Le nozze di Figaro Cast List

Le nozze di Figaro
 Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Librettist: Lorenzo Da Ponte
Conductor: William Lumpkin
Stage Director: David Paul

Cast List
Il Conte:                      Heeseung Chae | Young Kwang Yoo
La Contessa:              Helen Hassinger | Gabriella Reyes
                                     cover: Sarah Lennertz
Susanna:                    Tara Deieso | Jennifer Jaroslavsky
Figaro:                        Erik Larson | Erik Van Heyningen
Cherubino:                  Bridgett Cappel | Zaray Rodriguez
                                     cover: Kathryn Tolley
Marcellina:                  Te Hu | Emily Spencer
Bartolo:                       Joseph Hubbard | Isaac Kim
Basilio:                        Kyu Young Lee | Dennis Shuman
Don Curzio                 Tim McGowan
Barbarina:                   Kelsey Debner | Regina Morgan
Antonio:                      Max Rydqvist | Phillip Sears

Due Donne:                 Kathryn Tolley | Manni Zhang

Ensemble        
Katherine Beckvold, Josh Dixon, Rocky Duan, Mitch FitzDaniel, Rebecca Lawson, Jeanette Lee, Tim McGowan, JoAnna Pope, Max Rydqvist, Phillip Sears, Kathryn Tolley, Yijie Wang, Manni Zhang

*Rehearsals will begin on March 10, 2017.
*The company will be using the 1999 Bärenreiter Edition. BA 4565-92

Emmeline Cast List



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

Cast List
Emmeline Mosher:                  Helen Hassinger | Gabriella Reyes
Matthew Gurney:                    John David Nevergall | Dennis Shuman
Mr. Maguire:                            Erik Larson | Young Kwang Yoo
Aunt Hannah Watkins:            Zaray Rodriguez | Emily Spencer
Henry Mosher:                        Joseph Hubbard
Mrs. Bass:                               Bridgett Cappel | JoAnna Pope
Sophie:                                    Jennifer Jaroslavsky | Regina Morgan
Pastor Avery:                           Isaac Kim
Hooker:                                   Kyu Young Lee
Harriet Mosher:                       Ashley Lamar | Adriana Nieves
Simon Fenton:                         Mitch FitzDaniel | Phillip Sears
Ella Burling + ensemble:         Katherine Beckvold   

Emmeline cover:                     Ashley Lamar
Sophie cover:                          Katherine Beckvold

Mill Girls
Lily Balshan, Lindsey Greene, Joyner Horn, Victoria Lawal, Katherine Merwin,
Marissa Plati, Christina Smith, Jessie Rosso, Ivy Sanderfoot, Raquelle Viteri          

Townspeople
Katherine Beckvold, Terrence Britt, Kelsey Debner, Te Hu, Sirui Duan, Joshua Dixon, Jeannette Lee, Tim McGowan, Rebecca Lawson, Kathryn Tolley,
Yijie Wang, Max Rydqvist, Manni Zhang

*Music coachings will begin the week of October 24, 2016.
*Rehearsals will begin on January 17, 2017.
Boston University Opera Institute
2016-2017 Main Stage callback audition information

Note: Roles with an asterisk (*) are pre-cast and do not require a call-back audition.
Excerpts will be made available electronically via email.

Le nozze di Figaro
Auditions to be held Wednesday, November 9th, 5:00-8:00pm

Susanna
            Deieso/Jaroslavsky/Morgan/Debner/Beckvold/Zhang/Lawson
            pp. 189-191 (cut mm. 13-17)
p. 195 recitative
            pp. 456-460 (“Giunse alfin il momento… Deh vieni non tardar”)

*Figaro
            Van Heyningen/Larson

La Contessa
Lamar/Hassinger/Reyes/Lennertz/Nieves
            p. 179 (m. 70)-186
            “E Susannah non vien… Dove sono?”

*Il Conte
            Chae/Yoo

Cherubino
            Rodriguez/Lee/Tolley/Pope/Cappel
            p. 65 (m. 29)- p. 73
            p. 147-151

*Marcellina
            Spencer/Hu

*Bartolo
            Hubbard/Kim

Basilio
            McGowan/Driggs/Kyu Young Lee/Shuman/Wang
            p. 82 (m. 70)-p. 83 end of recitative
            pp. 89-93; 98 (m. 175)-103

Don Curzio    
            To be cast from Basilio audition

Antonio
            FitzDaniel/Sears/Dixon/Rydvist
            p. 253-260

Barbarina
            To be cast from Susanna audition



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: Tim McGowan/Dennis Shuman
Baritone: Heeseung Chae/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 David Nevergall
Dennis Shuman

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

OPERA THEATRE
Soprano:
Katherine Beckwald
Kelsey Debner
Jennifer Jaroslavsky
Ashlee Lamar
Rebecca Lawson
Sarah Lennertz
Regina Morgan
Adriana Nieves
Manni Zhang

Mezzo:
Bridget Cappel
Te Hu
Jeannette Lee
JoAnna Pope
Kathryn Tolley

Counter-tenor:
Wee Kiat Chia

Tenor:
Tyler Driggs
Sirui Duan
Kyu Young Lee
Tim McGowan
Yijie Wang

Baritone/Bass:
Terrence Britt
Joshua Dixon
Mitch FitzDaniel
Isaac Kim
Max Rydqvist
Phillip Sears


OPERA WORKSHOP
Soprano:
Lindsay Greene
Victoria Lawal
Katherine Merwin
Jessie Rosso
Ivy Sanderfoot
Raquelle Viteri 

Mezzo:
Joyner Horn
Marissa Plati
Christina Smith

OPERA PROJECT  
Soprano:
Shanice Aquino
Natalie Barnaby
Catrina Boncaldo
Caroline Bourg
Jessica Graves
Natalie Lowe
Madison Mackey
Emily Sierra
Lily Spik

Tenor:
Samuel Desoto
Andrew Lumbert

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.