2018-2019 Season Information


After Life
Composer: Tom Cipullo
Librettist: David Mason
Music Director: Allison Voth
Stage Director: Emily Ranii

Friday, October 12, at 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 13, at 2:00 pm
Saturday, October 13, at 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 14, at 2:00 pm

College of Fine Arts, Studio ONE

La Traviata
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Librettist: Francesco Maria Piave
Conductor: William Lumpkin
Stage Director: Nathan Troup

Friday, October 26, at 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 2, at 2:00 pm

Tsai Performance Center

Dolores Claiborne
Composer: Tobias Picker
Librettist: J.D. McClatchy
Conductor: William Lumpkin
Stage Director: Jim Petosa
*Chamber Orchestral version commissioned with BU, NYCO, and Schott Music

Thursday, February 21, at 7:30 pm
Friday, February 22, at 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 23, 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 24, at 2:00 pm

Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre

The Cunning Little Vixen 
Composer & Librettist: Leoš Janáček
Conductor: William Lumpkin

Stage Director: E. Loren Meeker
Co-production with Glimmerglass Opera

Monday, April 29, at 7:30 pm
Tuesday, April 30, at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, May 1, at 7:30 pm
Thursday, May 2, at 7:30 pm

Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre

2018/2019 Fringe Festival Cast List


After Life
Tom Cipullo

Gertrude Stein
            Meghan Callahan
            Rebecca Printz

Pablo Picasso
            Frank Rosamond
            Leroy Davis

Soprano
            Emilie Faiella
            Anne-Marie Iacoviello

La Traviata
Giuseppe Verdi

Violetta Valéry
            Jennifer Jaroslovsky (Act 1)
            Julia Wolcott (Act 2)
            Ashlee Lamar (Act 3)

Alfredo Germont
            Kyu Young Lee (Act 1)
            Eric Carey Act 2)
            Tony Baek (Act 3)

Giorgio Germont
            Fernando Cisneros

Flora Bervoix
            Katarina Galagaza

Annina
            Rose Lewis 

Gastone de Letorières
Sirui Duan

Barone Duphuol
            Dylan Gregg

Marchese d'Obigny 
            Isaac Kim

Dottore Grenvil       
            Blake Jennings

Giuseppe, Violetta’s servant                     
TBD

Flora's servant          
TBD

Commissioner
TBD

2018-19 Opera Roster

Boston University Opera Institute and Opera Programs
2018-2019 Roster

Opera Institute
Soprano
Jennifer Jaroslavsky
Ashlee Lamar
Julia Wolcott
Mezzo
Megan Callahan
Rebecca Printz
Tenor
Dongwhi Baek
Eric Carey
Baritone/Bass
Fernando Cisneros
Leroy Davis
Blake Jennings
Isaac Kim
Frank Rosamond

Opera Theatre
Soprano
Caroline Corrales
Emelie Faiella
Crystal Haynes
Ann-Marie Iacoviello
Eleni Kotzabassis
Rose Lewis
Amanda Molinario
Ellen Wolfe
Mezzo
Jade Espina
Katarina Galagaza
Allison Ritter
Baritone
Devon Russo

Opera Workshop
Soprano
Caroline Bourg
Elizabeth Finnen
Jessica Graves
Olivia Ericsson
Madison Mackey
Anna Carolina Pelaes
Mezzo
Natalie Barnaby
Tenor
Sam deSoto
Bass-baritone
Dylan Gregg

Opera Project
Soprano
Jillian Agona
Caroline Chung
Tara Dougherty
Amanda Primosch
Nadya Rachid
Caroline Stemerman
Sarah Wang
Hannah Young
Mezzo
Tara Palazuelos
Baritone
Christopher Sanchez
Jack Humphrey
Ryan Van Fleet

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.