Harrisburg Opera Association - 1999-2000

Season 1999-2000

October 5th, 7th and 9th, 1999

Harrisburg Opera Association presented MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the newly erected Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts. This marked the first time that HOA produced a production on their main stage. Additionally, HOA was designated as one of the original 12 resident arts organizations and the sole opera company. The Whitaker Center was the effort of a collaboration starting in the 1980s of local community leaders, business leaders, city planners, art associations and government officials who worked together to satisfy the state capitol's need to have a center that "would contain a fine arts museum, a new home for the Museum of Scientific Discovery, and a 400-600-seat theater with workshop, rehearsal, and studio space." A complete history can be found here.

Featured Artists:
Kaori Sato - Cio-Cio-San
Nicholas Loren - Pinkerton
John Darrenkamp - Sharpless
Barbara Rearick - Suzuki
Tim Wilson - Goro
Ivan Wittel - The Bonze
Michael Anderson - The Imperial Commissioner / Prince Yamadori
Paul Eyer - The Registar
Yvonne Crist - Kate Pinkerton
Leah Van Doren - Sorrow / Trouble
Stephanie Sundine - Stage Director
Victoria Bond - Music Director / Conductor
May 23rd, 25th and 27th, 2000
Video Clip: La Traviata Highlights
Harrisburg Opera Association presented LA TRAVIATA at the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts.

Featured Artists:
Patricia Johnson - Violetta Valery
George Dyer - Alfredo Germont
Todd Thomas - Giorgio Germont
Christine Isley-Famer - Flora Bervoix
Joan Beckstead Mabe - Annina
Salvatore Basile - Doctor Grenvil
John Darrenkamp - Barron Douphol
Cynthia Edwards - Stage Director
Victoria Bond - Music Director / Conductor

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