Padajuća Zvijezda, a Canadian-Croatian opera by Julijana Hajdinjak
Set in a celestial kingdom, Padajuća Zvijezda is a tale of two lovers in a world where love has become outlawed. Love, in the kingdom is punishable by banishment to Earth — a dishonourable world lacking the beauty of the galaxy. A story of passion, justice and optimism, Padajuća Zvijezda explores the power of human emotion and how it can change the world. Premiered by Vera Causa Opera on June 22 and 23, 2018 in Waterloo and Cambridge. -- CAST Melina García Zambrano as Aurelia Philip Klaassen as Stelo Allison Walmsley as Luna Domenico Sanfilippo as Solaris Katerina Utochkina as Astra CHORUS Lover/Ljubavnik: Mike Fan King's Guard: Edward Larocque Starpeople/Humans: Rebecca Chapeskie, Yao Chen, Alysse Chivonne, Sam Rowlandson-O'Hara, Stephanie O'Leary, Chad Quigley, Autumn Wascher ORCHESTRA Flute: Erin White Oboe: David Free Clarinet: Ann Murdoca Bassoon: Ryan Ghassemi French Horn: Hayley Burgess, S James Mitchell Trumpet: Christopher Reyes Trombone: Leila Mehkeri Harp: Chris Clarke Percussion: Myke Philips Violin I: Russell Stouffer* Concertmaster Violin II: Jessica Kwong Viola: Karis Rovillos, Ken Kosow Cello: Natasha Zado, Justin DeVuyst Double Bass: Ian Slade, Alex Gage, Dan Corrigan ARTISTIC TEAM Composed by: Julijana Hajdinjak Libretto by: Danijela & Julijana Hajdinjak Based on a story by: Danijela Hajdinjak Stage Director: Dylan Langan Diction Coaches: Andrew Šporčić, Marko Višić, Julijana Hajdinjak, Danijela Hajdinjak Rehearsal Accompanist: Ethan Kelly Music Director and Conductor: Dylan Langan MORE INFO: http://www.julijanahajdinjak.com/padajuca-zvijezda
The Covenant - Vera Causa Opera
The Covenant Cast Cate Allison Walmsley Lucinda Melina Garcia Zambrano Cate’s Mother Sam Rowlandson-O’Hara Father Andrews, a priest Chad Quigley Keira, a witch Kimberley-Rose Pefhany Delaney, a witch Autumn Wascher Lilith, a witch Stephanie O’Leary The Mailman Edward Larocque The Baker Mike Fan The Covenant Artistic Team Composer Dylann Miller Librettist Midori Marsh Music Director Isaac Page Stage Director Rebecca Gray The VCO Community Opera Chorus Soprano Alysse Chivonne, Bailey Cameron, Midori Marsh, Yao Chen Alto Rebecca Chapeskie, Vanessa Spence Tenor Edward Larocque, Lucas Kuipers, River Guard Bass Tamas Sandor, Mike Fan The VCO Orchestra (Summer Edition) Flute Erin White Oboe David Free Clarinet Ann Murdocca Bassoon Ryan Ghassemi French Horn Hayley Burgess, S James Mitchell Trumpet Christopher Reyes Trombone Leila Mehkeri Harp Chris Clarke Percussion Myke Phillips Violin I Russell Stouffer - Concertmaster Violin II Jessica Kwong Viola Karis Rovillos, Ken Cello Natasha Zado, Justin DeVuyst Bass Ian Slade, Alex Gage, Dan Corrigan
Dracula - Vera Causa Opera
Cast: Dracula - Jorge Trabanco Renfield - Bree Horton Mina Seward - Allison Walmsley Johnathon Harker - Conlan Gassi Professor Van Helsing - Máiri Demings Dr. Seward - Camilo Rodriguez-Cuadrado Lucy / Dracula's Third Wife - Hillary Krutchick Martin - Bilal Raza Dracula's First Wife / Maid - Alexandra Delle Donne Dracula's Second Wife / Maid - Anca Toma-Scarr Maid / Scientist - Lynne McIntee Maid - Sophie Feng VCO Orchestra: Flute: Jillian Carney*, Erin White, Chris Austin Oboe: Emily Brownlee, Alannah Jorgensen Clarinet: Ann Murdocca, Rachel Arseneau Bassoon: Ryan Ghassemi, Elizabeth Lam French Horn: Emerson Berglund, Hayley Burgess, Alyssa Chong, S James Mitchell Trumpet: Sal Di Cerbo, Christopher Reyes Trombone: Connor Rodkin*, Ryan Minten Tuba: Randolph Johnston Harp: Chris Clarke Percussion: Max Lindsey Violin 1: Billy Bao (CM), Jaedon Daly Violin 2: Jessica Kwong, Matthew Ka Chun Young Viola: Andrew Wong, Karis Rovillos, Quinton Lucyk, Brieuc de Vuyst Bass: Ian Slade, Alex Gage, Cris Galarza *on leave The VCO Production Team Lighting Director - Marko Sacka Sound Engineer - Tyler Bracken Vera Causa Opera (VCO) is dedicated to providing affordable operatic entertainment to the Waterloo Region. Regularly features emerging artists, members of the community with no experience, and professionals, the organization provides a welcoming and inclusive environment for those who wish to explore opera. Get Involved or Come See a Show via https://www.vcopera.ca Follow us @vcopera
The Fairies / Le Villi by Puccini - Vera Causa Opera
Vera Causa Opera's live performance of The Fairies / Le Villi by Puccini. Le Villi Cast: Anna - Allison Walmsley Roberto - Philip Klassen Guglielmo - Jorge Luiz Trabanco Filho VCO Chorus: Soprano: Michaela Chiste, Alexandra Delle Donne Alto: Sophie Feng, Bree Horton, Shan Powell Tenor: Wesley Harrison Bass: Tamas Sandor The VCO Production Team Cheoregraphers - Georgina Rombough, Christine Parker-Reid, Kennedy Dale-Johnson Music Director - Dylan Langan Lighting Director - Marko Sacka Sound Engineer - Tyler Bracken Contemporary School of Dance Staff Christine Parker-Reid - Artistic Director, Contemporary School of Dance Georgina Rombough - CSD Dance Company Director Kennedy Dale-Johnson - CSD Dance Company Assistant CSD Company A: (Sirens) Julia Dafoe, Marie De Mey, Abby Dietrich, Megan Doig, Shelby Dye, Sophia Gingerich, Lola Kovacevic, Aimee St. Pierre, Emily Weaver CSD Company B: (Fairies) Kate Dickson, Ainsley Durnin, Alexa Fiolleau, Julia Gingerich, Marti Mitchell, Alexanne Ross, Allison Saulesleja, Mina Shimoda-Yungblut, Ivy Smerchinski, Megan Thomas CSD Company C and D: (Mountain Folk) Lily Baty, Jaidan Boehm, Isabella Craciunescu-Bains, Isabel Cushion, Ruby Dellaway, Sophia Dickson, Poppy Dolson, Emma Elderfield, Kyri Friedman, Rivi Friedman, Sophie Heimpel, Quinn Hill, Claire Howey, Katie Hulks, Ruby Ingalls, Kyla Joyce, Alyssa Jurkic, Leah Kassabian, Grace Kennedy, Grace Murray, Eva Oswald, Alessia Ovcacik, Bridget Reed, Dee Ruan, Zhe Ruan, Destiny Soehner, Klara Stjärne, Nina Wagler VCO Orchestra: Flute: Jillian Carney, Erin White, Amanda Lowry Oboe: Emily Brownlee, Alannah Jorgensen Clarinet: Ann Murdocca, Rachel Arseneau Bassoon: Doug Fleming, Ryan Ghassemi\ French Horn: Emerson Berglund, Hayley Burgess, Alyssa Chong, S James Mitchell Trumpet: Sal Di Cerbo, Christopher Reyes Trombone: Connor Rodkin, Ryan Minten Tuba: Randolph Johnston Harp: Chris Clarke Percussion: Max Lindsey Violin 1: Billy Bao (CM), Jaedon Daly Violin 2: Jessica Kwong, Matthew Ka Chun Young Viola: Andrew Wong, Karis Rovillos, Quinton Lucyk, Brieuc de Vuyst Cello: Justin de Vuyst, Sophia Kim Bass: Ian Slade, Cris Galarza Alex Gage
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