LOWELL HOUSE OPERA 2017

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS

 

Music Direction by Edward Jones

Stage Direction by Roxanna Myhrum

Produced by Steven Kunis

 

This Spring, Lowell House Opera brings Richard Strauss's comedic masterpiece to life. 

About the Opera:

A young student composer is set to premiere a brand new opera inspired by idealized virtue and classical mythology: the magnificent Ariadne auf Naxos. Plans change when the Faculty Deans backing the project decide that the opera could use some help. They insist that a popular student improv troupe become part of the plot, throwing the up-tight opera singers into a rage. An epic battle ensues between the highbrow and lowbrow forms of entertainment. Is any reconciliation possible? Extraordinary arias, coloratura fireworks, and achingly beautiful ensembles win the day, ardently making the case for the transcendent and transformative power of music. This contemporary staging simultaneously parodies and pays tribute to Harvard house culture, and bids a fond farewell to the Lowell House performance hall before it undergoes renovation.

 

Performances:

Wednesday, March 22 at 8:30pm
Friday, March 24 at 8:30pm*
Saturday, March 25 at 8:30pm
Wednesday, March 29 at 8:30pm
Friday, March 31 at 8:30pm
Saturday, April 1 at 8:30pm

With the exception of March 24th, all performances are free for Lowell Undergraduate Residents.

followed by black tie reception in the Faculty Deans' Residence

 

 

CAST OF ARIADNE AUF NAXOS

 

Ariadne (Double Cast) … Jouvanca Jean-Baptiste
Ariadne (Double Cast) … Sol Kim Bentley
Ariadne (Cover) … Samantha Schmid
Bacchus (Double Cast) … Christopher Eaglin
Bacchus (Double Cast) … Sean Malkus
Bacchus (Cover) … Steven Myles
Zerbinetta (Double Cast) … Abigail Krawczyńska
Zerbinetta (Double Cast) … Elisa Sunshine
Composer … Rebecca Krouner
Composer (Cover) … Elena Snow
Naiad … Alyssa Weathersby
Echo … Celeste Godin
Dryad … Rachel Davies
Dryad (Cover) … Naomi Levine
Harlequin … Christian Schwebler
Harlequin (Cover) … Chauncey Blade
Brighella … Kartik Ayysola
Scaramuccio … Steven Myles
Scaramuccio (Cover) … Steven Im
Truffaldino … Marcus Schenck
Music Teacher … James Liu
Music Teacher (Cover) … Ethan Sagin
Dancing Master … Steven Im
Dancing Master (Cover) … Brian González
Wig Maker … Marcus Schenck
Wig Maker (Cover) … Chauncey Blade
Lackey … Ethan Sagin
Lackey (Cover) … Marcus Schenck
Officer … Brian González
Major Domo … Bowen Lu ‘17

Poster design by Dennis Zhang

Poster design by Dennis Zhang