THE ENSLAVEMENT AND LIBERATION OF OKSANA G.
Wayne Strongman, Managing Artistic Director, proudly presents
Aaron Gervais, composer & Colleen Murphy, librettist
With translations by Oksana Tatsyak and Lyuba Shmygol
Workshop Performance of Act I
A new opera in development at Tapestry New Opera.
A sweeping, multilingual story of love and tragedy in the world of sex trafficking. Sung in Ukrainian, Russian and English.
Tom Diamond, dramaturge & director
Wayne Strongman, music dramaturge & conductor
Christopher Foley, pianist / repetiteur
Susan Suchard, synthesizer
Cast, in order of appearance:
Aza, Monica Zerbe, mezzo soprano
Sofiya, Krisztina Szabó, mezzo-soprano
Yuri, Curtis Sullivan, baritone
Pavlo, Cory Knight, tenor / *Christopher Mayell, tenor
Konstantin, Keith Klassen, tenor
Natasha, Shantelle Przybylo, soprano / *Lisa diMaria, soprano
Oksana, Charlene Santoni, soprano / *Claire de Sévigné, soprano
Dima, Michael York, baritone
Thug, Gerrit Theule, bass-baritone
Lyuba, Andrea Ludwig, mezzo-soprano
Immigration Officer, Gerrit Theule, bass-baritone / *Jesse Clark, baritone
Woman Auctioneer, Catharin Carew, mezzo-soprano
Boatman, James McLennan, tenor
* indicates performance on Thursday.
Singers perform additional chorus roles, as required.
Susan Worthington, producer
Bill Jamieson, stage manager
Lesley Abarquez, Surtitles™ operator
Marlo Alcock, Surtitles™ producer
Katherine Semcesen, Ukrainian coach
March 9 & 10, 2011 at 7:30pm Ernest Balmer Studio
55 Mill St. Bldg. 58, Studio 315, Distillery Historic District