Arizona Opera's Studio Scenes in the Wittcoff will be available starting Sunday, May 2 at 2 PM MST on Arizona Opera OnDemand at no cost and with no advance reservations.
Join members of Arizona Opera’s Marion Roose Pullin Opera Studio for a delightful end-of-season concert featuring selections from Candide (Bernstein), I Capuleti e I Montecchi (The Capulets and the Montagues) (Bellini), The Pearl Fishers (Bizet), La Rondine (Puccini), and Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck).
Among the talented group of performers are Cheyenne Coss (soprano), Rob McGinness (baritone), Caitlin Gotimer (soprano), Terrence Chin-Loy (tenor), and Mack Wolz (mezzo soprano). Maris and Robert Bosworth provide the piano accompaniment.
THE PROGRAM FOR THE STUDIO SCENES IN THE WITTCOFF CONCERT PREMIERING MAY 2 IS AS FOLLOWS:
Overture from Candide
Maris and Robert Bosworth, Piano
Act 1, Scene 2 from I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Romeo is able to speak with Juliet alone. He asks her to run away with him if she truly loves him but she is resistant to his plea out of respect for duty and honor.
Cheyanne Coss, soprano and Mack Wolz, mezzo-soprano
Act 3, Scene 1 from The Pearl Fishers
Nadir has betrayed the pact between himself and Zurga that renounced their love for the same woman, Leïla, in favor of their friendship. Years later, Nadir and Leïla have reciprocated their love and, feeling betrayed, Zurga sentences them to death. In this duet, Leïla goes to Zurga to plead for Nadir’s life.
Cheyanne Coss, soprano and Rob McGinness, baritone
Final Duet from La Rondine
Magda and Ruggero live happily together but Magda still feels guilty about keeping her past as a courtesan a secret from Ruggero. When Ruggero says he’s written to his mother about marrying her, Magda tells him the truth and says she could never be his wife then leaves him.
Caitlin Gotimer, soprano and Terrence Chin-Loy, tenor
Encore: Evening Prayer from Hansel and Gretel
The siblings, Hansel and Gretel, are sent into the forest by their Mother for strawberries despite its dangers. To calm the frightened children, the Sandman put grains in their eyes and the siblings sing a prayer before they fall asleep on the forest floor.
Caitlin Gotimer, soprano and Mack Wolz, mezzo-soprano
Robert Bosworth, piano
Performance Translations: https://bit.ly/3aTtN8S
Arizona Opera is deeply grateful to our 2020/21 Reimagined Season Lead Digital Sponsors, Ron and Kay McDougall.
The Studio Scenes Program is made possible, in part, thanks to generous support from Dr. Judith G. Wolf.
Christopher Cano, Director of the Marion Roose Pullin Opera Studio
Sponsored by Karen Fruen
Cheyanne Coss, soprano
Sponsored by Norman C. and Donna L. Harbert
Caitlin Gotimer, soprano
Sponsored by Peter and Lee Larson
Mack Wolz, mezzo-soprano
Sponsored by Drs. Tom and Ginger Collier
Terrence Chin-Loy, tenor
Sponsored by Don Williams and Dan A. Klingenberg*, and Alan and Linda Englander
Rob McGinness, baritone
Sponsored by Roma Wittcoff
Robert Bosworth, pianist
Sponsored by Karen Fruen
Haley Stamats, assistant stage director
Sponsored by Helen Pierson, Shoshana B. Tancer, and Ole and Teresa Thienhaus