José Luis Moscovich

General Director

 

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Il trittico

(The Triptych)

by Giacomo Puccini

Libretto by Giuseppe Adami (Il tabarro) and Giovacchino Forzano (Angelica and Schicchi)

Schichi is based on a story in Dante's Divine Comedy.

Three operas in one:

Il tabarro (The Cloak)

Suor Angelica (Sister Angelica) and

Gianni Schicchi

Sung in Italian with English titles

 

World Premiere: December 14, 1918 - Metropolitan Opera  - New York City

West Bay Opera Premieres:  Feb 18, 1966 (Schicchi) and  Oct 18, 1968 (Suor Angelica).

 

PERFORMANCES

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 8:00 p.m

Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 2:00 p.m

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 8:00 p.m

Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 2:00 p.m

 

at the

Lucie Stern Theatre

1305 Middlefield Road

Palo Alto, California

 

FREE PREVIEW

(highlights of the opera) with piano

Thursday, February 9, 2016 - 8:00 p.m

 

at the

 

Palo Alto Art Center

1313 Newell Rd.

Palo Alto, California 94303

Two tragedies and one hilarious comedy with a peculiar shared feature: a death concealed. From a fatal love triangle aboard a French freight barge, to the fate of a single mother shunned by her wealthy family, to a story of greed and deception in 1300’s Florence, Puccini’s irresistible score takes us on a fantastic voyage.

conductor

stage director

chorus master

set designer

costume designer

lighting designer

projections designer

properties designer

make-up designer

sound designer

Michele

Giorgetta

Luigi

Tinca

Talpa

Frugola

Song Seller

Male lover

Female lover

 

Sister Angelica

Her aunt the Princess

The Monitoress

Sister Genovieffa

The Abess

Touriere 1

The Mistress of the Novices

The nursing siste

Sister Dolcina

Touriere 2

A novice

Lay-sister 1

Lay-sister 2

Sister Osmina

Gianni Schicchi

Lauretta (his daughter)
Zita

Rinuccio

Simone

The Notary

Gherardo (Buoso's nephew)

Nella (Gherardo's wife)

Marco (Simone's son)

La Ciesca (Marco's wife)

Betto (Buoso's brother-in-law)Spinelloccio (the physician)

Pinellino (the shoemaker)

Gucio (the dyer

Gherardino (Nella and Gherardo's son))

CHORUS (Suor Angelica sisters and Tabarro offstage stevedores)

Amy (Poon) Alexander, Joanne Bogart, Yvonne Casillas, JoAnn Close, Sili Gao, Inna Gitman, Katherine Naegele, Maria Polyakova, Jennisara Sumiri, Susan Thieme, Mayo Tsuzuki, Mark Baushke, Jackson Beaman, Stephen Boisvert, George Burdick, Michael Good, Matthew Lovell, Michael Mendelsohn, Lazo Mihajlovich, Erwin Oertli, Carmello Tringalli, Christian Voitenleitner

Ragazzi Children's Chorus Members: Andrew Pak, Charlie Phillips, John Phillips, Adrian Wilson

 

Video Gallery

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  • WEST BAY  OPERA STAFF

     

    Technical Director: David Gardner

    Arts Administrator:  Christopher Cha

    Orchestra Manager: Christy Crews

    Orchestra Librarian: Virginia Smedberg

    Assistant Costume Shop Supervisor: Merna Black

     

    TRITTICO PRODUCTION STAFF

    Stage Manager: Fernanda Carvalho

    Assistant Stage Manager: Judy Bogart

    Rehearsal Pianists: Bruce Olstad, Jonathan Erman, Carl Pantle

    Italian Diction Coach: Leopoldina Viggiano

    Supernumerary Captain: Tania Tengan

    Chorus Manager: Joanne Bogart

    Italian Supertitles Translation: José Luis Moscovich

    Master Electrician: Jarku Tang

    Electricians: Katherine Arguello, Harris Meyers, Mark Leberknight, Deborah Bennett

    Lighting Board Operator: Patricia Tani

    Supertitles Operators: Alessandra Aquilanti, Carl Pantle

    Scenic Projections Operator: Judy Bogart

    Properties Manager: Shirley Benson

    Crew Chief: Rudy Schroeter

    Wardrobe Supervisor: Cynthia Preciado

    Scenic Artist: Serina Serjama

    Set Construction: David Gardner, Joel Blocksom

    Costume Design Assistant: Cynthia Preciado

    Costume Construction: Cindy Preciado, Amy Wordern, Keiko Carreiro

    Dresserts: Amy Worden, Karen Sanders, Natasha Shirkhodaei

    Photographer: Otak Jump

    Sound Board Operator: Richard Hyde

    Sound Technician: Kevin Scholl

    Pit Manager: Kevin Scholl

    Video Setup: Samuel Arnold

    Lobby Design: Patricia Tani

    Stage Crew: Michael Pleban, Grady Sanders, Karen Sanders

    Make-up Artists: Lisa Kester,

    Load-in volunteers: Rick Hyde, Judy Bogart, Kevin Scholl

     

    FRONT-OF-HOUSE STAFF

    House Manager Coordinator: Barbara Evangelista

    Volunteer Coordinator: Pat Markevitch

    Opera Preview Chairperson: Balbina Heitner

    Refreshments Chairperson: Carlos Feder/Melissa Orozco.

     

    OPERA IN THE SCHOOLS PROGRAM (OITS)

    Music and Stage Director: Michael Taylor

    Program Coordinator: Balbina Heitner

     

  • Please visit after Dec 15

  • Visit this page after opening weekend (Feb 17-19, 2017)

* Indicates first appearance at West Bay Opera

ARTISTIC DIRECTION

CAST - Il tabarro

CAST - Suor Angelica

CAST - Gianni Schicchi

ORCHESTRA

Concertmaster

Violin 1

Violin 2

 

Viola

Cello

Bass

Flute

Oboe

Clarinet

Bassoon

Horn

Trumpet

Trombone

Timpani

Percussion

Harp

Keyboards

Kristina Anderson

Judy Kmetko, Virginia Smedberg

Rebecca McCormick, Frida Pukhachevsky, Lina Morozov

Stephen Moore, Daria D'Andrea

Janet Witharm, Leslie Meeks

Christy Crews/Marie Laskin

Michelle Caimotto

Ryan Zwahlen

Art Austin

Amy Duxbury

Cathleen Torres, Diane Ryan

Rick Leder/Rob Lenichek

Craig Whitwell

Don Baker

Ben Paysen

Randall Pratt/ Wendy Tamis

Bruce Olstad

Orchestral reduction by Bryan Higgins - motetmusic.com

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