Past Productions

SEASON 5 – LA CENERENTOLA


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Celebrate the NEMPAC Opera Project’s 5th Anniversary with, La Cenerentola!
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NEMPAC’s 5th-anniversary production was Rossini’s La Cenerentola.! The production was performed in Italian, fully staged and with chamber orchestra from June 23rd-June 26th, 2016 (4 performances). Performances were held at Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall, The Great Hall and Christopher Columbus Park. Rehearsals started mid-May, 2016.

Synopsis: Once upon a time, there was a king, a trusty valet, and a philosopher. All who conspired to find the prince a bride.

NEMPAC Opera Project celebrated its 5th Anniversary Season with Rossini’s La Cenerentola, performed in Faneuil Hall’s majestic Great Hall from June 23-25. Loosely based on the classic fairytale, La Cenerentola turns the standard story on its head, complete with an evil stepfather, bouts of mistaken identity, and most of all, the triumph of goodness.

Drawing on inspiration from the Great Hall, this opera asked the questions: Can we overcome our circumstances and rise to our true potential? Can our wildest dreams become reality?

 

 

 

 

 

La Cenerentola Cast List and Performance Nights: 

Role

 
Thursday, June 23rd- 7:30 – Faneuil Hall
Saturday, June 25th, 7:30 pm  – Faneuil Hall
 
 
Friday, June 24th, 7:30pm  – Faneuil Hall
Sunday, June 26th, 4:30 pm  Christopher Columbus Park ( St. Stephen’s church- rain location).
 

Cenerentola

Sophie Michaux

Caitlin Felsman

Clorinda

Bethany Worrell

Anna Richardson

Tisbe

Alexandra Dietrich

Valerie Osborn

Don Magnifico

Taesung Kim

Andrew Miller

Ramiro

Nathan Letourneau

Francis Rogers

Dandini

Junhan Choi

John Allen Nelson

Alidoro

RaShaun Campbell

RaShaun Campbell

Chorus

Alan Sevigny

Alyssa Narum

Grant Furgiuele

Joelle Lachance

Katherine Sullivan

Matt Hennek

Alan Sevigny

Alyssa Narum

Grant Furgiuele

Joelle Kross

Katherine Sullivan

Matt Hennek

Kids Chorus: Gabby Kalvski, Isabella Chavarro, Eleonora Pisani Ricciarini, Livia Pisani Ricciarini, Sawyer Bowen Flynn, Guilia Genatossio, Sadie Telles, Sophia Rainshuso, Dinero Jelley, Alexandra (Sasha) Schafer, Gia-Nicole DiNunzio


SEASON 4 – LA BOHEME

La Boheme is an Astounding Success!

The production of  “La Boheme” soared to new heights with its stunningly La Boheme-ApartmentScene-DSC_0437-copybeautiful music, performances and influence of the majestic Great Hall. on June 25th, 26th, and 27th. A free community performance was featured at St. Stephen’s Church on Sunday, June 28th. “La Boheme” Stage Director, Adrienne Boris, and Conductor, Dr. Tiffany Chang, merged theatre and music in a way that touched many hearts.

Entering NEMPAC’s fourth year of the Opera Project, each year the audience grows and the depth of involvement from our community continues to strengthen.

“The Opera Project is a growing, successful program at NEMPAC. We have seen measurable success through increased investments from sponsors and an increase in audience members attending the productions. I am very proud that NEMPAC is proving to engaging our community through various genres of music, and that the North End is now being recognized as a destination for art and culture.” – Sherri Snow, NEMPAC Executive Director.

La Bohème Team

Rebecca Rapoport-Cole- Artistic Director
Dr. Tiffany Chang – Music Director
Adrienne Boris – Stage Director
Carla Maniscalco- Stage Manager
Courtney Nelson- Scenic Designer
Ryan Bates- Scenic Designer
Theona White- Costumer Designer

Keithlynn Parkman- Lighting Designer
Rebecca Miller- Assistant Director
Sam Kjellberg- Assistant Conductor
Kailey Bennett- Assistant Stage Manager
Adrian Sahlean- Surtitle Creator,with assistance from Dr. Tiffany Chang and Adrienne Boris.
Maya Pardo- Surtitle Operator
Shayna Farmelant- Children’s Chorus Assistant Stage Manager
Samantha Prindiville- Children’s Chorus, Music Director

Gallery:

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For more information contact:
Rebecca Miller
NEMPAC Project Artistic Director

rmiller@nempacboston.org

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NEMPAC Opera Project History

Founded in 2012, the mission of the NEMPAC Opera Project is to serve Boston’s artistic community of singers, instrumentalists and artistic staff, as well as the general public by providing affordable 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, 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. Die Fledermaus, NEMPAC Opera ProjectThe 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! We’ve also been able to provide over 200 local singers, directors, and musicians the professional experiences in our productions.

 

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NEMPAC OPERA PROJECT – PAST PERFORMANCES

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2014 Artists: Die Fledermaus, J. Strauss
Stage Director: Adrienne Boris

Eisenstein: Roland Mills, Nathan Owen
Rosalinda: Sol Kim Bentley, Jessica Jacobs
Adele:Kim Lamoureux, Erin Anderson, *Shannon Grace
Dr. Falke: Joseph Santaniello, Patrick McGill
Frank: Nathan Rodriguez
Alfred: Jason Connell, Salvatore Atti
Prince Orlofsky: Carrie Reid Knox, Angela Jajko
Dr. Blind: Justin Moore
Ida: Caitlin Haedler

Chorus: Grace Allendorf, Amanda Keswick, Alexandra Harvey, Meghan Wagner, Beth Hoselton, Shannon Grace, Tim Laurio, Alan Sevigny, William Hurwitz. *Denotes Cover

 

 

2013 Artists: Cosi Fan Tutte, Mozart Cosigoodjpeg Stage
Director: Brent Wilson

Fiordiligi,: Lindsay Conrad, Kathryn McKellar, *Kimberly States
Dorabella: Caitlin Felsman, Carrie Reid-Knox , *Alexandra Dietrich
Ferrando: Jason Connell, Joshua May, *Matthew McDougall
Guglielmo: Tyler Anthony Wolowicz, Patrick McGill
Despina: Bethany Worrell, Katelyn Parker Bray, *Abigail Krawson
Don Alfonso: Seth Grondin, RaShaun Campbell

Chorus: Alexandra Dietrich, Abigail Krawson, Matthew MacDougall, Maggie Rascoe, Kimberly States *Denotes Cover

 

 

2012 Artists: Carmen, Bizet 

CARMEN610Stage Director: Giselle Ty

Carmen: Alexandra Dietrich
Don José,: Fred VanNess
Escamillo: Kevin Kees, *Jeff Barth
Micaëla: Sherri Snow, *Laura Hansen
Mercedes: Rebecca Rapoport-Cole, *Anne Byrne
Fresquita: Caitlina Hadeler, *Shannon Miller
Le Dancaïre: Miguel Vasquez
Le Remendado: Brian Gonzalez, *Jack Byrne
Zuniga: Christopher Voss
Moralès: Brandon Milardo, *Ian Pomerantz,

Chorus: Shannon Miller, Ian Pomerantz,Anne Byrne, Jack Byrne, Amelia Jenison, Jin Kim, Carla Maniscalco, Erika Mitchell , Gabriel Pang, Torrey Slack, Chelsea Smith, Jonah Spool, *denotes outreach performance performer

 

We would love to talk to you about how your donation can make a huge difference in the success of our project. Email Rebecca at rmiller@nempacboston.org or nempacopera@gmail.com