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Dolan Hall, The
Annunciation Center, Saint Elizabeth University
2 Convent Road,
Morristown, New Jersey
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
composed his opera Bastien und Bastienne at the age of twelve.
It was one of the first operas in German and is filled with charming,
exciting, and wonderful arias.
The story is about two
young lovers and a village magician and his assistant.
The orchestra is thrilled
to present this rarely heard gem featuring soprano Timothy Maureen
Cole as Bastienne, tenor Dmitri Zigrino as Bastien, Jason
Adamo as Colas the Magician, and Tom Loughman as his
A question often asked is
"How do singers prepare a role?" The first task of course is
to learn the music! Equally important is developing the character. Each
character has a personality and a life that has to be conveyed through
singing and acting, sometimes alone with a solo aria and sometimes in
ensemble with other characters.
Bastienne will be sung in English and will be the major work on
Please stay after
the performance as the singers will discuss how they learned
music and how they approached developing their character.