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~~Donizetti's Il Campanello di Notte ~~
Produced by Kathleen Torchia. Directed by Stephanie Thurm. Pianist Kent Lyman.
Set/Prop Design Mark Jensen. Production Assistant Faith Houck
Sopranos singing Serafina: Andrea Howland & Kristin Moye
Baritone singing Enrico: Kurt Melges
Mezzo-Sopranos singing Madama Rosa: Monifa Harrisb & Andrea Hayde
Tenor singing Spiridione: Joseph Ittoop
Bass singing Don Annibile: Jeffrey Carlson
Opera Lively attended the 2 PM show. It was a semi-staged performance (with some pieces of furniture and props), sung in Italian, with English supertitles. The short opera itself was very enjoyable, with some rather funny moments and beautiful music, with the above numbers being the most notable, plus some coloratura arias for Serafina. There were some cuts, bringing the duration of the complete score down to a bit less than 60 minutes. The artists showed good comedic flair and nice acting skills. The highlight of the cast for the sake of his competent singing was bass Jeffrey Carlson. The piano reduction of the score was well played by Kent Lyman.
Here are some pictures of the event..