Opera Workshop

Date Monday, May 6, 2013
7:30 p.m.
Location Benson Great Hall
Directions Directions to Bethel University and Benson Great Hall.
Cost Free; no tickets required.
Sponsors Department of Music

Event Description

From the director Jeffrey Madison:
This semester's performance marks Bethel Opera Workshop’s entrance into the larger works of the opera repertoire. With selections from some of the most beloved operas from Bizet’s Carmen, Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Lehar’s Merry Widow, to Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, these pieces offer some of the most exciting, heartwarming, and thrilling moments in opera. The program will be performed primarily in English.

CARMEN by Georges Bizet

No. 12 Les tringles des sistres tintaient
No. 14 Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre (Toreador Song)
No. 15 Quintette: Nous avons en tête une affaire!

Carmen—Callie Turner
Escamillo—Taylor Bothun
Frasquita—Emily Bell
Mercédès—Krissi Dines
Dancaïro—Grant McEachern
Remendado—Josh Palmer
Zuniga—Jeff Dahlquist

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro
Voi che sapete che cosa è amor

Countess—Emily Bell
Susanna—Raquel Schaper
Figaro—Grant McEachern
Cherubino—Callie Turner

THE MERRY WIDOW by Franz Lehár

Rosebud Duet
Grisette Song

Camille—Parker Foss
Valencienne—Krissi Dines
Grisettes—Raquel Schaper, Nicole Vande Zande, Grace Hanson, Breanna Blaschke, Stephanie Houlihan, Emily Bell

HANSEL AND GRETEL by Engelbert Humperdinck

Sandman Aria
Evening Prayer

Sandman—Jenny Lanz
Hansel—Grace Hanson
Gretel—Stephanie Houlihan
Forest Pixie—Krin McMillen

STREET SCENE by Kurt Weill

When a woman has a baby
Somehow I never could believe
Get a load of that
Ice cream sextet

Mrs. Maurrant—Breanna Blaschke
Mr. Maurrant—Jeff Dahlquist
Mr. Jones—Josh Palmer
Mrs. Jones—
Nicole Vande Zande
Mr. Fiorentino—
Parker Foss
Mrs. Fiorentino—
Krin McMillen
Mr. Olson—
Ian Frei
Mrs. Olson—
Grace Hanson
Mr. Buchanan—
Paul Hjellming
Mr. Sankey—
Lowell Rice
Paul Flowers


Contact the Department of Music at 651.638.6380 or music@bethel.edu.