Harrisburg Opera Association - 2009-2010

Season 2009-2010

PARIS 1959
Oct. 15 & 17, 2009 - 7:30PM
Paris 1959 was presented at The Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts. This production presented the audience with the culture and sounds of the musical forms of opera and jazz from that era. Puccini's Il Tabarro was updated from 1918 to include a visually cohesive and familiar look as well as social pertinent commentary. Michele was portrayed by bass-baritone Timothy Lafontaine, Giorgetta by soprano Eleni Calenos and Luigi by tenor David Gagnon. Tami Swartz directed and the Metropolitan Opera's own Steven Crawford music directed and was the orchestra at the piano. Additional features included internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist (and Central PA's own) Tim Warfield in his acting debut. The second half of the evening featured Tim Warfield and the Jimmy Wood Trio with jazz music that was popular and composed during that period.

Timothy Lafontaine - Michele
Eleni Calenos - Giorgetta
David Gagnon - Luigi
Abby Powell - Frugola
Christopher McLamb - Tinca
David Feiertag - Talpa
Tim Warfield - Il Sasofonista
Tami Swartz - Stage Director
Steve Crawford - Music Director

Tim Warfield - Saxophones
Jimmy Wood - Piano
Steve Meashey - Bass
Jeff Stabley - Drums

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