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Operagasmic Production of the Week

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 agothat 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 Bronx Opera’s production of The Rivals!

The Rivals
by Kirke Mechem 
In The Bronx


January 11, 2014: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Lovinger Theatre,
Lehman College
January 12, 2014: Sunday at 2 p.m. Lovinger Theatre,
Lehman College
In Manhattan
January 18, 2014: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Kaye Playhouse,
Hunter College
January 19, 2014: Sunday at 2 p.m. Kaye Playhouse,
Hunter College



Lydia Larkspur: Julie-Anne Hamula (1/11 & 19) / Lindsay Ohse (1/12 & 18) (cover: Meryl Gellman)

Mrs. Malaprop: Julie De Vaere (1/12 & 18) / Caroline Tye (1/11 & 19) (cover: Leslie Swanson)

Jack Absolute: Mario Diaz-Moresco (1/11 & 19) / Patrick McNally (1/12 & 18) (cover: Chris Gobles)

Nicholas Astor: Blake Friedman (1/12 & 18) / Rogelio Peñaverde (1/11 & 19) (cover: Nathan Létourneau)

Julia: Juli Borst (1/11 & 19) / Cabiria Jacobsen (1/12 & 18) (cover: Anna Petrie)

Sir Anthony Absolute: Brad Baron (1/12 & 18) / Jeremy J. Moore (1/11 & 19) (cover: Rashard Gellston)

Lucy: Allyson Herman (1/12 & 18) / Halley Gilbert (1/11 & 19) (cover: Laura Jobin-Acosta)

Jasper Vanderbilt: Erik Bagger (1/11 & 19) / Chad Cygan (1/12 & 18) (cover: Tom Roland)

Baron von Hakenbock: C. David Morrow (1/12 & 18) / Jack Anderson White (1/11 & 19) (cover: Jonathan Dauermann)




Conductor: Michael Spierman (1/12, 18, 19); Eric Kramer (1/11)

Director: Benjamin Spierman

Set Designer: Scott Aronow

Costume Designers: Joan Greenhut and Maureen Klein

Lighting Designer: G. Benjamin Swope

Production Stage Manager: John P. Hunter

Production Manager: Scott H. Schneider

Assistant Stage Director: Desiree Alejandro

Assistant Stage Manager: Hannah Spierman


For tickets and additional information visit the company’s website here.


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