Operalogue: Brettl-Lieder and 'L'Heure Espagnole'

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Tri-Cities Opera presents the Operalogue of the double-bill, the Brettl-Lieder, cabaret songs by Arnold Schoenberg, and Ravel’s comedy ‘L’Heure Espagnole’. Binghamton University Professor Paul Schleuse gives background on both works assisted by members of the cast. General Director Susan Ashbaker chats with the music and stage directors and the cast. Host: General Director Susan Ashbaker

Conductor: William Hobbs

Stage Director: James Kenon Mitchell

Brettl-Lieder

Soprano: Stacey Geyer

Accompanist: William Hobbs

‘L’Heure Espagnole’

Concepcion: Mary Beth Nelson

Torquemada: Patrick Park

Ramiro: Scott Purcell

Don Inigo Gomez: Jake Stamatis

Gonsalve: Jordan Schreiner

Accompanist: John Elam

Performances are February 17-26 in the Opera Center, 315 Clinton Street, Binghamton. http://wskg.org/audio/ravel.mp3

 

Photo credit: Randy Cummings of Bunn Hill Photography for Tri-Cities Opera

Operalogue: 'Hansel and Gretel'

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Binghamton University Professor Paul Schleuse explains the plot of the opera assisted by members of the cast. Host: General Director Susan Ashbaker

Conductor: Vlad Iftinca

Stage Director: Cara Consilvio

Gretel: Stacey Geyer

Hansel: Mary Beth Nelson

Mother, Gertrude: Abigail Smith

Father, Peter: Scott Purcell

Sandman: Christina Russo (Friday, Sunday); Karima Jibril (Saturday)

Dew Fairy: Lianne Aharony (Friday, Sunday); Lauren Silberstein (Saturday)

Witch: Jordan Schreiner

Children’s Chorus: Sarah Gonz, Gwen Germond, Rosalie McNally, Rónán O’Connell, Madi Rychlicki, Brett Salzman, Madelyn Sheehan, Natalie Sheehan

Children’s Chorus prepared by Ian McDonald

Uninvited guest performer: Jake Stamatis

Accompanist: John Elam

 

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Operalogue: ‘Hansel and Gretel’

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Binghamton University Professor Paul Schleuse explains the plot of the opera assisted by members of the cast. Host: General Director Susan Ashbaker

Conductor: Vlad Iftinca

Stage Director: Cara Consilvio

Gretel: Stacey Geyer

Hansel: Mary Beth Nelson

Mother, Gertrude: Abigail Smith

Father, Peter: Scott Purcell

Sandman: Christina Russo (Friday, Sunday); Karima Jibril (Saturday)

Dew Fairy: Lianne Aharony (Friday, Sunday); Lauren Silberstein (Saturday)

Witch: Jordan Schreiner

Children’s Chorus: Sarah Gonz, Gwen Germond, Rosalie McNally, Rónán O’Connell, Madi Rychlicki, Brett Salzman, Madelyn Sheehan, Natalie Sheehan

Children’s Chorus prepared by Ian McDonald

Uninvited guest performer: Jake Stamatis

Accompanist: John Elam

 

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Operalogue: 'La Traviata'

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Binghamton University Professor Paul Schleuse explains the plot of the opera assisted by members of the cast. Host: General Director Susan Ashbaker

Conductor: Vlad Iftinca

Stage Director: David Lefkowich

Violetta Valery: Meroe Khalia Adeeb

Alfredo Germont: Johnathan Riesen

Giorgio Germont: Timothy LeFebvre

Flora Bervoix: Mary Beth Nelson

Annina: Stacey Geyer

Gaston de Letorieres: Jordan Schreiner

Baron Douphol: Scott Purcell

Doctor Grenville: Andrew Hiers

Marchese d’Obigny: Jake Stamatis

Tri-Cities Opera Chorus

Chorus Master and Accompanist: John Elam

 

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Operalogue: ‘La Traviata’

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Binghamton University Professor Paul Schleuse explains the plot of the opera assisted by members of the cast. Host: General Director Susan Ashbaker

Conductor: Vlad Iftinca

Stage Director: David Lefkowich

Violetta Valery: Meroe Khalia Adeeb

Alfredo Germont: Johnathan Riesen

Giorgio Germont: Timothy LeFebvre

Flora Bervoix: Mary Beth Nelson

Annina: Stacey Geyer

Gaston de Letorieres: Jordan Schreiner

Baron Douphol: Scott Purcell

Doctor Grenville: Andrew Hiers

Marchese d’Obigny: Jake Stamatis

Tri-Cities Opera Chorus

Chorus Master and Accompanist: John Elam

 

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Operalogue: "The Barber of Seville"

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Binghamton University Professor Paul Schleuse explains the plot of the opera assisted by members of the cast. Host: General Director Susan Ashbaker

Conductor: Vlad Iftinca

Stage Director: JJ Hudson

Figaro: Scott Purcell

Rosina: Mary Beth Nelson

Almaviva: Jonathan Blalock

Don Bartolo: Jake Stamatis

Don Basilio: Andrew Hiers

Berta: Abigail Smith

Fiorello: Josiah Davis

Sergeant of Police: Jordan Schreiner

Men of the Tri-Cities Opera Chorus

Chorus Master and Accompanist: Eric Frei

 

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