CCM's streaming series continues with Spring Opera Gala concerts

Opera/Voice majors take the stage with the CCM Philharmonia to perform excerpts from iconic operas

CCM's "stars of tomorrow" are back on stage, and you get the best seats in the house!

The UC College-Conservatory of Music's virtual performance series continues with a pair of Spring Opera Gala concerts. Originally broadcast on June 17 and 18, both concerts are now available for on-demand viewing. Watch an excerpt from the second gala concert below.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/hAXCrvmDINg?rel=0

CCM's Spring Opera Gala is a double-cast production: the same repertoire is performed during both broadcasts, but each features a different cast of singers performing arias and duets from such classic Italian operas as Gaetano Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, Gioacchino Rossini’s Otello and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci

Each concert stream also begins with a spirited performance of the Overture to Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri by the CCM Philharmonia and concludes with a rousing rendition of the “Sola, sola in buio loco” sextet from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Don Giovanni.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/2F_R1lG9PQk?rel=0

CCM Professor of Music and Director of Orchestral Studies Mark Gibson conducts both performances, with musical preparation by Associate Professor of Opera Kathleen Kelly along with Professor of Opera/Voice Coaching and J. Ralph Corbett Distinguished Chair of Opera Marie-France Lefebvre (preparation for the Don Giovanni sextet). See below for complete program and cast information for both broadcasts.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/brwn9WBVPWo?rel=0

All episodes of CCMONSTAGE Online can be digitally streamed for free. After the premiere broadcast, each installment in this ongoing series will remain available for on-demand viewing on CCM’s websiteYouTube channel and Facebook page.

CCM’s Spring Opera Gala was recorded live in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium on March 26 and 28, 2021. Both performances observed all of the COVID Careful protocols that were required at the time of recording. Video production by MasseyGreenAVP, LLC. Audio production by Joel Crawford Recording. This digital performance series is made possible by support from CCMONSTAGE Online Broadcast Sponsors CCMpower and ArtsWave, and CCMONSTAGE Online Production Sponsors Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer.

Streaming Premieres

  • Spring Opera Gala 1: 7:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 17, 2021
  • Spring Opera Gala 2: 7:30 p.m. EDT Friday, June 18, 2021

Performance Details

Spring Opera Gala 1 (recorded on Friday, March 26, 2021)
Featuring CCM Opera and Voice Majors and the CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
Kathleen Kelly, musical preparation
Marie-France Lefebvre, musical preparation for the Don Giovanni Sextet


Repertoire and Featured Singers

Overture to L’Italiana in Algeri by Gioacchino Rossini

Aria: “Ah! Per sempre” from I Puritani by Vincenzo Bellini
Antonio Cruz: Riccardo

Duet: “Esulti pur la barbara” from L'Elisir d’Amore by Gaetano Donizetti
Mishael Eusebio: Nemorino
Rachel Ballitch: Adina

Aria: “Eccomi in lieta vesta … O quante volte” from I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Vincenzo Bellini
Andrea Tulipana: Giulietta

Duet: “Non m’inganni,” from Otello by Gioacchino Rossini
Henry Benson: Otello
Mishael Eusebio: Iago

Duet: “Verranno a te” from Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti
Yewon Yoon: Lucia
Manfred Anaya: Edgardo

Duet: “Silvio, a quest’ora” from Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Brittany Olivia Logan: Nedda
Antonio Cruz: Silvio

Sextet: “Sola, sola in buio loco” from Don Giovanni by W. A. Mozart
Brittany Olivia Logan: Donna Elvira
David Guzmán: Leporello
Victor Cardamone: Don Ottavio
Amber Monroe: Donna Anna
Alexander Kapp: Masetto
Georgia Jacobson: Zerlina


CCM Philharmonia Orchestra Roster

Strings after principal stands are listed alphabetically

Violin I

Magdiell Antequera, concertmaster
Grace Brown, assistant concertmaster
Liam Gibb
Skylar Hansen
Jungeun Noh
Tiffany Steinweg
Alayne Wegner

Violin II

Maggie Niekamp, principal
Lauren Greene
Brittany Hausmann
Amelia Korbitz
Rafael Roig-Francoli

Viola (First Half)

Cristian Diaz, principal
Nathaniel Sendi
Yiming Shao
Nicholas Wilbur

Viola (Second Half)

Julius Adams, principal
Yu Ting Huang
Javier Otalora
Jordan Watt 

Cello

Max Oppeltz, principal
Marcel Bobe Melendez
Denielle Wilson

Double Bass (First Half)

Kaleb Collins, principal
Caleb Edwards

Double Bass (Second Half)

Peter Kim, principal
Anna Mears

Flute

Julianna Eidle, principal
Vincenzo Volpe

Oboe

Daniel Outlaw, principal
Zachary Walker

Clarinet

Cameron De Luca, principal
Ken Chen

Bassoon

Zach Elmore, principal
Zoe SirLouis

Horn

Szymon Rywalski, principal
Catherine Dowd
Emma Van Zuyle
Tony Padilla

Trumpet

Andrew Jeng, principal
Reynolds Martin

Trombone

James Smith, principal

Timpani

TJ Stroth

Harp

Ashley Lim

Graduate Conducting Assistants

Xiao Geng
Kara Piatt
Shimon Ohi
Sophie Mok
Kin Szeto
Caleb Glickman

Librarians

Rebecca Flank
Kristin Welke

Spring Opera Gala 2 (recorded on Sunday, March 28, 2021)
Featuring CCM Opera and Voice Majors and the CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor
Kathleen Kelly, musical preparation
Marie-France Lefebvre, musical preparation for the Don Giovanni Sextet


Repertoire and Featured Singers

Overture to L’Italiana in Algeri by Gioacchino Rossini

Aria: “Ah! Per sempre” from I Puritani by Vincenzo Bellini
John Siarris: Riccardo

Duet: “Esulti pur la barbara” from L'Elisir d'Amore by Gaetano Donizetti
Henry Benson: Nemorino
Victoria Okafor: Adina

Aria: “Eccomi in lieta vesta … O quante volte” from I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Vincenzo Bellini
Anna Mosoriak: Giulietta

Duet: “Non m’inganni,” from Otello by Gioacchino Rossini
Victor Cardamone: Otello 
Tyler Johnson: Iago

Duet: “Verranno a te” from Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti
Yuchen Luo: Lucia
Haksung Lee: Edgardo

Duet: “Silvio, a quest’ora” from Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Teresa Perrotta: Nedda
Justin Burgess: Silvio

Sextet: “Sola, sola in buio loco” from Don Giovanni by W. A. Mozart
Brittany Olivia Logan: Donna Elvira
Johan Hartman: Leporello
Tyler Johnson: Don Ottavio  
Teresa Perrotta: Donna Anna
Justin Burgess: Masetto
Christina Hazen: Zerlina


CCM Philharmonia Orchestra Roster

Strings after principal stands are listed alphabetically

Violin I

Magdiell Antequera, concertmaster
Grace Brown, assistant concertmaster
Liam Gibb
Skylar Hansen
Jungeun Noh
Tiffany Steinweg
Alayne Wegner

Violin II

Maggie Niekamp, principal
Maalik Glover
Lauren Greene
Brittany Hausmann
Amelia Korbitz
Rafael Roig-Francoli

Viola (First Half)

Cristian Diaz, principal
Nathaniel Sendi
Yiming Shao
Nicholas Wilbur 

Viola (Second Half)

Julius Adams, principal
Yu Ting Huang
Javier Otalora
Jordan Watt 

Cello

Max Oppeltz, principal
Marcel Bobe Melendez
Denielle Wilson

Double Bass (First Half)

Kaleb Collins, principal
Caleb Edwards

Double Bass (Second Half)

Peter Kim, principal
Anna Mears

Flute

Julianna Eidle, principal
Vincenzo Volpe

Oboe

Daniel Outlaw, principal
Zachary Walker

Clarinet

Cameron De Luca, principal
Ken Chen

Bassoon

Zach Elmore, principal
Zoe SirLouis

Horn

Szymon Rywalski, principal
Catherine Dowd
Emma Van Zuyle
Tony Padilla

Trumpet

Andrew Jeng, principal
Reynolds Martin

Trombone

James Smith, principal

Timpani

TJ Stroth

Harp

Ashley Lim

Graduate Conducting Assistants

Xiao Geng
Kara Piatt
Shimon Ohi
Sophie Mok
Kin Szeto
Caleb Glickman

Librarians

Rebecca Flank
Kristin Welke

Video Production
MasseyGreenAVP, llc
Director: John Massey
Producer: Matt Green

Camera Operators
John Tapogna
Glenn Hartong
Matt Green
John Massey

Editor/Assistant Producer
Austin Maynard

Production Assistant
Derek Sims

Audio Engineer
Joel Crawford
www.joelcrawfordrecording.com

Senior Director of Performance Operations
Rayburn Dobson

CCMONSTAGE Online Series Concept Developed and Managed by
Curt Whitacre

CCM Digital Content Team
Kenneth D. Allen
Clarence M. Brown
Kevin Burke
Rebecca Butts
Rayburn Dobson
Mikki Graff
Melissa Neeley-Nicolini
Jeanne Rose
Simón Sotelo
Stephanie Temeles
Curt Whitacre

CCM Dean | Thomas James Kelly Professor of Music
Stanley E. Romanstein, PhD

UC Alumni Association Executive Director
Jennifer L. Heisey

UC Foundation President
Peter E. Landgren

UC President
Neville G. Pinto, PhD

Louise Dieterle Nippert Trust
Scholarship and Resident Artist Sponsor
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship Sponsor
The Corbett Endowment at CCM
Dance Department Sponsor
All-Steinway School Sponsor
Louise H. & David S. Ingalls Foundation, Inc.
Community Partners
The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Corporate Counsel
Visiting Artists & Thinking About Music Sponsor
ArtsWave: Funding Arts, Fueling Community
CCMpower: Friends and Alumni Fueling the Future of the Arts
CCMONSTAGE ONLINE Broadcast Sponsors
Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer
Musical Theatre Department Sponsor
Genevieve Smith
Opera Production Sponsor
Rafael and Kimberly de Acha
Opera D’Arte Sponsor
An Anonymous Donor
Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander
Mrs. William A. Friedlander
Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Judith Schonbach Landgren and Peter Landgren
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Elizabeth C.B. & Paul G. Sittenfeld+
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
Dr. & Mrs. Theodore W. Striker
Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer
Ariel Quartet Sponsors
Jan Rogers
Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation
Choral Studies Sponsors
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor
Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation
Starling Pre-Collegiate Sponsor
Starling Strings Sponsor
Dr. Timothy E. and Janet L. Johnson
Thom Miles and Roberta Gary
Organ Department Sponsors
Louis and Susan Meisel
Piano Department Sponsor
Richard E. Thornburgh
Edward Donovan and Cheryl Carter
Jeff Thomas Catering
The Castleberry Family
KMK Law
Sandra & Stephen Joffe
Paula Boggs Muething & Brian Muething
Patti Myers & Alan Flaherty
Trish & Rick Bryan
Prestige AV & Creative Services
Graeter’s Ice Cream
CCMpower
The CCM Harmony Fund: Challenging Hate & Prejudice through the Performing Arts
Event Sponsors
Buddy Rogers Music
LINKS Sponsor
Sponsors listed as of August 30, 2021

About the Series

CCMONSTAGE Online is a series of free digital concerts and performing arts presentations showcasing the unparalleled artistry and expertise of CCM's students, faculty and staff. Enjoy a teaser of our first four episodes:

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/M00oNZePXk0?rel=0

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Featured image at top: CCM singers Tyler Johnson, Teresa Perrotta, Johan Hartman, Brittany Olivia Logan, Christina Hazen and Justin Burgess take the stage with the Philharmonia Orchestra to perform the “Sola, sola in buio loco” sextet from from W.A. Mozart's Don Giovanni in the second installment of CCM's Spring Opera Gala. Photo/MasseyGreenAVP


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