Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Viva la Mamma! Fall Tour and Rehearsal Photos

Seattle Opera's talented Young Artists are currently in rehearsal for Donizetti's Viva la Mama!, and later this week they'll set off on their annual fall tour, bringing the comic opera to several communities around the state.

The tour comes just days after Seattle Opera closed its critically-acclaimed production of Donizetti's most popular opera, Lucia di Lammermoor, in which three of the Young Artists also appeared. But the two operas couldn't be more different. This first-ever Seattle Opera production of Viva la Mamma! showcases the lighter side of Donizetti, one of Italian opera’s most prolific composers. It's a wild farce about backstage shenanigans at an opera company, featuring a madly temperamental prima donna and her pushy husband, who make life miserable for their colleagues—including a rival soprano and her unusual and overbearing stage mother. This family-friendly production will be sung in Italian with English captions, and feature piano accompaniment.

Below, check out rehearsal photos and tour dates. We hope to see you in the audience!

Marcy Stonikas (Seconda Donna), Erik Anstine (Poet), Daniel Scofield (Mamma Agata), Adrian Rosas (Procolo), David Krohn (Maestro), Joseph Beutel (Impresario), Amanda Opuszynski (Prima Donna)

Adrian Rosas (Procolo) and Amanda Opuszynski (Prima Donna)

Joseph Beutel (Impresario), David Krohn (Maestro), and Erik Anstine (Poet)

Eric Neuville (Tenor) and Daniel Scofield (Mamma)

Daniel Scofield (Mamma)

Statewide Performances

Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 7:00 pm
Kirkland Performance Center
350 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA
Tickets: $25 Prime/$22 Choice
Box Office: 425.893.9900
Online: kpcenter.org

Friday, November 5, 2010 at 7:30 pm
Western Washington University PAC
516 High Street, Bellingham, WA
Tickets: $18 General/$14 Seniors, WWU Faculty, and Staff/$11 Students
Box Office: 360.650.6146
Online: tickets.wwu.edu

Friday, November 12, 2010 at 7:30 pm
Orcas Center
917 Mt. Baker Rd, Eastsound, WA
Tickets: $25 General/$17 Orcas Center Members/$11 Students
Box Office: 360.376.2281
Online: orcascenter.org

Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 7:30 pm
San Juan Community Theatre
100 2nd Street, Friday Harbor, WA
Tickets: $25 General/$12 Students
Box Office: 360.378.3210
Online: sjctheatre.org

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 7:00 pm
Walla Walla Community College
500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla, WA
Tickets: $15 General/$5 Students
Box Office: 509.527.4575
Information: 509.527.4275 or 509.524.5160

Seattle Performance

Friday, November 19, 2010
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at 8:00 pm
200 University Street, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $25
Box Office: 206.389.7676
Online: seattleopera.org/tickets

Photos by Alan Alabastro

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