Tuesday, September 19, 2017

2 MORE CHANCES TO SEE OPERA THEATRE OF MONTCLAIR’S “LA CENERENTOLA (CINDERELLA)”

Opera Theatre of Montclair PRESENTS

La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
by Gioachino Rossini

WHEN: ONLY TWO PERFORMANCES REMAIN! Friday, September 22,  8 PM; Saturday, September 23, 4 PM
WHERE: The United Way Theatre, 60 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair
TICKETS: $50 for premium seating; $40 for adult general admission; $30 for seniors; $20 for students; $10 for kids under age 10. Groups of 10 or more are priced at $25.
The recommended age is 7 through adult.

Specially-priced tickets are currently available for the performance of Friday, September 22.
CLICK HERE for September 22

To purchase through Eventbrite, please click HERE.

For more information, visit operamontclair.org or our Facebook page, or contact General Director Mia Riker-Norrie, generaldirector@operamontclair.org or 973-202-7849.

La Cenerentola is Rossini’s comedic take on the classic Cinderella story. Additionally, in this version, stage director Nicholas Tamagna will reset the action to a 1920s movie set.  Expect tap dancing, rubber chickens, slapstick and Charlie Chaplinesque antics in addition to virtuoso singing in this fully staged and costumed production. The Opera Orchestra of Montclair will be conducted by Fernando Palomeque. The set design is by Joyce Korotkin with costumes by David Gillam. (IMAGE: Opening Night Curtain Call of Rossini's La Cenerentola Cast, September 15, 2017)

The opera will be sung in the original Italian with English supertitles. This is the perfect introduction to opera for all ages. The nonprofit Opera Theatre of Montclair is committed to making opera accessible by keeping ticket prices low, to giving opportunities to local professional opera singers and to supplementing music education programs through outreach. One reviewer called OTM’s performances “Opera in your face!” due to the close proximity of its trained operatic voices to the audience.

This is the first time that OTM will be performing in the historic United Way Theatre.

Free off-street parking is available behind the building, and it is handicapped accessible. Enjoy strolling among the lush Avis Campbell Gardens, located directly behind the building, before the show.

The theatre is located steps from Montclair Center and its celebrated restaurants and shops. Montclair, New Jersey, is easily reached via public transportation from New York City by NJ Transit train or Decamp Bus.

OUR CAST

Friday, September 22, 8 PM:

  • Cinderella: Madison Marie McIntosh, mezzo soprano
  • Don Ramiro (The  Prince in disguise as a Valet): Iván Rivera, tenor
  • Dandini (The Valet in disguise as The Prince): Brian Alvarado, baritone
  • Don Magnifico (The Evil StepFATHER): Nate Mattingly, bass-baritone
  • Alidoro (A Kindly Philosopher employed by The Prince): Mark Watson, bass-baritone
  • Clorinda (An Evil Stepsister): Alexis Cregger, soprano
  • Tisbe (Another Evil Stepsister): Andrea Howland, mezzo soprano

Saturday, September 23, 4 PM:

  • Cinderella: Cornelia Lotito, mezzo soprano
  • Don Ramiro (The Prince in disguise as a Valet): Alexey Kukharskiy, tenor
  • Dandini (The Valet in disguise as The Prince): Gustavo Morales, baritone
  • Don Magnifico (The Evil StepFATHER): Nate Mattingly, bass-baritone
  • Alidoro (A Kindly Philosopher employed by The Prince): Cody Müller, bass-baritone
  • Clorinda (An Evil Stepsister): Mia Riker-Norrie, soprano
  • Tisbe (Another Evil Stepsister): Andrea Howland, mezzo soprano
  • The Prince's Courtiers: Men's Opera Chorus of Montclair (all shows)Basses: Brian Fenderson, Alan Smulen, Emanuel Vizzotti
    Tenors: Fredric Bond, Isaiah Bridges-Green, Emmanuel Cruz, Zachary Morehouse