Lowell House Opera 2018

Performed in French with full orchestra
Music Direction by Edward Jones & Joseph Turbessi
Stage Direction by Roxanna Myhrum
Chorus Master Benjamin Wenzelberg
Produced by Sherry Gao
Stage Managed by Karalyn Joseph

Show Dates:
Thursday April 12th, 7:30PM
Friday April 13th, 7:30PM
Saturday April 14th, 7:30PM*
Sunday April 15th, 2:00PM**

Tickets can be bought at the Harvard Box Office online or in person at 10 Holyoke Street.

Ticket Information:

General Admission:
Premium Seating | $40
Full Price | $25
Student | $12

*Black Tie Gala on April 14th:
Premium Seating | $75
Full Price | $50
Student | $25

**There will be a pre-show talk preceding the show by esteemed American musicologist Carolyn Abbate at 1:30pm.

All shows will take place at Agassiz Theater, located at 5 James Street, Cambridge MA 02138.

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About the Opera When the licentious Count Ory dons disguises to sneak into a maidens’ castle whilst the men are away at war, outrageous hijinks ensue to keep him (and his chorus of knightly drinking buddies) at bay. Known for his many dynamic characters who stand up to men behaving badly, Rossini's captivating and challenging score pairs astonishing vocal virtuosity with a modern feminist flair. Our production sets this story in the classic film production era, giving an entertainment industry edge to this exciting tale. Spectacular arias, extraordinary coloratura, and a powerful chorus generate a plethora of dramatic and comedic irony, creating a hilarious production that incorporates multiple performing art forms. This contemporary staging emphasizes the empowerment of women in the face of sexual assault and harassment.


Performing April 12 & 14 / Performing April 13 & 15

Le Comte Ory
Steven D. Myles / Wes Hunter
(Kartik Ayysola)

La Comtesse Adele
Christine Teeters / Hailey Fuqua
(Alyssa Weathersby)

Rebecca Krouner / Madeline Bawden
(Emily Adams)

Le Gouverneur
Miles Rind / Markus Schenk

Timothy Passetto

Dame Ragonde
Giliana Norkunas / Rachel Davies

Alyssa Weathersby / Madeline Ross
(Jennifer Zabelsky)

Men's Ensemble

Kartik Ayysola (Coryphée)
Andrew Flannery
 Frederick Metzger
 William Suter
 Charlie Tyson
Zach Egan
 Eduardo Arturo
 Jonathan Lawlor



Women's Ensemble

 Emily Adams (Coryphée) 
 Krista Carmichael
Katheryn Currie
Melanie Donnelly
 Oriana Inferrera
 Lyndie Laramore
 Ketti Jane Muschler
 Cheranjana Thuyacontha
 Stephanie Wooler
 Jennifer Zabelsky
 Caroline Rakus-Wojciechowski
Kayla Johnson

Contact Producer Sherry Gao, at contact.lowellhouseopera@gmail.com. 

Click here to view our ensemble biographies.