Opera Under the Stars

Performance Dates: 7:30pm June 29th & 30th

Location: Connie Link Amphitheater

PROGRAM

Prairie Fire Theatre

Presents

Opera Under the Stars

Artistic Director – Robert Mangialardi                    Director – Dawn Harris

Accompanist / Musical Coach – Gretchen Church

Stage Manager – Pearlie Leaf                     Sound Technician –  Dalton Spaulding

Performers – Michelle Vought, Kara Taft, Sidney Megeff, Thereza Lituma, Robert Mangialardi, Kenny Prince, Nicholas Metzger, Macauley Allen, Aiden Singh 

ACT I 

“Libiamo” from LA TRAVIATA  ( Giuseppe Verdi)

Ensemble

Ah, well beloved” from THE GONDOLIERS (Gilbert and Sullivan)

Kara Taft, soprano

Macauley Allen, tenor

“The Habanera” from CARMEN ( Georges Bizet)

Sidney Megeff, mezzo-soprano

“The Merry Widow Waltz” from THE MERRY WIDOW  ( Franz Lehar)

Michelle Vought, soprano

Kenny Prince, tenor

Maria” from WEST SIDE STORY  ( Leonard Bernstein)

Macauley Allen, tenor

“Non so piu cosa son” from LE NOZZE DI FIGARO  ( W.A.Mozart)

Thereza Lituma, mezzo-soprano

“La ci darem la mano” from DON GIOVANNI  (W.A.Mozart)

Sidney Megeff, mezzo-soprano

Aiden Singh, baritone

“When I was a lad” from H.M.S. PINAFORE  (Gilbert and Sullivan)

Robert Mangialardi, baritone

Ensemble

“Dein ist mein ganzes Herz” from THE LAND OF SMILES  ( Franz Lehar)

Nicholas Metzger, tenor

INTERMISSION

ACT II

Toreador Song” from CARMEN  ( Georges Bizet)

Robert Mangialardi, baritone

Ensemble

“Soave sia il vento” from COSI FAN TUTTE  ( W.A.Mozart)

Kara Taft, soprano

Sidney Megeff, mezzo-soprano

Aiden Singh, baritone

“Oh, Is There Not One Maiden Breast” from THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE  (Gilbert and Sullivan)

Kenny Prince, tenor

The Barcarolle” from THE TALES OF HOFFMANN  (Jacques Offenbach)

Kara Taft, soprano

Thereza Lituma, mezzo-soprano

Un Aura Amorosa” from COSI FAN TUTTE  (W.A.Mozart)

Macauley Allen, tenor

“The Champagne Trio” from DIE FLEDERMAUS  (Johann Strauss, Jr.)

Kenny Prince, tenor

Thereza Lituma, mezzo-soprano

Nicholas Metzger, tenor

Ensemble

“Quando m’en vo” from LA BOHEME  (Giacomo Puccini)

Kara Taft, soprano

“Ah, Mimi tu piu non torni” from LA BOHEME  (Giacomo Puccini)

Nicholas Metzger, tenor

Aiden Singh , baritone

Art is Calling Me” from THE ENCHANTRESS  (Victor Herbert)

Michelle Vought, soprano

“Make Our Garden Grow” from CANDIDE  (Leonard Bernstein)

Nicholas Metzger, tenor

Ensemble

This program was supported by grants from the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, Illinois Arts Council Agency, an agency of the State of Illinois, the McLean County Arts Center, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

    

 

 

Prairie Fire Theatre extends special thanks to our Grantor, Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, and to our Sponsor, First Allied Securities, Inc. (Drake Zimmerman), for their generous support.