Die Fledermaus

Tickets on sale january 2019!

Date & Time: Friday, April 5th to Saturday, April 13th – Evenings @ 8:00 PM and Matinées @ 3:00 PM. (Sat. 4/6 Matinée at 3:30 PM)

Ticket Cost: $30 – $100 Regular; $20 – $50 Seniors; $15 Students

Venue: Plaza Theatre at the
Boston Center for the Arts

Composer: Johann Strauss

Librettist: Sarah Myers

Conductor: Daniel P. Ryan

Stage Director: Cassandra Lovering

Featuring:   MassOpera alums Kristin Fahning, Abigal Whitney Smith, etc…

PRODUCTION SPONSOR:

DIE FLEDERMAUS


Tickets on Sale in January 2019!


Be whisked away for a night of champagne and selfies as real-estate power broker Eisenstein delays his prison sentence to attend the party of the season.  Watch him embrace and elude the cameras and his wife, and maybe join in on the fun. A night of mad-cap comedy among New York City’s elite will thrill with mistaken identities, long-held grudges and, of course, champagne!   This immersive new translation of Strauss’ well-loved 
Die Fledermaus by Sarah Meyers invites you to snap, tweet, insta and… experience the follies and foibles of this uber wealthy NYC power couple.  

Join us for opening night receptions, after the Friday April 5th and Saturday April 6th performances.

CAST

Stefan Barner

Stefan Barner

Eisenstein

Bio

 Stefan Barner has been praised for his “masterful command of both style and technique” and recognized as a “vocal standout, with a vibrancy of tone and an exciting delivery that serve notice that he is a gifted lyric tenor with a big future ahead.” Mr. Barner recently performed the role of Lucas in Odyssey Opera’s production of Gounod’s Le Malgre Medecin Lui. Previously with Odyssey, Mr. Barner performed the role of Algernon Moncrieff in Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s adaptation of The Importance of Being Earnest in their 2017 production. Earlier in 2018, Mr. Barner made a role and company debut as the Prince with Resonance Works Pittsburgh in their production of Dvorak’s Rusalka. Mr. Barner has performed with numerous opera companies across the United States and abroad including Virginia Opera, Nashville Opera, Tulsa Opera, Knoxville Opera, Opera Columbus, Glimmerglass Opera, Salt Marsh Opera, Connecticut Lyric Opera, Greater Worcester Opera, Boston Midsummer Opera, Monadnock Music Festival and Des Moines Metro Opera
Yan Lian Bio

Yan Lian Bio

Adele Cover + Chorus

Bio

 Yan Lian, soprano, is a native of Hebei China. Ms. Lian received her Master of Music in Opera Performance from the Longy School of Music of Bard College. Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance from South China Normal University in Guangzhou, China. She performed Jennie in Down In the Valley with Longy School of Music Orchestra in Boston. Internationally, she performed Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute in Italy.  Partial roles include: Viloletta in La Traviata, Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, Florinda in La Cenerentola, Norina in Don Pasquale, Marzelline in Fidelio, and Amore in Orfeo ed Euridice. 
Bishop Burn

Bishop Burn

Falke Cover + Chorus

Bio

Bass-Baritone Bishop Burn made his operatic debut in 2016, singing Seneca in Oberlin in Italy’s production of Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea in Arezzo, Italy, making his American debut later that year as Mr. Presto in the Oberlin Opera Theater’s production of Poulenc’s Le mamelle de Tirésias. He has appeared in multiple productions with the Miami Music Festival, singing Parson in The Cunning Little Vixen, Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas and Rambaldo in La Rondine. He holds degrees in vocal performance and music history from the Oberlin Conservatory, and is currently studying for a masters degree in Historical Performance at the Longy School of Music.
Colin Campbell

Colin Campbell

Alfred

Bio

Colin Campbell tenor a native to Medford, Oregon, is thrilled to be making his MassOpera debut as Alfred! Recent credits include Candide (Candide), Ito (Mame), Osric (Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead), Howard Boucher (Dead Man Walking), and Spärlich (Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor). Notable solo performances include the Messiah, Saint-Saëns’ Oratorio de Noël, and Evangelist in St. John Passion. Campbell earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Instruction from Southern Oregon University (‘14), a Master of Music in Vocal Performance (‘17) and Performance Studies Certificate (‘18) from Boston Conservatory at Berklee under the tutelage of Kevin Wilson.
Carina DiGianfilippo

Carina DiGianfilippo

Adele

Bio

 Soprano, Carina DiGianfilippo, praised for her “winsome, “vibrant” and “playful” voice, is exited to make her debut as Adele with MassOpera. Miss DiGianfilippo has appeared as a young artist with Opera Maine, the Natchez Festival of Music, Boston Opera Collaborative, and most recently, the I Sing! International Young Artist Festival in China. She returns to China in March to sing Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Xi’an Symphony Orchestra. Miss DiGianfilippo is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music and Syracuse University, and was recently a finalist in the Vermont Vocal Competition. For more credits, please see www.carinadigianfilippo.com
Kristin Fahning

Kristin Fahning

Rosalinda

Bio

Kristin Fahning, Soprano, is thrilled to join MassOpera again as “Rosalinda” in “Die Fledermaus”.  Kristin was last seen as Monica in Menotti’s “The Medium” with Miami Music Festival, where’s she’s also performed as Kitty Hart(Dead Man Walking) and La Ciesca(Gianni Schicchi). Kristin made her Boston professional debut as Laurentia(The Beautiful Bridegroom) with MassOpera.  Kristin received her Master’s of Music Degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, performing the roles of First Lady(Die Zauberflöte) and La Ciesca(Gianni Schicchi).  Kristin received her Bachelor’s of Music Degree  from Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music, performing the roles of Governess (Turn of the Screw), Yum Yum(The Mikado), and The Widow(The Boor).
Mitch FitzDaniel

Mitch FitzDaniel

Falke & Eisenstein Cover

Bio

Baritone Mitch FitzDaniel is thrilled to be making his MassOpera debut. Recent credits include Charlie in Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers, Schaunard in Puccini’s La Boheme, Baritone in Hydrogen Jukebox, and several “Opera Bites” with Boston Opera Collaborative. Mr. FitzDaniel is also an enthusiastic advocate and interpreter of contemporary American art song, having sung for the New Music on the Point Festival in Vermont, Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar, and as a featured performer for the Boston Art Song Society. Mr. FitzDaniel holds an MM from Boston University and currently resides in Boston, where he continues his studies under James Demler
Ann Fogler

Ann Fogler

Orlofsky

Bio

 Ann Fogler, Boston based mezzo-soprano, looks forward to her MassOpera debut. She has been featured as a young artist in the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation program at Central City Opera for the past two summers, and Ms. Fogler has performed as a soloist with Boston Opera Collaborative, Opera Hub, Boston Art Song Society, Old South Church, The Boston Conservatory, Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point, and OC Ars Vocalis Academy in Rome, Italy.
Timothy Gorka

Timothy Gorka

Frank

Bio

Timothy Gorka, baritone, received his Master’s degree at Boston University under the tutelage of Penelope Bitzas. A member of the BU Opera Theater, Timothy appeared in scenes from Three Decembers, Il Matrimonio Segreto, Do I Hear a Waltz?, and Gypsy Love.  More recently Timothy has been seen in the operas Albert Herring, Later the Same Evening, Gallantry, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Mr. Gedge (Vicar), Joe Harland, Donald Hopewell, and Snout respectively.  He has also appeared as the lead, Edward Bloom, in the musical Big Fish this past December with Emerson College. This is Timothy’s first production with MassOpera.
Kelley Hollis

Kelley Hollis

Rosalinda

Bio

Kelley Hollis is a core member of the Juventas New Music Ensemble. In the spring of 2018 she was a featured artist with the Americké jaro festival tour in the Czech Republic and performed at the Prague Castle. Kelley’s opera credits include Mimi in Puccini’s La femme bohème (Metrowest Opera), Eliza in Nico Muhly’s Dark Sisters (Third Eye Theater Ensemble; BU Opera Institute), First Orphan in Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier (Boston Symphony Orchestra), Beth in Adamo’s Little Women (MetroWest Opera) and Nina in Pasatieri’s The Seagull (Opera del West). Kelley is a graduate of the Boston University Opera Institute and received her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from Northwestern University.

Wes Hunter

Wes Hunter

Alfred Study Cover

Bio

Tenor Wes Hunter has been praised for his “drama, heart, and shining tone.” Recent credits include Count Ory in Rossini’s Le Comte Ory, Gastone in Verdi’s La Traviata, and Oronte in Handel’s Alcina. Other credits include Laurie in Adamo’s Little Women, Lindoro in Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri, and the premiere of Eugene in Leo Hurley’s The Body Politic. Hunter has also performed as a soloist in concert repertoire across the east coast including Mozart’s Mass in C minor and Requiem, Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music, Handel’s Messiah, Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, and Schubert’s Mass in G. 
Craig Juricka

Craig Juricka

Eisenstein

Bio

Craig Juricka, baritone, is an energetic performer and vocal pedagogue. Praised by OperaToday as an “engaging baritone,” Mr. Juricka’s performance career has brought him to opera, concert, and musical theatre stages around the nation. During the summer of 2018, he was featured as an Apprentice Artist with Des Moines Metro Opera, where he covered the mainstage role of Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus.  Craig recently received his Master’s of Music in Vocal Pedagogy from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and received his BM from Capital University in Vocal Performance in 2016. He maintains a private studio in Boston, Massachusetts. www.craigjuricka.com
Brianna Meese

Brianna Meese

Adele

Bio

Brianna Meese, soprano, is thrilled to be performing Adele in MassOpera’s Die Fledermaus, after previously appearing in the company’s production of Little Women in the quartet and as the cover of Amy March. Previous roles include the title role in Dargomyzhsky’s Rusalka, Oberto in Alcina, La Princesa in Montsalvatge’s El Gato con Botas, Lucinda (cvr) in Nico Muhly’s Dark Sisters,Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro, Papagena in Die Zauberflöte, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas, and Olympia in Les Contes D’Hoffman. She received her undergraduate degree at The University of Virginia, and a Masters of Music at the Boston Conservatory.
Mary-Alexandra Onstad

Mary-Alexandra Onstad

Rosalinda Cover + Chorus

Bio

Mary-Alexandra Onstad is an versatile  soprano, voice teacher and arts administrator. She graduated from The New England Conservatory of Music in 2010 with a graduate diploma in Voice and Opera studies and has called Boston home ever since. She also earned her Masters of Music in Voice Performance at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA and her Bachelors of Music in Voice Performance at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. When Mary-Alexandra is not busy on stage or teaching,  she is working as the Administrative Coordinator at North End Music and Performing Arts Center( NEMPAC). She is looking forward to another exciting year with MassOpera as the Director of Individual and Corporate Giving.  You can find more information at mary-alexandraonstad.net.
Pier Lamia Porter

Pier Lamia Porter

Ida + Orlofsky Cover

Bio

Pier Lamia Porter holds a B.M. in Opera Performance from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas.  Opera credits: Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Micaela in Carmen, Musetta in La Boheme. Regional credits include: Beauty and the Beast (Wheelock Family Theater), The Wiz (Lyric Stage Company), and 1776 (New Repertory Theater). She was a featured soloist in the concert premiere of the musical Brother Nat at the Emerson Paramount Theater and is a proud member of the AEA. Instagram: @pierlamiaporter

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