Don’t miss this extraordinary entertainment event!
A variety of performers will participate in this “Vaudeville-style” concert of operatic selections followed by an elaborate selection of nibbles and drink to be enjoyed at tables while listening to American Songbook selections. Come celebrate with us!
Saturday, August 26, 2017, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Harmonie Hall Ballroom, Western Hotel, Upper Main St, Callicoon
We are thrilled with the evening, the turnout and support for Opera, and the chance to experience great music in an intimate setting.
The Mikado is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert, their ninth of fourteen operatic collaborations. It opened on 14 March 1885, in London, where it ran at the Savoy Theatre for 672 performances. Before the end of 1885, it was estimated that, in Europe and America, at least 150 companies were producing the opera.
Two Weekends in August - Aug 12 & 13 and 19 & 20 - Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm.
Cast and Production
The Mikado - John Weidemann
Katisha - Janice Meyerson
Ko-Ko - Alex Friedlander
Nanki-Poo - Cole Tornberg
Pooh-Bah - Amit Khaneja
Pish-Tish - Nicholas Wuehrmann
Yum-Yum - Marcelle McGuirk
Peep-Bo - Joann Warford
Pitti-Sing - Mary Burkhart
Music Director/Pianist - Violetta Zabbi
Stage Director - Carol Castel
Assistant Stage Director - Wayne Line
Rehearsal Pianist - Miles Fellenberg
Chorus Master - Matthew Rupcich
Props Mistress - Meredith Huveneer
Costume Mistress - Nancy Hobbs
Trouble in Tahiti is a one-act opera in seven scenes composed by Leonard Bernstein with an English libretto by the composer, dedicated to Marc Blitzstein. It is the darkest among Bernstein’s “musicals”, and the only one for which he wrote the words as well as the music.
The opera received its first performance on 12 June 1952 at Bernstein’s Festival of the Creative Arts on the campus of Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts to an audience of nearly 3,000 people.
The NBC Opera Theatre subsequently presented the opera on television in November 1952, a production which marked mezzo-soprano Beverly Wolff’s professional debut in the role of Dinah. Wolff later reprised the role in the New York City Opera’s first staging of the work in 1958.
Cast and Production
Dinah - Jenny Gac, Sam - Matthew Samluk
Jazz Trio: Mezzo - Meredith Huveneer, Tenor - Tshombe Selby, Baritone - Amit Khaneja
Music Director/Pianist - Ishmael Wallace
Stage Director - Wayne Line
Our Mission is to provide opportunities for area talent to study and perform a wide range of opera repertoire; to introduce opera to young people and the general public through performances, workshops and educational programs and to foster collaborations between creative and interpretive artists and technicians.
The Delaware Valley Opera is a member of the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, the Arts Council for Sullivan County, NY. Our address is P.O. Box 446, Narrowsburg, NY, 12764 and phone (845) 887-3083.
The DVO has been in residence each summer at the Tusten Theatre since 1991. A town-owned, former movie house, the Tusten Theatre is located at 210 Bridge Street in Narrowsburg, and is managed by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance.