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Role of Pamina in W.A. Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte Bickersteth, Neema 2004

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R O L E O F P A M I N A I N W . A . M O Z A R T ' S DIE ZAUBERFLOTE by N E E M A B I C K E R S T E T H B . M u s . U n i v e r s i t y o f B r i t i s h C o l u m b i a , 2 0 0 2 A T H E S I S S U B M I T T E D I N P A R T I A L F U L F I L L M E N T O F T H E R E Q U I R E M E N T S F O R T H E D E G R E E O F M A S T E R O F M U S I C i n T H E F A C U L T Y O F G R A D U A T E S T U D I E S (School o f M u s i c ) W e accept this thesis as confo rming to the required standard T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A A p r i l 2004 © Neema Bickersteth, 2004 Library Authorization In presenting this thesis in partial fulfillment of the requirements for an advanced degree at the University of British Columbia, I agree that the Library shall make it freely available for reference and study. I further agree that permission for extensive copying of this thesis for scholarly purposes may be granted by the head of my department or by his or her representatives. It is understood that copying or publication of this thesis for financial gain shall not be allowed without my written permission. Name of Author (please print) Date (dd/mm/yyyy) Title of Thesis: ff]n2ar^S f > , £nuhfrUntr . fn lp rY) % ^ Degree: QTflSfef rJJ fffasiL Y e a r : 2P,dA Department of ^fo ?xho&( 61 ffluSJC The University of British Columbia ' Vancouver, BC Canada The Chan Centre and U B C Opera present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's £<$ie ^aubetfldte Featuring the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra Nancy Hermiston, Director Richard Epp, Conductor December 10, 12, 13, 2003, 8pm December 14, 2003, 3pm Act One Prince Tamino is fleeing from a dragon and faints in terror. The dragon is then killed by the Three Ladies, attendants of the Queen of the Night. When Tamino awakes, the Three Ladies have disappeared. The sound of panpipes announces the arrival of the bird catcher Papageno. He claims that it was he who killed the dragon. The Three Ladies reappear, padlock Papageno's mouth as punishment for lying, and present Tamino with a portrait of the Queen's daughter, Pamina. Tamino falls instantly in love with her. The Queen herself appears and urges Tamino to rescue her daughter from the wicked Sarastro, who is holding her captive. The reluctant Papageno is ordered to accompany Tamino. The Three Ladies give Tamino a magic flute and Papageno a chime of magic bells to guard them against dangers. The Three Spirits will guide and protect them. In Sarastro's palace, Pamina has failed in an attempt to escape. Monostatos, a servant of Sarastro, has recaptured her. Papageno has found his way into the palace, where he comes face to face with Monostatos. Equally terrified by the sight of one another, they flee. Papageno returns, recognizes Pamina and tells her that Tamino has been sent to rescue her. The Three Spirits lead Tamino into the temple, where he learns from the Speaker that Sarastro is no tyrant, as the Queen had maintained, but a man of wisdom. Voices from the temple reassure Tamino that Pamina is alive. In joyful anticipation, Tamino plays on his magic flute. Wild beasts arrive. Papageno and Pamina hear the flute and set off to find Tamino. Monastatos and his slaves try to recapture the fleeing pair, but Papageno remembers his magic bells and their captors dance harmlessly away. A fanfare announces the arrival of Sarastro. Pamina confesses to him that she was running away from Monostatos, to which Sarastro replies that the only reason he is holding her captive is to keep her from her mother's malign influence. Tamino is brought in as a captive by Monostatos. Pamina and Tamino recognise and embrace each other. Monostatos demands that they be punished, but Sarastro sends them away to be purified before undergoing trials of initiation, and Monostatos is punished in their place. Act Two Sarastro announces to the assembled priests that Tamino wishes admission to their order. The gods have decreed that Pamina and Tamino are destined for each other, but first they must undergo trials. Two priests impose a vow of silence on Tamino and Papageno. The Three Ladies appear and try to lure them back to the Queen. Tamino and Papageno resist and the Ladies are banished by voices from within the temple. In Sarastro's palace, Monostatos finds Pamina sleeping and desires to kiss her. The Queen of the Night arrives. She gives Pamina a knife and orders her to kill Sarastro. Swearing vengence, the Queen disappears. Monostatos has overheard everything and offers to carry out the deed himself if Pamina repays him with her love. When she rejects Monostatos, he tries to kill her. Sarastro intervenes and comforts Pamina. The ordeals continue. Papageno is confronted by an old woman who claims that she is his beloved, much to Papageno's amusement. She disappears and the Three Spirits arrive, returning the magic flute and bells to Tamino and Papageno, as well as bringing them food and drink. Tamino plays on the flute, which is heard by Pamina, who rushes in joyously. Remembering his vow of silence, Tamino refuses to speak to her. Pamina misinterprets Tamino's silence, falls into despair and prepares to take her own life. Sarastro sends Tamino away to procede with his initiation. He and Pamina are commanded to bid each other a last farewell. Grief-stricken, Pamina tries to kill herself. The Three Spirits appear and reassure her that Tamino's love is true. A priest informs Papageno that he has been denied intiation. Papageno, content to drink and be merry, expresses no regret. He receives another visit from the old woman and, under threat of imprisonment, agrees to be faithful to her. At that moment she reveals herself to be Papagena: the woman of his dreams. Unfortunately, she is hurried away by a priest before Papageno can embrace her. Two armed guards stand at the entrance to the trials. Tamino is at last joined by Pamina. She takes his hand, tells him to play the flute, and leads him through the gates. Protected by the magic flute, they pass safely through the trials of fire and water. Papageno, lamenting the loss of Papagena, is about to hang himself. The Three Spirits interrupt him and tell him that he can summon his beloved with his magic bells. Papagena reappears. Monastatos has joined the Queen of the Night and the Three Ladies in a final attempt to undermine Sarastro. Their power, however, is broken and thunder and lightning hurl them into darkness. Tamino and Pamina are welcomed into the Temple of the Sun, and the forces of good celebrate their triumph, while Papageno and Papagena experience the joys of family life. The Cast in order of appearance December 10 & 13 December 12 & 14 Tamino First Lady Understudy Second Lady Understudy Third Lady Understudy Papageno Papagena Queen of the Night Monostatos Pamina First Spirit Second Spirit Third Spirit Understudy Speaker Sarastro First Priest Second Priest First Guard Second Guard J o h n Arsenaul t* December 10, 12 & 13 G i n a M c L e l l a n Michelle Keobke D i o n n e Sel l inger Whitney Sloan Rose-El len N i c h o l s L e a h Field T o d d Delaney Kat ie M a y Shauna M a r t i n S tephen B e l l December 10 & 12 N e e m a Bickers te th Te iya Kasahara Lucy S m i t h M e g a n M o r r i s o n December 10, 12 & 13 Kathleen Susak A n d r e w Jameson Jus t in W e l s h * Ri ley M c M i t c h e l l K e v i n Lee C r a i g J o h n s o n . December 10 & 12 D a v i d E n g l i s h S tephen B e l l December 14 ' M a r i a C r i s t i n a F a n t i n i Ka the r ine L a n d r y H e i d i W o o d Erinn Roberts M i c h a e l M o r i Jennifer Far re l l B r o o k e Har r i s C r a i g J o h n s o n December 13 & 14 A l i s o n N y s t r o m C h r i s t i n a A v r i l Evie Vassi lakakis Sandra Stringer* December 14 Bren t C a l i s A n d r e w Stewart D a v i d E n g l i s h B r i a n Lee J o h n M a r i n o December 13 & 14 J o h n Hales * appearing courtesy of Canadian Actor's Equity Association The Chorus Jessica Bowes Mike Broder DJ Calhoun Brent Calis Emily Cheung John Conlon Russell Cripps Darrell Croft David English Cory Esaryk Leah Field Erin Fisher Bird Ladies &< Fire and Water Emily Cheung Erin Fisher Nancy Hasiuk Alison Hirst Melanie McTagg'art Mimi Miller John Hales Nancy Hasiuk Alison Hirst Andrew Jameson Craig Johnson Bryn Jones Brian Lee Kevin Lee Margo LeVae Kevin Louden Riley McMitchell Saves Darrell Croft Cory Esaryk David English Kevin Lee Kevin Louden David Mitten John Marino Paula McNeil MelanieMcTaggart Mimi Miller David Mitten John Marino Erinn Roberts Whitney Sloan Andrew Stewart Iain Taylor Anna Whelan Diana Oros Wilder Wild Animals Jessica Bowes Erin Fisher Margo LeVae Anna Whelan Monster Jessica Bowes Anna Whelan Papageno and Papaqena's children Melody Cheung Natalie Fujisawa Valerie Chong Nicole Fujisawa Jessica Dorfman Sophie Harvey Marry thanks to all the parents U B C Opera Ensemble Professor N a n c y Hermis ton and the U B C Opera Ensemble completed a successful tour to the C z e c h Repub l i c and Ontar io this past summer. Professor Hermis ton directed a remount o f the 2002 product ion o f Massenet ' s Manon w i t h the Ensemble i n U s t i nad L a b e m . In addi t ion, the U B C Ensemble performed M o z a r t ' s Die Zauberflote w i t h the U s t i Theatre. B o t h productions w i l l be seen i n the C h a n Centre this season. M r . Norber t B a x a , the conductor for the two productions, as w e l l as last year ' s conductor o f The Bartered Bride, w i l l return to lead Manon w i t h renowned C z e c h tenor A l e s B r i s c e i n . W h i l e i n Europe, the U B C Ensemble also appeared i n several different concerts w i t h the Tep l i ce Symphony . A s a special ending to their tour, they stopped o f f i n Ontar io where they performed at the Wes tben A r t s Fes t iva l . There they presented Leha r ' s The Merry Widow. In addit ion, they sang a concert o f operatic excerpts and toured several elementary schools w i t h their ch i ldren ' s show Opera Night in Canada. Graduates o f the U B C Opera Ensemble w i l l be touring Saskatchewan i n October and N o v e m b e r w i t h this ch i ldren ' s show. The U B C Opera Ensemble ' s performances i n Ontar io were so successful that they have been invi ted back to present Die Zauberflote i n the 2004 season. Professor Hermis ton w i l l be direct ing both Die Zauberflote and Manon at U B C , and w i l l t ravel to Reg ina , Saskatchewan to direct R o s s i n i ' s La Cenerentola for Opera Saskatchewan i n February before j o i n i n g the V a n c o u v e r Opera to direct their product ion o f V e r d i ' s La Traviata i n M a y . The U B C Opera Ensemble w i l l return to U s t i i n June o f 2004 to mount a product ion o f La Boheme, w h i c h Professor Hermis ton w i l l direct, as w e l l as a remount o f the U s t i product ion o f Eugene Onegin, lead by C z e c h director M a r t i n Otava . The Orchestra Concert Master Cello Bassoon Etsuo Saito* Philip Downey Patricia Keen Zoe Druick Ward Hunting* First Violin Ulrike Gebien Karina Abe Beverly Hunter Trumpet Erin Adams Pat Laimon Kathleen Bowles* David Brownstein Sharon Norman Hitoshi Ishizaka Jim Dery Annelies Reeves Paul McEwen Barbara Dominik Mary Szendry Maria Horvath Jessica Werb* Horn Fred Kabok Lyle Hillaby Barry Pierce Bass Maureen Hole Michael She Keith Ellis Marianne Plenert* Cheryl Shizgal Hendrik Greidanus* Mariel Lavieri Steve Woods ide Second Violin Trombone Rodney Blackwell Flute Rod Ellard Gayane Bobloyan Sue Banning* James Marcia* Joan Carne* Ruth Cornish Oliver Sterczyk David Clark Janet Measday Shirley Dunfield Bass Trombone Patrick Ernst Piccolo Carrie Chapman Reita Goldberg Sue Banning Laura Grant Ruth Cornish Timpani Barbara Paterson Oboe William Pan Viola Cheryl Northcott Celeste Amy Grobb Ron Schubank* Donna Falconer Jennifer Montgomery* Deirdre Rogers Clarinet Gillian Taylor Cathy McCashin Janine Oye* Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra Celebrat ing its 4 0 t h Anniversary this season, the Vancouver Ph i lha rmonic Orchestra is a communi ty orchestra offering five concerts a year. T h e orchestra provides an opportuni ty for serious amateur musicians to study and perform in the st imulating environment of a full symphony. T h e orchestra currently works under the baton o f visi t ing conductor Juan Castelao. W e are p roud to perform again wi th the U B C Opera Ensemble. Please j o i n us for our upcoming concerts i n 2004. T h e February 2 1 s t concert w i l l feature soprano Rosa l ind Beale-Dala i n a composi t ion by C a m e r o n W i l s o n , commissioned by the orchestra i n memory o f Wal lace Leung, our M u s i c Director f rom 1996-2002. Dvorak's 6 t h Symphony w i l l also be performed. O n A p r i l 3 r d , we w i l l present Schubert 's 5 t h Symphony and Mendelssohn 's V i o l i n Concer to w i t h soloist, Pau l Luchkow. T h e concert M a y 2 9 t h w i l l end our season w i t h the " L i n z " symphony by Mozar t and cellish C a r i n a Reeves, perfoming the Elgar C e l l o Concer to . These concerts w i l l al l be at Shaughnessy Heights U n i t e d C h u r c h , 1550 W e s t 3 3 r d Avenue , Vancouver . For more informat ion call (604) 878 9989, or check our website at www.vcn.bc.ca./vpo The Production Team Director Conductor Stage Manager Nancy Hermiston Richard Epp Alishia Harris Assistant Stage Set Designer Lighting Designer Managers Erin A. Harris Jeremy Baxter Rosemary Morgan Johnathan Winsby Properties Lighting Operator Valerie Moffatt Gillian Walpert Costumes Parven Mirhady Thunder Surtitles Robert Prince Johnathan Winsby Lucas Wong Wigs & Hair ProductionAssistants Front of House Elke Englicht Stephen Bell Jennifer Farrell Krzysztof Biernacki Katie May Makeup John Conlon Whitney Sloan Carmen Garcia Darrell Croft Heidi Wood Nel Volrich David English Caroline Harder Headshots and Bios Repetiteurs Dustin Hiles Jessica Bowes David Boothroyd Andrew Jameson Russell Cripps Richard Epp Megan Morrison David English Donna Falconer Anna Whelan Michael Onwood Publicity Lucas Wong Laurie Townsend Program Justin Welsh Megan Morrison Please join us for our upcoming performances: Opera Tea Sunday February 1, 2004 2 p m U B C @ R o b s o n Square $17 / $12 C a l l (604) 822-5574 to reserve Massenet ' s Manon A co-production with UBC Theatre sung in French with English surtitles M a r c h 4, 5, 6, 2004 8 p m M a r c h 7, 2004 3 p m T h e C h a n Centre $20 adults / $14 students and seniors Tickets available at ticketmaster (604) 280-3311, on-line at www.ticketmaster.ca, or i n person at the C h a n Centre Ticke t Office. Special Thanks The David Spencer Endownment Encouragement Fund, the Chan family, the U B C School of Music and staff, the Chan Centre staff and crew, Frederic Wood Theatre, Janet Bickford, Ian Pratt, Lynn Burton, the Vancouver Opera Association, the Vancouver Opera Guild, , Martha Lou Henley Charitable Foundation, the Friends of the U B C Opera Ensemble, Jesse Read, Cameron McGill , Sang Tae Kim, Richard Elsom (thanks for the Honk set), Phyllis Grant Lavelle, Jane Macdonald Wall, and JYT Express Print and Copy Centre. Gene Ramsbottom for all his help in this year's productions The Koerner Foundation This production was made possible by the generous assistance from the following: Moore / A P A I N T S DUNBAR LUMBER SUPPLY'S HOME ON THE WEB and Shafique Shivji Gtfir wanddn durch des Tories oWacht fieh durch des Tjodes dustre cHacht. Q&c walk bp the power of music through deaths dark night. Q&piel du die (^auherfldte an, sie schitize uns aufunser Q&ahn. ^Wlap now upon pour magic flute, it will protect us on our wop. 


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