UW Opera Theater 

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 7:30pm
$10 all tickets
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Thomas Harper directs students from the Voice program in scenes from Macbeth, Suor Angelica, and The Merry Widow.

 

CAST
Macbeth   G. Verdi  Scene 1

Macbeth: Ben Kramer

Banco: Chris Kouldukis

Messageri: Zach Buker, Joshua Lutman, Nic Varela, Joseph To, Trevor Ainge

Witches: Denna Good-Mojab, Amy Kuefler, Christine Oshiki, Addie Francis, Carolina Botero, Yoojeong Cho, Katie Kelley, Dakota Miller, Gül Evren, Kristina Terwilliger, Zhou Yanyan

 

The Merry Widow  by Franz Lehar   Scenes 6, 9, and 13

Sonia/Anna Glaari: Katie Kelley

Danilo and Chorus: Joshua Lutman

Cascada and Chorus: Jacob Caspe

St. Brioche and Chorus: Zach Buker

Popoff and Chorus: Nic Varela

Khadja and Chorus: Joseph To

Novikovich and Chorus: Trevor Ainge

Lolo: Denna Good-Mojab

Dodo: Kristina Terwilliger

Jou-jou: Emily Callan

Clo-clo: Gül Evren

Frou-frou: Zhou Yanyan

Margot: Carolina Botero

 

Suor Angelica by G. Puccini

Angelica: Emeral Lessley

Principessa: Dakota Miller

Badessa: Christine Oshiki

Zelatrice: Christine Oshiki

Maestra delle Novizie: Carolina Botero

Genovieffa: Amy Kuefler

Suora Infermiera: Katie Kelley

Osmina: Addie Frances

Dolcina: Denna Good-Mojab

Prima Sorella Cercatrie: Gül Evren

Seconda Sorella Cercatrice: Zhou Yanyan

Una Novizia:  Kristina Terwilliger

Due Converse: Denna Good-Mojab and Addie Frances

Chorus of Nuns: Denna Good-Mojab, Addie Frances, Christine Oshiki, Amy Kuefler, Katie Kelley, Gül Evren, Carolina Botero, Emily Callan, Kristina Terwilliger, Zhou Yanyan

 

 

DIRECTOR BIO

Thomas Harper

Thomas Harper is Associate Professor of Voice and Director of the Opera Theater at the University of Washington. In addition to voice instruction and direction of opera productions, he holds classes in Diction, Vocal Pedagogy, and Art-Song Repertoire.

He has performed for three decades in opera houses and concert halls in Europe and the Americas, including Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Grand Théâtre de Genève, RAI Torino, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Dallas Opera, Seattle Opera, Téatro Municipal de Santiago, Chile, and many others. He has amassed a wide and varied repertoire of over fifty roles including the “Duke” in Rigoletto, “Rodolfo” in La Bohème, “Radames” in Aida, “Canio” in I Pagliacci, “Eléazar” in La Juive, “Florestan” in Fidelio, “Erik” in Der Fliegende Holländer, “Parsifal” in Parsifal, “Alwa” in Alban Berg’s Lulu, “Gregor” in Leoš Janá?ek’s Makropoulos Affair and “Mime” in Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, which he also recorded on the Arte Nova label. He has won enthusiastic praise for the role of “Fritz” on the Naxos recording of Franz Schreker’s opera Der Ferne Klang and for his definitive interpretation of “Mime” in Der Ring des Nibelungen in numerous European and American opera houses. He may also be heard on the Naxos label singing Famous Tenor Arias from the Italian repertoire as well as Gustav Mahler’s Lied von der Erde with the Irish National Orchestra.

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