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Our Concert Opera Series offers intimate, casual concert performances of operatic classics at an affordable price.


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The Magic Flute

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

April 25, 2008 • Northridge, CA and April 27, 2008 • Glendale, CA​

OperaWorks’ Concert Opera Series offers well-known operas at truly affordable prices with the goal of enticing new audiences to opera. The Magic Flute is sung in German with English dialogue, minimal staging, and user-friendly introductions. The cast features singers from New York City, Sacramento, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. This opera is part of OperaWorks’ Role Preparation Course, offering career-bound singers the opportunity to learn and perform complete roles without the pressure of a fully-staged production.

CAST
Tamino: Darron Flagg*
Pamina: Shelly McDowell*
Papageno: Justin Lundsford
Queen of the Night: Laura Parker*
1st Lady: Hannah Waldman*
2nd Lady: Jayme Alilaw
3rd Lady: Anna Larsen*
Sarastro: Philip Nash
Monostatos: Corey Trahan
Monostatos (preview): Robert Norman*
1st Spirit: Stephanie Howard
1st Spirit (preview): Emily Dyer
2nd Spirit: Julia Aks
3rd Spirit: Argenta Walther*
Papagena: Alysha Conroy*
1st Priest: Robert Norman*
2nd Priest: Sean Sullivan*
1st Armed Man: Robert Norman*
2nd Armed Man: Sean Sullivan
Speaker: Maurice Godin (Guest Artist)
Priest: John Paton (Guest Artist)

*=OperaWorks alumni

Musical & Dramatic Preparation: Ann Baltz
Conductor: David Aks
Direction: Maurice Godin
Movement: Paula Thomson

**The Magic Flute is made possible in part with a generous gift from the Opera Guild of Southern California.​

 



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La Bohème

By Giacomo Puccini

​In the Spring of 2005, OperaWorks launched La Bohème as the first in a series of OperaWorks’ New Concert Operas, offering career-bound singers the opportunity to learn and perform complete roles without the pressure of a major production.

CAST
Mimí: Maryann Mancini
Rodolfo: Percy Martinez
Musetta: Lauren Lee
Marcello: Eli Villanueva (guest)Musical & Dramatic Preparation: Ann Baltz
Conductor: David Aks