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Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro Jameson, Andrew Mackenzie 2007

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COUNT ALMA VIVA IN LE NOZZE DI FIGARO by ANDREW M A C K E N Z I E J A M E S O N A THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF MUSIC in THE FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES (Opera) THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA APRIL 2007 © Andrew Mackenzie Jameson, 2007 Ii Abstract Preparing an operatic role is a very extensive process for a student singer. Problems that confront a young singer when challenged with a new role are numerous. Aside from having to prepare vocally for the role there are many other aspects of the preparation process that are equally as difficult. The role which I prepared was the Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro by W.A. Mozart. Due to the fact that I was to perform the opera in Italian I completed a word by word translation of the entire opera. I also had to learn how to correctly pronounce each word that I sang so that the audience would understand what I said. I spent countless hours working on vocal production and an equal amount in rehearsal while learning how to perform this highly specialized form of music. In conclusion to the performances I found that I had a far greater ability to perform Mozart's music while possessing a solid understanding of the Italian language. Acknowledgement* and Special Thanks The David Spencer Endowment Encouragement Fund The Chan Family Martha Loo Henley Charitable Foundation iVbrcouwer Opera Association rvingGurrman The UBC School of Mutfc Faculty and Staff Theatre at UBC va ncouver Opera Guild Waterfront Theatre Friends of the UBC Opera Ensembto Staff of the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts Silent Auction danora: Vancouver Opera Vancouver Symphony Orchestra The Fairmont Hotel Carole and Lionel Jinks Eric Chan (Mercedes Ben?) Parvin Mlrhady Judith Forst Ben Heppner Miss Coquette Romano's Macaroni Grill VanDusen Botanical Garden Harbour Cruise Ltd. RG Properties Ltd. Diane Forrfe Gallery Bard on the Beach v Wan Cheong Tea Palace Rad Door Chloe Hurst Nancy Hermiston Lisa-Dawn Klltau Michael Mori Ian Tayky/UBC Botanlca* Gardens Dale Throness ••' Ulchard Epp ElkeEnglicht Neelum Sharmn Rhonda Nichols t The Barefoot Corttessa Grace U <" Staples David Boothroyd Jennifer Parrel Andrew Jameson Andrew Stewart Rose-flten Nichols The Vancouver Art Gallery r Minae Holiday Village and I Metanle McTaggart % JB Designs, Calgary AB this production was made possible by the generous assistance of: . 0 ) The Mwrisye iff Pwnn Director: Nancy Hermiston Conductor: Tyrone Patefson March 2,3,4 2006,8 pm March 5, 2006 3 pm Presented by the UBC Opera Erts&rrybie in cooperation with U B C M U S I C I I K OKU, INAL LI I I kn; KAri!y ~ i. i i i M ; •. :\ \ i) W':. ui;u".! r ^ r.i We invite you to visit our art exhibit in the foyer of the Chan Centre during th* intermission. Situoted O R Vancouver's prestigious Gallery flow, Chotl-Rosso Art Gallery offers museum quality, original lithographs, etchings and woodculs created by Marc Chagall, Salvador Da Ii, Joon Miro, Pablo Picasso and others with each work accompanied by meticulous documentation, Professional advice and Information about art investment and management is available as well. "if t create from th* heart, nearly everything works; If from the head atmtrir urOfhfny. " - Chagptl "Every chiU it an artiti. The problem it ha* ta rtmaia an wnift once we • Picas to A NOTE PROM THE DIRECTOR: le Nozze df Figaro Is the UBC Opera Ensemble's celebration of Mozart's 250th birthday. What a privilege and pleasure It Is. to be able to bring his opera to life once more, celebrating his genius and the wonderful talent of our young performers here at the School of Music. A second reason tor bringing this opera to UBC's Chan Centre at this time Is that the Opera Ensemble and Its Director, Professor Nancy Hermteton, would like to acknowledge and celebrate the wondernji contribution that our President Dr. Martha Piper, has made to this university, as well as to the cause of higher education across the province, the country and Indeed the world. The UBC Opera Ensemble has appreciated Dr. Piper's unfailing interest In ihelr work and her generou| support for their tours and performances across B.C., Canada and Europe. We wish her the very best in her future endeavours and wart her to know that we will miss her vtsloa energy and dedication to it* university. But most of all we will mte her. Thank you Or. Piper. We dedicate thes^oerformances of Mozart's masterpiece to you. UBC Opera Ensembte UBCMUStC By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by Lorenzo da Pont© Opera in Four Acts Premiere. May 1.1786, Vienna. Director, Nancy Hermiston Conductor, Tyrone Peterson 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 production Is made possible by generous assistance of the Chan Endowment Fund of In* University of British Columbia and the David Spencer Endwrnenrt Encouragement Fund ACT J. A country estate outside Sevie. tote eighteenth century. While preparing for their wedding, the valet Figaro learns from the maid Susanna that their philandering employer. Count Almavlva, has designs on her. At this the servant vows to outwit his master. Before long the scheming BoHolo enters the servants'quarters with his housekeeper, Marcellina, who wants Figaro to marry her to cancel a debt he cannot pay. After Marcellina and Susanna trade Insults, the amorous page Cherubirp arrives, reveling in his Infatuation with all women.He hidef when the Count snows up, furious because he cought Cherubiho flirting with Barbarlna the gardener's daughter. The Count pursues Susanno but conceals himself when the gossiping music master Don Basillo approaches. The Count steps forward, however, when Basillo suggests that Cherublno has a crush on the Countess. Almavlva is enraged further when he discovers Cherublno In the room. Figaro returns with fellow servants, who praise the Count's progressive reform in abolishing the droit du seigneur — tie right of a noble to take a manservant's place on his weddinf night. Almavlva assigns Cherublno to his regiment in Sevlllg^ and leaves Figaro to cheer up the u nhappy adolescent. ACT II. In her boudoir, the Countess laments her husband's waning love but plots to chasten him, encouraged by Figaro and Susanna. They will send Cherublno, dlsgulsedos Susanna to o romantic assignation with the Count.Cherublno, smitten with the Countess, appeofs, and the two women begin to dress the page for his farcical rendezvous, While Susanna goes out to And a ribbon, the Count knocks at the door, furious ta'fnd It locked. Cherublno quickly hides In a closet, and the Countess admits her husband, who, when he hears a noise. Is skepflcoi of her story that Susanna is Inside the wardrobe. He takes his wtfe to fetch some tools with which to force the closet door. Meanwhile, Susanna, having observed everything from behind ai screen, helps Cherublno out a window, and then takes his place in the closet. Both Count and Countess are amazed to find her thjife. All seems well until the gardener, Antonio, storms In with crushed geraniums from a flowerbed below the window. FigarAwho has run In to announce that the wedding is ready pretendsjr was he who Jumped from the window,faking a sprained ankle. Marcellina, Bartolo and Basillo burst Into the room waving a court summons for Figaro, which d&Hghts the Count, as this gives him an excuse to delay the wedding. ACT III. In an audience room where the wedding Is to take place, Susanna leads the Count on with promises of a rendezvous In the garden. The nobleman, however, grows doubtful when he spies her conspiring with Figaro; he vawt revenge, Marceliina Is astonished but thrilled to discover that Figaro is In fact her long-lost natural son by Bartolo. Mother and son embrace, provoking Susanna's anger until she too learns the truth. Finding a quiet moment, the Countess recoils her past happiness, then Joins Susanna In composing a letter that Invites the Count to the garden that night Later, during the marriage ceremony of Figaro and Susanna, the bride rnanages to slip the note, sealed with a hatpin, to the Count who pricks his Anger, dropping ttie pin, which Figaro observes. ACT IV. In the moonlit garden, florbarlna. after unsuccessfully trying to find the lost hatpin, tells Flgato and Marcellina about the coming assignation between the Count and Susanna. Basillo counsels that It is wise to play tHe fool. Figaro Inveighs against women and Hides when he se#s Susanna and the countess approach readying themselves: for their masquerade. Alone. Susanna rhapsodizes on her love for Figaro, but he, overhearing, thinks she means the Count. Susanna hides In time to see Cherublno woo the Countess-mow disguised In Susanna's cloak— until Almavlva chases him away and sends his wife, whom he thinks Is Susanna to an arbor, to which he will follow tarter. By now Figaro understands the Joke and. joining the fun, makes exaggerated love to Susanna h her Countess disguise. The Count returns, seeing, or so he thinks, RQaro with his wife. Outraged, he calls everyone to witness his Judgment, but now the real Countess appears and reveals the mse.Grasping the truth at last, the Count begs her pardon. All are reunited, and so ends this "mad day* at the court of the Alma vivas, Tyrone Paterson Tyrone Paterson is currently enjoying his eighth season as Artistic Dlreotaf and Principal Conductor of Opera,.. Lyra Ottawa. He has led perform-onces throughout Europe, the United States, and Asia and has appeared with numerous companies across Canada. Recent performances include Turanaotfor bothVancouver Opera and Calgary Opera, gala concerts with opera de Quebec arid Manitoba Opera, and Rome© et Jutette for Opera Lyra Ottawa. Notable past engagement* Include Lucia dt Lammermoorvrfh Opera Carolina featuring Sumi Jo; Bjprodin's Russian masterpiece Prince igortor the National Theater Off Moravia-Silesia; La Travlata and Rigotetto tor Opera Constanta*! Romania; Josca for the Opern Air Festival in Austria Jenufcrpt the Hukvoldy Festival; Barf6k's Blue Beard's Castle In the Orach Republic; Turandotlor the Hawaii Opera Theatre; The Ma0c Flute In Beijing and concerts with the International Music Festlvalti Macau. He Is an active proponent of music education and was Instrumental in creating OLO's current Young Artists Training Programme. Upcoming en-gagements Include Medea In Palermo, Italy; Alaa with the Nash-ville Opera; Die Fteaermaus with Manitoba Opera and fdfefaff with Opera Lyra Ottawa Mr. Paterson also serves as Music Advisor and Principal Conductor for Manitoba Opera and Is an Advisor to Opera Hong Kong. • Aflbtdablr R u n • Skurt or E m u d t J St i r r«n 11*4. I fipmW N t i n d &ot»M S a m . *fc ala w& ixffefMf tmAjoomaaad hdag moati, p r i i w KiLiinin. nv« £unl purlin); JHI! rr-tlr ep"|*^ ,rtJ1 H^ HI f^rimrlpiiiK u; JK Strive Tnn A: ft . I i l l l J SCC M l I L . i L K I I TktCast March 2/4 March 3/5 Susanna Figaro Countess Count Marcelling Bartok> Cherubino Don Basilio Don Curzio Antonio Barbarina Village Girts Jennifer Farrell* Andrew Stewart Whitney-Leigh Sloan John Conlon Milo Lowry David English Dlonne SelKnger Stephen Bell* Tomas BIJok Michael Mori* Teiya Kasahara Leah Field Heathlr Kadonaga Michelle Keobke Tom Corbeii* Diana Oros-WHder Andrew Jameson Rose Ellen Nichols Jeremy Bowes Erin Fisher Adam Fisher Adrian Glaubert Scott Brooks Madeline Lucy Smith CNoe Hurst Stephanie Nakagawa Linda Balrd* Jessica Bowes DJ Calhoun Brent Calls Shannon Chan-Kent Nell Craighead Hiather Dornel-Kodonaga Adam Da Ros Seth Drablnsky Rachel Fenion Leah Field John Hales Chloe Hurst Tkt Ckoms Yoonkyoung Caroline Jang Bryn Jones Paul Alexander Just Uso-Dawn Kilthau Brian Lee Elaine Lee Kevin Lee David Locke-Norton Kevin Louden John Marino Glna McLellan Melanle McToggart Mimi MfJer Matt Mori Slephante r^ akagawa Carolina Plata Ballesleros Angelee Rye Dana Sharp Lauren Solomon Sarah Stelnert Ian Taylor Alison Temple Stephan Van Eeden Evte VdssllatOTlds * Appearing Courtesy of the Canadian Actors Equity Association Violin 1 Su-FonYlu (CohcortrnosteO Grace Tsang (Assistant) Hyunah Kim Jl-Ybung Pork Sherry Chuang SomuelTsui Uowyn Ball Isabella Mousseau James Wei AtanaChang Viol In 2 Erin James (Principal) Andrea White Bora Lee Fronds Wu Allso von Dijk Yun Jung Astrtd Stahl Puya Flrousbalhsh violas Chantal Lemlre (PrlnclpaO Fellsoh Hernandez Eric Edlngton-Hryb John Kastellc Steven Un JetTreyChow FeHssa Hernandez Cello Sabrlna Tsou (Principal) Crls Derksen My Kyung Kim Nick Epperson Ban Adam R. Jones (Principal) Michael Flnnegan Vaughan Muriel Lovleri „ ' Appaan couftmy of ttie Voneouv# Muslctara' AnodaHon. Local 146 ©I the American Federation of MuBtelcns the United St ate i and Canada Flute Susan Lee (Principal) Laura McCallum Oboe Morgan Zentner (P) Dan Shook Clarinet Alice Liu (P) Ian Munro Bassoon Tristan Lambert (Principal)* Mark Deguss Horn Mlndy Uang (PrlnclpaD Nick Anderson Trumpet John Tetro (Principal) Jenny Gruber Timpani Anna belle Ip The ^rndnctivK Team, Director Conductai Stage Manager Nancy Hermiston Tyrone Paterson Melissa Tsang Assistant Stage Set Design Technical Director Managers Alessia Carpoca Keith Smith Melissa Eyes Melonia Radelicki lighting Design Production Jeremy Baxter Assistants Costumes John Conlon Parvln Mlrhady Set Carpenters Kevin Louden Glna McLellan TaHis KJroy Domlen Jinks Rose Ellen Nichols John Popkin Rose-Ellen Nichols Liz Baca Jessica Bowes Wigs ond Hair Members of the Elk© Englicht Set Painters UBC Opera Katie Day Skai Fowler Ensemble Make<4> Brian Pollock Stage Crew Cormen Garcka Izzy Rubin Oker Chen NeiVolrlch DJ Calhoun PKpento Supervisors. Suftltlet Lynn Burton John Arsenault Reptetttetin Janet Btekford David Boothroyd PubMclst Richard Epp Properties Assistants Emma Lancaster Michael Onwocd Janet Blckford Lauchiln Johnston DID YOU KNOW... UBC Opera Ensemble hires professional conductors, designers, and directors for tts productions? U8C Opera graduate* can be heard on stages an over the \wor*d, ffdrn the Met In N«w York to our own Vancouver Opera'? You can help SLpport the LOG Opera Ensemble by making a don often to the David Spencer Endowment Encouragement Fund, o fund erected to support the young artists of UBC? | ^ For more intomcrWon or to moke o gift, eel 604.822.8246 The UBC Opera Ensemble's annuel co-productions wtth the opera house In the Czech Republic's Ustl nod La bom regularly garner rave reviews. Last summer's operas,were Handel's Xerxes, con-ducted by Richard Epp and directed by Martin Otava, and Mozart's Cos? fan fuHe, conducted by Norbert Baxa and directed by Nancy HerrnWon, Director of the voice and Opera Division. A highlight of the hip was the performances of Cos? In the Stavovsky Theatre where Mozart himself once worked. The Ensemble looks forward to returning to the Czech Republic this summer. Other summer performance highlights for the Ensemble Included a production of Gilbert and Sullivan's HM$ Pinafore directed by Nancy Hermlston, with the Vancouver opera Orchestra and conductor/olumnus Leslie Data, and on August engagement for A Merry Old Evening of Opera at Bard on the Beach. Leslie Dala and the members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra once again Joined the Ensemble for these sold-but performances. The Ensemble celebrates Mozart'$,btrth year with Le Nozze di Figaro, March 2-5,2006, m Januar\jjhey travelled to Prince George they performed The Magic Flute wfth conductor Leslie Data and the Prince George Symphony Orchestra. Members of the Ensem-ble also Joined Christopher Gaze and the VSO for a Tea and Trumpets concert on February 2,2006. Jennifer Farrefl, John Arfenauft and Rose Ellen Nichols, along with the Opera Ensemble, will Join the VSO and conductor Bramwell Tovey for a production of Dido and Aeneas ot the Chan Centre on March 31 ond April 1. Mony of our students performed in Tutandot Vancouver Opera's first fall production, and John Ar*enault was also a soloist In Dia-logues of the Carmelites In November. Two UBC singers, Teh/o Kasahara and Michael Mori are the official understudies for the Vancouver Opera Ensemble in their production of o new opera by UBC sessional lecturer Ramona iuengea Naomi's Road. In May the Ensemble Joins the School of Nursing and the BC History of Nursing Society to present Timothy Sullivan's opera Florence: The Lady wtth the Lamp before returning to their European operatic home, Ustl nod Lobem In the Czech Republic, where they will sing Jn o new production ot The Marriage of Figaro with conductor Tyrone Pater son and director Marlfi Otava, and Don Giovanni with conductor Norbert Baxo and director Josef Novak. For the C h a n Centre tor the Performing Arts at UBC Carl Armstrong Wendy Atkinson Barb Beouchamp Donno Caedo Ted Clark David S. Collins Andrew Elliot Chandra Halko Rich Hamakawa Joyce Hlnton Events & Front of House Coordinator Programming Manager Ticket Office Captain Ticket Office Manager Systems Administrator Strategic External Relations Coordinator Events 4 Concessions Coordinator Reception/Clerk Production Clerk Associate Managing Director Programming & Administration Managing Director Operations Clerk Financial Coordinator Marketing A Programming Coordinator Associate Managing Director -Facilities A Operations Head Sragejechniclan Hood Audkftechnician Head Lighting Technician Assistant Technical Director Financial & Programming Clerk Programming Communications Assistant Coordinator Chon Centre tor the Performing Art*. University of British Columbia 62A5 Crescent Road, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1 Zl SidKatz Beng Khoo Flora Lew Rachel Lowry Cameron McGill Scott Miller JayO'Keeffe Andrew Rlfer Owen Schellenberger Laura Lee Shalevlch Dayna Szyndrowski Acknowledgement* end Special Thanks The David Spencer Endowment Encouragement Fund The Chan Family Martha Lou Henley Charitable Foundation I Vancouver Opera Association rvingGuttman The UBC School of Music Faculty and Staff Theatre at UBC Vancouver Opera Guild Waterfront Theatre Friends of the UBC Opera Ensemble Staff of the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts Silent Auction donors: Vancouver Opera Vancouver Symphony Orchestra The Fairmont Hotel Carole and Uonei Jinks Eric Chan (Mercedes Benz) Parvin Mlrhady Judith Forst Ben Heppner Miss Coquette Romano's Macaroni Grill VbnDusen Botanical Garden Harbour Cruise Ltd. RG Properties Ltd. Diane Forrts Gallery Bard on the Beach v Van Cheong Tea Palace Red Door Chloe Hurst Nancy Hermiston Lisa-Dawn Kiltau Michael Mori Ian Taytor/UBC Bofanlcaf Gardens 7hfe production was made possible oy the generous assistance of: Dale Throness Richard Epp Elke Engllcht Neelum Sharmn Rhonda Nichols The Barefoot Conrressa Grace U Staples David Boothroyd Jennifer Fare] Andrew Jameson Andrew Stewart Rose-Ellen Nichols The Vancouver Art Gallery Minae Holiday Village and Meianie McTaggart JB Designs, Calgary AB ) The MevrtiAM of Pcvnn i Director; Nancy Hermiston Conductor: Tyrone Paterson March 2,3.4 2006,8 pm March 5,2006 3 pm Presented by the UBC Opera Ensemble In cooperation with U B C M U S I C The Chun I ! K (,)RH, |N.\1 L 1 1 I I ' . H ; k.\ri!y We invite you to visit our art exhibit in the foyer of the Chan Centre during the intermission. Situoted on Vancouver's prestigious Gallery Row, Choti-Rosso Art Gallery offers museum quality, original lithographs, etchings and woodculs created by Marc Chagal l , Salvador Dali, Joan Mtro, Pablo Picasso and others with each work accompanied by meticulous documentation. Professional advice and Information about art investment and management is available as well. "// / crept* from the heart, nearly everything works; If from the head atmotl nothing. " - Chagatt "Every child it an artist. The problem it ho* to remain an ariitt once we grot*' op- " - Picasio A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR: Le Nozze di Figaro Is the UBC Opera Ensemble's celebration of Mozart's 250m birthday. What a privilege and pleasure it Is. to be able to bring his opera to life once more, celebrating hb genius and the wonderful talent of our young performers here at the School of Music. A second reason tor bringing this opera to UBC's Chan Centre at this time Is that the Opera Ensemble and lis Director. Professor Nancy Hermteton, would like to acknowledge and celebrate the wonderful contribution that our President, Dr. Martha Piper, has made to this university, as well as to the cause of higher education across the province, the country, and Indeed the world. The UBC Opera Ensemble has appreciated Dr. Piper's unfaiHng Interest In their work and her generouf support for their tours and performances, across B.C., Canada and Europe, We wish her the very best in her future ervotecrvours and waff* her to know that we will miss her vteloa energy and dedication to it* university. But most of all we WIN miss her. Thank you Dr. Piper, We dedicate thesstpsrforrrvjnces ot Mozart's masterpiece to you. UBC Opens Ensemble U B C M U S I C : (XtnJDzztdi By Wol fgang Amadous Mozart Libretto by Lorenzo d a Ponte O p e r a In Four Acts Premiere, May 1.1786,Vfenna. Director, Nancy Hermiston Conductor, Tyrone Peterson featuring U B C Ope ra Ensemble a n d the UBC Symphony Orchestra There will be one 20-minute Intermission Chan Shun Concert Hall March 2, 3,4,5.2006 This production Is made possible by generous assistance of the Chan Endowment Fund of 1h* University of British Columbia and the David Spencer ErKJawment Encouragement Fund UBC W ACT i. A country estate outside Sevste. fate eighteenth century. While preparing for their wedding. Ihe valet Figaro learns from the maid Susanna that their philandering employer. Count Almavlva, has designs on her, At this the servant wows to outwit his master. Before long the scheming Bortolo enters the servants'quarters with his housekeeper, Marcelllna, who wants Figaro to marry her to cancel a debt he cannot pay. After Marcelllna and Susanna trade Insults, the amorous page Cherublnp arrives, reveling In his Infatuation with all women.He hide* when the Count shows up, furious because he caught Cherubih© flirting with Barbarlna the gardener's daughter. The Count pursues Susanno but conceals himself when the gossiping music master Don Baslllo approaches. The Count steps forward, however, when Baslllo suggests that Cherublno has a crush on the Countess. Almavlva is enraged further when he discovers Cherublno In the room. Figaro returns with fellow servants, who praise the Count's progressive reform In abolishing the droit du seigneur — tie right of a noble to take a manservant's place on his wedding night. Almavlva assigns Cherublno to his regiment in SevMe^md leaves Figaro to cheer up the u nhappy adolescent. ACT II. In her boudoir, the Countess Jarnents her husband's waning love but plots to chasten him, encouraged by Figaro and Susanna. They will send Cherublno, dlsgulsedi» Susanna to a romantic assignation with the Count.Cherublno, smrrten with the Countess, appears, and the two women begin to dress the page for his farcical rendezvous, While Susanna goes out to find a ribbon, the Count knocks at the door, furious ta*id It rocked. Cherublno quickly hides In a closet, and the Countess admits her husband, who, when he hears a noise. Is skeptical of her story that Susanna is Inside the wardrobe. He takes his wife to fetch some tools with which to force the closet door. Medhrwhlfe, Susanna, having observed everything from behind a'-screen, helps Cherublno out a window, and then takes his place in the closet. Both Count and Countess are amazed to find her thjfwe. All seems well until the gardener, Antonio, storms In with crijihed geraniums from a flowerbed below the window. FigarAwho has run In ta announce that the wedding Is ready pretend* was he who Jumped from the window, faking a sprained ankle. MarceMna. Bartolo and Baslllo burst Into the room waving a court summons for Figaro, which delights the Count as thta gives him an excuse to delay the wedding. ACT III. In an audience room where the wedding is to take place, Susanna leads the Count on wtth promises of a rendezvous In the garden.The nobleman, however, grows doubtful when he spies her conspiring with Figaro; he vows revenge, Marcelllna Is astonished but thrilled to discover that Figaro is In fact her long-lost natural son by Bartolo, Mother and sort embrace, provoking Susanna's anger until she too learns the tnjth. Finding a quiet moment, the Countess recoNs her past happiness, then Joins Susanna In composing a letter that Invites the Count to the garden that night. Later, during the marriage ceremony of Figaro and Susanna, the bride manages to slip the note, sealed wtth a hatpin, to the Count, who pricks his finger, dropping ttie pin which Figaro observes. ACT TV. In the moonlit garden, Barbarina, after unsuccessfulry trying to find the lost hatpin, tells Figaro and Marcelllna about the coming assignation between the Count and Susanna. Baslllo counsels that It is wise to pkay t|4e fool. Figaro Inveighs against women and Hides when he sees Susanna and the countess approach reodylng themselves for their masquerade. Alone, Susanna rhapsodizes on her (aye for Figaro, but he, overhearing thinks she means the Count. Susanna hides In time to see Cherublno woo the Counte$s-<iow disguised In Susanna's cloak— until AJmavtva chases him away and sends his wife, whom he thinks Is Susanna to an arbor, to which he will follow later. By now Figaro understands the Joke and. Joining the fun, makes exaggerated love to Susanna ri her Countess disguise. The Count returns, seeing, or so he thinks, Hgaro with his wife. Outraged, he calls even/one to witness his judgment, but now the real Countess appears and reveals the ruse.Grasping the truth at last, the Count begs her pardon. All are reunited, and so ends this "mod day" at the court of the Aimavlvas. Tyrone Peterson Tyrone Poterson is currentty enjoying his eighth season as Artistic Dlrectaf and Principal Conductor of Opera,.. Lyra Ottawa. He has led perform- *v. ances throughout Europe, the United States, and Asia and has appeared with numerous companies across Canada. Recent performances include Turandot for both Vancouver Opera and Calgary Opera, gala concerts with Opera de Quebec and Manitoba Opera, and Romeo &t Jutette for Opera Lyra Ottawa. Notable past engagements Include lucta dl Lornmerrnooryrtn Opera Carolina featuring Sumi Jo; ^prodln's Russian masterpiece Prince Igor tor the National Theater of Moravia-Silesia; La Traviata and Rtgotetto tor Opera Constanta** Romania; Tosca tor the Opern Air Festival In Austria Jonah ft the Hukvoldy Festival; Bart6k's Blue Beard's Castle In the (Seech Republic; Turandotioi the Hawaii Opera Theatre; The Mafyc Flute In Beijing and concerts with the Interriatfdnal Music FestivaMn Macau. He is an active proponent of music education and was instrumental in creating OLO's current Young Artists Training Programme. Upcoming en-gagements Include Medea In Palermo, Italy; Afeto with the Nash-ville Opera; Die FtedermavswWri Manitoba Opera and Fatstotf with Opera Lyra Ottawa Mr. Paterson also serves as Music Advisor and Principal Conductor for Manitoba Opera and Is an Advisor to Opera Hong Kong. rVirlj: JHJ rr.il r <*i"c|rtk>n^ 1 K h k c OfmtlviiTX u; uV Strive Tnn & TktCcut March 2/4 March 3/5 Susanna Figaro Countess Count Marcellina Bartoto Cherubino Don fiasilia Don Curzio Anion io Barbarina village Girls Jennifer f arrell* Andrew Stewart Whitney-Leigh Sloan John Conlon Milo Lowry David English Dlonne SeMnger Stephen Bell* Tomas BIJok Michael Mori* Teiya Kasoharo Leah Field Heathlr Kadonaga Michelle Keobke Tom Corbeli* Dtana Oros-WHder Andrew Jameson Rose Ellen Nichols Jeremy Bowes E/ln Fisher Adam Fisher Adrian Glaubert Scott Brooks Madeline Lucy Smith Chloe Hurst Stephanie Nakagawa Linda Balrd* Jessica Bowes Dj Calhoun Srent Calls Shannon Chan-Kent Nell Craighead mother Dornei-<adonaga Adorn Da Ros Seth Drablnsky Rachel Fenton Leah Field John Hales Chloe Hurst Tkt Ckerns Yoonkyoung Caroline Jang Bryn Jones Paul Alexander Just Usa-Dawn Kilthau Brian Lee Elaine Lee Kevin Lee David Locke-Norton Kevin Louden John Marino Glna McLellan Melanie McToggart Mimi MWer Matt Mart Stephanie Nakagawa Carolina Plata Ballesteros Angelee Rye Dana Sharp Lauren Solomon Sarah Stelnert Ian Taylor Alison Temple Stephen Van Eeden EvfeVassllafcoids * Appearing Courtesy of the Canadian Actors Equity Association violin 1 Su-FonYiu (ConcerfmosteO Grace Tsang (Assistant) Hyunah Kim Jl-Ybung Park Sherry Chuang Samuel Tsui Uowyn Ball Isabella Mousseau James Wei AianaChang Violin 2 Erin James (Principal) Andrea White Bora Lee Francis Wu AHsa van DIJk Yun Jung Astrid Stahl Puya Flrousbalhsh Violas Chantal Lemlre (PrlnclpaO Fellsoh Hernandez Eric Edlngton-Hryb John Kastellc Steven Lin Jeffrey Chow Fellssa Hernandez Flute Susan Lee (Principal) Laura McCallum Oboe Morgan Zentner (P) Dan Shook Clarinet Alice Liu (P) Ian Munro Bassoon Tristan Lambert (Principal)* Mark Deguss Horn Mlndy Liang (Principal) Nick Anderson Trumpet John Tetro (PrlnclpaO Jenny Gruber Timpani Anna belle Ip Cello Sabrlna Tsou (Principal) Oris Derksen My Kyung Kim Nick Epperson 4 i Bass Adam R. Jones (Principal) Michael Flnnegan Vdughan Muriel Lavieri * Appear* courtety of the Vancouvsj Muslclora' Anodotlon. Local 14B. ©f 1He American federation of MuUclons erf the United States and Canada Tke 'Production Tmu Director Condudof Stage Manager Nancy Hermiston Tyrone Paterson Melissa Tsang Assistant Stage Set Design Technical DI rector Managers Alessia Carpoca Keith Smith Melissa Eyes Melonia Radelicki lighting Design Production Jeremy Boxter Assistants Costumes John Conlon Parvln Mlrhady Set Carpenters Kevin Louden Glna McLellan Tallls KJrby Domlen Jinks Rose Ellen Nichols John Popkin Rose-Ellen Nichols Liz Baca Jessica Bowes Wigs and Hair Members of the Elk© Englicht Set Painters UBC Opera Katie Day Skai Fowler Ensemble Makeup Brian Pollock Stage Crew Carmen Garcia Izzy Rubin Oker Chen Neivolrlch DJ Calhoun Ptopettes Supervisors Suttines Lynn Burton JohnArsenault Reptetlteurs Janet Blckford David Boothroyd FubMclst Richard Epp Properties Assistants Emma Lancaster Michael Onwood Janet Bickford Lauchiln Johnston DID YOU KNOW... USC Opera Ensemble hires professional conductors, designers, and directors for tts productions? UBC Opera graduate* can be heard on stages afl over the world, ffdrn the Met In Now Vbrk to our own Vancouver Opera"? You can help sLfjport the UBC Opera Ensemble by making a ccnatton to the David Spencer Endowment Enoouragement F u n d , o fund created to support the young artists of UBC? ^ For more intwmattOfi or to make o gift, ca i 60i.a22.a246 The UBC Opera Ensemble's annual co-productions with the opera house In the Czech Republic's Usrl nod Lobem regularly garner rave reviews.Last summer's operatwere Handel's Xerxes, con-ducted by Richard Epp and directed by Martin Otava, and Mozart's Cos/ fan ruffe, conducted by Norbert Baxa and directed by Nancy Hermiston, Director of the \fofce and Opera Division. A highlight of the trip was the perforrflances of Cos? In the Stavovsky Theatre where Mozart himself once worked. The Ensemble looks forward to returning to the Czech Republic this summer. Other summer performance highlights for the Ensemble Included a production of Gilbert and Sullivan's HM$ Pinafore directed by Nancy Hermiston, with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and conductor/oiumnus Leslie Data, and on August engagement for A Merry Old Evening of Opera at Bard on the Beach. Leslie Dala and the members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra once again Joined the Ensemble for these sold-but performances. The Ensemble celebrates Mozart'a,blrth year with Le Nozze di Figaro, March 2-5,2006, In Januaryfney travelled to Prince George they performed The Magic Flute vifth conductor Leslie Data and the Prince George Symphony Orchestra. Members of the Ensem-ble also Joined Christopher Gaze and the VSO for a Tea and Trumpets concert on February 2,2006. Jennifer Farrell, John Arsenautt and Rose Ellen Nichols, along with the Opera Ensemble, will Join the VSO and conductor Bramwelt Tovey tor a production of Dido and Aeneas at the Chan Centre on March 31 and April T. Many of our students performed in Furancfot Vancouver Opera's first fall production, and John Arsenautt was also a soloist In Dia-logues of the Carmelites In November. Two UBC singers, Tetyo Kasahara and Michael Mori, are the official understudies for the Vancouver Opera Ensemble In their production of a new opera by UBC sessional lecturer ftamona lueftgen. Naomi's Hood. In May the Ensemble Joins the School of Nursing and the BC History of Nursing Society to present Timothy Sullivan's opera Florence: The Lady wtth the Lamp before returning to their European operatic home, Ustl nod Labem In the Czech Republic, where they wffl sing in o new production of The Marriage of Figaro wtth conductor Tyrone Paterson and director Martlp Otava, and Don Giovanni with conductor Norbert Baxa and sWector Josef Novak. For the C h a n Centre tor the Performing Arts at UBC Carl Armstrong Wendy Atkinson Barb Beouchamp Donno Caedo led Clark David S. Collins Andrew Elliot Chandra Halko Rich Hamakawa Joyce Hinton Events & Front of House Coordinator Programming Manager Ticket Office Captain Ticket Office Manager Systems Aamioistratof Strategic External delations Coordinator Events ft Concessions Coordinator Reception/Clerk Production Clerk Associate Managing Director Programming & Administration Morrogtng Director Operations Cierk Financial Coordinator Marketing A Programming Coordinator Associate Managing Director -Facilities A Operations Head Stage fechn/cton H&adAudkxtechntclan Head Lighting Technician Assistant Technical Director Financial * Programming Clerk tooQforrvning Communications Assistant Coordinator Chan Centre for the Performing Art*. University of British Columbia 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1 Zl SidKatz Beng Khoo Flora Lew Rachel Lowry Cameron McGlil Scott Miller Jay O'Keeffe Andrew Rrfer Owen Schellenberger Laura Lee Shalevlch Dayna Szyndrowskl 

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