Solo Opera

Past Productions: Opera

2016- The Computer Kid's Magic Night

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Director/Producer/Costumer: Sylvia Amorino
Conductor/Musical Director: William Long
Scenic Designer and Build: Adam Puglielli and Rooster Productions
Projections: Frédéric O. Boulay
Lighting Designer: Patrick Toebe
-Lesher Center for the Arts-  March 2016

Photography: John Buyer
Graphics and Illustrations: Pamela Goodman
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Mickey Bellington (Computer Kid): Angelina Wahler
Mickey Bellington (Computer Kid): Daniel Ostrom
Flora Bellington (Mother): Cass Panuska
Dan Bellington (Father): Torlef Borsting
Charlotte Wordsmith: Giovanna Hutchison
Frederick Wordsmith: Darron Flagg
Cat (Wordsmith's Cat): Sara LeMesh
Professor Mathematissimo: Jonathan Smucker
Melodica (an Opera Singer): Diane Squires
Fritz (a No-Hit Pitcher): Nick Volkert
Mrs. Perry Patetic (a World Traveler): Megan Stetson
Mr. Perry Patetic (a World Traveler): Michael Orlinsky
 

2015- Hansel and Gretel

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Director/Producer/Costumer: Sylvia Amorino
Conductor/Musical Director/Pianist: Alexander Katsman
Lighting Designer: Patrick Toebe
-Del Valle Theatre-  December 2015

Photography: John Buyer
Graphics and Illustrations: Pamela Goodman
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Gretel: Diane Squires
Hansel: Megan Stetson 
The Witch: Deborah Rosengaus 
Father: Bradley Kynard 
Mother: Jamie Samantha Lee 
Dew Fairy/Gretel Cover: Katie Carlson 
Sandman/Hansel Cover: Megan Berti 
Gingerbread Children: Contra Costa Children's Chorus 
Fourteen Angels: Lori Buffalow's The Next Step Dance Studio

2014- Hansel and Gretel

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Director/Producer/Costumer: Sylvia Amorino
Conductor/Musical Director/Pianist: Philip Kuttner
Pianist: Paul G McCurdy
Scenic Designer: Peter Crompton
Lighting Designer: Patrick Toebe
-Del Valle Theatre-  December 2014

Photography: John Buyer
Graphics and Illustrations: Pamela Goodman
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Gretel: Diane Squires
Hansel: Megan Stetson
The Witch: Deborah Rosengaus
Father: Bradley Kynard
Mother: Jamie Samantha Lee
Dew Fairy/Gretel Cover: Angela Jarosz
Sandman/Hansel Cover: Jacque Eileen Wilson
Gingerbread Children: Contra Costa Children's Chorus
Fourteen Angels: Lori Buffalow's The Next Step Dance Studio

2014- Chip and His Dog

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Director/Producer/Costumer: Sylvia Amorino
Conductor/Musical Director: Bee Chow
Pianist: Joy Tsai
Set Design: Peter Crompton
-Lesher Center for the Arts-  July 2014

Photography: John Buyer
Graphics and Illustrations: Pamela Goodman
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Solo Opera in collaboration with Cantabella Children's Chorus

2004- Old Maid and the Thief

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Director/Producer: Sylvia Amorino
Conductor/Musical Director: Alexander Katsman

Set Design: Andrea Bechert

Lighting Design: Rob Anderson
-Lesher Center for the Arts-  August 2004
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Miss Todd: Erica Olden

Miss Pinkerton: Eliza O'Malley
Laetitia: Diane Squires

Bob: Andrew Cox
Store Keeper: Alexander Brose 

2004- A Hand of Bridge

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Director/Producer: Sylvia Amorino
Conductor/Musical Director: Alexander Katsman

Set Design: Andrea Bechert
Lighting Design: Rob Anderson
-Lesher Center for the Arts- August 2004
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Geraldine: Katya Roemer
David: Martin Bell
Sally: Raeeka Shahabi-Yaghmai
Bill: Alexander Brose

2004- The Impresario

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Director/Producer/Costumer: Sylvia Amorino
Pianist: Catherine Thompson
-Rossmoor- November 2004
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Madame Heartmelt: Diane Squires
Madame Warblewell: Jennifer Lien
Mr. Cash/The Impresario: Kenny Louis

2004- Bastien and Bastienna

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Director/Producer/Costumer: Sylvia Amorino
Pianist: Catherine Thompson
-Rossmoor- November 2004
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Bastienna: Anne Cattlin Richnavsky
Bastien: Peter Tedeschi
Colas: Martin Bell


2003- Amahl and the Night Visitors

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Director/Producer: Sylvia Amorino
Conductor/Musical Director: Alexander Katsman
Set Design: Patrick Tobey
Lighting Design: Rob Anderson
-Lesher Center for the Arts- December 2003
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Amahl: Benjamin Wetzel / Alec Mathieson /Forest McMillin (understudy)
Mother: Liliane Cromer/ Raeeka Shehabi-Yaghmai
King Melchior: Philip Dixon
King Balthazar: Anthony Russell
King Kaspar: Miguel Evangelista
The Page: Stephen Foreman

2003- Riders to the Sea

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Director/Producer/Costumer: Sylvia Amorino
Conductor/Musical Director: Monroe Kanouse
Set and Costume Coordinator: Sylvia Amorino
Done here as a collaboration with Holy Names University,
(Later also done in collaboration with GoatHall Productions in SF)
-Regents Theater- Holy Names University- March 2003
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Maurya: Harriet March Page
Cathleen: Suzanna Mizell
Nora:  Eliza O'Malley
Bartley: Dan Mortenson
and Chorus of Women

2003- The Telephone

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Director/Producer: Sylvia Amorino
Pianist: Mary Martin
-Rossmoor Peacock Theatre- September 2003
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Lucy: Diane Squires
Ben: Philip Dixon

2002- Amahl and the Night Visitors

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Director/Producer: Sylvia Amorino
Conductor/Musical Director: Alexander Katsman
Set Design: Patrick Toebe
-Lesher Center for the Arts- December 2002
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Amahl: Trevor Doherty / Alexander Matteson, and Benjamin Wetzel (understudy)
Mother: Narelle Yeo/ Liliane Cromer
King Melchior: Philip Dixon
King Balthazar: Anthony Russell
King Kaspar: Miguel Evangelista
The Page- Stephen Foreman

2001- Amahl and the Night Visitors

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Director/Producer: Sylvia Amorino
Conductor/Musical Director: Alexander Katsman
Set /Lighting Design: Patrick Toebe
Costumer Design: Valera Coble
-Lesher Center for the Arts- December 2001
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Amahl: Bryan Jolly /Mathew Konrad
Mother: Narelle Yeo/ Liliane Cromer
King Melchior: Philip Dixon
King Balthazar: Anthony Russell
King Kaspar: Miguel Evangelista
The Page: James Weddell

2000- The Medium

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Director/Producer: Sylvia Amorino
Conductor/Musical Director: John Kendall Bailey
In collaboration with the Berkeley Lyric Opera Orchestra
-Lesher Center for the Arts- September 2000
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Madame Flora: Dianne Terp
Monica: Diane Squires
Mrs. Gobineau: Tina Kiszla
Mr. Gobineau: John Adams
Mrs. Nolan: Lisa Houston
Toby: Tyler Johnson

2000- The Telephone

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Director/Producer: Sylvia Amorino
Conductor/Musical Director: John Kendall Bailey
Collaboration with Berkeley Lyric Opera Orchestra
-Lesher Center for the Arts- September 2000
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Lucy: Marnie Breckenridge
Ben: John Adams

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