L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love), August 2017

Director: Andrew Nienaber
Conductor: Maria Sensi Sellner
Nemorino: Christopher Lucier
Adina: Lindsay Ohse
Belcore: Patrick McNally
Dulcamara: Andrew Adelsberger
Gianetta: Rebecca Shorstein
Chorus: Rose Hunsburger, Kyra Fitzgerald, Zian Taylor, Maureen Cossey, and Lucy Fronhofer
Supers: Delaney Hill & Abby Maher
Lighting Designer: Brittany Shemuga, Costume Coordinator: Amanda Charlebois, Original Choreography by: Joel Goodloe, Choral Coach & Rehearsal Accompanist: Arthur Bosarge, Stage Manager: Kate Johnson, Asst. Stage Manager: Julia Crowley, Technical Director: Benjie White, Spotlight Operators: Digby Baker-Porazinski & John Rosmus

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Berkshire Onstage Review: “I can’t remember ever having so much fun at an opera.”
The Troy Record Review: ” The material is fun, the singing brilliant, the staging clever and the orchestra lush.”

 

Madama Butterfly, August 2016

Director: Nathan Troup
Conductor: Michael Sakir
Cio-Cio-San:  Beibei Guan and Jaime Hartzell
Suzuki:  Monica Soto-Gil
Sharpless: Seung-Hyeon Baek
BF Pinkerton: Jon Jurgens
Goro: Christopher Remkus
Yakuside/Prince Yamadori (Pinkerton cover): Jungyong Kim
The Bonze: Charles Martin
The Commissioner: John T. Danley
The Registrar: Adam Shulman
Kate Pinkerton/cousin: Lauren Silberstein
Chorus and Family: Fairouz Foty, Kaarin Phelps, Maureen Cossey, Rose Hunsberger, Sarah Jane Fawcett, Virginia May Edinger
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La pizza con funghi, August 2016

Director: Kirk JacksonPizzaConFunghi_OITR
Conservatory coach: Cory Battey
Voluptua: Fairouz Foty
Phobia: Kaarin Phelps
Count Formaggio: John T. Danley
Scorpio: Christopher Remkus

Conservatory Students: Fairouz Foty, Kaarin Phelps, John T. Danley, Christopher Remkus, and Lauren Silberstein.

 

 

Rigoletto, August 2015

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Director: Kirk Jackson
Conductor: Maria Sensi Sellner
Rigoletto: Benjamin Bloomfield
Gilda: Meghan Picerno
Duke: Chris Lucier
Duchess: Jessica Philpot
Borsa: Kevin Courtemanche
Ceprano: Eric Eichelberger
Monterone: Daniel Oakden
Giovanna: Stephanie Polonio
Maddelena: Monica Soto-Gil
Page: Hannah Miele
Sparafucile: Paul An
Usher: Kevin Ruby
Marullo: Nicholas Yaquinto
Chorus: Clark Cooper, Shaun Lee, John Allen Nelson, & Eugene Sit
Set Designer: Carl Sprague, Lighting Designer: Brittany Shemuga, Costume Coordinator: Sherry Recinella, Stage Manager: Kate Johnson

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Berkshire Fine Arts Review:  “Mr. Bloomfield also had a magical chemistry with his Gilda.” 
Berkshire OnStage Review: “[Megan Picerno] is, literally, a world-class soprano.”

 

The Old Maid & the Thief, August 2015

Director: Julia Mintzer
Musical Director & Vocal Coach: Sara Chiesa
Miss Todd: Stephanie Polonio
Bob: John Allen Nelson
Laetitia: Jessica Philpot
Miss Pinkerton: Erin Brittain
Set Designer: Carl Sprague, Lighting Designer: Brittany Shemuga, Costume Coordinator: Sherry Recinella, Stage Manager: Kate Johnson

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2015 Conservatory Students:

Nicholas Yaquinto, Shaun Lee, Eric Eichelberger, Jessica Philpot, Stephanie Polonio, Hannah Miele, Erin Brittain

 

Le nozze di Figaro, August 2014

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Director: Patrick Hansen
Conductor: Lidiya Yankovskaya
Susanna: Marielle Murphy
Figaro: Luke Scott
Countess: Kristin Schwecke
Count: Geoffrey Penar
Cherubino: Jaime Korkos
Set Designer: Carl Sprague, Lighting Designer: Brittany Shemuga, Stage Manager: Kate Johnson

Berkshire Fine Arts Review: “The ensemble here is stellar…”  

 

Gianni Schicchi, August 2014

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Director: Kirk Jackson
Conductor: Lidiya Yankovskaya
Schicchi: Andrew Adelsberger
Zita: Sarah Nordin
Rinuccio: Daniel Kamalic
Lauretta: Sooyeon Kang
Set Designer: Carl Sprague, Lighting Designer: Brittany Shemuga, Stage Manager: Kate Johnson

 

Carmen, February 2014

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Director: Jason Dolmetsch
Musical Director and Accompanist: Elizabeth Bonomo
Carmen: Kara Cornell
Don Jose: Russell Andrade
Escamillo: Charles Martin
Micaela: Alexis Rodda
Zuniga/fight captain: Patrick McNally

 

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The Barber of Seville, August 2013

Director: Andrew Nienaber
Conductor: Maria Sensi Sellner
Rosina: Abigail Levis
Figaro: Patrick McNally
Bartolo: Andrew Adelsberger
Count: Luke Grooms
Basilio: Ryan Allen

Berkshire Onstage Review
Berkshire Fine Arts Review

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Trial by Jury (conservatory), August 2013

Director: Paul Sigristbridesmaids (2)
Musical Director and Accompanist: Nadine Kulberg
Conservatory Students: Alexis Rodda, Nicholas Kilkenny, Siddharth Dubey, Matt McFadden, Caroline Sinico, Kristina Herrejon

Berkshire Fine Arts Review

 

 

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La Traviata, February 2013

Director: Heidi Lauren Duke
Conductor: Maria Sensi Sellner
Violetta: Rachele Schmiege
Alfredo: Chris Lucier
Germont: Robert Aaron Taylor

Video: Addio del passato

 

 

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La Boheme, October 2012, 2010

Director: Jason Dolmetsch
Musical Director & Accompanist: Michael Clement

2012 Casting
Mimi: Vedrana Kalas
Rodolfo: Brain Kuhl
Marcello: Kevin Kees
Musetta: Irina Petrik

2010 Casting
Mimi: Jessica Feigenbaum
Rodolfo: Siddhartha Misra
Marcello: Julian Whitley
Musetta: Hillary Esqueda

The Berkshire Review for the Arts
Video: Act IV

 

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The Magic Flute, August 2012

Director: Paul Houghtaling
Conductor: Kelly Crandell
Pamina: Mary Thorne
Queen of the Night: Brooke Schooley
Tamino: Brian Kuhl
Papageno: Andrew Pardini

Berkshire Onstage Review
The Berkshire Review for the Arts
Video: Part 4

 

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Director: Jason Dolmetsch
Musical Director & Accompanist: Elizabeth Bonomo

Conservatory Students: Elaina Pullano, Jeffrey Martin, Alex Canovas, Josh Gurwitz, Paige Porter, Juan Ahumada

 

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Director: Jason Dolmetsch
Musical Director & Accompanist: Kelly Crandell
Konstanze: Jeanai LaVita,
Belmonte: Victor Khodadad,
Blonda: Abigail Seaman,
Pedrillo: Juan Ahumada,
Osmin: Jeffrey Martin

Berkshire Onstage Review
Video: Durch Zärtlichkeit und Schmeicheln

 

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Director: Heidi Lauren Duke
Conductor: Maria Sensi Sellner
Norina: Vedrana Kalas
DonPasquale: Brace Negron
Ernesto: Glenn Seven Allen
Malatesta: Andrew Bawden

The Eastwick Press Review
Nippertown Review
The Troy Record Review
Video: Act 2 Trio

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Director: Julia Mintzer
Musical Director & Accompanist: Elizabeth Bonomo
Conservatory Students: Amy Shake, Kaitlyn McMonigle, Amanda Perera, James McAdams, Steven Im, Abigail Seaman

 

 

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Director: Jason Dolmetsch
Musical Director & Accompanist: Kelly Crandell
Baba: Victoria Tralongo
Monica: Alexina Jones
Toby: Miles Mandwelle

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Director: Dianna Heldman
Conductor: Michael Ricciardone
Witch: Victoria Tralongo
Gretel: Alexina Jones
Hansel: Kara Cornell

The Eastwick Press Review
The Berkshire Review for the Arts

 

 

CarmenLa Tragedie de Carmen, August 2009

Director: Dianna Heldman
Conductor: Michael Ricciardone
Carmen: Kara Cornell
Don Jose: Cameron Smith
Escamillo: Andrew Cummings

The Troy Record Review
The Eastwick Press Review
Gail Burns’ Review
Video: Toreador Song

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Director: Dianna Heldman
Conductor: Richard Giarusso
Dorabella: Kara Cornell
Fiordiligi: Roza Bulat
Guglielmo: Richard Mazzaferro
Ferrando: Brian Tanner

The Daily Gazette Review
The Eastwick Press Review
Gail Burns’ Review
The Berkshire Review for the Arts