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Fall Opera Scenes announced

September 22, 2009
A scene from <em>The Bear</> performed by Yale Opera in Sprague Hall, spring 2009.

A scene from Yale Opera's production of William Walton's opera The Bear, Sprague Hall, spring 2009.

This October, Yale Opera will continue its tradition of offering two distinct evenings of fully-staged operatic scenes. The artistic staff features stage director Marc Verzatt and music directors Douglas Dickson and Timothy Shaindlin. In addition, John Carver Sullivan will be the costume designer, and William Warfel will design the lighting.

Each opera scene will be sung in its original language with projected English translations.

Friday, October 30 will present scenes by Mozart, Dvorak, and Ambroise Thomas. The evening of Saturday, October 31 will feature the music of Donizetti, Rossini, Stravinsky, and Massenet.

The singers, all part of Yale Opera, include Mireille Asselin, Eric Barry, Jeremy Bowes, Andrew Craig Brown, Gala El Hadidi, Jennifer Feinstein, Adam Frandsen, Stephanie Jeanne Gilbert, Amanda C. Hall, Jihee Kim, Michael-Paul Krubitzer, Lóránt Najbauer, David Pershall, Tyler Simpson, Vince Vincent, and Chrystal E. Williams.

The opera scenes will take place Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31 at 7:30 pm in Morse Recital Hall at Sprague Memorial Hall. Doris Yarick-Cross is the artistic director of Yale Opera.

REPERTOIRE

Friday, October 30
Mozart – Le nozze di Figaro Act II
Thomas – Hamlet Act III
Dvorák – Rusalka Act II

Saturday, October 31
Donizetti – Don Pasquale Act I
Donizetti – Lucia di Lammermoor Act I, scene 2 and Act II, scene 1
Rossini – L’Italiana in Algeri Act I, scene 2
Stravinsky – The Rake’s Progress Act III, scene 2
Massenet – Manon Act III, scene 2

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