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This organization is funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. THE BOSTON CONSERVATORY presents Conducted by ANDREW ALTENBACH Stage Direction by JOHNATHON PAPE Choreography by ALLIE GEE and AMANDA SHAW Scenic Design by PETER WALDRON Costume Design by GAIL ASTRID BUCKLEY Lighting Design by JEN ROCK Supertitles by JOHNATHON PAPE November 21–24, 2013 8 p.m., Thursday–Saturday 2 p.m., Sunday The Boston Conservatory Theater Š (PRÍHODY LIŠKY BYSTROUŠKY) Based on the comic strip and novel, “Liška Bystrouška,” by RUDOLF TESNOHLÍDEK with drawings by STANISLAV LOLEK ˇ THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN Music and Libretto by LEOŠ JANÁCEK Reduced Orchestration by JONATHAN DOVE* *Used by arrangement with European American Music Distributors Company, U.S. and Canadian agent for Universal Edition Vienna, publisher and copyright owner.

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This organization is funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

T H E B O S T O N C O N S E R V A T O R Y presents

Conducted by ANDREW ALTENBACH

Stage Direction by JOHNATHON PAPEChoreography by ALLIE GEE and AMANDA SHAW

Scenic Design by PETER WALDRONCostume Design by GAIL ASTRID BUCKLEY

Lighting Design by JEN ROCKSupertitles by JOHNATHON PAPE

November 21–24, 20138 p.m., Thursday–Saturday

2 p.m., SundayThe Boston Conservatory Theater

An opera by Š(PRÍHODY LIŠKY BYSTROUŠKY)

Based on the comic strip and novel,

“Liška Bystrouška,” by RUDOLF TESNOHLÍDEKwith drawings by STANISLAV LOLEK

ˇ

THE CUNNINGLITTLE VIXEN

Music and Libretto by LEOŠ JANÁCEKReduced Orchestration by JONATHAN DOVE*

*Used by arrangement with European American Music Distributors Company, U.S. and Canadian agent for Universal Edition Vienna, publisher and copyright owner.

2 • The Cunning Little Vixen

DIRECTOR’S NOTELeoš Janáček’s Příhody Lišky Bystroušky, more known commonly as The Cun-ning Little Vixen, is perhaps my favorite opera. Janáček’s compositional voice is truly unique and evocative. His deep love and study of nature is reflected throughout the score. The libretto, which he crafted himself after a popular comic strip and novel, is not just a simple story about the adventures of the vixen, Bystrouška (the accurate translation of the title). Rather, it is about the cy-cle of life, the endlessly regenerating power of nature and the realization that birth and death are just different places on the same continuum. Although the show is decidedly not a children’s opera (death is depicted with as much truth and beauty as life is), there is a great deal of humor, wit and charm in the show. Janáček was 70 years old when the opera premiered, and for all the seasoned wisdom that he includes, there is also a remarkably youthful tone. His work, perhaps especially on this opera, regenerated his passion for life, and the For-ester’s final epiphany at the end of the show is the music that Janáček chose to have performed at his funeral.

I first encountered The Cunning Little Vixen when I was hired to remount the Frank Corsaro/Maurice Sendak production at New York City Opera. Two years later, I was living in the Czech Republic on a research Fulbright grant and deepening my love of Czech opera. I have been able to direct The Cunning Little Vixen a couple of times since then in other productions. I am thrilled to be able to present it at The Boston Conservatory, sung in the original Czech, which is quite an accomplishment for the cast. It is also exciting to be working with two talented student choreographers from the dance division and their troupe of dancers from both the dance and theater divisions. Our collaboration with Boston City Singers has also been a pleasure. This organization, which brings music into the lives of so many children and families throughout Boston, has provided a delightful group of students to perform the children’s roles in the opera. The Cunning Little Vixen has been a wonderfully creative and collaborative experience for all of us, and we are thrilled to be able to introduce this amazing opera to you.

Johnathon Pape, stage director

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PRODUCTION STAFFProducer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Johnathon PapeAssistant Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nathan Troup Production Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Don CuriosoProduction Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Patsy Collins BandesStage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stacey Salotto-CristobalFaculty Advisors to Choreographers . . . . . . . .Tommy Neblett and Mary WolffTechnical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Anna B. LabykinaAssistant Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James GarnerScenic Painter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anne Marie CurroSet Construction Crew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeff Maynard, Dane PalmerMaster Electrician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Winston G. LimaugeMaster Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dane PalmerSet Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dane Palmer, Jeff Maynard,

Jim Garner, Jessi RechinAssistant Master Electrician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeff MaynardElectrics Crew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aliza Burr, Tim Ellis,

Kate Korolenko, Elizabeth SohSound Engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ben ScheffVideographer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phil RobersonProps Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth RochaCostume Shop Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca ButlerAssistant Costume Shop Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amanda FeeleyWardrobe Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keller AndersonStitchers/Drapers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ashley Marie Collette, Paola Ferreira,

Natalie LaChall, Carly WilcoxCostume Crafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tyler KinneyCostume Shop Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carly HampelMarketing and Communications Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jake MessierPromotions Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrea Di CoccoAudience Services Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olivia Levering

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BOSTON CITY SINGERS

Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jane E. MoneyDirector, Early Childhood Music andCambridge Children’s Chorus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wendy Silverberg

STUDENT STAFF

Assistant Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Filson ParkinsonAssistant Czech Diction Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kristyna GočováAssistant Stage Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin MorrisLighting Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Danielle WrennSupertitle Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David VessMakeup Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nathan RichardsonWig Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Emily AttridgeCostume Shop Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nelson Bettencourt, Theresa Degan,

Mitzi Eppley, Cody Garcia, Kristyna Gočová,Sarah Goldstein, Cacia LaCount, Key’Aira Lockett,

Dorothy Silver, Rachel ZervakosStudent Production Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brad Anderson, Edelmiro Cavazos,

Kevin Connor, Theresa Degan,Sarah Goldstein, Tyler Hohlstein,

Alexandra Lanoue,Samantha Ma, Carly Ann Worden

Production Run Crew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Natalie Cecchini, Rachel Ferring,Joe Viola, Caitlin Morrison-Dyke, Kara Arena,

Andrea Rodriguez, Hannah Drake, Dane Glynn,Samantha Posner, Alex Fullerton,

Abby Bjork, Katie Halloran

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Special Thanks to Scott Bartley and Central Connecticut StateUniversity, Peter Waldron and Mark Leuning.

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CASTOwl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kim LeedsMosquito . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Frankie CampofeliceBee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MacKenzie MathisChipmunks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adele Hennigar, Risselle Alexandra PortuondoSquirrel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kristyna GočováBadger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tyler Wolowicz, Timothy Passetto*Hedgehog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jocelyn ClarkJay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca RichardsonHawk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Winans Woodpecker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Britt BrownLizard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kyle LouviereMother Vixen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brittani Kudlacek-MatosBaby Vixen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Helena Strauss(†)Poachers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Ballantine, Andrew MillerThe Forester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryne Cherry, David Brian Clark*Cricket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Malia Jane FrenchGrasshopper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Evelyn TsenLittle Frog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caleo Lewis Aguirre(†)Blue Dragonfly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . YueRu MaBystrouška, the Vixen . . . . . . . . . . .Vanessa Becerra, Sophie-Nouchka Wemel*The Schoolmaster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Trevor Drury, Broadus Hamilton*Terynka, a barmaid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lauren LangbaumThe Pastor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wesley Gentle, Ian Bowling*The Forester’s Wife . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DeAnna Tisdale, Amanda Anderson*Lapák, the dog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jena Viemeister, Allison Lindsay*Pepík, the Forester’s son. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aimee GeyerFrantík, a village boy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charlotte JefferiesRooster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Banks Wall,

Christiana Donal Meeks*Chocholka, the crested fowl . . . . . . . . .Pei-Han Chao, Alessandra Gabbianelli*Hens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Barg, Victoria Esposito,

Sarah Hennessey, Jordyn Keller,Ashlee Lamar, Gabriella Reyes

Pásek, owner of the tavern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matthew MacDougallMrs. Pásek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tascha AndersonHarašta, a poacher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Colin Ruffer, Thomas Middleton*The Fox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Katie Abraham

(continued)

The Voice of the Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tascha Anderson, Rachel Barg,Scott Ballantine, Victoria Esposito, Aimee Geyer,

Sarah Hennessey, James Wesley Hunter,William Hurwitz, Charlotte Jefferies, Jordyn Keller,

Ashlee Lamar, Lauren Langbaum,Matthew MacDougall, Zachary Mallory,

Thomas Middleton, Andrew Miller,Nicholas Modney, Timothy Passetto,

Gabriella Reyes, Colin Ruffer, Tyler WolowiczThe Fox Cubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gita Drummond(†), Cookie Duncan(†),

Alaina Forbes(†), Aliana Forbes(†),Brooks Gillespie(†), Sayah Levene(†),Agatha Zavadskaya(†), Edan Zinn(†)

COVERS

The Fox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Samantha Schmid, DeAnna TisdaleBaby Vixen and Little Frog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cookie Duncan(†)

* Friday and Sunday performers(†) Member of Boston City Singers

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SETTINGMoravia, early 20th century

ACT I

SCENE 1: A secluded glen in the forest

SCENE 2: The yard of the Forester’s home

INTERMISSION

ACT II

SCENE 1: The badger’s den in the forest

SCENE 2: The village tavern

SCENE 3: Along the path home from the tavern

SCENE 4: The forest

INTERMISSION

ACT III

SCENE 1: The edge of the forest, a few years later

SCENE 2: The village tavern

SCENE 3: The forest glen

ACT I

Within the forest, the great cycle of life turns ever onward. The moon waxes and wanes; the seasons come and go. The new sprout shoots out of the earth next to the decaying log. The stirring of birth and the realities of death exist side-by-side, and every step in-between is a vital part of the whole. On his way home through a secluded glen, a Forester finds a baby vixen. He decides to take her home and raise her.

The vixen, Bystrouška (or “Sharpie”), soon encounters the realities of domes-ticated life. She is confused by the behavior of Lapák the dog, teased and beaten by the local children and tied up for defending herself. She dreams that her mother comes to remind her of her “wildness.” The next morning, Lapák and the Rooster chide the vixen for not bending to the will of the hu-mans. Bystrouška urges the hens to rise up and overthrow the Rooster, creat-ing a new order where women are treated as equals and workers are appre-ciated. The hens are baffled at the thought, and in response to their slavish attitudes, Bystrouška pretends to commit suicide. The Rooster and hens gather around what they believe to be the vixen’s corpse, but she springs to life and quickly kills them all. The commotion attracts the Forester’s Wife, who tries to shoot the vixen. The Forester intervenes, but the clever vixen seizes the opportunity and escapes.

ACT II

Free again, Bystrouška returns to the Forest and arrives at the den of a par-ticularly grumpy Badger. He tries to drive her away, and she accuses him of being a bourgeois landowner, to the supportive cheers of the woodland creatures. The indignant Badger leaves in a huff, as Bystrouška claims the den for her own.

Late at night at the village tavern, the Forester drinks with the Pastor and the Schoolmaster. The Forester teases the Schoolmaster about his unrequited affection for Terynka, the barmaid. In return, the Schoolmaster taunts the Forester about the vixen’s escape. As morning approaches the Schoolmaster and Pastor leave. The Forester wants another drink, but Mr. Pásek, the tavern owner, brings up the vixen’s escape. Insisting that he has no further interest

SYNOPSIS

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in the animal, the Forester stomps out of the tavern.

As he drunkenly stumbles home, the Schoolmaster mistakes Bystrouška’s glowing eyes for Terynka. His ardent wooing is interrupted as the Pastor staggers through. The curious Bystrouška listens as the Pastor bitterly recalls being jilted by a beautiful young woman when he was young. The Forester catches a glimpse of the vixen and fires his rifle at her. The terrified Pastor and Schoolmaster flee, while Bystrouška safely scampers away.

Spring has returned, and Bystrouška feels the call of love echoing through the forest and through her body. As she lounges outside her den, a young male Fox saunters by. He introduces himself as Goldenback and they strike up a conversation. Bystrouška is enchanted by this handsome stranger and tells him about her various exploits, especially her escape from the Forester’s home. Goldenback is impressed by her valor and the courtship escalates. Trembling with excitement and expectation, Bystrouška leads Goldenback into her burrow. The Owl and the Jay gossip about the vixen’s scandalous behavior, as the Blue Dragonfly dances above the lovers’ den. Suddenly the vixen runs out of the den, crying. Goldenback is perplexed, but she explains that she is pregnant. Goldenback immediately calls on a woodpecker to mar-ry them, as all the creatures of the forest celebrate the wedding.

ACT III

Several seasons have passed. Harašta, a poacher, comes to the edge of the forest to claim a rabbit from one of his traps. The Forester approaches and Harašta feigns innocence, turning the conversation to his impending wed-ding with Terynka. The Forester notices the vixen’s trail and sets a trap for her. Later, a group of Fox Cubs run into the clearing. Their parents, Bystrouška and Goldenback, follow closely and help their children recognize the trap. The whole family laughs at the Forester’s low estimation of their cunning. Harašta returns with a basket of chickens, and Bystrouška decides to outwit this human. She pretends to limp, and Harašta drops the basket as he raises his gun. Bystrouška dares Harašta to kill her, and as she leads him away from the basket, Goldenback and the Fox Cubs scramble away with the chickens. Harašta fires, and the vixen is killed.

At the village tavern, the Forester teases the Schoolmaster about his past wooing, but becomes sympathetic when he sees how the Schoolmaster grieves over the news that Terynka is marrying Harašta that very day. Mrs. Pásek mentions that Terynka is sporting a new fox fur muff. She also reports that the Pastor has written from his new parish and is lonely. With a sigh, the Forester admits that he is getting old, just like Lapák, his dog. He pays his bill and departs.

As he walks home through the woods, the Forester pauses to catch his breath. Springtime is opening around him and the forest throbs with life. He recalls when he was young and his wife used to come with him to the woods to gather mushrooms and make love. He is suddenly filled with the joy and wonder of life. A fox cub wanders into the clearing and the Forester is reminded of the little Bystrouška. He considers catching the cub to take home, but his plans are interrupted by a little frog, whose presence reminds the Forester of the endless cycle of life. The Forester releases the fox cub and stands in awe, absorbing the wonder of nature.

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FLUTE/PICCOLOAyça Çetin, G.P.D. ‘15 OBOE/ENGLISH HORNDaniel Stackhouse,

B.M. ‘14 CLARINET/BASS CLARINETEmily Pecoraro, M.M. ‘15 BASSOON/CONTRABASSOONDaniel Beilman, B.M. ‘14 HORNSAiden Kleer, M.M. ‘14Wan Tzu Chen,

M.M. ’14 TRUMPETBrian Garland, M.M. ‘14 TROMBONENathaniel Rensink,

G.P.D. ‘15 TIMPANIDorian Cox, M.M. ‘14

PERCUSSIONDaniel Pessalano,

M.M. ‘15John Stapleton, B.M. ‘16

HARPJane Soh, M.M. ’15 KEYBOARDHenry Buck, M.M. ‘15

VIOLINJoenne Dumitrascu,

M.M. ‘15Yuan Gao, G.P.D. ‘14Job Salazar Fonesca,

G.P.D. ‘14Andrew Jaeger,

B.M. ‘17Hannah Bureau, B.M. ‘14Lin Zhang, M.M. ‘15MacFarland Masterton,

M.M. ‘14Sing Hong Lee, B.M. ‘16Emily Mullaney, M.M. ‘15Chun-Hui Chuang,

M.M. ‘14

VIOLARebecca C. Sinclair,

G.P.D. ‘15

Christian Hoschek,B.M. ‘16

Elizabeth Sailer,M.M. ‘14

Yi Gong, M.M. ‘15

CELLOJill Chronister, M.M. ‘15Sean Peel, B.M. ‘16Jenna Calabro, B.M. ‘15Thomas Rodman,

M.M. ‘15 BASSDana Christie, B.M. ’14Ting Ying Wu, M.M. ‘14

PRINCIPAL OPERA COACHJean Anderson Collier

REHEARSAL PIANISTSDeena Grier, M.M. ‘15Sally VanderPloeg

CHORUS MASTERDan Ryan, M.M. ‘15

CONDUCTED BY ANDREW ALTENBACH

THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXENORCHESTRA

CASTKatie Abraham, G.P.D. ’14Amanda Anderson, B.M. ’14Tascha Anderson, M.M. ’15Scott Ballantine, M.M. ’15Rachel Barg, B.M. ’16Vanessa Becerra, M.M. ’14Ian Bowling, M.M. ’14Britt Brown, M.M. ’14Frankie Campofelice, B.M. ’15Pei-Han Chao, M.M. ’12, G.P.D. ’14Ryne Cherry, M.M. ’14David Brian Clark, G.P.D. ’14Jocelyn Clark, B.F.A. ’16Trevor Drury, M.M. ’14Victoria Esposito, B.M. ’14Malia Jane French, M.M. ’14Alessandra Gabbianelli, M.M. ’14Wesley Gentle, M.M. ’13, P.S.C. ’14Aimee Geyer, B.M. ’14Kristyna Gočová, B.M. ’15Broadus Hamilton, M.M. ’14Sarah Hennessey, B.M. ’16Adele Hennigar, B.F.A. ’15James Wesley Hunter, M.M. ’15William Hurwitz, B.M. ’16Charlotte Jefferies, B.M. ’14Jordyn Keller, B.M. ’14Brittani Kudlacek-Matos, B.F.A. ’14Lauren Langbaum, B.M. ’14Ashlee Lamar, B.M. ’16Kim Leeds, M.M. ’14Allison Lindsay, M.M. ’14Kyle Louviere, B.F.A. ’16YueRu Ma, B.F.A. ’16Matthew MacDougall, B.M. ’14Zachary Mallory, B.M. ’16

MacKenzie Mathis, B.F.A. ’16Christiana Donal Meeks, B.M. ’14Thomas Middleton, M.M. ’13, P.S.C. ’14Andrew Miller, B.M. ’15Nicholas Modney, B.M. ’14Timothy Passetto, M.M. ’14Risselle Alexandra Portuondo,

B.F.A. ’14Gabriella Reyes, B.M. ’16Rebecca Richardson, M.M. ’14Colin Ruffer, M.M. ’14Samantha Schmid, M.M. ’15DeAnna Tisdale, G.P.D. ’14Evelyn Tsen, G.P.D. ’14Jena Viemeister, M.M. ’14Elizabeth Banks Wall, B.M. ’14Sophie-Nouchka Wemel, M.M. ’14Andrew Winans, B.F.A. ’15Tyler Wolowicz, B.M. ’14

MEMBERS OF BOSTON CITY SINGERSCaleo Lewis AguirreGita DrummondCookie DuncanAlaina ForbesAliana ForbesBrooks GillespieSayah LeveneHelena StraussAgatha ZavadskayaEdan Zinn

STUDENT ENSEMBLE

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ORCHESTRADaniel Beilman, B.M. ‘14Henry Buck, M.M. ‘15Hannah Bureau, B.M. ‘14Jenna Calabro, B.M. ‘15Ayça Çetin, G.P.D. ‘15Wei-Yu Chang, M.M. ‘14Wan Tzu Chen, M.M. ’14Jill Chronister, M.M. ‘15Chun-Hui Chuang, M.M. ‘14Dorian Cox, M.M. ‘14Joenne Dumitrascu, M.M. ‘15Job Salazar Fonesca, G.P.D. ‘14Yuan Gao, G.P.D. ‘14Brian Garland, M.M. ‘14Yi Gong, M.M. ‘15Christian Hoschek, B.M. ‘16Andrew Jaeger, B.M. ‘17Aiden Kleer, M.M. ‘14MacFarland Masterton, M.M. ‘14Emily Mullaney, M.M. ‘15Emily Pecoraro, M.M. ‘15Sean Peel, B.M. ‘16Daniel Pessalano, M.M. ‘15Nathaniel Rensink, G.P.D. ‘15Thomas Rodman, M.M. ‘15Elizabeth Sailer, M.M. ‘14 Michael Simon, M.M. ‘15Rebecca C. Sinclair, G.P.D. ‘15Jane Soh, M.M. ’15Daniel Stackhouse, B.M. ‘14John Stapleton, B.M. ‘16Ting Ying Wu, M.M. ‘14Lin Zhang, M.M. ‘15

PRODUCTION STAFFBrad Anderson, B.F.A. ‘17Kara Arena, B.F.A. ‘17Emily Attridge, B.F.A. ‘16Nelson Bettencourt, M.F.A. ‘15Abby Bjork, B.F.A. ‘17Edelmir Cavazos, M.F.A. ‘15Natalie Cecchini, B.F.A. ‘17Kevin Connor, B.F.A. ‘15Theresa Degan, M.F.A. ‘15Hannah Drake, B.F.A. ‘17Mitzi Eppley, B.F.A. ‘17Rachel Ferring, B.F.A. ‘17Alex Fullerton, B.F.A. ‘17Cody Garcia, B.F.A. ‘16Allie Gee, B.F.A. ’14Dane Glynn, B.F.A. ‘17Kristyna Gočová, B.M. ’15Sarah Goldstein, M.F.A. ‘15Katie Halloran, B.F.A. ‘17Tyler Hohlstein, B.F.A. ‘15Cacia LaCount, B.F.A. ‘16Alexandra Lanoue, M.M. ‘15Samantha Ma, B.F.A. ‘16Kevin Morris, B.F.A. ‘16Caitlin Morrison-Dyke, B.F.A. ‘17Sam Filson Parkinson, B.M. ’14Samantha Posner, B.F.A. ‘17Nathan Richardson, M.F.A. ‘15Andrea Rodriguez, B.F.A. ‘17Amanda Shaw, B.F.A. ’14Dorothy Silver, B.F.A. ‘16David Vess, M.M. ’15Joe Viola, B.F.A. ‘17Carly Ann Worden, B.M. ‘17Danielle Wrenn, B.F.A ‘16Rachel Zervakos, B.F.A. ‘14

BIOSANDREW ALTENBACH, conduc-tor—continues to garner attention as a musical leader of his genera-tion. The Boston Globe wrote: “Al-tenbach built the drama with such point and purpose, it was as if Ros-sini were creating a new art form.” Altenbach is music director of opera at The Boston Conservatory. Recent opera credits include Opera Bir-mingham, Opera Africa, Central City Opera, Minnesota Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Music Academy of the West, San Francisco Opera Merola Pro-gram and Indiana University Opera Theatre. Symphonic credits include the Atlanta, Memphis and Milwau-kee symphony orchestras, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Chautauqua Institution and Grand Teton Music Festival. He was music director for the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra and the Bach Chamber Players of St. Paul. Altenbach is artistic director of the Minnesota Bach Ensemble, a professional chamber orchestra comprised of players from the Min-nesota Orchestra. Altenbach lives in Cambridge with his wife, Julia, and their son, Henry.Read Altenbach’s complete profile at: www.andrewaltenbach.com

JOHNATHON PAPE, stage direc-tor—joined The Boston Conserva-tory in the fall of 2011 as director of opera studies. He has staged a wide range of opera, theater and musical

theater performances throughout the U.S. and abroad. Recent work includes Eugene Onegin for The Seagle Music Colony; Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking for Tulsa Opera; La Fille du Régiment for Dayton Op-era; and Don Giovanni and La Bo-hème for The Boston Conservatory. Career highlights include the world premiere of Griffelkin by Lukas Foss for New York City Opera; the U.S. premiere of Daniel Catán’s La Hija da Rappaccini for San Diego Opera; the Los Angeles premiere of Richard Greenberg’s Eastern Standard; and Terrence McNally’s Master Class for HaBimah, the National Theater of Is-rael. He has a special affinity for the Czech repertoire, having received a Fulbright Research Grant in opera and theater to the Czech Repub-lic in 1994. Pape is a long-standing member of the Stage Directors and Choreographer’s Society.

PETER WALDRON, set design-er—has had the honor of designing scenery for more than 25 produc-tions at The Boston Conservatory and is thrilled to be back. Past credits at the Conservatory include La Boheme, Sweeney Todd, The Mikado, The Elixir of Love, Follies and Factory Girls. He is cur-rently designing productions of Arse-nic and Old Lace and Antigone for the-aters North of Boston. He has worked in theaters across the U.S. and enjoys travel and family in his free time.

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JEN ROCK, lighting designer—is thrilled to be joining The Boston Conservatory for her first produc-tion. Elsewhere, Rock has designed lighting for companies and schools across New England, including Company One, The Gamm The-atre, Actors Shakspeare Project, New Repertory Theatre, The Or-feo Group, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Providence College, The University of Rhode Island and Con-necticut College. Rock is the recipi-ent of the 2013 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Design for her work on Company One’s The Elaborate En-trance of Chad Deity, which also gar-nished her an IRNE award nomina-tion for Best Lighting Design. Rock holds a M.F.A. in lighting design from the University of Connecticut and serves as Production Coordina-tor for High Output, Inc.Read Rock’s complete profile at:www.jenrockdesign.com

GAIL ASTRID BUCKLEY, costume designer—received the 2002 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Cos-tume Design; the 2002 IRNE Award for Costume Design for Twelfth Night at Commonwealth Shakespeare Company; and the 2006 IRNE Award for Costume Design for her work on both Caroline, or Change and The Women for SpeakEasy Stage Com-pany. Recent designs include Cosi fan Tutti (co-designed with John

Conklin) at the Boston Lyric Opera; The Balcony at The Boston Conser-vatory; Motherf**cker with the Hat, Xanadu, Red, In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) and Adding Machine: A Musical (2010 Elliot Norton Award–Outstanding Design) at Speak-Easy Stage Company; Carnival, The Norman Conquests and 9 Circles at Gloucester Stage Company; It’s A Wonderful Life, The Full Monty and Steel Magnolias at Stoneham The-atre; Remembering HM at Under-ground Railway; Photograph 51 and Hysteria at The Nora Theatre; Art at New Repertory Theatre; and A Christmas Carol at Hanover Theatre.

DON CURIOSO, production man-ager—has served The Boston Conservatory for 12 years. Curioso served as production manager for Civic Light Opera in Seattle, WA and was production manager/technical director for Suffolk University. Pro-fessional credits include American Musical Theater, Long Wharf The-ater, The Garde Arts Center and Yale Repertory Theater. Early career high-lights include Babes In Arms, directed by Ginger Rogers; the pre-Broadway production of Late Nite Comic, star-ring Robert Lupone; the inaugural season of Connecticut Repertory Theater; The Gifts of The Magi and Children Of Eden, featuring then un-known Cheyenne Jackson. Recent Conservatory highlights include

Opening Note!; productions with the late Dana Brayton; numerous collab-orations with theater, dance, music and opera; serving as the liaison at Midway Studios during the Conser-vatory 2009 off-campus season; and hosting the Production Managers Forum in Boston. Curioso received his M.F.A. in technical direction and production management from the University of Connecticut. His teach-ing credits include Wagner College, Suffolk University and The Boston Conservatory.

PATSY COLLINS BANDES, produc-tion stage manager—is currently in her 10th year as the production stage manager at The Boston Con-servatory. Select productions include L’Enfant et les sortilèges and L’Heure espagnole, Curtains, 42nd Street, The Mikado, Quick-Change Room, Dark Elegies, Sweet Charity, Rent, Strike up the Band and many more. She also directed productions of Good, Wait-ing for Godot and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead for The Bos-ton Conservatory. Other companies she has stage-managed for include North Shore Music Theatre, Pro-metheus Dance, Boston Children’s Chorus, Intermezzo Chamber Opera and the Denver Center Theatre Com-pany (1998 Tony Award), where she worked on the world premieres of The Laramie Project and Give ’em a Bit of Mystery: Shakespeare and the Old

Tradition. Collins Bandes is a member of The Boston Conservatory Theater Division and Dance Division faculties, teaching freshmen production and stagecraft. She holds a B.A. in theater with an emphasis in directing from the University of Northern Colorado.

STACEY SALOTTO-CRISTOBAL, stage manager—is happy to be making her Boston Conservatory de-but. She has worked at many theater and opera companies throughout the U.S., including The Boston Lyric Opera, Tulsa Opera, Amarillo Opera, Tri-Cities Opera, Kansas City Lyric Op-era, Des Moines Metro Opera, Pen-sacola Opera, Wagon Wheel Theatre, Barrington Stage Company, Maine State Music Theatre and Kansas City Repertory Theatre. Salotto-Cristobal holds a B.A. in theater arts from Frank-lin Pierce University and a M.F.A. in stage management from the Univer-sity of Missouri, Kansas City.

ANNA B. LABYKINA, technical di-rector—is a native of Russia who has made New England her home for the last two decades. Prior to arriving at The Boston Conservatory in 2006, she worked as a technical director at Tufts University and Salem State College. When not solving technical issues at the Conservatory, Labykina serves as a technical advisor for a multitude of projects in Boston. Pre-vious scenic design and coordination

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credits include: Four One Acts by David Ives, Lucky Duck, Showboat, Chess, The Who’s Tommy, WANDERLUST, Throws Like a Girl and Neurasthenia. She holds a M.F.A. in theater technology from the University of Texas at Austin.

WINSTON G. LIMAUGE, master electrician—is celebrating his fourth year at The Boston Conservatory. His past design credits include Waiting for Godot (Boston Conservatory), Ros-encrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Abduction from the Seraglio (Harris-burg Opera) and True West (Open Stage), as well as the world premieres of Rockets Red Blare and Diva Mono-logues (Intermezzo Opera Company). He has worked as an assistant light-ing designer for the world premiers of The English Channel (C. Walsh Theatre and Vineyard Playhouse) and Beckett at 100 (New College Theatre), as well as the IRNE-nominated production of A Streetcar Named Desire (New Reper-tory Theatre).

REBECCA BUTLER, costume shop manager—holds a B.F.A. in fashion design from the Massachusetts Col-lege of Art and Design. She has been with The Boston Conservatory since 2004, where favorite productions in-clude Romeo and Juliet, The Mikado, Machinal and The Wild Party. Free-lance costume design credits include Commonwealth Shakespeare’s galas, (Une Soirée à Paris, Cinema Italiano,

Gala 2013), the Actors’ Shakespeare Project (Cymbeline, The Merry Wives of Windsor) and Intermezzo Chamber Opera Series (Rocket’s Red Blare, The Diva Monologues, The Prodigal Son). Butler is a founding member of the collaborative studio, The Industrial Stitchers Guild, and has worked with Opera Boston, SpeakEasy Stage Com-pany, Commonwealth Shakespeare, New England Conservatory, Opera Louisiane and the Flying Karamazov Brothers, amongst others. Butler also works as an independent artist and has recently created custom pieces for runway shows, weddings, balls and a presentation piece to commemorate the service and retirement of Mas-sArt’s President, Kay Sloan.

AMANDA FEELEY, assistant cos-tume shop manager—holds a B.F.A. in fashion design from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has worked as a costume technician across the country including The Santa Fe Opera, Walt Disney World, and locally at Costume Works and Atlantic Coast Theatrical Supply. She has also worked as a costume designer for recent pro-ductions including Legally Blonde: The Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone and The Wedding Singer, and she received an EMACT DASH nomination for her work on Beehive: The 60s Musical. Fee-ley’s fashion design work has been shown in Boston Fashion Week and other New England fashion shows.

Founded in 1995, Boston City Singers provides comprehensive instruction to over 500 young people in the inner city neighborhoods where they live and attend school. Weekly singing classes and chorus rehearsals are designed to provide singers with well-balanced sequential music instruction coupled with performance, youth development, cultural exploration, leadership training and community service components. Singers, grouped by age and level, develop progressive mastery of skills with children from backgrounds different than their own, engaging hearts and minds during the critical after-school hours. Emphasis is placed on personal discipline, teamwork and group cooperation. Through ongoing mentor relationships with older youth and teachers who share common interests, singers are connected to a strong and supportive community.

Concert Chorus members receive small group vocal lessons and many are invited to take part in the World Rhythm Ensemble. Older Concert Chorus members are also able to participate in organization-sponsored SAT prep, language studies and audition classes as they prepare their college applications. 100% of the graduates are accepted to 4-year colleges, many with significant scholarship.

Boston City Singers collaborate with a wide range of multidisciplinary organizations, including symphonies, professional opera companies, touring ensembles and musical theater productions, such as the Boston Opera Collaborative, DotArt, Australian Girls Choir, The Boston Pops, Jo-Me Dance, Zamir Chorale, Life is good, Dan Zanes and Friends, Yale Alumni Chorus, Saengerfest Men’s Chorus, Discovery and Firebird Ensembles, as well as a variety of Broadway productions and rock bands. Over 70% of their singers receive financial assistance.

For additional information, please visit www.bostoncitysingers.org.

ABOUT BOSTON CITY SINGERS

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STUDIO VOICE FACULTYGina BeckMarilyn BulliWilliam CottenKerry DealRebecca FolsomSara GoldsteinThomas GreggRobert HoneysuckerVictor JannettJames JavoreMonique PhinneyMary SaundersMerrill SheaLisa Sheldon

Patty ThomKevin WilsonKathryn Wright OPERA & VOCAL STUDIESMichelle AlexanderPamela Dellal Damien Francoeur-KrzyzekThomas GreggSun Ho KimJohn KuntzCharles LinshawMichael StraussAllison Voth

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Abra K. Bush, D.M.A., Director of the Music DivisionLawrence Isaacson, Associate Director of the Music DivisionTuaha Khan, Concert Services ManagerAndrew Tremblay, Assistant to the Director of the Music DivisionAngela Lickiss, Performance LibrarianMichelle Zwi, Ensembles Coordinator

MUSIC OFFICE STAFF

Patty Thom, Chair of Voice and OperaJohnathon Pape, Director of Opera StudiesAndrew Altenbach, Music Director of Opera StudiesNathan Troup, Associate Director of Opera StudiesJean Anderson Collier, Principal Opera CoachGeorge Case, Director of Choral Activities; Conductor of The Boston

Conservatory ChoraleBeth Willer, Conductor of The Boston Conservatory Women’s ChorusKevin Wilson, Director of Vocal Pedagogy

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SPRING OPERA PERFORMANCESOPERA Die Zauberflöte(The Magic Flute) Feb. 6–9Mozart’s brilliant comic singspiel is a delightful fantasy about the journey we all must take towards enlightenment. Along the way, we encounter magical creatures, witness the ongoing clash between good and evil and endure the trials of our human courage and fortitude until love and light finally triumph. A semi-staged concert production, sung and spoken in German with English supertitles. Conducted by Andrew Altenbach. Directed by Johnathon Pape.8 p.m. (Thursday–Sunday)Seully Hall, ($)

OPERA The Rape of LucretiaApril 3–6Benjamin Britten’s gripping chamber opera about self-possession and self-destruction, set in a civilization devastated by the atrocities of war. Morality and mortality are obscured in the storytelling of a lustily obsessive leader’s determination to destroy and conquer the last remaining hope of purity and faithfulness. In English, with projected supertitles. Conducted by Andrew Altenbach. Directed by Nathan Troup.8 p.m. (Thursday–Saturday)2 p.m. (Sunday)The Boston Conservatory Theater, ($)

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SING-A-MUSICALStudents (grades 1-3) will learn a selection of songs and choreography from a Broadway musical. Saturdays, 12-2 p.m.

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Doreen Donovan CorkinPrescott B. CrockerAnne N. CuervoSasiree CutterMiles A. Fish, III ‘63Kate Sides FlatherEdward C. FleckJill A. Fopiano, C.F.A.John S. FosterAndrew FriedlandJo-Del GaethChristina GlenPreston B. GrandinJean HackettAlice JacobsDonald F. Jemella ’70 ‘73Sidney A. KenyonKate KushMarilyn LevittRicardo Lewitus, M.D.Richard V. Lombardi ’50Remmi Franklin Michele ManganaroFrederick T. MillerMichael G. MoyerBarbara G. PapeschH. Calvin PlaceConstance M. RamsauerGeraldine R. RicciPeter A. RombultIvy C. ScriccoWarren A. SeamansRick SergelGilbert SlovinBrian Wallenmeyer ‘00Amy WertheimEdward G. WertheimMarilyn Zuckerman, Esq.

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Neil Donohoe Director of the Theater Divison

Judson Evans Director of the Liberal Arts Division

Cathy Young, M.F.A. Director of the Dance Division

Dr. Carmen S. Griggs, Ph.D. Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs

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