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Role of Third Lady in W.A. Mozart’s "Die Zauberflöte" Wood, Heidi Christine 2004

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R O L E O F T H I R D L A D Y IN W . A . M O Z A R T ' S DIE  ZAUBERFLOTE  by  HEIDI CHRISTINE WOOD B . M u s . / B . E d . , University o f Lethbridge, 2000  A T H E S I S S U B M I T T E D IN P A R T I A L F U L F I L L M E N T O F THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF M A S T E R OF MUSIC  in T H E 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 conforming to the required standard  T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F BRITISH C O L U M B I A April 2004 © Heidi Christine W o o d 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.  WOOD  Date (da/mm/yyyy)  Name of Author (please print)  Title of Thesis:  j),^  3ZKXKPjt  f  /OrO  "  TkiVrl.  Year:  The University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC Canada  L o o t  ABSTRACT Heidi Wood April 2004  The thesis for the Master of Music degree in Opera Performance consists o f the performance of a major role in one full opera production in the first or second year. I performed the role of and 14 , 2003 th  Third Lady in Mozart's Zauberflote on December 12  th  The Chan Centre and U B C Opera present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's  *3te (T^zuberfldt  C  Featuring the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra Nancy Hermiston, Director Richard Epp, Conductor  December 10, 12, 13, 2003, 8pm December 14, 2003, 3pm  Aa One Prince Tamino is fleeing from a dragon and faints i n terror. The dragon is then killed by the Three Ladies, attendants of the Queen of the Night. W h e n 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 T a m i n o that Pamina is alive. In joyful anticipation, Tamino plays o n his magic flute. W i l d 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 i n 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 T a m i n o 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 h i m with her love. W h e n 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. A t 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 h i m to play the flute, and leads h i m 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 h i m and tell h i m that he can summon his beloved with his magic bells. Papagena reappears. Monastatos has joined the Queen of the Night and the Three Ladies i n 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  First Lady-  John Arsenault* Stephen Bell December 10, 12 & 13 December 14 Maria Cristina Fantini G i n a McLellan  Understudy  Michelle Keobke  Second Lady  Dionne Sellinger  Tamino  Understudy  Whitney Sloan  Third Lady  Rose-Ellen Nichols  Katherine Landry Heidi W o o d  Understudy  Leah Field  Erinn Roberts  Papageno  T o d d Delaney  Michael M o r i  Papagena  Katie May  Jennifer Farrell  Queen of the Night  Shauna M a r t i n  Brooke Harris  Stephen Bell  Craig Johnson  Monostatos  December 10 & 12  December 13 & 14  Pamina  Neema Bickersteth  A l i s o n Nystrom  First Spirit  Teiya Kasahara  Christina A v r i l  Second Spirit  Lucy S m i t h -  Evie Vassilakakis  Third Spirit  Megan Morrison  Sandra Stringer*  December 10, 12 & 13  December 14  Understudy  Kathleen Susak  Speaker  Andrew Jameson  Brent Calis  Sarastro  Justin Welsh*  Andrew Stewart  First Priest  Riley M c M i t c h e l l  David English  Second Priest First Guard Second Guard  Kevin Lee  Brian Lee  Craig Johnson  John M a r i n o  December 10 & 12 David English  December 13 & 14 John Hales  * appearing courtesy of Canadian Actor's Equity Association  The Otorus Jessica Bowes M i k e Broder DJ C a l h o u n Brent Calis Emily Cheung John C o n l o n Russell Cripps Darrell Croft David English Cory Esaryk Leah Field E r i n Fisher  Bird Ladies Ere ana' Water Emily Cheung E r i n Fisher Nancy Hasiuk A l i s o n Hirst Melanie McTaggart M i m i Miller  John Hales Nancy Hasiuk A l i s o n Hirst Andrew Jameson Craig Johnson Bryn Jones Brian Lee Kevin Lee Margo LeVae Kevin Louden Riley M c M i t c h e l l  Paula M c N e i l MelanieMcTaggart M i m i Miller David Mitten John M a r i n o E r i n n Roberts Whitney Sloan Andrew Stewart Iain Taylor A n n a Whelan Diana Oros W i l d e r  Saves Darrell Croft  Wild Animals Jessica Bowes  Cory Esaryk  E r i n Fisher  David English  Margo LeVae  Kevin Lee  A n n a Whelan  Kevin Louden  Monster  David Mitten John M a r i n o  Jessica Bowes A n n a Whelan  Papageno and Papagena's children Melody Cheung Valerie C h o n g  Natalie Fujisawa Nicole Fujisawa  Jessica Dorfman  Sophie Harvey  Many thanks to all the parents  UBC Opera Ensemble Professor Nancy Hermiston and the U B C Opera Ensemble completed a successful tour to the Czech Republic and Ontario this past summer. Professor Hermiston directed a remount o f the 2002 production of Massenet's Manon with the Ensemble in Usti nad Labem. In addition, the U B C Ensemble performed Mozart's Die Zauberflote with the Usti Theatre. Both productions will be seen in the Chan Centre this season. M r . Norbert Baxa, the conductor for the two productions, as well as last year's conductor of The  Bartered Bride, will return to lead Manon with renowned Czech tenor Ales Briscein. While in Europe, the U B C Ensemble also appeared in several different concerts with the Teplice Symphony. A s a special ending to their tour, they stopped off in Ontario where they performed at the Westben Arts Festival. There they presented Lehar's  The Merry Widow. In addition, they sang a concert of  operatic excerpts and toured several elementary schools with their children's show  Opera Night in Canada. Graduates of the U B C  Opera Ensemble will be touring Saskatchewan in October and November with this children's show. The U B C Opera Ensemble's performances in Ontario were so successful that they have been invited back to present  Die Zauberflote in the 2004 season.  Professor Hermiston will be directing both Die Zauberflote and Manon at U B C , and will travel to Regina, Saskatchewan to direct Rossini's La Cenerentola for Opera Saskatchewan in February before joining the Vancouver Opera to direct their production of Verdi's La Traviata in May. The U B C Opera Ensemble will return to Usti in June of 2004 to mount a production of  La Boheme,  which Professor Hermiston will direct, as well as a remount o f the Usti production of Otava.  Eugene Onegin, lead by Czech director Martin  The Orchestra Concert Master Etsuo Saito* First Violin Karina Abe E r i n Adams David Brownstein Jim Dery Barbara D o m i n i k Maria Horvath Fred Kabok Barry Pierce Michael She Cheryl Shizgal Second Violin Rodney Blackwell Gayane Bobloyan Joan Carne* David Clark Shirley Dunfield Patrick Ernst Reita Goldberg Laura Grant Barbara Paterson Viola A m y Grobb Jennifer Montgomery* Deirdre Rogers G i l l i a n Taylor  Cello Philip Downey Zoe Druick Ulrike Gebien Beverly Hunter Pat Laimon Sharon Norman Annelies Reeves Mary Szendry Jessica Werb* Bass Keith Ellis Hendrik Greidanus* Mariel Lavieri Flute Sue Banning* Ruth Cornish Janet Measday Piccolo Sue Banning Ruth Cornish Oboe Cheryl Northcott R o n Schubank* Clarinet Cathy M c C a s h i n Janine Oye*  Bassoon Patricia Keen W a r d Hunting* Trumpet Kathleen Bowles* Hitoshi Ishizaka Paul M c E w e n Horn Lyle Hillaby Maureen Hole Marianne Plenert* Steve Woodside Trombone Rod EUard James Marcia* Oliver Sterczyk Bass Trombone Carrie Chapman Timpani W i l l i a m Pan Celeste Donna Falconer  Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra Celebrating its 40 Anniversary this season, the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra is a community orchestra offering five concerts a year. The orchestra provides an opportunity for serious amateur musicians to study and perform in the stimulating environment of a full symphony. The orchestra currently works under the baton of visiting conductor Juan Castelao. We are proud to perform again with the U B C Opera Ensemble. Please join us for our upcoming concerts in 2004. The February 21 concert will feature soprano Rosalind Beale-Dala in a composition by Cameron Wilson, commissioned by the orchestra in memory of Wallace Leung, our Music Director from 1996-2002. Dvorak's 6 Symphony will also be performed. On April 3 , we will present Schubert's 5 Symphony and Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto with soloist, Paul Luchkow. The concert May 29 will end our season with the "Linz" symphony by Mozart and cellish Carina Reeves, perfoming the Elgar Cello Concerto. These concerts will all be at Shaughnessy Heights United ChurcK, 1550 West 33 Avenue, Vancouver. For more information call (604) 878 9989, or check our website th  st  th  rd  th  th  rd  at www.vcn.  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 G i l l i a n Walpert  Thunder Johnathan Winsby  Surtitles Lucas W o n g  ProductionAssistants Stephen Bell Krzysztof Biernacki John C o n l o n Darrell Croft David English Caroline Harder Dustin Hiles Andrew Jameson' Megan M o r r i s o n  Front of House Jennifer Farrell Katie May Whitney Sloan Heidi W o o d  Costumes Parven Mirhady , Robert Prince Wigs & Hair Elke Englicht Makeup Carmen Garcia Nel Volrich Repetiteurs David Boothroyd Richard Epp Donna Falconer Michael O n w o o d Lucas W o n g  Publicity Laurie Townsend Justin Welsh  Headshots and Bios Jessica Bowes Russell Cripps David English A n n a Whelan Program Megan Morrison  Please join us for our upcoming performances:  Opera Tea Sunday February 1, 2004 2 pm U B C @ Robson Square $17/$12 Call (604) 822-5574 to reserve  M a s s e n e t ' s Manon A co-production with UBC Theatre sung in French with English surtitles March 4, 5, 6, 2004 8 pm March 7, 2004 3 pm The Chan Centre $20 adults / $14 students and seniors  Tickets available at ticketmaster (604) 280-3311, on-line at, or in person at the Chan Centre Ticket Office.  Special Thanks The David Spencer Endownment Encouragement Fund, the C h a n family, the U B C School of Music and staff, the C h a n Centre staff and crew, Frederic W o o d Theatre, Janet Bickford, Ian Pratt, Lynn Burton, the Vancouver Opera Association, the Vancouver Opera G u i l d , , Martha Lou Henley Charitable Foundation, the Friends of the U B C Opera Ensemble, Jesse Read, Cameron M c G i l l , Sang Tae K i m , Richard Elsom (thanks for the Honk set), Phyllis Grant Lavelle, Jane Macdonald W a l l , and J Y T Express Print and Copy Centre. Gene Ramsbottom for all his help i n this year's productions The Koerner Foundation  This production was made possible by the generous assistance from the following:  m m  IVll|.imill  M o o r e  PAINTS  iii i P  i 1s1s§ % l i Jill pi Iff ii  DUNBAR LUMBER SUPPLY'S  si ;  and Shafique Shivji  m m  Gffi'r wandeln durch des T^ones QMacht froh durch des Trades dustre c^Qxcht C\&b walk bp the power ofmusic through death's dark night.  Q&pie/ du die (^auberfldte an, sie schutze uns aufunser Q&ahn. *95lap now upon pour magicflute,\. it willprotect us on our wop.  


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