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La Traviata - Aida - Don Giovanni - 2020 Winter Concert - Carmen - Il Trovatore - Hansel & Gretel - 2019 Spring Concert - La Bohème - L’Elisir d’Amore - The Merry Widow (new)


La Traviata
Complete Opera
Nov. 25, 2017

Gregory Ortega, Conductor
Linda Lehr, Stage Director

Full cast and synopsis


Aida
Excerpts

Gregory Ortega, Conductor
Linda Lehr, Stage Director

Full synopsis

Celeste Aida

The High Priest Ramfis hints that Isis has chosen Radames to command the Egyptian forces in a war against Ethiopia. Radames is thrilled at the idea that he might return triumphant – to his beloved Aida.

José Heredia, Radames
Antoine Hodge, Ramfis


O patria mia

Aida, the enslaved daughter of the Ethiopian king, fears that she will never see her homeland again.

Carami Hilaire, Aida


Act III Duet: Pur ti riveggo

Radames assures Aida of his love and promises that, once the invasion of Ethiopia is over, he will be able to marry her.

Dilara Unsal, Aida
Paolo Buffagni, Radames


Act IV, Scene 1:
Duet and Judgment Scene

Amneris offers to save Radames if he gives up Aida. He refuses and is led away to trial.

Lara Tillotson, Amneris
José Heredia, Radames
Antoine Hodges, Ramfis


Don Giovanni
Excerpts

Gregory Ortega, Conductor
Linda Lehr, Stage Director

Full synopsis

Act I Trio and Duet

Leporello waits for his master Don Giovanni outside Donna Anna’s house. Giovanni and Anna appear, struggling. Her father challenges Giovanni to a duel and is killed. Leporello and Giovanni escape. Anna makes her betrothed, Don Ottavio, swear to avenge her father’s death.

Nathan Matticks, Don Giovanni
Luis Alvarado, Leporello
Christina Rohm, Donna Anna
Christopher Nelson, Don Ottavio
Antoine Hodge, Commendatore


Ah, fuggi il traditor (new)

Donna Elvira, one of Don Giovanni’s victims, warns the newlywed peasant Zerlina to stay away from him.

Zhanna Alkhazova, Donna Elvira
Nathan Matticks, Don Giovanni
Hannah Stone, Zerlina


Or sai che l’onore

Donna Anna, recognizing Don Giovanni as the man who attacked her, tells Don Ottavio about Giovanni’s rape attempt and again begs him to seek vengeance.

Nathan Matticks, Don Giovanni
Christina Rohm, Donna Anna
Christopher Nelson, Don Ottavio


Act I Finale (new)

At his ball, Don Giovanni drags Zerlina away. Her husband Masetto, Don Ottavio, Donna Anna, and Donna Elvira threaten Giovanni. Using Leporello as a shield, Giovanni escapes.

Zhanna Alkhazova, Donna Elvira
Christina Rohm, Donna Anna
Luis Alvarado, Leporello
Christopher Nelson, Don Ottavio
Hannah Stone, Zerlina
Jonathan Hare, Masetto


Act II Sextet

Leporello, disguised as Don Giovanni, is trying to find a way to escape from Donna Elvira, but is confronted and unmasked by Don Ottavio, Donna Anna, Zerlina, and Masetto.

Zhanna Alkhazova, Donna Elvira
Christina Rohm, Donna Anna
Luis Alvarado, Leporello
Christopher Nelson, Don Ottavio
Hannah Stone, Zerlina
Jonathan Hare, Masetto


Mi tradì

Donna Elvira laments Don Giovanni’s betrayal.

Zhanna Alkhazova, Donna Elvira


Winter Concert
February 2, 2020
Complete

Featuring operatic and popular favorites, and the world premiere of a quartet by 14-year-old composer Julian Raheb.

View the concert program

Part 1


Part 2


Carmen
Excerpts

Gregory Ortega, Conductor
Linda Lehr, Stage Director

Full synopsis

Toreador Song

The toreador Escamillo recounts his triumphs in the corrida.

Nobuki Momma, Escamillo
Caroline Tye, Carmen
Cate Webber, Frasquita
Charlotte Merz, Mercedes
Gennadiy Vysotskiy, Zuniga


Quintet

Carmen, Frasquita, and Mercedes meet with El Dancaïro and El Remendado to plan a smuggling venture.

Caroline Tye, Carmen
Cate Webber, Frasquita
Charlotte Merz, Mercedes
Kevin Rockower, Dancaïro
Joshua LeRose, Remendado


Flower Song

Don José declares his passion for Carmen.

Caroline Tye, Carmen
Peter Hakjoon Kim, Don José


Il Trovatore
Excerpts

Gregory Ortega, Conductor
Linda Lehr, Stage Director

Full synopsis

Tacea la notte

Leonora tells Ines of a mysterious troubador who serenaded her one night.

Dilara Unsal, Leonora
Aida Carducci, Ines


Act I Trio

The troubador Manrico is serenading Leonora when the jealous Count di Luna attacks him.

Gerardo Gaytan, Manrico
Dilara Unsal, Leonora
Robert Garner, Count di Luna


D’amor sull’ali rosee

Leonora implores the wind to take her sighs of love to the imprisoned Manrico.

Alexis Cregger, Leonora


Act IV - Count/Leonora Duet

Leonora offers herself to the Count if he will spare Manrico. He agrees, but she secretly drinks poison concealed in her ring.

Nathan Matticks, Count di Luna
Alexis Cregger, Leonora


Hansel and Gretel
Complete
Nov. 25, 2018

Full cast and synopsis


Spring Concert
April 28, 2019
Excerpt

The world premieres of three pieces by then 13-year-old composer Julian Raheb: Eternal Red (April 2019), The Desert (October 2018), and The Heat (April 2018).

Dmitry Glivinskiy - piano
Richard Paratley - flute
Mikhail Parkhomovsky - violin
Galina Ivannikova - mezzo-soprano
Barry Kornhauser - cello


La Bohème
Excerpts

Gregory Ortega, Conductor
Linda Lehr, Stage Director

Full synopsis

Act III (complete)

Mimi seeks Marcello’s help because Rodolfo has left her out of jealousy, as she believes. But Rodolfo confesses to Marcello that he actually left because he fears his poverty will make her illness worse. Mimi sadly bids Rodolfo farewell, but they decide to stay together until Spring as Marcello and Musetta bicker.

Christina Rohm, Mimi
Hyunho Cho, Rodolfo
Scott Lefurgy, Marcello
Carami Hilaire, Musetta


Act IV, Sono andati to end

The dying Mimi reaffirms her love for Rodolfo, then passes away among her friends.

Christina Rohm, Mimi
Hyunho Cho, Rodolfo
Scott Lefurgy, Marcello
Carami Hilaire, Musetta
José Cuartas, Schaunard
Geeseop Kim, Colline


L’Elisir d’Amore
Excerpt

Gregory Ortega, Conductor
Linda Lehr, Stage Director

Full synopsis

Prendi, per me sei libero

Adina tells Nemorino that she has bought back his commission so he won’t have to join the army, finally admitting that she loves him.

Sarah Moulton Faux, Adina
Heejae Kim, Nemorino


The Merry Widow
Complete Operetta
November 29, 2015

Gregory Ortega, Conductor
Linda Lehr, Stage Director

Full cast and synopsis