2016/2017 Opera Institute Season

2016 FALL FRINGE FESTIVAL

The Fringe Festival, now in its 20th season, is a collaboration between the Schools of Music and Theatre and the Opera Institute.  Its mission is to produce new or rarely performed significant works in the opera and theater repertoire, bringing performers and audiences close together in unique theatrical settings.  

Hydrogen Jukebox
Composer: Philip Glass
Librettist: Allen Ginsberg
Music Directors: Allison Voth & Matthew Larson
Stage Director: Emily Ranii

Friday, October 14, 7:30pm
Saturday, October 15, 2:00pm
Saturday, October 15, 7:30pm
Sunday, October 16, 2:00pm

Lane-Comley Studio 210 

The Werther Project
Composer: Jules Massenet
Librettists: Édouard Blau, Paul Milliet, and Georges Hartmann
Conductor: William Lumpkin
Stage Director: Nathan Troup
Dramaturgy: Jerrold Pope and Allison Voth 

Sung in French with English supertitles 

Friday, October 28, 7:30pm 
Boston University Theater, Mainstage 

FEBRUARY MAINSTAGE 
Emmeline 
Composer: Tobias Picker 
  Based on the novel by Judith Rossner
Librettist: J.D. McClatchy
Conductor: William Lumpkin
Stage Director: Jim Petosa 

Sung in English with supertitles 

February 23, Thursday at 7:30
February 24, Friday at 7:30
February 25, Saturday at 7:30
February 26, Sunday at 2:00

Boston University Theater, Mainstage 

APRIL MAINSTAGE
Le nozze di Figaro
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Librettist: Lorenzo Da Ponte
Conductor: William Lumpkin
Stage Director: TBD 

Sung in Italian with English supertitles

April 20, Thursday at 7:30
April 21, Friday at 7:30
April 22, Saturday at 7:30
April 23, Sunday at 2:00

Boston University Theater, Mainstage


2016 Fringe Festival Cast Lists


Hydrogen Jukebox
Composer: Philip Glass
Librettist: Allen Ginsberg
Music Directors: Allison Voth & Matthew Larson
Stage Director: Emily Ranii

Friday, October 14, 7:30pm
Saturday, October 15, 2:00pm
Saturday, October 15, 7:30pm
Sunday, October 16, 2:00pm

Lane-Comly Studio 210  
 
Soprano I: Tara Deieso/Regina Morgan
Soprano II: Helen Hassinger/Gabriella Reyes
Mezzo: Zaray Rodriguez/Bridget Cappel
             Cover: Te Hu
Tenor: TBD
Baritone: Heeseung Chae/Young-Kwang Yoo
                Cover: Mitch FitzDaniel
Bass-Baritone: Erik Larson/Joseph Hubbard
                         Cover: Isaac Kim



The Werther Project
Composer: Jules Massenet
Librettists: Édouard Blau, Paul Milliet, and Georges Hartmann
Conductor: William Lumpkin
Stage Director: Nathan Troup
Dramaturgy: Jerrold Pope and Allison Voth

October 28th at 8:00pm

Werther: John David Nevergall
Charlotte: Emily Spencer
Albert: Erik Van Heyningen
Sophie: Jennifer Jaroslavsky
             Cover: Regina Morgan

2016/2017 ROSTER

OPERA INSTITUTE 
Soprano:
Tara Deieso
Helen Hassinger
Gabriella Reyes

Mezzo:
Zaray Rodriguez
Emily Spencer

Tenor:
John Nevergall

Baritone/Bass: 
Heeseung Chae
Joseph Hubbard
Erik Larson
Erik Van Heyningen 
Young-Kwang Yoo

OPERA THEATRE 
Soprano: 
Jennifer Jaroslavsky
Sarah Lennertz
Regina Morgan

Mezzo: 
Bridget Cappel
Te Hu

Counter-tenor: 
Wee Kiat Chia
Bryan Pollock 
Tenor: 
Timothy Gorka

Baritone/Bass: 
Mitch FitzDaniel

Isaac Kim

OPERA WORKSHOP
Soprano: 
Maddie Bueter
Ivy Sanderfoot
Raquelle Viteri

Mezzo: 
Marissa Plati

Tenor:  

Baritone: 

OPERA PROJECT  
Soprano: 
Jessica Graves 
Victoria Lawal 
Natalie Lowe 
Jessie Rosso 

Mezzo: 
Lily Balshan 
Joyner Horn 
Renee Piper  

Tenor: 
Samuel Desoto 

Baritone: 
Dylan Gregg 





 
 

Other Performance Opportunities

Classes are taught with performance in mind. Musical coaching, staging and performance are crucial for experiencing and learning a variety of styles (musical, acting, movement, stage direction and musical direction) and for integrating singing with the acting and movement skills taught in our performance based classes.

Satellite Projects

From time to time our musical and directing staff find unusual opera, operetta, and/or musical theater projects to enrich the opera experience of talented people who are not cast in other venues. In the past we have done famous one acts (like Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica) and have work-shopped new works by students and faculty. TBA dates


Outreach Performances
Opportunities arise for members of the Opera Programs and Opera Institute to perform in venues that encourage new audiences or take opera to people who might otherwise not have the opportunity to hear it. Some of these performances are paid, some are not. TBA dates

Scenes Programs 
 December Scenes Semester I: December 10 and Semester II: March 18.

Ensemble participation
Ensemble participation is viewed as an important opportunity and is an integral part of our practical performance training.