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Role of Marcellina in "The Marriage of Figaro" Lowry, Milo Marie 2006

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R O L E O F M A R C E L L I N A IN THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO by M I L O M A R I E L O W R Y B . F A . , Universi ty of Lethbr idge, 2 0 0 2 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 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 in 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 (Opera) 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 Apr i l 2006 © Mi lo Mar ie Lowry, 2006 ABSTRACT >. The thesis for the Master of Music degree in Opera consists of the performance of a major role in one full opera production in the first or second year. My major role in one full opera production was Marcellina performed in The Marriage of Figaro on March 2 n d and 4 , h 2006. The Mwriswt Director: N a n c y H e r m i s t o n Conductor: Tyrone P a t e r s o n March 2,3,4 2006,8 pm March 5, 2006 3 pm Presented by the UBC Opera Ensemble in cooperation with UBCMUSIC J f W a R f B C The Chan (, A 1 I I K Y We invite you to visit our art exhibit in the foyer of the Chan Centre during the intermission. Situated on Vancouver's prestigious Gal lery Row, Chal i -Rosso Art Gallery offers museum quality, original l i thographs, etchings and woodcuts created by Marc Chaga l l , Salvador Dal i , Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso and others with each work accompanied by meticulous documentat ion. Professional advice and information about art investment and management is available as well. "If I create from the ^ ytfr. "Every child is an artist. heart, nearly everything • jmm The problem is how to works; if from the head J P H If remain an artist once we almost nothing. " m | l J \ grow up " - Chagall >* BQQQ3 - Picasso u i i - i y . i ; \ i w w w . 11 - \ i i t t > N S U . l < > w A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR: Le Nozze di Figaro is the UBC O p e r a Ensemble 's ce leb ra t i on of Mozar t 's 250 t h birthday. W h a t a pr iv i lege a n d p leasure it is, to b e a b l e to br ing his o p e r a to life o n c e more , ce leb ra t ing his genius a n d the wonderfu l ta lent of our y o u n g performers here a t the Schoo l of Music . A s e c o n d reason for br inging this o p e r a to UBC 's C h a n C e n t r e a t this t ime is that the O p e r a Ensemble a n d its Director, Professor N a n c y Hermiston, wou ld like to a c k n o w l e d g e a n d c e l e b r a t e the wonder fu l contr ibut ion that our President, Dr. M a r t h a Piper, has m a d e to this university, as wel l as to the c a u s e of h igher e d u c a t i o n across the prov ince, the country, a n d i n d e e d the wor ld . The UBC O p e r a Ensemble has a p p r e c i a t e d Dr. Piper 's unfai l ing interest In their work a n d her generous suppor t for their tours a n d pe r fo rmances across B.C., C a n a d a a n d Europe. W e wish her the very best in her future endeavou rs a n d wan t her to know that w e will miss her vision, energy a n d d e d i c a t i o n to this university. But most of all w e will miss her. Thank you Dr. Piper. W e d e d i c a t e these pe r fo rmances of Mozar t 's mas te rp i ece to you . UBC Opera Ensemble UBCMUSIC By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte Opera in Four Acts Premiere, May 1,1786, Vienna. Director, Nancy Hermiston Conductor, Tyrone Paterson featuring UBC Opera Ensemble and the UBC Symphony Orchestra There will be one 20-minute intermission Chan Shun Concert Hall This p roduc t ion is m a d e possible by generous ass is tance of the C h a n E n d o w m e n t Fund of the University of British C o l u m b i a a n d the Dav id S p e n c e r E n d o w m e n t E n c o u r a g e m e n t Fund March 2,3,4,5,2006 U B C I ^Chan ACT I. A country estate outside Seville, late eighteenth century. While p repar ing for their w e d d i n g , the valet Figaro learns from the m a i d Susanna that their ph i lander ing employer . C o u n t A lmav i va , has designs on her. A t this the servant vows to outwit his master. Before long the s c h e m i n g Bartolo enters the servants ' quarters with his housekeeper , Marce l l l na , w h o wants Figaro to marry her to c a n c e l a d e b t h e c a n n o t pay. After Marce l l i na a n d Susanna t rade insults, the amorous p a g e C h e r u b i n o arrives, revel ing in his infatuat ion with all w o m e n . He hides w h e n the C o u n t shows up, furious b e c a u s e he c a u g h t C h e r u b i n o flirting with Barbar ina , the ga rdene r ' s daughter . The C o u n t pursues Susanna but c o n c e a l s himself w h e n the gossiping music master D o n Basilio a p p r o a c h e s . The C o u n t steps forward, however, w h e n Basilio suggests tha t C h e r u b i n o has a crush o n the Countess . A l m a v i v a is e n r a g e d further w h e n he discovers C h e r u b i n o in the room. Figaro returns with fel low servants, w h o praise the C o u n t ' s progressive reform in abol ish ing the droit d u seigneur — the right of a nob le to take a manservant 's p l a c e o n his w e d d i n g night, A l m a v i v a assigns C h e r u b i n o to his reg iment in Seville a n d leaves Figaro to c h e e r up the u n h a p p y a d o l e s c e n t . ACT II. In her boudoir , the Countess laments her husband ' s wan ing love but plots to c h a s t e n him, e n c o u r a g e d by Figaro a n d Susanna . They will send Cherub ino , d isguised as Susanna , to a romant ic assignat ion with the Coun t . Che rub ino , smitten with the Countess , a p p e a r s , a n d the two w o m e n beg in to dress the p a g e for his fa rc ica l rendezvous. Whi le Susanna g o e s out to find a r ibbon, the C o u n t knocks a t the door, furious to f ind it l o c k e d . C h e r u b i n o quickly hides in a c loset , a n d the Countess admi ts her husband , who , w h e n he hears a noise, is skept ica l of her story that Susanna is inside the ward robe . He takes his wife to fe t ch s o m e tools with wh i ch to fo rce the c loset door. Meanwh i l e , Susanna , hav ing obse rved everyth ing from beh ind a sc reen , helps C h e r u b i n o out a window, a n d then takes his p l a c e in the c loset . Both C o u n t a n d Countess a re a m a z e d to find her there. All seems well until the gardener , Anton io , storms in with c r u s h e d geran iums from a f lowerbed b e l o w the window. Figaro, w h o has run in to a n n o u n c e that the w e d d i n g is ready, p re tends it was h e w h o j u m p e d f rom the window, faking a spra ined ank le . Marce l l i na , Bartolo a n d Basilio burst into t he room w a v i n g a cour t summons for Figaro, w h i c h del ights the Coun t , as this gives him a n e x c u s e to d e l a y the wedd ing . ACT III. In a n a u d i e n c e room where the w e d d i n g is to t ake p l a c e , Susanna leads the C o u n t o n with promises of a rendezvous In the g a r d e n . The n o b l e m a n , however, grows doubt fu l w h e n he spies her conspi r ing with Figaro; he vows revenge . Marce l l i na Is as ton ished but thrilled to d iscover that Figaro is in f ac t her long-lost natural son by Bartolo. Mother a n d son e m b r a c e , provoking Susanna 's a n g e r until she t oo learns the truth. Finding a qu ie t momen t , t he Countess recal ls her past happ iness , then joins Susanna in c o m p o s i n g a letter that invites the C o u n t to the g a r d e n that night. Later, dur ing the mar r iage c e r e m o n y of Figaro a n d Susanna, the br ide m a n a g e s to slip the note, s e a l e d with a hatp in , to the Coun t , w h o pricks his finger, d ropp ing the pin, wh i ch Figaro observes. ACT IV. In the moonl i t g a r d e n , Barbar ina, after unsuccessful ly trying to find the lost hatp in , tells Figaro a n d Marce l l i na a b o u t the c o m i n g assignat ion b e t w e e n the C o u n t a n d Susanna . Basilio counse ls that it is wise to p lay the fool. F igaro inveighs aga ins t w o m e n a n d Hides w h e n h e sees Susanna a n d the countess a p p r o a c h ready ing themselves for their m a s q u e r a d e . A l o n e , Susanna rhapsodizes o n her love for Figaro, but he, overhear ing , thinks she m e a n s the Coun t . Susanna hides in t ime to s e e C h e r u b i n o w o o the Coun tess—now disguised in Susanna 's c l oak— until A lmav i va chases him a w a y a n d sends his wife, w h o m he thinks is Susanna, to a n arbor, to w h i c h he will fol low later. By n o w Figaro understands the joke a n d , joining the fun, makes e x a g g e r a t e d love to Susanna In her Countess disguise. The C o u n t returns, see ing , or so he thinks, Figaro with his wife. O u t r a g e d , h e cal ls eve ryone to witness his judgment , but n o w the real Countess a p p e a r s a n d reveals the ruse. Grasp ing the truth a t last, the C o u n t b e g s her p a r d o n . All a re reuni ted, a n d so ends this " m a d d a y " a t the cour t of the A lmav ivas . CoKdnctor Tyrone Paterson Ty rone P a t e r s o n is c u r r e n t l y e n j o y i n g his e i g h t h s e a s o n a s Ar t is t ic D i r e c t o r a n d P r i n c i p a l C o n d u c t o r o f O p e r a Lyra O t t a w a . H e h a s l e d p e r f o r m -a n c e s t h r o u g h o u t E u r o p e , t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s , a n d A s i a a n d h a s a p p e a r e d w i t h n u m e r o u s c o m p a n i e s a c r o s s C a n a d a . 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UBC O p e r a Ensemble hires professional conduc to r s , designers, a n d directors for its p roduc t ions? U B C O p e r a g r a d u a t e s c a n b e h e a r d o n s tages al l over t h e wor ld , f rom the M e t in N e w York to our o w n V a n c o u v e r O p e r a ? You c a n he lp suppor t the UBC O p e r a Ensemble by mak ing a dona t i on to the D a v i d S p e n c e r E n d o w m e n t E n c o u r a g e m e n t Fund, a f und c r e a t e d to suppor t t he y o u n g artists of U B C ? For more information or to make a gift, call 604.822.8246 Slbvnt the VC&C O^tra EnsaAtc The UBC O p e r a Ensemble 's a n n u a l co -p roduc t ions with the o p e r a house in the C z e c h Repub l i c ' s Usti n a d L a b e m regularly garner rave reviews. Last summer 's ope ras we re Hande l ' s Xerxes, c o n -d u c t e d by Richard Epp a n d d i rec ted by Mart in O t a v a , a n d Mozar t 's Cos? fan tutte, c o n d u c t e d by Norbert B a x a a n d d i r e c t e d by Nancy Hormiston, Director of the V o i c e a n d O p e r a Division. A highlight of the trip was the pe r fo rmances of Cos? in the Stavovsky Theatre whe re Mozar t himself o n c e worked . The Ensemble looks forward to returning to the C z e c h Repub l i c this summer. Other summer p e r f o r m a n c e highlights for the Ensemble i nc l uded a p roduc t ion of Gi lber t a n d Sullivan's HMS Pinafore d i r ec ted by N a n c y Hermlston, with the V a n c o u v e r O p e r a Orchest ra a n d c o n d u c t o r / a l u m n u s Leslie Dala, a n d a n August e n g a g e m e n t for A Merry Old Evening of Opera a t Bard on the B e a c h . Leslie D a l a a n d the m e m b e r s of the V a n c o u v e r O p e r a Orchest ra o n c e a g a i n jo ined the Ensemble for these sold-out pe r fo rmances . The Ensemble ce leb ra tes Mozar t 's birth year with Le Nozze di Figaro, M a r c h 2-5,2006. In January, they t ravel led to Pr ince G e o r g e they pe r fo rmed The Magic Flute with c o n d u c t o r Leslie D a l a a n d the Pr ince G e o r g e Symphony Orchest ra . M e m b e r s of the Ensem-b le also jo ined Chr is topher G a z e a n d the V S O for a Tea a n d Trumpets c o n c e r t o n February 2,2006. Jennifer Farrell, John Arsenault a n d Rose Ellen Nichols, a l o n g with the O p e r a Ensemble , will join the V S O a n d c o n d u c t o r Bramwel l Tovey for a p roduc t ion of Dido and Aeneas a t the C h a n C e n t r e on M a r c h 31 a n d Apri l 1. M a n y of our students pe r fo rmed in Turandot, V a n c o u v e r O p e r a ' s first fall p roduc t ion , a n d John Arsenault was also a soloist in Dia-logues of the Carmelites in November . Two U B C singers, Teiya Kasahara a n d Michael Mori, a re the official understudies for the V a n c o u v e r O p e r a Ensemble in their p roduc t ion of a new o p e r a by UBC sessional lecturer Ramona Luengen, Naomi's Road. In M a y the Ensemble joins the S c h o o l of Nursing a n d the B C History of Nursing Soc ie ty to present Timothy Sullivan's o p e r a Florence: The Lady with the Lamp be fore returning to their Eu ropean ope ra t i c h o m e , Usti n a d L a b e m in the C z e c h Repub l i c , whe re they will sing in a n e w produc t ion of The Marriage of Figaro with c o n d u c t o r Tyrone Paterson a n d d i rector Mar t in O t a v a , a n d Don Giovanni with c o n d u c t o r Norbert B a x a a n d Director Josef Novak. For the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC C a r l A r m s t r o n g W e n d y A t k i n s o n B a r b B e a u c h a m p D o n n a C a e d o Ted C l a r k D a v i d S . Co l l ins A n d r e w Elliot C h a n d r a H a l k o R i c h H a m a k a w a J o y c e H in ton Events & Front of House Coordinator Programming Manager Ticket Office Captain Ticket Office Manager Systems Administrator Strategic External Relations Coordinator Events & Concessions Coordinator Reception/Clerk Production Clerk Associate Managing Director Programming & Administration Managing Director Operations Clerk Financial Coordinator Marketing & Programming Coordinator Associate Managing Director -Facilities & Operations Head Stage Technician Head Audio Technician Head Lighting Technician Assistant Technical Director Financial & Programming Clerk Programming Communications Assistant Coordinator Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, University of British Columbia 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1 Sid Ka tz B e n g K h o o F lora L e w R a c h e l Lowry C a m e r o n M c G i l l S c o t t Mil ler J a y O ' K e e f f e A n d r e w Riter O w e n S c h e l l e n b e r g e r L a u r a L e e S h a l e v i c h D a y n a Szyndrowsk i Acknowledgements and Special Thanks The Dav id S p e n c e r Endowmen t E n c o u r a g e m e n t Fund The C h a n Family Ma r tha Lou Henley Char i t ab le Foundat ion IVancouver O p e r a Assoc ia t ion rving G u t t m a n The UBC Schoo l of Music Facul ty a n d Staff Theatre a t UBC V a n c o u v e r O p e r a Gu i ld Waterfront Theatre Friends of the UBC O p e r a Ensemble Staff of the C h a n Cen t re for the Performing Arts Silent Auction donors: V a n c o u v e r O p e r a V a n c o u v e r Symphony Orchest ra The Fairmont Hotel C a r o l e a n d Lionel Jinks Eric C h a n ( M e r c e d e s Benz) Parvin Mi rhady Judi th Forst Ben Heppner Miss C o q u e t t e R o m a n o ' s M a c a r o n i Grill VanDusen Botan ica l G a r d e n Harbour Cruise Ltd. R G Properties Ltd. D iane Farris Ga l le ry Bard on the B e a c h V a n C h e o n g Tea P a l a c e R e d Door C h l o e Hurst N a n c y Hermlston L isa-Dawn Kiltau M i c h a e l Mori Ian Taylor/UBC Botan ica l G a r d e n s Da le Throness Richard Epp Elke Engllcht Nee lum Sharmn R h o n d a Nichols The Barefoot Con tessa G r a c e LI Staples Dav id Boothroyd Jennifer Farrel A n d r e w J a m e s o n A n d r e w Stewart Rose-Ellen Nichols The V a n c o u v e r Art Ga l le ry M i n a e Hol iday V i l lage a n d Me lan ie McTaggar t JB Designs, C a l g a r y A B This production was made possible by the generous assistance of: Benjamin Moore A l t c r n a t i v c j tymset vJlnn & Suilcsv Director: N a n c y H e r m i s t o n Conductor: Ty rone P a t e r s o n March 2, 3,4 2006, 8 pm March 5, 2006 3 pm Presented by the UBC Opera Ensemble in cooperation with c ; a i I I' i s Y We invite you to visit our art exhibit in the foyer of the Chan Centre during the intermission. Situated on Vancouver's prestigious Gal lery Row, Chal i -Rosso Art Gallery offers museum quality, original l ithographs, etchings and woodcuts created by Marc Chaga l l , Salvador Dal i , Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso and others with each work accompanied by meticulous documentat ion. Professional advice and information about art investment and management is avai lable as well. "If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head almost nothing. " - Chagall "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. " - Picasso 11 > 0 11 I! A W H 1 i S I . V W i A i P V I k (>(>•».V.< {..?•<') \ i V W i i U U I l i l ' i i S i M O i l A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR: Le Nozze di Figaro is the U B C O p e r a Ensemble 's ce leb ra t i on of Mozar t ' s 250 t h birthday. W h a t a pr iv i lege a n d p leasure it is, to b e a b l e to bring his o p e r a to life o n c e more, ce leb ra t ing his genius a n d the wonder fu l ta lent of our y o u n g performers here a t the Schoo l of Music . A s e c o n d reason for br inging this o p e r a to U B C ' s C h a n C e n t r e a t this t ime is that the O p e r a Ensemble a n d Its Director, Professor N a n c y Hermiston, wou ld like to a c k n o w l e d g e a n d c e l e b r a t e the wonder fu l contr ibut ion that our President, Dr, M a r t h a Piper, has m a d e to this university, as wel l as to the c a u s e of higher e d u c a t i o n across the prov ince, the country, a n d i n d e e d the wor ld . The UBC O p e r a Ensemble has a p p r e c i a t e d Dr. Piper 's unfail ing interest in their work a n d her generous suppor t for their tours a n d pe r fo rmances across B.C., C a n a d a a n d Europe. W e wish her the very best in her future endeavou rs a n d wan t her to know that w e will miss her vision, energy a n d d e d i c a t i o n to this university. But most of all w e will miss her. Thank you Dr. Piper. W e d e d i c a t e these pe r fo rmances of Mozar t ' s ma s te rp i ece to you . UBC O p e r a Ensemb le UBCMUSIC (X t KDZZC df ¥ig&rv) By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte Opera in Four Acts Premiere, May 1,1786, Vienna. Director, Nancy Hermiston Conductor, Tyrone Paterson featuring UBC Opera Ensemble and the UBC Symphony Orchestra There will be one 20-minute intermission Chan Shun Concert Hall March 2, 3,4,5,2006 This p roduc t ion is m a d e possible by generous assis tance of the C h a n E n d o w m e n t Fund of the University of British C o l u m b i a a n d the Dav id S p e n c e r E n d o w m e n t E n c o u r a g e m e n t Fund ACT I. A country estate outside Seville, late eighteenth century. While p repar ing for their w e d d i n g , the va le t Figaro learns from the m a i d Susanna that their ph i lander ing employer . C o u n t A l m a v i v a , has designs on her. A t this the servant vows to outwit his master. Before long the s c h e m i n g Bartolo enters the servants ' quarters with his housekeeper , Marce l l i na , w h o wants Figaro to marry her to c a n c e l a d e b t h e c a n n o t pay. After Marce l l i na a n d Susanna t rade insults, the amorous p a g e C h e r u b i n o arrives, revel ing in his infatuat ion with all w o m e n . He hides w h e n the C o u n t shows up, furious b e c a u s e h e c a u g h t C h e r u b i n o flirting with Barbar ina , the ga rdener ' s daughter . The C o u n t pursues Susanna but c o n c e a l s himself w h e n the gossiping music master Don Basilio a p p r o a c h e s . The C o u n t steps forward, however, w h e n Basilio suggests tha t C h e r u b i n o has a crush o n the Coun tess . A l m a v i v a is e n r a g e d further w h e n he d iscovers C h e r u b i n o in the room. Figaro returns with fel low servants, w h o praise the C o u n t ' s progressive reform in abol ish ing the droit d u seigneur — the right of a n o b l e to t ake a manservant 's p l a c e on his w e d d i n g night. A l m a v i v a assigns C h e r u b i n o to his reg iment in Seville a n d leaves Figaro to c h e e r up the u n h a p p y a d o l e s c e n t . ACT II. In her boudoir , the Coun tess laments her h u s b a n d ' s w a n i n g love but plots to c h a s t e n him, e n c o u r a g e d by Figaro a n d Susanna . They will send Che rub ino , d isguised as Susanna , to a romant ic assignat ion with the C o u n t . Che rub ino , smitten with the Countess , a p p e a r s , a n d the two w o m e n beg in to dress the p a g e for his fa rc ica l rendezvous. Whi le Susanna g o e s out to find a r ibbon, the C o u n t knocks a t the door, furious to f ind it l o c k e d . C h e r u b i n o quickly hides in a closet, a n d the Countess admi ts her husband , who , w h e n he hears a noise, is skept ica l of her story that Susanna is inside the wa rd robe . H e takes his wi fe to fe t ch s o m e tools with wh i ch to fo rce the c loset door. M e a n w h i l e , Susanna , hav ing obse rved everyth ing from beh ind a sc reen , helps C h e r u b i n o out a window, a n d then takes his p l a c e in the c loset . Both C o u n t a n d Countess a re a m a z e d to find her there. All seems wel l until the gardener , An ton io , storms in with c r u s h e d geran iums f rom a flowerbed b e l o w the window. Figaro, w h o has run in to a n n o u n c e that the w e d d i n g is ready, pre tends it was he w h o j u m p e d f rom the window, faking a spra ined ank le . Marce l l i na , Bartolo a n d Basilio burst into the room wav ing a cour t summons for Figaro, wh i ch del ights the Coun t , as this gives him a n excuse to d e l a y the wedd ing . ACT III. In a n a u d i e n c e room where the w e d d i n g Is to take p l a c e , Susanna leads the C o u n t on with promises of a rendezvous in the g a r d e n . The n o b l e m a n , however, grows doubt fu l w h e n he spies her conspi r ing with Figaro; h e vows revenge . Marce l l i na is aston ished but thrilled to d iscover that Figaro Is in f ac t her long-lost natural son by Bartolo. Mother a n d son e m b r a c e , provoking Susanna 's a n g e r until she too learns the truth. Finding a qu ie t momen t , the Countess recal ls her past happ iness , then joins Susanna in c o m p o s i n g a letter that invites the C o u n t to the g a r d e n that night. Later, dur ing the mar r iage c e r e m o n y of Figaro a n d Susanna, the br ide m a n a g e s to slip the note, s e a l e d with a hatp in , to the Coun t , w h o pricks his finger, d ropp ing the pin, wh i ch Figaro observes. ACT IV. In the moonl i t g a r d e n , Barbar lna , after unsuccessful ly trying to find the lost hatp in , tells Figaro a n d Marce l l i na a b o u t the c o m i n g assignat ion b e t w e e n the C o u n t a n d Susanna . Basilio counsels that it is wise to p lay the fool. Figaro inveighs against w o m e n a n d Hides w h e n he sees Susanna a n d the countess a p p r o a c h ready ing themselves for their m a s q u e r a d e . A lone , Susanna rhapsodizes on her love for Figaro, but he, overhear ing , thinks she m e a n s the Coun t . Susanna hides in t ime to see C h e r u b i n o w o o the Coun tess—now disguised In Susanna 's c l o a k — until A l m a v i v a chases him a w a y a n d sends his wife, w h o m h e thinks is Susanna, to a n arbor, to wh i ch h e will fol low later. By n o w Figaro understands the joke a n d , joining the fun, makes e x a g g e r a t e d love to Susanna in her Countess disguise. The C o u n t returns, see ing, or so he thinks, Figaro with his wife. O u t r a g e d , he cal ls eve ryone to witness his judgment , but n o w the real Countess a p p e a r s a n d reveals the ruse. G rasp ing the truth a t last, the C o u n t begs her p a r d o n . All a re reuni ted, a n d so ends this " m a d d a y " a t the cour t of the A lmav ivas . Cortdnctdr T y r o n e P a t e r s o n T y r o n e P a t e r s o n is c u r r e n t l y e n j o y i n g his e i g h t h s e a s o n a s Ar t i s t i c D i r e c t o r a n d P r i n c i p a l C o n d u c t o r o f O p e r a Ly ra O t t a w a . H e h a s l e d p e r f o r m -a n c e s t h r o u g h o u t E u r o p e , t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s , a n d A s i a a n d h a s a p p e a r e d w i t h n u m e r o u s c o m p a n i e s a c r o s s C a n a d a . R e c e n t p e r f o r m a n c e s i n c l u d e Turandot for b o t h V a n c o u v e r O p e r a a n d C a l g a r y O p e r a , g a l a c o n c e r t s w i t h O p e r a d e Q u e b e c a n d M a n i t o b a O p e r a , a n d Romeo et Juliette for O p e r a Lyra O t t a w a . N o t a b l e p a s t e n g a g e m e n t s i n c l u d e Lucia di Lammermoorwith O p e r a C a r o l i n a f e a t u r i n g S u m i J o ; B o r o d i n ' s R u s s i a n m a s t e r p i e c e Prince Igor for t h e N a t i o n a l T h e a t e r o f M o r a v i a - S i l e s i a ; La Traviata a n d Rigoletto for O p e r a C o n s t a n t a in R o m a n i a ; Tosca for t h e O p e r n A i r Fes t i va l in A u s t r i a ; Jenufa a t t h e H u k v a l d y Fes t i va l ; B a r t o k ' s Blue Beard's Castle in t h e C z e c h R e p u b l i c ; Turandot for t h e H a w a i i O p e r a T h e a t r e ; The Magic Flute in Be i j i ng a n d c o n c e r t s w i th t h e I n t e r n a t i o n a l M u s i c Fes t i va l in M a c a u . H e is a n a c t i v e p r o p o n e n t o f m u s i c e d u c a t i o n a n d w a s i n s t r u m e n t a l in c r e a t i n g O L O ' s c u r r e n t Y o u n g Art ists T ra in ing P r o g r a m m e . U p c o m i n g e n -g a g e m e n t s i n c l u d e Medea in P a l e r m o , Italy; Aida w i t h t h e N a s h -v i l le O p e r a ; Die Fledermaus w i t h M a n i t o b a O p e r a ; a n d Falstaff wi th O p e r a Ly ra O t t a w a . Mr. P a t e r s o n a l s o s e r v e s a s M u s i c A d v i s o r a n d P r i n c i p a l C o n d u c t o r for M a n i t o b a O p e r a a n d is a n A d v i s o r t o O p e r a H o n g K o n g . • SpaciDui Residential Suites • Affbfdttble R«ce."> "CoitvenHrai Downwwn Location • Short or Hxwnded Stay n 7 f " ^ / / "•„..• UfCKttd in DuWflttWA VjUMSMIVe*'^  fCCflic Wtfsi Ewt, Stttfctd Um tc StMta is within OUfy S ^*so5s? waftctogdiuance<>t the beach. &n§U>h Stanley (\trk ttxi R»*bs*>n Strwi. We orfcr svdl-m jjny^ L A appomtt-d suites with nitty- <t|uij*peti kiuhciis, irparac bwdfewoiiiw tad fcviog k k . h h v private LI 11 I bokttmes, facegticd puking;and mi!y c&ttpaoaal «mce . Comehom« w rite Sumct Inn bm A Suites V Suites. G<& t*&t a* c w & w watry 1111 BUR.NABY STREET VANCOUVER, B C 1-800-786-1997 www.sunsetinn.com TkcCast March 2/4 March 3/5 Susanna Figaro Countess Count Marcellina Bartolo Cherubino Don Basilio Don Curzio Antonio Barbarina Village Girls Jennifer Farrell* A n d r e w Stewart Whi tney-Leigh S loan J o h n C o n l o n Milo Lowry Dav id English D ionne Sell lnger S t e p h e n Bell* Tomas Bijok M i c h a e l Mor i* Teiya Kasaha ra Leah Field Heathir K a d o n a g a Miche l le K e o b k e Tom Co rbe i l * D i a n a Oros-Wilder A n d r e w J a m e s o n Rose Ellen Nichols Je remy Bowes Erin Fisher A d a m Fisher Ad r i an G l a u b e r t Scot t Brooks M a d e l i n e Lucy Smith C h l o e Hurst S tephan ie N a k a g a w a L inda Baird* Jess ica Bowes DJ C a l h o u n Brent Cal is Shannon C h a n - K e n t Neil C r a i g h e a d Hiather Darnel -K a d o n a g a A d a m D a Ros Seth Drabinsky R a c h e l Fenlon Leah Field J o h n Hales C h l o e Hurst Tkt Ckorns Yoonkyoung Carol ine J a n g Bryn Jones Paul A l exande r Just L isa-Dawn Kilthau Brian Lee Elaine Lee Kevin Lee D av id Locke-Nor ton Kevin L o u d e n J o h n Mar ino G i n a McLe l l an Me lan ie McTaggar t Mlmi Miller Ma t t Mor i Stephanie N a k a g a w a Ca ro l i na P la ta Ballesteros A n g e l e e Rye D a n a Sharp Lauren S o l o m o n Sarah Steinert Ian Taylor Al ison Temple S t e p h a n V a n E e d e n Evie Vassilakakis * A p p e a r i n g Cour tesy of the C a n a d i a n Ac to rs Eauity Assoc ia t ion •nakoKV Orchestra Violin 1 Su-Fan Yiu (Concer tmas te r ) G r a c e Tsang (Assistant) Hyunah Kim J i -Young Park Sherry C h u a n g Samue l Tsui Llowyn Ball Isabelle Mousseau J a m e s Wei A l a n a C h a n g Violin 2 Erin J a m e s (Principal) A n d r e a Whi te Bora Lee Francis Wu Al isa v a n Dijk Yun J u n g Astrid Stahl P u y a Firousbalhsh Violas C h a n t a l Lemire (Principal) Felisah H e r n a n d e z Eric Edington-Hryb J o h n Kastel ic Steven Lin Jeffrey C h o w Felissa He rnandez Cello Sabr ina Tsou (Principal) Cris Derksen My Kyung Kim Nick Epperson Bass A d a m R.Jones (Principal) M i c h a e l F innegan V a u g h a n Muriel Lavieri Flute Susan Lee (Principal) Laura M c C a l l u m Oboe M o r g a n Zentner (P) D a n Shook Clarinet A l i ce Liu (P) Ian Munro Bassoon Tristan Lamber t (Principal)* Mark Deguss Horn Mindy Liang (Principal) Nick Ande rson Trumpet J o h n Tetro (Principal) J e n n y G r u b e r Timpani A n n a b e l l e Ip * A p p e a r s cou r tesy of the V a n c o u v e r M u s i c i a n s ' A s s o c i a t i o n , L o c a l 145 of t he A m e r i c a n Fede ra t i on of Mus ic ians of t h e Un i ted States a n d C a n a d a Tkt Production, Ttam Director Conductor Stage Manager N a n c y Hermiston Tyrone Paterson Melissa Tsang Assistant Stage Set Design Technical Director Managers Alessia C a r p o c a Keith Smith Melissa Eyes M e l a n i a Radel ick i Lighting Design Production Je remy Baxter Assistants Costumes J o h n C o n l o n Parvin Mi rhady Set Carpenters Kevin L o u d e n G l n a McLe l l an Tallis Klrby D a m l e n Jinks Rose Ellen Nichols J o h n Popkin Rose-El len Nichols Liz B a c a Jess i ca Bowes Wigs and Hair M e m b e r s of the Elke Engl icht Set Painters UBC O p e r a Kat ie D a y Skai Fowler Ensemble Makeup Brian Pol lock Stage Crew C a r m e n G a r c i a Izzy Rubin Oker C h e n Nel Volr ich DJ C a l h o u n Properties Supervisors Surtitles Lynn Burton J o h n Arsenaul t Reptetiteurs J a n e t Bickford Dav id Boothroyd Publicist Richard E p p Properties Assistants E m m a Lancaster M i c h a e l O n w o o d J a n e t Bickford Lauchl ln Johnston DID YOU KNOW... UBC O p e r a Ensemble hires professional conduc to r s , designers, a n d directors for its p roduc t ions? UBC O p e r a g r a d u a t e s c a n b e h e a r d o n s tages all over the wor ld, f rom the M e t in N e w York to our o w n V a n c o u v e r O p e r a ? You c a n he lp suppor t the UBC O p e r a Ensemble by mak ing a d o n a t i o n to the D a v i d S p e n c e r E n d o w m e n t E n c o u r a g e m e n t Fund, a f und c r e a t e d to suppor t t he young artists of U B C ? For more information or to make a gift, call 604.822.8246 Slbvnttkt VS&C Optra Ensemble The UBC O p e r a Ensemble 's a n n u a l co -p roduc t ions with the o p e r a house in the C z e c h Repub l i c ' s Usti n a d L a b e m regularly garner rave reviews. Last summer 's ope ras we re Hande l ' s Xerxes, c o n -d u c t e d by Richard Epp a n d d i rec ted by Mart in O t a v a , a n d Mozar t 's Cos? fan tutfe, c o n d u c t e d by Norber t B a x a a n d d i r e c t e d by Nancy Hermiston, Director of the V o i c e a n d O p e r a Division. A highlight of the trip was the pe r fo rmances of Cos? in the Stavovsky Theatre whe re Mozar t himself o n c e worked.The Ensemble looks forward to returning to the C z e c h Repub l i c this summer. Other summer p e r f o r m a n c e highlights for the Ensemble i nc l uded a p roduc t ion of Gi lber t a n d Sullivan's HMS Pinafore d i r e c t e d by N a n c y Hermiston, with the V a n c o u v e r O p e r a Orchest ra a n d c o n d u c t o r / a l u m n u s Leslie Dala, a n d a n August e n g a g e m e n t for A Merry Old Evening of Opera a t Bard o n the B e a c h . Leslie D a l a a n d the m e m b e r s of the V a n c o u v e r O p e r a Orches t ra o n c e a g a i n jo ined the Ensemble for these sold-out pe r fo rmances . The Ensemble ce leb ra tes Mozar t 's birth year with Le Nozze di Figaro, M a r c h 2-5,2006. In January, they t ravel led to Pr ince G e o r g e they per fo rmed The Magic Flute with c o n d u c t o r Leslie D a l a a n d the Pr ince G e o r g e Symphony Orchest ra . M e m b e r s of the Ensem-b le also j o ined Chr is topher G a z e a n d the V S O for a Tea a n d Trumpets c o n c e r t on February 2,2006. Jennifer Farrell, John Arsenault a n d Rose Ellen Nichols, a l o n g with the O p e r a Ensemble, will join the V S O a n d c o n d u c t o r Bramwel l Tovey for a p roduc t ion of Dido and Aeneas a t the C h a n C e n t r e o n M a r c h 31 a n d Apri l 1. M a n y of our students pe r fo rmed in Turandot, V a n c o u v e r O p e r a ' s first fall p roduc t ion , a n d John Arsenault was also a soloist in Dia-logues of the Carmelites in November . Two UBC singers, Teiya Kasahara a n d Michael Mori, a re the official understudies for the V a n c o u v e r O p e r a Ensemble in their p roduc t i on of a new o p e r a by UBC sessional lecturer Ramona Luengen, Naomi's Road. In M a y the Ensemble joins the Schoo l of Nursing a n d the B C History of Nursing Society to present Timothy Sullivan's o p e r a Florence: The Lady with the Lamp be fore returning to their E u r o p e a n ope ra t i c h o m e , Usti n a d L a b e m in the C z e c h Repub l i c , w h e r e they will sing in a n e w p roduc t ion of The Marriage of Figaro with c o n d u c t o r Tyrone Paterson a n d di rector Mart in O t a v a , a n d Don Giovanni with c o n d u c t o r Norbert B a x a a n d Director Josef Novak. For the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC C a r l A r m s t r o n g W e n d y A t k i n s o n B a r b B e a u c h a m p D o n n a C a e d o Ted C l a r k D a v i d S. Co l l ins A n d r e w Elliot C h a n d r a H a l k o R i c h H a m a k a w a J o y c e H in ton Events & Front of House Coordinator Programming Manager Ticket Office Captain Ticket Office Manager Systems Administrator Strategic External Relations Coordinator Events & Concessions Coordinator Reception/Clerk Production Clerk Associate Managing Director Programming & Administration Managing Director Operations Clerk Financial Coordinator Marketing & Programming Coordinator Associate Managing Director -Facilities & Operations Head Stage Technician Head Audio Technician Head Lighting Technician Assistant Technical Director Financial & Programming Clerk Programming Communications Assistant Coordinator Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, University of British Columbia 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1 Sid Ka tz B e n g K h o o F lora L e w R a c h e l Lowry C a m e r o n M c G i l l S c o t t Mil ler J a y O ' K e e f f e A n d r e w Riter O w e n S c h e l l e n b e r g e r L a u r a L e e S h a l e v i c h D a y n a Szyndrowsk i Acknowledgements and Special Thanks The D a v i d S p e n c e r E n d o w m e n t E n c o u r a g e m e n t Fund The C h a n Family Ma r tha Lou Henley Char i t ab le Foundat ion IVancouver O p e r a Assoc ia t ion rvlng G u t t m a n The UBC Schoo l of Music Facul ty a n d Staff Theatre a t U B C V a n c o u v e r O p e r a Gu i ld Waterfront Theatre Friends of the UBC O p e r a Ensemble Staff of the C h a n Cen t re for the Performing Arts Silent Auction donors: Vancouve r O p e r a V a n c o u v e r Symphony Orchest ra The Fairmont Hotel C a r o l e a n d Lionel Jinks Eric C h a n ( M e r c e d e s Benz) Parvin Ml rhady Judi th Forst Ben Heppner Miss C o q u e t t e R o m a n o ' s M a c a r o n i Grill VanDusen Bo tan ica l G a r d e n Harbour Cruise Ltd. R G Properties Ltd. D iane Farris Gal le ry Bard on the B e a c h V a n C h e o n g Tea P a l a c e R e d Door C h l o e Hurst N a n c y Hermlston Lisa-Dawn Klltau M i c h a e l Mor i Ian Taylor/UBC Botan ica l G a r d e n s Da le Throness Richard Epp Elke Englicht Nee lum Sharmn R h o n d a Nichols The Barefoot C o n t e s s a G r a c e Li Staples Dav id Boothroyd Jennifer Farrel A n d r e w J a m e s o n A n d r e w Stewart Rose-Ellen Nichols The V a n c o u v e r Art Ga l le ry M i n a e Hol iday Vi l lage a n d Me lan ie McTaggar t JB Designs, C a l g a r y AB This production was made possible by the generous assistance of: A \ Benjamin Moore Psaras mm JUl unset Inn * Suilcsv 

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