UA Opera Theater

Apr 12 7:30 PM
Apr 13 7:30 PM
Apr 14 7:30 PM
Apr 15 3:00 PM

Venue

Crowder Hall
1017 N Olive Rd
Tucson, AZ 85721-0004

Tickets

Admission - $15, 12, 10

 

Fine Arts Box Office
520-621-1162
tickets.arizona.edu

Contact Information

Media:
Ingvi Kallen
520-626-6320
ingvi@email.arizona.edu

Public:
MusiCall 621-2998

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The University of Arizona Opera Theater presents its spring production,
featuring Giacomo Puccini's one-act operas "Suor Angelica" and "Gianni
Schicchi." Four performances will be offered in Crowder Hall, Thursday, Friday
and Saturday, April 12, 13 and14 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, April 15 at 3:00
p.m.

"Suor Angelica" and "Gianni Schicchi" are the second and third of a collection
of three one-act operas known as "Il trittico" (Triptych).

"Suor Angelica" takes place in a convent near Siena in the latter part of the
17th century. A Florentine noblewoman has been compelled by her family to take
the veil, and has been waiting in vain for tidings from her family or friends.
Angelica's aunt comes to call on her, setting into motion a series of events
that culminate in a mystic vision.

Set in Florence in 1299, "Gianni Schicchi" is a dark farce concerning the recent
death of Buoso Donato and the machinations of his family to try and get the
lion’s share of his estate. As the relatives try and cheat each other, they are
outfoxed by the crafty Gianni Schicchi. This opera is the source of one of
Puccini's most beloved arias, "O! Mio babbino caro," sung by Schicchi's
teenaged daughter.

In addition to the beautiful music and stories dealing with tragedy and comedy,
these two operas are quite popular with university opera programs due to the
opportunities for many singers to participate. "We are happy to feature a
number of our younger singers along with the more experienced to bring these
works to the stage," says Prof. Charles Roe, director of UA Opera Theater.
"Sour Angelica" is in the hands of graduate student Kyle Vincent Connor in his
directing debut. The production is entirely staged and costumed, sung in
Italian, with English supertitles. The Arizona Symphony Orchestra will be under
the baton of music director Thomas Cockrell, with the Sunday performance being
led by graduate conducting student David Dunbar.

This production will be dedicated to Professor Emeritus Larry Day, who passed
away on February 8th. Dr. Day, who came to the UA in 1976 as director of opera
theater and a teacher of singing, will be greatly missed by his many former
students and colleagues.

THURSDAY AND SATURDAY CAST:
"Suor Angelica"
Angelica: Jenny Beauregard
Principessa: Mackenzie Romriell
Monitor: Emily Spirk
Mistress of Novices: Stephanie Brink
Abbess: Stephanie Brink
Genevieve: Asleif Wilmer
Osmina: Gaby Carillo
Dolcina: Diane Olivares
Nurse: Jovahnna Anderson
Tourieres: Kendra VandeGraaff, Angeline Chairez
Novices: Rebekah Sharpton, Allie Outcalt
Lay Sisters: Jenny Brobeck, Iris Yaun

"Gianni Schicchi"
Schicci: Seth Kershisnik
Lauretta: Sunyoung Lee
Rinuccio: Mitchell Sturges
Gherardo: Brandon Dale
Nella: Asleif Wilmer
Betto: Jose Coca
Simone: Jess Koehn
Marco: Alejandro Banuelos
Ciesca: Angeline Chairez
Zita: Emily Spirk
Spinelloccio: Olman Alfaro
Notaio: Stephen Warner
Pinellino: Joseph Gouge
Guccio: Michael Frongillo

FRIDAY AND SUNDAY CAST:
"Suor Angelica"
Angelica: Yunnie Park
Principessa: Mackenzie Romriell
Monitor: Emily Spirk
Mistress of Novices: Stephanie Brink
Abbess: Stephanie Brink
Genevieve: Asleif Wilmer
Osmina: Gaby Carillo
Dolcina: Diane Olivares
Nurse: Jovahnna Anderson
Tourieres: Kendra VandeGraaff, Angeline Chairez
Novices: Rebecca Sharpton, Allie Outcalt
Lay Sisters: Jenny Brobeck, Iris Yaun

"Gianni Schicchi"
Schicci: Seth Kershisnik
Lauretta: Victoria McKean
Rinuccio: Mitchell Sturges
Gherardo: Brandon Dale
Nella: Ivette Ortiz
Betto: Jose Coca
Simone: Jess Koehn
Marco: Alejandro Banuelos
Ciesca: Ellen Hinkle
Zita: Emily Spirk
Spinelloccio: Olman Alfaro
Notaio: Stephen Warner
Pinellino: Joseph Gouge
Guccio: Michael Frongillo