General and Artistic Director Pelham Pearce’s 20th Anniversary Tribute

On November 2, 2016 the Board of Directors of Central City Opera, staff and friends paid tribute to General and Artistic Director Pelham “Pat” Pearce at the annual meeting. Thank you Pat for your contributions to Central City Opera over the past 20 years. Here’s to another 20 years of thrilling experiences!

General and Artistic Director Pelham Pearce’s 20th Anniversary Tribute Production Clips:
Central City Opera’s 2016 60th Anniversary production of THE BALLAD OF BABY DOE
Music by Douglas Moore
Libretto by John Latouche
Conductor: Timothy Myers
Assistant Director: Amanda Consol
Set and Projections Designer: David Martin Jacques
Costume Designer: Sara Jean Tosetti
Lighting Designer: David Martin Jacques
Wig/Makeup Designer; Liz Printz
Chorus Master: Aaron Breid
Musical Preparation: Michael Baitzer, John Arida
Stage Manager: Diane Lin
Assistant Stage Manager: Bryce Bullock
Assistant Projections Designer: Brian Freeland

CAST
Old Silver Miner: Justin Berkowitz
Bouncer: Chad Sonka
Kate, saloon girl: Ashley Fabian
Meg, saloon girl: Tatiana Ogan
Horace W. Tabor: Grant Youngblood
Tabor’s Cronies:
Sam: John David Nevergall
Bushy: Daniel Ross
Jacob: Samuel Hinkle
Augusta Tabor: Susanne Mentzer
Augusta’s Friends:
Sarah: Danielle Palomares
Mary: Marlen Nahhas
Emily: Anna Laurenzo
Effie: Megan Case
Mrs. Elizabeth (Baby Doe): Anna Christy
Samantha, a maid: Micaëla Aldridge
Clarendon, Hotel Clerk: Peter Lake
Albert, a bellboy: Michael Floriano
Mama McCourt: Sarah Barber
Washington Dandies: Terrence Chin-Loy, Nathan Ward, Christopher Kenney, Cody Müller
Father Chapelle: Peter Lake
Footman: Michael Floriano
President Chester A. Arthur: Justin Berkowitz
Elizabeth (child): Lucy Crile
Silver Dollar (child): Carly Crile
Mayor of Leadville: Justin Berkowitz
William Jennings Bryan: Donald Hartmann
Stage Doorman at Tabor Grand: Peter Lake
A Denver politician: Stephen Clark
Silver Dollar (adult): Kaileigh Riess

Performed by the Central City Opera Festival Orchestra

Central City Opera’s 2014 production of DEAD MAN WALKING
Music by Jake Heggie
Libretto by Terrence McNally
Conductor: John Baril
Director: Ken Cazan
Scenic Designer: Alan E. Muraoka
Lighting Designer: David Martin Jacques
Wig/Makeup Designer: Dave Bova
Supertitles: Thomas Getty

CAST
Sister Helen Prejean: Jennifer Rivera
Sister Rose: Jeanine De Bique
Joseph De Rocher: Michael Mayes
George Benton: Thomas Hammons
Owen Hart: Robert Orth
Father Grenville: Jason Baldwin
Mrs. Patrick De Rocher: Maria Zifchak
Howard Boucher: Joseph Gaines
Children: Colorado Children’s Chorale

Performed by the Central City Opera Festival Orchestra

Central City Opera’s 2011 production of AMADIGI DI GAULA
Music by George Frideric Handel
Conductor: Matthew Halls
Director: Alessandro Talevi
Lighting DesignerDavid Jacques
Hair/Wigs Jason Allen
Make-up Jason Allen
Costume Designer Madeleine Boyd
Scenic Designer Madeleine Boyd
Hair/Wigs Ronell Oliveri
Make-up Ronell Oliveri

CAST
Amadigi Christopher Ainslie
Dardano David Trudgen
Melissa Kathleen Kim
Oriana Katherine Manley

Central City Opera’s 2011 production of GIANNI SCHICCHI
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano
Conductor: John Baril
Director: Ken Cazan
Choreographer: Ken Cazan
Assistant Director: James Darrah
Scenic and Projections Designer: Cameron Anderson
Costume Designer: Alice Marie Kugler Bristow
Lighting Designer: David Martin Jacques
Wig/Makeup Designer: Jason Allen and Ronell Oliveri
Associate Conductor: Adam Turner

CAST
Rinuccio: Norman Reinhardt
Zita: Peabody Southwell
Simone: Andrew Harris
La Ciesca: Annie Rosen
Marco: Timothy J. McDevitt
Nella: Kaileen Erin Miller
Gherardo: Philippe Pierce
Betto: David Williams
Gherardino: Colorado Children’s Chorale
Gianni Schicchi: Daniel Belcher
Lauretta: Joanna Mongiardo
Spinelloccio: Patrick McNally
Amantio di Nicolao: Brian Wehrle
Pinellino: Jesse Malgieri
Guccio: Andrew McLaughlin
Buoso Donati: Brad Benoit

Performed by the Central City Opera Festival Orchestra

Central City Opera’s 2001 North American premiere production of GLORIANA
Music by Benjamin Britten
Libretto by William Plomer
Conductor: Hal France
Stage Director: Ken Cazan
Scenery designed by Peter Harrison
Lighting designed by David Martin Jacques
Costumes designed by Alice Marie Kugler Bristow

CAST
Earl of Essex: Gran Wilson
Lord Mountjoy: Grant Youngblood
Queen Elizabeth I: Joyce Castle
Sir Walter Raleigh: Peter Volpe
Sir Robert Cecil: Timothy Noble
Penelope, Lady Rich: Cynthia Clayton
Frances, Lady Essex: Elizabeth Batton
Lady-in-Waiting: Courtenay Budd

Performed by the Central City Opera Festival Orchestra

Central City Opera’s 2010 production of MADAMA BUTTERFLY
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Based on a story by John Luther Long and the play by David Belasco

Conductor: Matthew Halls
Director: Catherine Malfitano
Scenic Designer: Dany Lyne
Costume Designer: Dany Lyne
Lighting Designer: David Martin Jacques
Wig/Makeup Designer: Alison M. Mizerski-Hanks

CAST
Lt. Benjamin F. Pinkerton: Chad Shelton
Goro: Joseph Gaines
Suzuki: Mika Shigematsu
Sharpless: Grant Youngblood
Cio-Cio-San: Yunah Lee
Cousin: Kaileen Miller
Mother: Julia Tobiska
Aunt: Jacqueline Brecheen
Uncle Yakuside: Max Wier
Imperial Commissioner: Jeffrey Seppala
Registrar: Andrew McLaughlin
The Bonze: Nicholas Nelson
Prince Yamadori: Scott Johnson / Jesse Enderle
Kate Pinkerton: Lindsey Anderson
Chorus of Relatives & Friends: Members of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program

Performed by the Central City Opera Festival Orchestra

Central City Opera’s 2015 production of MAN OF LA MANCHA
Written by Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion
Original Production Staged by Albert Marre
Originally Produced by Albert W. Selden and Hal James
Conductor: Adam Turner
Director: Paul Curran
Assistant Director: Jennifer Williams
Set and Costume Designer: Court Watson
Assistant Costume Designer: Jess Gersz
Lighting Designer: David Martin Jacques
Wig/Makeup Designer: Dave Bova
Chorus Master: Adam Turner
Musical Preparation: Michael Baitzer, Thomas Getty, Jay Rozendaal
Stage Manager: Rachel L. Ginzberg
Assistant Stage Manager: Bryce Bullock
Fight Choreographer: Brian LeTraunik
CAST
Don Quixote (Cervantes): Robert Orth
Sancho Panza: Keith Jameson
Aldonza: Lucy Schaufer
The Innkeeper/Governor: Adelmo Guidarelli
Carrasco/Duke: Andy Berry
Padre: Michael Kuhn
Antonia: April Martin
Barber: Alex Scheuermann
Pedro, head muleteer: Alexander James York
Anselmo: James Dornier
Housekeeper: Molly Jane Hill
Jose: Gabriel Wernick
Juan: Nicholas DeMeo
Paco: Makoto Winkler
Tenorio: Isaac Assor
Maria, the innkeeper’s wife: Hannah Christine Busch
Fermina: Christina Bakhoum
Moorish Dancer: Maya Kherani
Captain of the Inquisition: Joshua Arky
Guards, Men of the Inquisition, and Gypsies: Bonfils-Stanton Apprentice and Studio Artists

Performed by the Central City Opera Festival Orchestra

Central City Opera’s 2016 production of TOSCA
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
Conductor: John Baril
Director: Joachim Schamberger
Assistant Director: Alison Moritz
Set and Projections Designer: Joachim Schamberger
Original Costume Designer: Susan Memmott Allred
Costume Coordinator : Dana Tzvetkov
Lighting Designer : David Martin Jacques
Wig/Makeup Designer: Liz Printz
Chorus Master: Aaron Breid
Musical Preparation: Michael Baitzer, Eric McEnaney
Stage Manager: Rachel L. Ginzberg
Assistant Stage Manager: Bryce Bullock
Supertitles: Thomas Getty

CAST
Angelotti: Stephen Clark
Sacristan: Donald Hartmann
Mario Cavaradossi: Jonathan Burton
Floria Tosca: Alexandra Loutsion
Baron Scarpia: Michael Mayes
Spoletta: Peter Lake
Sciarrone: Adam Richardson
Shepherd: Ashley Fabian, Tatiana Ogan
Jailer: Eric McConnell

Performed by the Central City Opera Festival Orchestra

Central City Opera’s 2002 production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Music by Benjamin Britten
Libretto adapted from William Shakespeare by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears
Conductor: Hal France
Stage Director: Paul Curran
Colorado Children’s Chorale: Craig Denison
Musical Preparation: Michael Baitzer, Daniel Wyneken
Assistant Director; Hal Spencer
Stage Manager: Cathryn Raymond
Assistant Stage Manager: Carla E. Jimenez
Scenery designed by Paul Curran
Costumes designed by Alice Marie Kugler Bristow
Lighting designed by David Martin Jacques
Hair and Makeup by Elsen Associates, Inc.

CAST
Cobweb:Ryan Gerhard
Peaseblossom: Malcolm McCrimmon
Mustardseed: Richard Arp
Moth: Tucker Worley
Oberon: David Walker
Tytania: Anna Christy
Changeling Boy: Isaiah Gaffney
Lysander: John McVeigh
Hermia: Mary Phillips
Demetrius: Ian Greenlaw
Helena: Sylvia McNair
Bottom: Patrick Carfizzi
Flute: Lawrence Bianco
Quince: Seth Keeton
Snug: Matt Boehler
Snout: Richard Cox
Starveling: Daniel Teadt
Hippolyta: Jessie Hinkle
Theseus: Michael Rice
Chorus of fairies: Colorado Children’s Chorale (Zachary Anderson, Kendall Aubertot, Gregory Baldwin, Aaron Davidson, Nicholas Hammerberg, Samuel Henney, Alexander Hill, Waverly Loza, Jason Lucas, Christopehr McKeown, Kent Melton, Samuel Papke, Sarah Papke, Andrew Reed, Benjamin Retiz, Stephen Showalter, Hannah Warner)

Performed by the Central City Opera Festival Orchestra

Central City Opera’s 2016 60th Anniversary production of THE BALLAD OF BABY DOE
Music by Douglas Moore
Libretto by John Latouche
Conductor: Timothy Myers
Assistant Director: Amanda Consol
Set and Projections Designer: David Martin Jacques
Costume Designer: Sara Jean Tosetti
Lighting Designer: David Martin Jacques
Wig/Makeup Designer; Liz Printz
Chorus Master: Aaron Breid
Musical Preparation: Michael Baitzer, John Arida
Stage Manager: Diane Lin
Assistant Stage Manager: Bryce Bullock
Assistant Projections Designer: Brian Freeland

CAST
Old Silver Miner: Justin Berkowitz
Bouncer: Chad Sonka
Kate, saloon girl: Ashley Fabian
Meg, saloon girl: Tatiana Ogan
Horace W. Tabor: Grant Youngblood
Tabor’s Cronies:
Sam: John David Nevergall
Bushy: Daniel Ross
Jacob: Samuel Hinkle
Augusta Tabor: Susanne Mentzer
Augusta’s Friends:
Sarah: Danielle Palomares
Mary: Marlen Nahhas
Emily: Anna Laurenzo
Effie: Megan Case
Mrs. Elizabeth (Baby Doe): Anna Christy
Samantha, a maid: Micaëla Aldridge
Clarendon, Hotel Clerk: Peter Lake
Albert, a bellboy: Michael Floriano
Mama McCourt: Sarah Barber
Washington Dandies: Terrence Chin-Loy, Nathan Ward, Christopher Kenney, Cody Müller
Father Chapelle: Peter Lake
Footman: Michael Floriano
President Chester A. Arthur: Justin Berkowitz
Elizabeth (child): Lucy Crile
Silver Dollar (child): Carly Crile
Mayor of Leadville: Justin Berkowitz
William Jennings Bryan: Donald Hartmann
Stage Doorman at Tabor Grand: Peter Lake
A Denver politician: Stephen Clark
Silver Dollar (adult): Kaileigh Riess

Performed by the Central City Opera Festival Orchestra

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