gregory Peebles
George Gerswhin
Harold Arlen
Richard Rodgers
Sammy Fain
 

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CARMEN

Composed by Georges Bizet
Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy

January 25 & 27, 2019
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
Production Sponsor: Ross Lampe, Jr. - Sitelink Software

Conductor: Keitaro Harada
Stage Director: Fenlon Lamb

Carmen - Aleks Romano
Don Jose - Sean Panikkar
Escamillo - Richard Ollarsaba
Micaela - Raquel Gonzalez
Zuniga - Donald Hartmann
Morales - Takaoki Onishi
El Dancairo - Takaoki Onishi
El Remendado - Timothy W. Sparks
Frasquita - Sara Womble
Mercedes - Stephanie Foley Davis
 

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Norma

Composed by Vincenzo Bellini
Libretto by Felice Romani

October 21, 2018
Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh
Production Sponsor: Rosemarie Sweeney

Conductor: Anthony Walker

Norma - Leah Crocetto
Adalgisa - Elizabeth DeShong
Pollione - Chad Shelton
Oroveso - Ao Li
Flavio - Wade Henderson
Clotilde - Kathleen Felty

 

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SAMSON AND DELILAH

Composed by Camille Saint-Saëns
Libretto by Ferdinand Lemaire

April 29, 2018
Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh
Production Sponsor: Ross Lampe, Jr. - Sitelink Software

Conductor: Timothy Myers

Dalila - Michaela Martens
Samson - Carl Tanner
High Priest of Dagon - Mark Delavan
Old Hebrew - Adam Lau
Abimelech - Hugh Russell
Messenger - Wade Henderson
1st Philistine - D'André Wright
2nd Philistine - Brent Blakesley
 

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FAMILY SECRETS: Kith and Kin

Composed by Daniel Thomas Davis
Texts by Jeffery Beam, Allan Gurganus, Randall Kenan,
Michael Malone, Frances Mayes, Lee Smith, Daniel Wallace

World Premiere of Staged Version
February 15 & 17, 2018
Burning Coal Theatre at The Murphey School, Raleigh

Conductor: Vincent Povázsay
Stage Design and Direction; Projection Design: Francesca Talenti,

Andrea Edith Moore, Girl; Mother (Part I); Daughter (Part II)
Jane Holding, Housekeeper/Neighbor
Andru Bemis, banjo
Ariadna Ilika, violin
Nathan Leyland, cello
Bo Newsome, oboe and English horn
Danny Spiegel, piano
 

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RIGOLETTO

Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave

January 26 & 28, 2018
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
Production Sponsor: Philip and Nancy Hablutzel

Conductor: Joseph Rescigno
Stage Director: Matthew Lata

Duke of Mantua - Joseph Dennis
Rigoletto - Malcolm MacKenzie
Gilda - Jacqueline Echols
Monterone - Adrian Smith
Sparafucile - Soloman Howard
Maddalena - Olivia Vote
Marullo - Scott MacLeod
Matteo Borsa - Wade Henderson
Count Ceprano - Lucinio Santos
Giovanna - Jennifer Seiger
Countess - Ceprano Sara Womble
A Page - Rachel Stenbuck
Usher - Tom Keefe
 

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COLD MOUNTAIN

Composed by Jennifer Higdon
Libretto by Gene Scheer

September 28 and October 1, 2017
Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill
in partnership with  Carolina Performing Arts
Production Sponsors:Mr & Mrs. Richard McNeel and C. Thomas Kunz

Conductor: Christopher Allen
Director: Keturah Stickann
                                                                 
Ruby - Emily Fons
Ada - Melinda Whittington
Teague - Jay Hunter Morris
Inman - Edward Parks
Rev. Veasey - Roger Honeywell
Lucinda - Deborah Nansteel
Monroe/Pangle - Scott Macleod
Owens/Ethan - Adrian Smith
Sara - Andrea Edith Moore
Lila - Megan Cleaveland
Olivia - Erica Jackson
Claire - Kate Farrar
 

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THE PEARL FISHERS

Composed by Georges Bizet
Libretto by Eugène Cormon and Michel Carré

April 28 and 30, 2017
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
Production Sponsor: Philip and Nancy Hablutzel

Conductor: Timothy Myers
Stage Director and Choreographer: Candace Evans

Leila - Talise Trevigne
Nadir - John Bellemer
Zurga - Jarrett Ott
Nourabad - Jordan Bisch

 

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MICHAEL FABIANO IN RECITAL

March 28, 2017
A.J. Fletcher Opera Theatre, Raleigh

Michael Fabiano, Tenor
Laurent Philippe, Pianist

Composer listing:
Giacomo Puccini
Henri Duparc
Jules Massenet
Paolo Tosti
Franz Liszt
 

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THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte

February 25 & 26, 2017
March 2, 3, & 5, 2017
A. J. Fletcher Opera Theater, Raleigh
Co-Production with Saratoga Opera
Production Sponsor: Ross Lampe, Jr, Sitelink Software.

Conductor: Steven Jarvi
Stage Director: Matthew Ozawa

Count Almaviva - Steven LaBrie
Countess Almaviva - D’Ana Lombard
Figaro - Tyler Simpson
Susanna - Jennifer Cherest
Cherubino - Jennifer Panara
Doctor Bartolo - Donald Hartmann
Marcellina - Alissa Anderson
Don Basilio - Wade Henderson
Don Curzio - Derek Jackenheimer
Barbarina - Kathleen Jasinskas
Antonio - Eugene Galvin
Two peasant girls - Gretchen Bruesehoff, Rachel Stenbuck
 

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ON A TURQUOISE CLOUD

Presenting the Music of Duke Ellington

January 27, 2017
CAM Raleigh

Candice Hoyes, vocalist
Lynn Grissett, trumpet
Chris Pattishall, piano
Christian Dashiell, bass
Larry Draughn, drums
 

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HERCULES VS VAMPIRES

Music and adapted libretto by Patrick Morganelli
With the film "Hercules in the Haunted World," directed by Mario Bava

October 30, 2016
Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh

Conductor: Shawn Galvin

Dianara - Andrea Edith Moore
Medea - Vanessa Becerra
Persephone - Martha Anderson
Hercules - Scott Macleod
Theseus - Ted Federle
Lycos - Adrian Smith
God of Evil - Gene Galvin
Kyros - Timothy Sparks
Telemachus - John Cashwell

DAS RHEINGOLD

Composer and librettist:  Richard Wagner

September 16 & 18, 2016
Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh
Production Sponsor: C. Thomas Kunz

Conductor: Timothy Myers
Director: James Marvel

Wotan - Alfred Walker
Loge - Richard Cox
Alberich - Todd Thomas
Mime - Vale Rideout
Fricka - Michaela Martens
Erda - MaryAnn McCormick
Fasolt - Richard Wiegold
Fafner - Soloman Howard
Donner - Adam Lau
Froh - Wade Henderson
Freia - Hailey Clark
Woglinde - Rachel Copeland
Wellgunde - Kate Farrar
Flosshilde - Deborah Nansteel

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THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

Music by Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini

April 1 & 3, 2016
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
Production Sponsor: C. Thomas Kunz

Conductor: Timothy Myers
Director: Stephanie Havey

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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EUGENE ONEGIN

Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Libretto by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Konstantin Shilovsky

January 24, 2016
Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh
Production Sponsor: RedHat

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
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
Production Sponsor: Ross Lampe, Jr. - Sitelink Software

Conductor: Timothy Myers
Director: E. Loren Meeker

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
 

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OPERA IN THE PINES 2015

May 9, 2015
Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary
Production Sponsor: June and Tom Roberg Foundation of Triangle Community Foundation

Conductor: Timothy Myers

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, & 26, 2015
A. J. Fletcher Opera Theater, Raleigh
Production Sponsor: C. Thomas Kunz

Conductor: Timothy Myers
Director: Crystal Manich

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
 

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LA TRAVIATA

Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave

February 27 and March 1, 2015
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
Production Sponsor: Ross Lampe, Jr.

Conductor: Timothy Myers
Director: Marc Astafan

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
 

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APPROACHING ALI

Music by D.J. Sparr
Libretto by Mark Campbell and Davis Miller

January 29 & 31, 2015
Carolina Theatre, Durham
Enloe High School, Raleigh
Production Sponsors: Florence and James Peacock, with additional support from Martin Marietta.

Conductor: Samuel McCoy
Director: David Carl Toulson

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

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TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, Prelude and Act II

Music and Libretto: Richard Wagner

November 9, 2014
Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh

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

June 17, 2014
Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary
Production Sponsor: June and Tom Roberg Foundation of Triangle Community Foundation, PNC Bank

Conductor: Timothy Myers

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

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Rusalka

Music by Antonín Dvorák
Libretto by Jaroslav Kvapil

March 30, 2014
Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh
Production Sponsor: Florence and James Peacock

Conductor: Timothy Myers
Director: Crystal Manich

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
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

January 24 & 26, 2014
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
Production Sponsor: Rose and Cliff Meltzer

Conductor: Robert Moody
Director: Crystal Manich

Mimi - Angela Fout
Rodolfo - Eric Barry
Musetta - Jacqueline Echols
Marcello - Troy Cook
Colline - Soloman Howard
Schaunard - John Orduña
Benoit/Alcindoro - Kurt Melges
Parpignol - Wade Henderson

Photos:   Curtis Brown

All Souls

Music by John Supko
Text from the novel All Souls Day, by Cees Nooteboom

November 25, 2013
CAM Raleigh
Co-production with CAM Raleigh and New Music Raleigh

Conductor - Timothy Myers
Soprano - Ashleigh Semkiw
 

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Così fan tutte

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte

October 3, 5, & 6, 2013
A. J. Fletcher Opera Theater, Raleigh
Production Sponsor: C. Thomas Kunz

Conductor: Timothy Myers
Director: Michael Shell

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
Libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni

May 3 & 5, 2013
Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill
Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh
Dedicated in Memory of Florence Poyner and Dr. Robert Ward

Conductor: Timothy Myers
Director: David Paul

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

Conductor: Timothy Myers

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

- Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
-
"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


 

Il Trovatore

Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Salvatore Cammarano

April 27 & 29 2012
Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh
Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill
Production Sponsors: James and Florence Peacock, Dr. Stephen and Rochelle Prystowsky, and Jim and Anna Romano.


Conductor: Timothy Myers
Director: David Paul

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
Based upon the work “Les Enfants Terribles” by Jean Cocteau

January 19, 20, & 22, 2012
A. J. Fletcher Opera Theater, Raleigh

Conductor: Wilson Southerland
Director and Choreographer: Robert Weiss

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

Composed by Georges Bizet
Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy

October 14 & 16, 2011
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Conductor: Timothy Myers
Director: Candace Evans

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
Libretto by ‎Myfanwy Piper

May 12 & 13, 2011
Carolina Theatre, Durham

Conductor: Keitaro Harada
Director: Jerome Davis

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
LIbretto by Jules Barbier‎ and ‎Michel Carré

April 28 & 30, 2011
Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh

Conductor: Timothy Myers
Director: James Marvel

Faust – Dimitri Pittas
Marguerite – Mary Dunleavy
Méphistophélès – Christian Van Horn
Valentin – Liam Bonner
Sièbel – Irene Roberts
Wagner – John Brandon
Marthe Schwerlein - Janice Meyerson
 

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Love Letters

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

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
Libretto by ‎Luigi Illica‎ and ‎Giuseppe Giacosa

October 15 & 17, 2010
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Conductor: Timothy Myers
Director: James Marvel

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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