The Light in the PiazzaJuly 2 - July 28, 2022
This breathtaking Tony Award-winning musical explores the life-changing thrill of first love.
Performance Dates: July 2, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28
For more information or to purchase tickets by phone, contact our Box Office at 303-292-6700.
*Handling fees apply and are included in the online ticket listing price.
Sat. July 2
Wed. July 6
FRI. July 8
SUN. July 10
TUE. July 12
THU. July 14
SAT. JULY 16
WED. July 20
Fri. July 22
Sun. July 24
Tue. July 26
THU. July 28
The Light in the Piazza
A holiday, a secret, amore
Strong-willed Southern housewife Margaret Johnson and her charming daughter Clara vacation in Italy, summer of 1956. Margaret hopes the magic and memories of Florence will sweep her off her feet, but it’s Clara and earnest inamorato Fabrizio who fall in love at first sight. Torn from their guidebooks, mother and daughter must brave blossoming love, buried secrets and a startling cultural clash to uncover the hopeful new chapters they didn’t know they’d been searching for.
With a Tony-winning score by Adam Guettel and a Tony-nominated book by Craig Lucas, The Light in the Piazza premiered on Broadway in 2005.
The Light in the Piazza Extras:
- Free Pre-performance Talks: 45 minutes prior to every 2022 main stage performance, with the exception of July 26. Seating is limited — arrive early.
- Opening Performance Celebration: Saturday, July 2nd
More information to come.
Contact our Box Office for more information at 303-292-6700 or email@example.com.
Performing Artists & Creative Team
Born in Toronto, Rebecca Caine’s career has been divided between opera and musical theatre. She made her West End debut as Laurey in Oklahoma!, sang Eliza in My Fair Lady on national tour, and after making her debut at Glyndebourne in L’incoronazione di Poppea, created the role of Cosette in Les Misérables for the RSC. Since then her many theatre credits include Christine in Phantom of the Opera in London and Toronto; Salad Days (Riverside Studios); The Sound of Music (national tour); The Mikado and Harold and Maude (Charing Cross Theatre); Flowers for Mrs Harris (Sheffield Theatres); Preludes (Southwark Playhouse).
Opera includes leading roles in Lulu, Cunning Little Vixen, Seven Deadly Sins, The Pearlfishers, Figaro’s Wedding, Cosi Fan Tutte, Magic Flute, Carmen, The Barber of Seville, Il Re Pastore, Rigoletto, Fidelio, Julietta. She has worked with the English National Opera, Glyndebourne, Scottish Opera, Opera North, Glimmerglass, Canadian Opera Company, Nice, Antwerp, National Theatre of Prague, Opera Northern Ireland, Atlanta, Ottawa, Spoleto, Ravenna, Chicago Opera Theatre. Most recently- Abomination A DUP Opera for The Belfast Ensemble.
She regularly appears in cabaret and concerts internationally, and broadcasts on BBC Radios 2 and 3. Trained at Guildhall School of Music.
Margaret Johnson:The Light in the Piazza (2022)
Central City Opera Debut
Recently: Papagena, Die Zauberflöte, The Metropolitan Opera; Woglinde, Das Rheingold, Lyric Opera of Chicago; Woodbird, Siegfried, Lyric Opera of Chicago; First Lady, Die Zauberflöte, Dallas Opera
Clara Johnson:The Light in the Piazza (2022)
Central City Opera Debut
Recently: Romeo, Roméo et Juliette, Houston Grand Opera; First Commissioner, Dialogues of the Carmelites, Houston Grand Opera; Papi/Jasper, The Snowy Day (World Premiere), Houston Grand Opera
Fabrizio Naccarelli:The Light in the Piazza (2022)
Central City Opera: (partial listing) King Melchior, Amahl and the Night Visitors, 2022; Donald, Billy Budd, 2019; Reverend Gruffydd, How Green Was My Valley, 2014; Taddeo, L’italiana in Algeri, 2003; Papageno, Die Zauberflöte, 2002
Recently: Talbot, Maria Stuarda, Piedmont Opera; Voltaire, Candide, Syracuse Opera; Relics of Memory (recording), Albany Records
Signor Naccarelli:The Light in the Piazza (2022)
Central City Opera: (Partial Listing) Carrie Pipperidge, Carousel, 2021; Soloist, CCO Al Fresco, 2020; Encore: A Musical Revue, 2019 and 2018
Recently: Soloist, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Denver Philharmonic Orchestra; Mother, Ragtime, Piedmont Opera; Francesca, (Henry Award, Outstanding Actress), The Bridges of Madison County, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Franca Naccarelli:The Light in the Piazza (2022)
Central City Opera: (partial listing) Director/Curator/Soloist, Encore: A Musical Revue, 2018 & 2019; Frank, Show Boat, 2013; Will Parker,Oklahoma!, 2012; Past Bonfils-Stanton Studio and Apprentice Artist
Recently: The Emcee, Cabaret, Atlanta Opera; Major-General Stanley, Pirates of Penzance, Atlanta Opera; Pangloss, Candide, Arizona Opera; Monsieur Andre, The Phantom of the Opera, World Tour
Roy Johnson:The Light in the Piazza (2022)
Frosch:Die Fledermaus (2022)
Gad Beck:Two Remain (2022)
Judeth Shay Comstock
Central City Opera: (Partial Listing) Mrs. Mullin, Carousel, 2021; Bronwen, How Green Was My Valley (World Premiere), 2014; Papagena, The Magic Flute with Colorado Symphony, 2002
Recently: Virginia, Hands on a Hardbody, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; Mother, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Chamber Orchestra of the Springs; Muriel, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Signora Naccarelli:The Light in the Piazza (2022)
Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Recently: Papageno (Cover), Die Zauberflote, Des Moines Metropolitan Opera; First Sargent, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Opera Colorado; Il Conte, Le nozze di Figaro, Voci nel Montfeltro Festival
Giuseppe Naccarelli:The Light in the Piazza (2022)
Hometown: Waynesboro, PA
Recently: Marchese d’Obigny, La traviata, Toledo Opera; Guglielmo, Così fan tutte, Toledo Opera Resident Artist Ensemble; Frank, Die Fledermaus, Northwestern University Opera Theater
Tour Guide:The Light in the Piazza (2022)
Hometown: Waco, TX
Recently: Beadle Bamford, Sweeney Todd, University of Wisconsin-Madison Opera; Arturo, Lucia di Lammermoor, Madison Opera; Marc Blitzstein, I Wish It So: A Marc Blitzstein Pastiche Opera, University of Wisconsin-Madison Opera
Priest:The Light in the Piazza (2022)
Hometown: Flossmoor, IL
Recently: Leila (cover), Les pêcheurs de Perles, Santa Fe Opera; Rusalka (scene), Rusalka, Santa Fe Opera; Offstage Voice, Jenufa, Santa Fe Opera
Maid:The Light in the Piazza (2022)
Hometown: Denver, CO
Recently: L’enfant, L’enfant et les sortilèges, Boulder Opera Company; Armelinde, Cendrillon (Viardot), Loveland Opera Theater; Annio, La Clemenza di Tito, Opera Steamboat Artist Institute
Maid:The Light in the Piazza (2022)
Central City Opera: (Partial Listing) Carousel, 2021; Billy Budd, 2019; Acis and Galatea and The Face on the Barroom Floor, 2018
Recently: Professor of Opera/Resident Stage Director, USC Thornton School of Music; Director, Curlew River/Orefo ed Euridice, University of Southern California; Director, All the Truths We Cannot See: A Chernobyl Story (World and American premieres), Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland/University of Southern California
Director:The Light in the Piazza (2022)
Central City Opera: Conductor, Madama Butterfly, 2019; Conductor, Carmen, 2017; Conductor, Man of La Mancha, 2015; Associate Conductor, 2014, 2011-12
Recently: Artistic Director, Virginia Opera (since 2018, following four seasons as Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor); Conductor, Il Trovatore, Toledo Opera; Conductor, Three Decembers, San Diego Opera; Conductor
Conductor:The Light in the Piazza (2022)
Central City Opera: Associate Conductor/Chorus Master, Carousel and Rigoletto, 2021; Conductor, Dido and Aeneas, 2021
Recently: Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master, Le nozze di Figaro, Three Decembers, Das Rheingold, Virginia Opera; Co-Conductor, La Bohème, Virginia Opera; Associate Conductor, The Sound of Music, Virginia Arts Festival; Cover Conductor, Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Co-Conductor:Two Remain (2022)
Associate Conductor/Chorus Master:The Light in the Piazza (2022)
Associate Conductor/Chorus Master:Die Fledermaus (2022)
Central City Opera: Scenic Design, The Barber of Seville, 2013; Orpheus in the Underworld, 2010
Recently: Scenic Design, A Strange Loop, Lyceum Theater, Broadway; A Case for the Existence of God, Signature Theatre; Wish You Were Here, Playwrights Horizons
Scenic Designer:The Light in the Piazza (2022)
James P. McGough
Central City Opera Debut
Recently: Resident Wig/Makeup Designer, Virginia Opera, 1998 - 2022; Wig and Makeup Artist, Porgy and Bess, Eugene Onegin, Pia de Tolomei, Spoleto Festival USA (2017 - 2019); Wig and Makeup Designer, Turandot, Carmen, La Traviata, Atlanta Opera, 2017 - 2019
Resident Wig/Makeup Designer and Supervisor:2022 Festival
Central City Opera: Costume Design, Carousel and Rigoletto, 2021
Recently: Costume Designer, Reckoning, Wallis Annenberg Studio Ensemble; Associate Costume Designer, FOUND: A New Musical, IAMA Theatre Company; Costume Designer, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, USC Thornton School of Music; Costume Designer, 3 Paderewskis, Kosciuszko Foundation
Costume Designer:The Light in the Piazza (2022)
Central City Opera House
124 Eureka St.
Central City, CO 80427
Music & Lyrics
TBD (Approx. 120 minutes)
Pamela and Louis Bansbach
Produced by arrangement with Turner Entertainment Co., owner of the original motion picture “Light In The Piazza” based on the novel by Elisabeth Spencer.
The Light in the Piazza is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com.