LOWELL HOUSE OPERA 2018 --- ROSSINI'S LE COMTE ORY at the AGASSIZ THEATRE / Radcliffe Quad
Performed in French with full orchestra
Music Direction by Edward Jones & Joseph Turbessi
Stage Direction by Roxanna Myhrum
Produced by Sherry Gao
Thursday April 12th, 7:30PM
Friday April 13th, 7:30PM
Saturday April 14th, 7:30PM
Sunday April 15th, 2:00PM
TICKET SALES OPEN FEB. 15th at the Harvard Box Office!
About the Opera Known for his many dynamic characters who stand up to men behaving badly, Rossini set his sights in Le Comte Ory on the sexual antics of the medieval French nobility. His captivating and challenging score pairs astonishing vocal virtuosity with a 19th century feminist flair. When the licentious Count Ory dons disguises to seduce a lonely Countess, outrageous hijinks ensue to keep him (and his chorus of knightly drinking buddies) at bay.
Le Comte Ory ... Steven D. Myles, Wes Hunter, (Kartik Ayysola)
La Comtesse Adele ... Christine Teeters, Hailey Fuqua, (Alyssa Weathersby)
Isolier ... Rebecca Krouner, Madeline Bawden, (Emily Adams)
Dame Ragonde ... Rachel Davies, Giliana Norkunas, (Julia Jaffe)
Gouverneur Miles Rind, Marcus Schenck (RaShaun Campbell)
Raimbaud Timothy Passetto
Alice ... Alyssa Weathersby, Madeline Ross (Jennifer Zabelsky)
Women's Ensemble ... Emily Adams, Krista Carmichael, Katheryn Currie, Melanie Donnelly, Oriana Inferrera, Julia Jaffe, Lyndie Laramore, Ketti Jane Muschler, Laura Virginia Pernas, Cheranjana Thuyacontha, Stephanie Wooler, Jennifer Zabelsky
Men's Ensemble ... Kartik Ayysola, RaShaun Campbell, Andrew Flannery, Frederick Metzger, Tom Regan, Noah Sadik, William Suter, Charlie Tyson
Contact Producer Sherry Gao, at email@example.com.
Established in 1938, the Lowell House Opera is the longest continually performing opera company in New England, featuring students, professionals, and community members from both Harvard and the greater Boston area. Each year, the Lowell House Dining Hall is home to a fully-staged opera production with costumes, set, and lighting, accompanied by a full orchestra comprised entirely of volunteer musicians. The hall functions as an intimate performance venue with superb acoustics, enabling audience members to experience professional-quality opera up close.
Lowell House Opera offers educational opportunities on many levels and is dedicated to developing skills and providing professional experience for young artists. Singers learn and perform their roles in the original language and explore the literary basis and historical context for the work. Experienced directors and production staff lead workshops and other opportunities, such as a week of master classes and performances in St. Petersburg, Russia in May 2014 with the Educational Bridge Project. For undergraduates in particular, the opera offers a unique opportunity to work with more experienced artists who have devoted their professional lives to opera, music, and theater.
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