Harrisburg Opera Association - 2007-2008

Season 2007-2008

Artwork by Patricia Windrow
October 5th - 7:30 PM, October 7th - 3 PM, 2007

Harrisburg Opera Association presented DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE at The Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts. Mozart's final stage work can be considered an ancestor of musical theater as it incorporates spoken dialogue in-between musical numbers. For more trivia about Mozart's Singspiel (literally meaning "song-play") click here. Musical numbers were performed in German with original dialogue in English written by Co-directors Adam Klein with Tami Swartz. Timothy Dixon returned as Music Director/Conductor with the Messiah College Orchestra. Newcomers to the company included Daniel Hoy as Papageno, Halley Gilbert as The Queen of the Night, Steven Fredericks as Sarastro and Jacob Feldman as Monostatos.

Featured Artists:
Daniel Hoy as Papageno
Adam Klein as Tamino
Tami Swartz as Pamina
Halley Gilbert as The Queen of the Night
Steven Fredericks as Sarastro
Jacob Feldman as Monostatos
Madeline Miskie as 1st Lady
Kathleen Rosenfeld as 2nd Lady
Jessica Tivens as 3rd Lady
Debbie Smith as The Old Woman / Papagena
Teresa Anstatt, Christina Kay and Lori Harris as The Three Boys
Jacbob Feldman and John Sharpe as The Two Armored Men
John Sharpe as The Speaker
Adam Klein - Director
Tami Swartz - Director
Timothy Dixon - Music Director / Conductor
Stephen Krempasky - Set Design
Patricia Windrow - Costume Design, Poster
Keely Thompson - Costume Design

May 15th and 17th 2008 - 7:30 PM

Harrisburg Opera Association presented THE STUDENT PRINCE, an operetta with music by Sigmund Romberg and book and lyrics by Dorothy Donnelly, at The Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts. Premiered on Broadway at Jolson's 59th Street Theatre in 1924 it ran for 608 performances. The operetta contained delightful melodies, choruses and arias made famous by Mario Lanza in the 1954 film. This charming production featured tenor Albert Lee as The Prince and soprano Jennifer Graf as Kathie, along with regional singers Keith Brant, Elizabeth Splaine, Teresa Anstatt, Peter Powers. Students from central PA's colleges and universities completed the cast.

Featured Artists:
Albert Lee - The Prince
Jennifer Graf - Kathie
Gerald Kowallis - Doctor Engle
Peter Powers - Von Asterberg
Hunter Chadeayne - Lucas
Elizabeth Splaine - Princess Margaret
Jack Ferry - Captain Tarnitz
Keith Brant - Count Hugo Detlef
Teresa Anstatt - Gretchen
Robert Wilson - Hubert
James Riggs - Music Director
Cheryl Crider - Stage Director

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