NEXT EVENT - Special Encore Performance - Mozart's Cosi fan tutte
 
Review from laurislist:


Repertory Opera’s Cosí fan tutte charms and delights


"Mozart’s lighthearted comedy on the fickleness of women is one of my favorite operas, and Repertory Opera Company’s current production does not disappoint. Delivering an ensemble of well-rehearsed and vocally capable singers, the sparkling music of 18th century Viennese opera buffa style comes thru beautifully under the expert guidance of LizBeth Lucca, Artistic Director, and Brian Farrell, Music Director and accompanist extraordinare. Muting his piano’s tones when playing under the singers, Mr. Farrell then plays out as if performing in a concert hall during the orchestral breaks, with every note ringing through the sanctuary. His technique, accuracy and musicality are a joy, as well as watching him conduct the ensembles from the piano (standing to cue singers as needed, without missing a note!)


Saturday, April 26 at 2 pm
First Christian Church of Pomona
1751 N. Park Ave.
Pomona, CA  91768

Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for children and students.

CAST for April 26

Fiordiligi - Jennifer Lindsay
Dorabella - Clara Chung
Despina - Shannon Miller
Ferrando - Matt Dunn
Guglielmo - Raul Matas
Don Alfonso - John Hansen

Ensemble: 
Sherry Kaplan
Cielo Perez
Anne Henderson
Carolyn Wilson
Adriana Perez
Wai Tak Allen Chan
Andrew Del Castillo
Steve Moritsugu
A Brian Anderson
Sean Michael Hughes
Dexter Pleasure



The above video is from Saturday, April 5 performance.  It shows Jennifer Lindsay as Fiordiligi and Shannon Miller as Despina.  These ladies will be reprising their roles on April 26.


Review from laurislist:


"The chorus, coached by Chorus Master Kevin Wiley, is small and strong, numbering twelve singers who clearly enjoy their music and choreography as the local villagers. ROC’s performance moves rapidly and smoothly through a complex story which, though sung in Italian, has recitatives spoken in English dialogue to help the audience follow the plot. (Nevertheless, I highly recommend reading the plot summation in the program before the start of the show.) Costuming, by Diana Smith and Grace Verhoeven, is well done in every scene, adding considerably to the effectiveness of the story.

The opera is performed in a church sanctuary before two stage sets designed by Anne Henderson, simple and spare, ingeniously installed and changed with a minimum of time and fuss. The performance venue provides a spacious and comfortable environment with good visibility of the performers.

With fine solo performances by all the singers, it was a surprise to realize at the end of the show that what had come through most powerfully was the flavor and character of Mozart himself and of his music. The charming style and bright tempos, combined with excellent ensemble singing, acting and staging, resulted in a delicious afternoon of elegantly mischievous comedy, credibly performed in the style of the original composition. And what a pleasure to have found it just a short distance from home.





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Performances are at
First Christian Church in Pomona
1752 N. Park Ave, Pomona, CA  91768

Thank you to this season's donors.
You are ROC STARS!


Special Thanks to 
Matt Dunn
Bob and Gwen Smith,
Gerry Cox,
John Wingler and
John Forbing
for their sponsorship.

ROC STARS!

Cecilia Cloughly Max Goldberg Anne Henderson Greg Shapton
Betsy Kinder Steve Moritsugu Jeff Vaniman Diana Smith
Bill Huff Bob Arce Ralph Ellis Matt Dunn
Joy Snell Neal Dougherty Jay Galbraith Carson Hawk
Luisa Snell Sharon Algozer Sony Leslie Dennis
Paul Stapp Dr Gene St Clair Dale Smith Dr. Elmer and Mariette Pineda
Harald Krueger Phil Meyer John Hodges Lisa Jorgensen
Gerry Faris Alice Oglesby Sherry Glab
 
Repertory Opera Company is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation.




Thank you to everyone who contributed to cover our LA County Arts Commission matching grant.  You have helped keep our Musical Director, coaches and pianists playing!
Diana Smith
Barbara & Alan Doody
Lavon Morrow
Ralph Ellis
Marlene Mills
Dale and Miriam Smith
Kyle Patterson
Cecilia Cloughly

Karen Greenbaum-Maya
Jim & Mickey Gallivan

Judith Townsend
Don and Judy Sanders
Jay Galbraith
Neal Dougherty
Richard & Beverly Sugerman
Betsy Kinder
Anne Henderson
Linda Gail Tigner
Hong-My Basrai
Maxine L. Brechbiel
Jim & Mickey Gallivan
Bill Huff
Harald Krueger



You can call us for more information at (909) 230-4949
or contact us at
Repertory Opera Company (ROC)
BUSINESS OFFICE
168 W. Willow St. #112
Pomona, CA 91768

ROC is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit corporation.

 Last Updated April 5, 2014
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