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Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in The Voice Box | 1 comment

Operagasmic Production of the Week

by Christie Connolley

I love to arrive early to the opera.  For one, I want to sit down and see what everyone else is wearing…. the gowns, the sequins, THE SHOES!  Once that is done, I delve into the program!  I want to read the ‘who’s who, all of the singers’ bios, and the miniature reproductions of their glossy 8 X 10′s (which I usually go back to during intermission and estimate how many years ago that photo was taken), the director’s notes, the conductor’s notes!  It is one of the best parts of going to the opera!  So let Operagasm get you ready with the down low on new and exciting upcoming productions.

The Operagasmic Production of the Week is Des Moines Metro Opera’s Eugene Onegin!

EVENING SHOWS   June 30 | July 5 | July 10 | July 13
SUNDAY MATINEES  July 8

In a whirlwind of youthful passion, Tatiana bares her soul to the mysterious Eugene Onegin, putting into motion an epic drama of love and regret. Based on the classic Russian novel by Alexander Pushkin, this story is a timeless tale of love, pride and lost opportunity. Set to music by one of western music’s greatest composers, Tchaikovsky’s irresistible melodies and trademark dances combine to create a score that reflects the atmosphere and landscape of Russia with its picturesque countryside and imperial palaces. Eugene Onegin is the composer’s operatic masterpiece and will be a company premiere for Des Moines Metro Opera.

 

CAST:

Madame Larina, a widowed landowner

Christine Seitz

 

Tatyana, daughter of Madame Larina

Jan Cornelius

 

Olga, daughter of Madame Larina

Elise Quagliata

 

Filipp’yevna, an old nurse

Jane Shaulis

 

Yevgeny Onegin

John Moore

 

Lensky, a poet

Cody Austin

 

Prince Gremin, a retired general

Stefan Szkafarowsky

 

Zaretsky, a retired officer

Tony Dillon

 

Monsier Triquet, a Frenchman

Trey Costerisan

 

Guillot, Onegin’s valet

TBA

 

PRODUCTION:

Conductor:

David Neely

 

Stage Director:

Kristine McIntyre

 

Associate Conductor

Michael Spassov

 

Assistant Stage Director:

Octavio Cardenas

 

Chorus Master:

Lisa Hasson

 

Musical Preparation:
Tatiana Vassilieva
Allen Perriello

 

Scenic Designer:

R. Keith Brumley

 

Costume Supervisor:

Robin McGee

 

Lighting Designer:

Barry Steele

 

Make-Up/Hair Designer:

Sarah Hatten for Elsen and Associates

 

Costumes:
Santa Fe Opera and Seattle Opera Costume Shop

 

Costume Designer: Isabella Bywater

 

Choreography:

John de los Santos (Acts I & II)
Serkan Usta for Ballet Des Moines

Click here for tickets and more information!

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1 Comment

  1. Two days ago I saw the Australian Ballet’s performance of Onegin (the ballet, obviously) and since then I’ve really wanted to see the opera. Oh well – I’m seeing the Victorian Opera’s Le Nozze Di Figaro next month ;)
    ~TheAustralianOperaGoddess

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