Fidelio 2017

NEMPAC Opera Project Season Six

Fidelio
by Ludwig van Beethoven
libretto by Joseph von Sonnleithner, after a drama by Jean-Nicolas Bouilly

Sung in German, with English dialogue and supertitles

 Tickets Now on Sale

Tickets to special Opening Night Reception now on sale

  • Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 7:30 pm, Faneuil Hall’s Great Hall
  • Friday, June 23, 2017 at 7:30 pm, Faneuil Hall’s Great Hall
  • Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm, Faneuil Hall’s Great Hall
  • Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 4:00 pm, Free Community Performance, Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park

About Fidelio:

In an attempt to save her husband from certain death, Leonore courageously disguises herself as “Fidelio” and takes a job as a guard in the political prison where her husband unjustly awaits execution. In a triumphant finale, Leonore succeeds in rescuing Florestan and exposes the jail’s corruption. With an inventive dramatic structure, soaring score, and captivating heroine, Beethoven’s only opera—an ode to human dignity—explores themes of love, bravery, and resilience in the face of adversity.

Cast A (6/22 and 6/24)
Leonore- Sol Kim Bentley
Marzelline- Lindsay Conrad
Florestan- Ethan Bremner

Cast 1 (6/23 and 6/25)
Leonore- Nataly Wickham
Marzelline- Abigail Krawczyńska
Florestan- Chris Eaglin

 

Cast

Sol Kim Bentley ….. Leonore

Nataly Wickham ….. Leonore

Alexandra Lang ….. Leonore Cover + Prisoners’ Chorus

Ethan Bremner ….. Florestan

Chris Eaglin ….. Florestan

Abigail Krawczyńska ….. Marzelline

Lindsay Conrad ….. Marzelline

Katherine Sullivan ….. Marzelline Cover + Prisoners’ Chorus

Seth Grondin ….. Rocco

Marcus Schenck ….. Rocco Cover + Prisoner 2

Andrew Miller ….. Don Pizarro

Ethan DePuy ….. Jaquino

Joel Edwards ….. Jaquino Cover + Prisoner 1

James Liu ….. Don Fernando

Rachel Abrams ….. Prisoners’ Chorus

Thaddeus Bell ….. Prisoners’ Chorus

Tim Gorka ….. Prisoners’ Chorus

Alyssa Hensel ….. Prisoners’ Chorus

Madeline Ross ….. Prisoners’ Chorus

Matthew Lewis ….. Guard

Kathryn DePaola ….. Guard

William Jenkins ….. Guard

 

Creative Team

Rebecca Miller ….. Artistic & Stage Director

Dr. Tiffany Chang ….. Music Director & Conductor

Rebecca Rapoport-Cole ….. Artistic Advisor & Co-founder

Sophie Greenspan ….. Dramaturg & Assistant Stage Director

Brendon Shapiro ….. Assistant Music Director, Diction Coach, & Principal Rehearsal Pianist

Megan Kinneen ….. Scenic & Properties Design

Elektra Newman ….. Assistant Scenic & Properties Design

Evan DelGaudio …..  Lighting Design 

Bridgette Hayes ….. Costume Design

Hannah Roth ….. Production Stage Manager

Lissette Velez-Cross ….. Assistant Stage Manager

Claire Whitehouse ….. Assistant Producer

Kailey Bennett ….. Production Manager

 Derek Zinky ….. Rehearsal Pianist

Cristhian Mancinas García ….. Graphic Designer

Francis Griffin ….. Orchestral Reduction 

Graham Billing ….. English Dialogue Translations

 

NEMPAC Opera Project is a proud member of the Boston Opera Alliance. 

 

About The NEMPAC Opera Project

Founded in 2011 and partnered with the Boston Opera Alliance, the mission of the NEMPAC Opera Project is to serve Boston’s community of singers, instrumentalists and artistic staff, as well as the general public by providing affordable and accessible opera in urban Boston. In an effort to challenge the boundaries of what a theatre space “has” to be, the NEMPAC Opera Project has sought to use exclusively non-traditional spaces. In our first year, we took the provocative work of Bizet’s Carmen to St. Paul’s Cathedral in downtown Boston. Thanks to the support of the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park and the City of Boston Department of Special Events and Tourism we have been able to provide a free, community outreach performance of each opera production to our community. In 2013, we performed Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte in Boston’s Faneuil Hall. The production was so successful in this space, that we were delighted to bring our 2014, English production of Die Fledermaus to Faneuil Hall’s – The Great Hall. This magnificent venue has now become the performance home for the NEMPAC Opera Project. In the last three years, we have had over 5000 people come to see our NEMPAC Opera Productions, some being exposed to opera for the first time.