José Luis Moscovich

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  • sings the role of Countess Alamaviva in Le nozze di Figaro.  She made her debut with West Bay Opera in the title role of Tosca.  She sang Senta in Der fliegende Holländer with Opera Siam in Bangkock, and recently reprised the role with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. This season she sings Minnie in La fanciulla del West with Apotheosis Opera in New York and is scheduled to appear as soloist in orchestral concerts. Ms. Stofferahn has also been featured in a number of leading roles with musical theatre companies throughout the United States. A prizewinner of numerous competitions, Ms. Stofferahn’s credits include Audience Favorite in the Meistersinger Competition in Graz, Austria; First Prize in both the Missouri Federation of Music Clubs Competition and the NATS Competition, Kansas City Division); and First Place District winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

  • sings the title role in Le nozze di Figaro.  A native of Northern California, he made his debut with the company as Surin in Pikovaya Dama, and has since sung Ramfis in Aida, and Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor. Mr. Musik-Ayala most recently sang the Bonze in Madama Butterfly with North Shore Music Festival, having just reprised the title role in Le nozze di Figaro as a Professional Fellow with the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival.  Earlier this summer, he sang Banquo (cover) and the Doctor in the Opera Company of Middlebury's Macbeth.  This past season, Mr. Musik-Ayala covered Il Re in Aida, Barbarossa in La battaglia di Legnano, and Colline in La bohème, all with Sarasota Opera, after singing another Banquo (cover) and Doctor in Chautauqua Opera’s Macbeth, as well as Prince Gremin (cover) and Zaretsky in their Eugene Onegin. He also sang Basilio in On Site Opera’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Paisiello) and Gazella in Loft Opera’s Lucrezia Borgia. An alum of Irene Dalis’ Resident Artist ensemble at Opera San Jose, Mr. Musik-Ayala’s many roles with the company include his first Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Don Magnifico in La cenerentola, Count Des Grieux in Manon, Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia, his first Colline, the Sacristan in Tosca, and Alexei Karenin in the West Coast Premiere of Anna Karenina.  Other career highlights include Escamillo (Carmen), Don Alfonso (Cosí fan tutte), Simone (Gianni Schicchi), Baron Douphol (La traviata), Pistola (Falstaff), Frank (Die Fledermaus), and performing as an Apprentice Artist with the 2014 Caramoor Music Festival.

  • Maya Kherani

    Maya Kherani, coloratura soprano

    makes her West Bay Opera debut singing Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro.  Returning from her two-year residency at the Boston University Opera Institute, Ms. Kherani recently sang the roles of Tytania (A Midsummer Night's Dream) and La Fée (Cendrillon). Last summer, Ms. Kherani sang the lead role of Altisidore in Boismortier’s Don Quixote at Central City Opera, where she received the McGlone Award. In 2014, she made her Houston Grand Opera (HGOco) debut as Meera in the world première of River of Light. Past roles include covering Madame White Snake (Gilgamesh) with Beth Morrison Projects, Savitri (Savitri) and Meera (River of Light) with Festival Opera, Gilda (Rigoletto), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Eurydice (Orfée aux enfers), Despina (Cosí fan tutte), Poppea (Agrippina), and Monica (The Medium). Upcoming roles include Marie (La fille du régiment) and Romilda (Xerxes) with Pocket Opera, and The Water (The Little Prince) with Opera Parallèle. Prior to her singing career, Ms. Kherani graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

     

  • sings Dr. Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro.  He made his West Bay Opera debut singing Prince Gremin in Yevgeny Onegin. He  has performed more than thirty roles with Opera San Jose, among them: Ferrando (Il trovatore), Mephistopheles (Faust), Scarpia (Tosca), Bartolo (The Barber of Seville), Colline (La bohème), Don Magnifico (La cenerentola), Bartolo (The Marriage of Figaro), Gremin (Eugene Onegin), Dr. Dulcamara (The Elixir of Love), Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Count Monterone (Rigoletto) and Sarastro (The Magic Flute). He appeared in Stockton Opera’s The Marriage of Figaro and regularly sings Handel’s Messiah with the Auburn Symphony.

     

  • sings Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro. She made her West Bay Opera debut singing Emilia in Otello.  Most recently she has appeared with the company singing Dritte Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Antonia’s Mother (Les contes d’Hoffmann), and covering Amneris (Aïda). Other recent roles include Kathy Hagen (Champion: An Opera in Jazz) and Jade Boucher (Dead Man Walking) with Opera Parallèle; the Mother (Amahl and the Night Visitors) with the Monterey Symphony and Livermore Valley Opera; Dorabella (Così fan tutte) with Concerts at the Presidio; and la Maestra della Novizie (Suor Angelica) with Opera San José. She has also performed roles with Fresno Grand Opera, Opera Cleveland, Annapolis Opera, Washington Concert Opera, the Châteauville Foundation, and others. Recent concert engagements include the mezzo solos in Fonseca’s Missa Afro-Brasileira and Mozart’s Waisenhausmesse with the Houston Camerata; Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde at the University of Maryland; Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Masterworks Chorale; and appearances with the Symphony of Southeast Texas, the Symphony of Northwestern Arkansas, the Palo Alto Philharmonic, and MidAmerica Productions at Carnegie Hall.

     

  • makes her West Bay Opera debut singing Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro. Recent roles include: Dorabella in Così fan tutte  (Peoria Symphony), Octavian-Orfeo-Mercedes, (Des Moines Opera Scenes Festival), Isabella in L’italiana in Algeri (Indiana University Opera Theater), the title role of Thi Kinh in the world premiere of The Tale of Lady Thi Kinh (IU Opera Theater), Cendrillon in Cendrillon (Western Washington University) and Zerlina in Don Giovanni (WWU). Ms. Jensen has collaborated with San Jose Opera and the Cambrian Symphony and was a recent finalist in the James Toland Vocal Competition in Oakland, CA. This fall, Ms. Jensen will perform in Despertar al sueño by Ferederico Ibarra in Guadalajara and San Francisco under the baton of Maestro Moscovich. She will also reprise the role of Thi Kinh in Houston and Orange County this spring with the Vietnamese American Society for Creative Arts. Ms. Jensen received a masters in vocal performance from Indiana University and a bachelors of music in vocal performance from Western Washington University.

  • sings the roles of Basilio and Curzio in Le nozze di Figaro.  He made his Wet Bay Opera debut singing Borsa in Rigoletto.  He was most recently seen as Triquet in Yevgeny Onegin. Carmello is a versatile performer and Bay Area native. He has performed a wide variety of roles in terms of voice type, musical style and character. Other favorite roles include, Rodolfo (La bohème), the title roles in Candide and Faust, Ko-ko (The Mikado), Grosvenor (Patience) and Camille (The Merry Widow).

     

     

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  • returns to West Bay Opera as Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro. She made her company debut last season as Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly). Ms. Bacon performs with companies across the Bay Area, including Opera San Jose, Opera Parallèle, Pocket Opera, and Foothill Music Theatre. Repertoire highlights include Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Musetta (La bohème), Frasquita (Carmen), Helene (Hin und Zurück), Cinderella (Into the Woods), and Julie Jordan (Carousel). Ms. Bacon was a Resident Artist with Utah Festival Opera, where she covered two mainstage roles and was featured as a Principal Dancer. She has also trained with the Opera Academy of California and the Oregon Bach Festival. Before receiving her Master’s Degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, she studied neuroscience and medicine, and spent a semester abroad at the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany. Upcoming engagements include the title role in David Lang’s The Little Match Girl, based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, with Yello Performances in Florida

     

  • José Luis Moscovich

    is the conductor for Le nozze di Figaro.  He has been General Director of West Bay Opera since 2006. For the preceding nine years he was music director and conductor of the San Francisco Camerata, the only professional orchestra in the US devoted exclusively to the music of Latin American composers. Prior to that, he was principal guest conductor of the Bay Area Concerto Ensemble. He has also appeared with the Concerto Orchestra, the ARTEA orchestra, the Marin Chamber Orchestra, the UCSF Orchestra, the Nova Vista Orchestra, and a number of other ensembles. In 2005 he was invited to open West Bay Opera’s 50th season with Die Zauberflöte. He recently conducted, to critical acclaim, Opera Santa Barbara's production of Gluck's Orphée et Eurydice.  He has also conducted West Bay Opera’s productions of Madama Butterfly, Yevgeny Onegin, Faust, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Il trovatore, Die Zauberflöte, L'elisir d'amore, Tosca, Otello, Les contes d'Hoffmann, Samson et Dalila, Dido and Aeneas, La vida breve, Turandot, Der Freischütz, Orfeo ed Euridice, Der fliegende Holländer, Cavalleria rusticana, Pagliacci, and Opera Idaho’s production of L’elisir d’amore.

    Maestro Moscovich has also conducted at the Teatro El Círculo opera house in Rosario, Argentina. He has taught master classes in opera performance in Beijing, China and at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and lectured for the Wagner Society of Northern California. Maestro Moscovich has considerable experience as a choral conductor. He was music director of the San Francisco Women’s Chorus, conductor of the San Francisco Jewish Folk Chorus, and assistant conductor of the San Francisco Choral Society.

    He wrote the libretto and conducted the fully-staged premiere of Corpus Evita, an opera by composer Carlos Franzetti. He also conducted the San Francisco Camerata in the recording of that work for Amapola Records, which was nominated for a GRAMMY in 2005. His other recording with the Camerata is a CD of Latin American orchestral music, for Klavier Records, which has been featured in radio broadcasts on both coasts, including KKHI and KDFC in San Francisco, and WNYC in New York, as well as in Brazil, Argentina, and Australia. Maestro Moscovich was trained as a clarinetist and conductor in his native Argentina, where he studied at the National Conservatory in Rosario. Selected by the American Symphony Orchestra League, he also trained under Lorin Maazel, Lawrence Leighton-Smith, and the late Maurice Abravanel. He has resided in the United States since 1981.

  • Igor Vieira

    is stage director for Le nozze di Figaro. He made his West Bay Opera debut singing the role of Papageno in Die Zauberflöte. Other roles with the company have included Lescaut in Manon Lescaut, Tomsky in Pikovaya Dama, Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte and Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore. He made his company debut as stage director in Il trovatore. Mr. Vieira sang Happy in La fanciula del west and Gubetta in Lucrezia Borgia with the San Francisco Opera, Pelleas in Pelleas et Melisande (Amazonian Opera Festival, Manaus, Brazil,) Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro (Teatro Solis, Montevideo, Uruguay,) and Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia (Teatro Barakaldo, Bilbao, Spain) as well as Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore and Tonio in Pagliacci for Sacramento Opera. Most recently he was heard as Don Magnifico in La cenerentola with Opera in Williamsburg. He has also sung the title role and directed Rigoletto for Pocket Opera.

    Mr. Vieira has sung with the National Symphonies of Colombia (Carmina Burana), Brazil (Beethoven’s 9th) and Uruguay (Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem). He is a world finalist of the fifth Luciano Pavarotti Voice Competition in Philadelphia and a Kaplan Foundation Award winner for outstanding artistry.

     

  • is the set designer and projections co-designer for Le nozze di Figaro.  He has designed for West Bay Opera since 1995. From 1993 to 2013, he was West Bay Opera’s Technical Director. Mr. Revon has designed over 350 sets since 1989, including the world premiere of The Tale of the Nutcracker for Opera San Jose, Machine for The Crucible Production, Tawawa House for Townsend Opera.   For Opera Santa Barbara, he designed Tosca, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi, The Italian Girl in Algiers, Così fan tutte, Lucia di Lammermoor, La bohème, Madama Butterfly and Orpheus and Eurydice. Other designs include La bohème for the Music Academy of the West, The Girl of the Golden West and The Elixir of Love for Rimrock Opera in Montana. For West Bay Opera, he designed La bohème, Don Giovanni as well as forty other operas. Mr. Revon teaches at the Oakland School for the Arts. He started his design career in Paris, where he received a degree in scenic design from the École Supérieur des Arts et Techniques.

  • is the Costume Designer for Le nozze di Figaro.  She has been designing costumes for over twenty-five years. She was designer for West Bay Opera's productions of Dido and Aeneas, La vida breve, Samson et Dalila, Aida, Les contes d'Hoffmann, Die Zauberflöte, Faust, and Rigoletto. Other collaborations includes SF Playhouse, Marin Shakespeare Company, Company C Contemporary Ballet, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, Berkeley Playhouse, Berkeley Opera, Brava Theatre, Pocket Opera, Lamplighters Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, Alameda Civic Light Opera, Palo Alto Players, The De Young Museum, The Museum of Performance and Design, Hillbarn Theatre, Arclight Theatre, Contra Costa Musical Theatre, Ballet Califia, Cinnabar Theatre, and Sonoma County Repertory Theatre, among others.  Abra has an MFA from UCLA in theatrical costume design.

  • Kevin August Landesman

    Kevin August Landesman

    makes his debut at West Bay Opera as lighting designer for Le nozze di Figaro.

     

  • is Projections Designer for Le nozze di Figaro.  He made his debut with West Bay Opera as Projection Designer for Les contes d'Hoffmann and since then has designed projections for Tosca, L'elisir d'amore, Die Zauberflöte, Il trovatore, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Faust, Rigoletto, Yevgeny Onegin and Madama Butterfly. Frederic's design work is at the intersection of art and technology, and he loves pushing the boundaries of what can be done on stage using new technology. Frédéric has worked with companies such as Opera Parallèle, Rork Music, TEDx, Youth America Grand Prix to name a few and his designs have been seen throughout San Francisco, the Bay Area, as well as New York City.  A native of France, he is a member of United Scenic Artist and holds both a Masters of Arts in Theatre Design & Production and an Executive MBA. Frédéric is of the Owner and Founder of Oaktown Productions and the Managing Director for Rooster Productions. None of this would be possible without the love and support of his amazing wife Magda and his two young boys Étienne & Théodore.

  • is the makeup & wig designer for Le nozze di Figaro.  She made her West Bay Opera debut as makeup and wig designer for Madama Butterfly. She is an accomplished actress, dancer, singer, choreographer, director and teacher. Her professional performing arts career spans over three decades and includes film, video, commercials, stage, dance, voice and magic. She designs costumes, make up and hair for stage, film and opera. She recently directed, designed and choreographed Zombeo and Juliet, The Musical which was produced at Burlingame High School. She has successfully blended her performance experience with a 30-year career in teaching drama, dance, movement and art at Odyssey Middle School. She assisted with hair and makeup in West Bay Opera’s recent production of Yevgeny Onegin.

     

  • Giselle Lee

    makes his debut at West Bay Opera as sound designer for Le nozze di Figaro.

     

  • is the properties designer for Le nozze di Figaro.  Other credits with West Bay Opera include Madama Butterfly, Yevgeny Onegin, Rigoletto, Faust, Abduction from the Seraglio, Il trovatore, Die Zauberflöte, L’elisir d’amore, Tosca, Otello, Lucia di Lammermoor, Les contes d'Hoffmann, Aida, Don Giovanni, Samson et Dalila, Dido and Aeneas, La Vida Breve and Turandot. Ms. Benson had sung in the chorus with Mission City Opera where she had also been properties manager for seven shows, including The Marriage of Figaro in 2009 and La bohème in 2010. She has also designed properties for many of Lyric Theatre of San Jose’s productions, sometimes also singing in the chorus, including Sound of Music, Utopia Limited, Camelot, Carousel, Kismet, Brigadoon, and a Bollywood-style Sorcerer. Both she and her props were last seen in Lyric's production of The Grand Duke in June of 2013. She is now working on Pirates of Penzance with Lyric Theatre, and a radio show version of Miracle on 34th St. with Tabard Theater. Ms. Benson has been singing and designing and building props for various community theaters and Bahá'í choirs since the age of 12.

     

Le nozze di Figaro

(The Marriage of Figaro)

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte

based on the play La folle journée ou Le marriage de Figaro by Pierre Beaumarchais.

 

Sung in Italian with English titles

 

World Premiere: May 1, 1786 - Burgtheater - Vienna

West Bay Opera Premiere:  Feb 19, 1960

 

PERFORMANCES

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 8:00 p.m

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 2:00 p.m

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 8:00 p.m

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 2:00 p.m

 

at the

Lucie Stern Theatre

1305 Middlefield Road

Palo Alto, California

 

FREE PREVIEW

(highlights of the opera) with piano

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 8:00 p.m

 

at the

 

Palo Alto Art Center

1313 Newell Rd.

Palo Alto, California 94303

In this comic opera, the first of three very successful collaborations between Mozart and Da Ponte, Figaro and Susanna are engaged to be married. They are in the service of Count Almaviva and his wife.  The Count attempts to delay their marriage, scheming to first exercise his "feudal right" on Susanna. Figaro, Susanna and the Countess conspire to teach the skirt-chasing Count a lesson.

 

ARTISTIC DIRECTION

conductor

stage director

set designer

costume designer

lighting designer

projections designer

properties designer

makeup designer

sound designer

CAST

Count Almaviva

Countess Almaviva

Figaro

Susanna

Dr. Bartolo

Marcellina

Cherubino]

Basilio/Curzio

Antonio

Barbarina

CHORUS OF PEASANTS

Hiroki Amada, James Beattie, Joanne Bogart, Yvonne Casillas, Sili Gao, Michael Good, Barry Hayes, Katherine Naegele, Joanne Newman, Erwin Oertli, Philip Schwarz, Brianna Stutzman, Jennisara Sumiri, Mayo Tsuzuki, Christian Voitenleitner

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    NOZZE PRODUCTION STAFF

    Chorus Master: Krassen Karagiozov

    Stage Manager: Sarah Terman

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    Italian Diction Coach: Dina Viggiano

    Supernumerary Captain: Tania Tengan

    Properties Construction: Shirley Benson

    Chorus Manager: Joanne Bogart

    Italian Supertitles Translation: José Luis Moscovich

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    Master Electrician: Jarku Tang Virkanen

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    Sound Board Operator: Rick

    Sound Technicians: Samuel Arnold,  Kevin Scholl

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Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) Wolfgang A. Mozart
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) Wolfgang A. Mozart
  • Maya Kherani, coloratura soprano

    makes her West Bay Opera debut singing Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro.  Returning from her two-year residency at the Boston University Opera Institute, Ms. Kherani recently sang the roles of Tytania (A Midsummer Night's Dream) and La Fée (Cendrillon). Last summer, Ms. Kherani sang the lead role of Altisidore in Boismortier’s Don Quixote at Central City Opera, where she received the McGlone Award. In 2014, she made her Houston Grand Opera (HGOco) debut as Meera in the world première of River of Light. Past roles include covering Madame White Snake (Gilgamesh) with Beth Morrison Projects, Savitri (Savitri) and Meera (River of Light) with Festival Opera, Gilda (Rigoletto), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Eurydice (Orfée aux enfers), Despina (Cosí fan tutte), Poppea (Agrippina), and Monica (The Medium). Upcoming roles include Marie (La fille du régiment) and Romilda (Xerxes) with Pocket Opera, and The Water (The Little Prince) with Opera Parallèle. Prior to her singing career, Ms. Kherani graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

     

  • sings Dr. Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro.  He made his West Bay Opera debut singing Prince Gremin in Yevgeny Onegin. He  has performed more than thirty roles with Opera San Jose, among them: Ferrando (Il trovatore), Mephistopheles (Faust), Scarpia (Tosca), Bartolo (The Barber of Seville), Colline (La bohème), Don Magnifico (La cenerentola), Bartolo (The Marriage of Figaro), Gremin (Eugene Onegin), Dr. Dulcamara (The Elixir of Love), Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Count Monterone (Rigoletto) and Sarastro (The Magic Flute). He appeared in Stockton Opera’s The Marriage of Figaro and regularly sings Handel’s Messiah with the Auburn Symphony.

     

  • sings Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro. She made her West Bay Opera debut singing Emilia in Otello.  Most recently she has appeared with the company singing Dritte Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Antonia’s Mother (Les contes d’Hoffmann), and covering Amneris (Aïda). Other recent roles include Kathy Hagen (Champion: An Opera in Jazz) and Jade Boucher (Dead Man Walking) with Opera Parallèle; the Mother (Amahl and the Night Visitors) with the Monterey Symphony and Livermore Valley Opera; Dorabella (Così fan tutte) with Concerts at the Presidio; and la Maestra della Novizie (Suor Angelica) with Opera San José. She has also performed roles with Fresno Grand Opera, Opera Cleveland, Annapolis Opera, Washington Concert Opera, the Châteauville Foundation, and others. Recent concert engagements include the mezzo solos in Fonseca’s Missa Afro-Brasileira and Mozart’s Waisenhausmesse with the Houston Camerata; Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde at the University of Maryland; Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Masterworks Chorale; and appearances with the Symphony of Southeast Texas, the Symphony of Northwestern Arkansas, the Palo Alto Philharmonic, and MidAmerica Productions at Carnegie Hall.

     

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  • returns to West Bay Opera as Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro. She made her company debut last season as Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly). Ms. Bacon performs with companies across the Bay Area, including Opera San Jose, Opera Parallèle, Pocket Opera, and Foothill Music Theatre. Repertoire highlights include Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Musetta (La bohème), Frasquita (Carmen), Helene (Hin und Zurück), Cinderella (Into the Woods), and Julie Jordan (Carousel). Ms. Bacon was a Resident Artist with Utah Festival Opera, where she covered two mainstage roles and was featured as a Principal Dancer. She has also trained with the Opera Academy of California and the Oregon Bach Festival. Before receiving her Master’s Degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, she studied neuroscience and medicine, and spent a semester abroad at the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany. Upcoming engagements include the title role in David Lang’s The Little Match Girl, based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, with Yello Performances in Florida