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

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ROLE OF PAMINA  I N W . A . M O Z A R T ' S DIE  ZAUBERFLOTE  by NEEMA  BICKERSTETH  B . M u s . University o f British Columbia, 2002  A THESIS SUBMITTED IN P A R T I A L F U L F I L L M E N T OF THE REQUIREMENTS  F O RT H ED E G R E E OF  M A S T E R OF MUSIC in THE F A C U L T Y OF G R A D U A T E STUDIES (School o f Music)  W e accept this thesis as c o n f o r m i n g to the r e q u i r e d standard  THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH 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)  Title of Thesis:  Degree:  ff]  QTflSfef  Department of  ^  n2ar  S  rJJ  ^fo Canada  f > , £nuhfrUntr  fffasiL  ?xho&( 61  The University of British Columbia Vancouver, B C  Date (dd/mm/yyyy)  '  ffluSJC  . fn lp  Y e a r :  rY)  %  2P, A d  ^  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  Tamino  10 & 13  J o h n Arsenault*  December  Stephen Bell December 14  December 10, 12 & 13  First Lady  Gina McLellan  ' Maria Cristina Fantini  Understudy  Michelle Keobke  Second Lady  D i o n n e Sellinger  Understudy  Whitney Sloan  Third Lady  Rose-Ellen Nichols  Heidi W o o d  Understudy  L e a h Field  Erinn Roberts  T o d d Delaney Papageno Katie M a y Papagena Queen of the NightS h a u n a M a r t i n  Monostatos Pamina First Spirit Second Spirit Third Spirit  Stephen Bell  12 & 14  Katherine Landry  Michael M o r i Jennifer F a r r e l l Brooke Harris Craig Johnson  December 10 & 12  December 13 & 14  N e e m a Bickersteth  Alison Nystrom  Teiya Kasahara  Christina Avril  Lucy S m i t h  Evie Vassilakakis  Megan Morrison  S a n d r a Stringer*  December 10, 12 & 13  December 14  Understudy  Kathleen Susak  Speaker Sarastro First Priest Second Priest  A n d r e w Jameson  Brent Calis  Justin W e l s h *  A n d r e w Stewart  Riley M c M i t c h e l l  David English  K e v i n Lee  B r i a n Lee  Craig Johnson  John Marino  First Guard Second Guard  .  December 10 & 12  David English  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  John Hales Nancy Hasiuk Alison Hirst Andrew Jameson Craig Johnson Bryn Jones Brian Lee Kevin Lee Margo LeVae Kevin Louden Riley McMitchell  Paula McNeil MelanieMcTaggart Mimi Miller David Mitten John Marino Erinn Roberts Whitney Sloan Andrew Stewart Iain Taylor Anna Whelan Diana Oros Wilder  Bird Ladies &< Fire and Water Emily Cheung Erin Fisher Nancy Hasiuk Alison Hirst Melanie McTagg'art  Saves Darrell Croft Cory Esaryk David English Kevin Lee Kevin Louden David Mitten John Marino  Wild Animals Jessica Bowes  Mimi Miller  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 H e r m i s t o n a n d the U B C O p e r a E n s e m b l e c o m p l e t e d a successful tour to the C z e c h R e p u b l i c a n d O n t a r i o this past summer. Professor H e r m i s t o n directed a remount o f the 2 0 0 2 p r o d u c t i o n o f M a s s e n e t ' s Manon w i t h the E n s e m b l e i n U s t i n a d L a b e m . I n a d d i t i o n , the U B C E n s e m b l e p e r f o r m e d M o z a r t ' s Die Zauberflote w i t h the U s t i Theatre. B o t h p r o d u c t i o n s w i l l be seen i n the C h a n Centre this season. M r . N o r b e r t B a x a , the c o n d u c t o r for the t w o p r o d u c t i o n s , as w e l l as last y e a r ' s c o n d u c t o r o f The Bartered Bride, w i l l return to l e a d Manon w i t h r e n o w n e d 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 E u r o p e , the U B C E n s e m b l e also appeared i n several different concerts w i t h the T e p l i c e S y m p h o n y . A s a s p e c i a l e n d i n g to their tour, they stopped o f f i n O n t a r i o w h e r e they p e r f o r m e d at the W e s t b e n A r t s F e s t i v a l . T h e r e they presented L e h a r ' s The Merry Widow. I n a d d i t i o n , they sang a concert o f operatic excerpts a n d toured several elementary s c h o o l s w i t h their c h i l d r e n ' s s h o w Opera Night in Canada. Graduates o f the U B C O p e r a E n s e m b l e w i l l be t o u r i n g S a s k a t c h e w a n i n O c t o b e r a n d N o v e m b e r w i t h this c h i l d r e n ' s s h o w . T h e U B C O p e r a E n s e m b l e ' s performances i n O n t a r i o were so successful that they have been i n v i t e d b a c k to present Die Zauberflote i n the 2 0 0 4 season. Professor H e r m i s t o n w i l l be d i r e c t i n g b o t h Die Zauberflote a n d Manon at U B C , a n d w i l l travel to R e g i n a , S a s k a t c h e w a n to direct R o s s i n i ' s La Cenerentola for O p e r a S a s k a t c h e w a n i n F e b r u a r y before j o i n i n g the V a n c o u v e r O p e r a to direct their p r o d u c t i o n o f V e r d i ' s La Traviata i n M a y . T h e U B C O p e r a E n s e m b l e w i l l return to U s t i i n June o f 2 0 0 4 to m o u n t a p r o d u c t i o n o f La Boheme, w h i c h Professor H e r m i s t o n w i l l direct, as w e l l as a remount o f the U s t i p r o d u c t i o n o f Eugene Onegin, l e a d b y C z e c h director M a r t i n Otava.  The Orchestra Concert Master  Cello  Bassoon  Etsuo Saito*  Philip Downey Zoe Druick Ulrike Gebien Beverly Hunter Pat Laimon Sharon Norman Annelies Reeves Mary Szendry Jessica Werb*  Patricia Keen Ward Hunting*  First Violin Karina Abe Erin Adams David Brownstein Jim Dery Barbara Dominik Maria Horvath Fred Kabok Barry Pierce Michael She Cheryl Shizgal  Bass Keith Ellis Hendrik Greidanus* Mariel Lavieri  Second Violin Rodney Blackwell Gayane Bobloyan Joan Carne* David Clark Shirley Dunfield Patrick Ernst Reita Goldberg Laura Grant Barbara Paterson  Trumpet Kathleen Bowles* Hitoshi Ishizaka Paul McEwen  Horn Lyle Hillaby Maureen Hole Marianne Plenert* Steve Woods ide  Trombone Flute Sue Banning* Ruth Cornish Janet Measday  Rod Ellard James Marcia* Oliver Sterczyk  Bass Trombone Piccolo Sue Banning Ruth Cornish  Carrie Chapman  Timpani William Pan  Oboe Viola Amy Grobb Jennifer Montgomery* Deirdre Rogers Gillian Taylor  Cheryl Northcott Ron Schubank*  Clarinet Cathy McCashin Janine Oye*  Celeste Donna Falconer  Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra C e l e b r a t i n g its 4 0  t h  A n n i v e r s a r y this season, the V a n c o u v e r  P h i l h a r m o n i c Orchestra is a c o m m u n i t y orchestra offering five concerts a year. T h e orchestra provides a n o p p o r t u n i t y for serious amateur musicians to study a n d p e r f o r m i n the s t i m u l a t i n g e n v i r o n m e n t o f a full symphony. T h e orchestra currently works under the b a t o n o f visiting c o n d u c t o r Juan Castelao. W e are p r o u d to p e r f o r m again w i t h the U B C O p e r a E n s e m b l e . Please j o i n us for our u p c o m i n g concerts i n 2004. T h e February 21  st  concert w i l l feature soprano R o s a l i n d Beale-Dala i n a  c o m p o s i t i o n by C a m e r o n W i l s o n , c o m m i s s i o n e d by the orchestra i n m e m o r y o f W a l l a c e L e u n g , o u r M u s i c D i r e c t o r f r o m 1996-2002. Dvorak's 6  th  S y m p h o n y w i l l also be performed.  O n A p r i l 3 , we w i l l present Schubert's 5 rd  t h  Symphony and  M e n d e l s s o h n ' s V i o l i n C o n c e r t o w i t h soloist, P a u l L u c h k o w . T h e concert M a y 2 9  th  w i l l e n d o u r season w i t h the " L i n z "  symphony by M o z a r t a n d cellish C a r i n a Reeves, p e r f o m i n g the Elgar Cello Concerto. These concerts w i l l all 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 i n f o r m a t i o n call (604) 878 9989, or check our website  at  www.vcn.bc.ca./vpo  The Production Team Director Nancy Hermiston  Conductor Richard Epp  Stage Manager Alishia Harris  Assistant Stage Managers Rosemary Morgan Johnathan Winsby  Set Designer Erin A. Harris  Lighting Designer Jeremy Baxter  Properties Valerie Moffatt  Lighting Operator Gillian Walpert  Thunder Johnathan Winsby  Surtitles Lucas Wong  Costumes Parven Mirhady Robert Prince Wigs & Hair Elke Englicht Makeup Carmen Garcia Nel Volrich Repetiteurs David Boothroyd Richard Epp Donna Falconer Michael Onwood Lucas Wong  ProductionAssistantsFront of House Stephen Bell Jennifer Farrell Krzysztof Biernacki Katie May John Conlon Whitney Sloan Darrell Croft Heidi Wood David English Caroline Harder Headshots and Bios Dustin Hiles Jessica Bowes Andrew Jameson Russell Cripps Megan Morrison David English Anna Whelan Publicity Laurie Townsend Program Justin Welsh Megan Morrison  Please join us for our upcoming performances:  Opera Tea Sunday February 1, 2004 2 pm 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 pm M a r c h 7, 2004 3 pm The C h a n Centre $ 2 0 adults / $14 students a n d seniors  Tickets available at ticketmaster (604) 280-3311, on-line at www.ticketmaster.ca, or i n person at the C h a n C e n t r e T i c k e 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 PAINTS  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 ofmusic 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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