Mainstage & Satellite Projects Cast Lists

Così fan tutte
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Fiordiligi: Helen Hassinger/Chelsea Seener (Sarah Lennertz, cover)
Dorabella: Bridget Cappel/Alexandra Rodrick
Guglielmo: John Allen Nelson/ Benjamin Taylor
Ferrando: Jesse Darden/John David Nevergall
Despina: Jennifer Jaroslavsky/Ruby White (Regina Morgan, cover)
Don Alfonso: Jorgeandres Camargo/Isaac Kim
Chorus of soldiers, servants, sailors: Sarah Lennertz, Regina Morgan, Kylee Slee, Te Hu, Joshuah Rotz, Thomas Petrino, Matthew Corcoran, Darrick Spellar, Franklin Mosley, 
Mitch FitzDaniel

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
By Benjamin Britten

Oberon: Wee Kiat Chia/Bryan Pollock
Tytania: Maya Kherani/Ruby White (Regina Morgan, cover)
Puck: School of Theatre actor
Cobweb: Erika Anderson
Mustardseed: Denise Ward
Moth: Marissa Plati
Peaseblossom: Alexandra Selawsky Group
Lysander: Jesse Darden/John David Nevergall
Demetrius: John Allen Nelson/Benjamin Taylor
Hermia: Alexandra Rodrick/Emily Spencer
Helena: Tara Deieso/Helen Hassinger
Theseus: Isaac Kim (Hubbard/Van Heyningen, cover)
Hippolyta: Te Hu /Kylee Slee
Bottom (Pyramus): Joseph Hubbard/Erik Van Heyningen (Camargo, cover)
Quince (Prologue): Jorgeandres Camargo (Eric Ritter, cover)
Flute (Thisbe): Matthew Corcoran/Joshuah Rotz
Snug (Lion): Franklin Mosley (Eric Ritter, cover)
Snout (Wall): Timothy Gorka /Thomas Petrino
Starveling (Moon): Mitch FitzDaniel/Darrick Spellar

The Old Maid and the Thief
By Gian Carlo Menotti
Satellite Performance Project
Performance details TBD

Miss Todd: Kylee Slee
Bob: Darrick Speller
Laetitia: Regina Morgan
Miss Pinkerton: Sarah Lennertz

Beth Morrison Ouroboros Project
Excerpts with orchestra
Readings November 30, December 2, December 7, 3:15-5:30
Presentation December 9, 3:15-5:30

By Scott Wheeler

Madame White Snake: Maya Kherani
Xiao Qing: Wee Kiat Chia
Wife: Alexandra Rodrick
Monk: Benjamin Taylor
Master: Erik Van Heyningen

By Paola Prestini

Madame White Snake: Maya Kherani
Xiao Qing: Wee Kiat Chia
Abbot of the Golden Mountain Monastery/Utnapishtim: Joseph Hubbard
Gilgamesh/Ming: Ben Taylor (mm. 796-974; mm. 1007-1132) / Erik Van Heyningen (mm. 267-581)
Ku: Ruby White

Fringe Festival Cast Lists

Seven Deadly Sins
Anna: Alex Rodrick/Emily Spencer
Tenor 1: John Nevergall
Tenor 2: Matthew Corcoran
Baritone (Father): Benjamin Taylor
Bass (Mother): Joseph Hubbard

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Vinkensport, or The Finch Opera
Farinelli's Trainer: Jennifer Jaroslavsky/Sarah Lennertz
Elton John's Trainer: Tara Deieso/Ruby White
St. Francis's Trainer: Helen Hassinger/Chelsea Seener
Hans Sach's Trainer: Jesse Darden/Joshuah Rotz
Prince Gabriel Trainer's Son: Franklin Mosley/Darrick Spellar
Atticus Finch's Trainer: Jorgeandres Camargo/Erik Van Heyningen

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Announcing the 2015/2016 season

The Fringe Festival, now in its 19th season, is a collaboration between the Schools of Music and Theatre and the Opera Institute.  Its mission is to produce new or rarely performed significant works in the opera and theater repertoire, bringing performers and audiences close together in unique theatrical settings. 

The Seven Deadly Sins
Composer: Kurt Weill
Librettist: Bertolt Brecht
Music Director: William Lumpkin
Stage Director: Jim Petosa

Friday, October 2, 7:30pm
Saturday, October 3, 2:00pm
Saturday, October 3, 7:30pm
Sunday, October 4, 2:00pm

Lane-Comley Studio 210

In The Seven Deadly Sins, widely considered among Weill’s masterpieces, two immigrant sisters embark on a seven-year odyssey through seven vice-laden cities, as they try to earn money to build a family home in Louisiana.

Sung in English.

Vinkensport or, The Finch Opera
Composer: David T. Little
Librettist: Royce Vavrek
Music Director: Allison Voth
Stage Director: E. Loren Meeker

Friday, October 9, 7:30pm
Saturday, October 10, 2:00pm
Saturday, October 10, 7:30pm
Sunday, October 11, 2:00pm

“Vinkensport or, The Finch Opera” plays off of a Belgian folk competition over who owns the most melodious bird in the town. What seems to be a rather simple competition actually sets the stage for a journey into the minds of the competitors and their struggles with deception, loneliness and love.

Sung in English.

Così fan tutte
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Librettist: Lorenzo Da Ponte
Conductor: William Lumpkin
Stage Director: James Marvel

February 25, Thursday at 7:30
February 26, Friday at 7:30
February 27, Saturday at 7:30
February 28, Sunday at 2:00

Boston University Theater, Mainstage

This popular operatic comedy, sung in Italian with supertitles in English, pairs Mozart’s glorious music with Da Ponte’s skillful libretto.  Loosely translated as “they all do it”, fidelity is challenged in order that truth and wisdom might be gained, and the comedy of disguises juxtaposed with the power of deceit lead to an unexpected climax.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Composer: Benjamin Britten
Librettist: Benjamin Britten & Peter Pears
  Based on the play by William Shakespeare
Conductor: William Lumpkin
Stage Director: Tara Faircloth

April 14, Thursday at 7:30
April 15, Friday at 7:30
April 16, Saturday at 7:30
April 17, Sunday at 2:00

Boston University Theater, Mainstage

Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” conjures some of the most beautiful and ethereal music ever set to Shakespeare’s classic tale. The story interweaves the adventures of four young lovers, a roaming comedy troupe, a royal couple and their interactions in an enchanted fairy kingdom.

Sung in English with supertitles.

2015/2016 ROSTER

Tara Deieso
Maya Kherani
Ruby White

Alexandra Rodrick
Emily Spencer

Jesse Darden
John Nevergall

Jorgeandres Camargo
Joseph Hubbard
John Allen Nelson
Benjamin Taylor
Erik Van Heyningen

Helen Hassinger
Jennifer Jaroslavsky
Sarah Lennertz
Regina Morgan
Chelsea Seener

Bridget Cappel
Te Hu 
Kylee Slee 

Wee Kiat Chia
Bryan Pollock 
Matthew Corcoran
Timothy Gorka
Thomas Petrino
Joshuah Rotz

Mitch Daniel
Isaac Kim
Franklin Mosley
Darrick Speller

Erika Anderson
Maddie Bueter
Emily Gaffney
Kristin Howard
Rose Lewis
Ivy Sanderfoot
Raquelle Viteri
Denise Ward 

Alexandra Selawsky-Group 
Marissa Plati
Rachel Steinberg 

Morgan Chalue 

Eric Ritter

Jessica Graves 
Victoria Lawal 
Natalie Lowe 
Jessie Rosso 
Lily Balshan 
Joyner Horn 
Renee Piper  
Samuel Desoto 
Dylan Gregg