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“A Night at the Opera” to delight audiences with scenes from opera favorites

April 25, 2008

The opera theatre department at Loyola University New Orleans will present an evening of opera scenes titled “A Night at the Opera” on April 28, at 7:30 p.m., in Nunemaker Auditorium located on the third floor of Monroe Hall, on Loyola’s main campus.

Directed by David Morelock and with music direction from Carol Rausch, the performance will include scenes from Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” and “The Marriage of Figaro,” Rossini’s “La Cenerentola,” Bernstein’s “Candide,” and Massenet’s “Werther.” See below for full program.

Featured performers include Loyola students Maria Elena Altany, music performance major from San Francisco, Calif.; Cristy Bakhoum, music performance senior from Houston, Texas; Luis Batarse, music performance senior from Houston, Texas; Elizabeth Bogner, music performance senior from Winter Park, Fla.; Randy Bunnell, music performance sophomore from Port Lavaca, Texas; Heather Buzonas, music education junior from Spring, Texas; Casey J. Candébat, music performance senior from New Orleans, La.; Jayme Hogan-Yarbro, music performance senior from Jackson, Tenn.; Sharon Lambert, music performance senior from Yardley, Pa.; Amanda Neal, music performance sophomore from Elk Grove, Calif.; Dody Nolan, music performance sophomore from Kenner, La.; Mary Penick-Akin, music with elective studies senior from River Ridge, La.; Brian Sanford, music performance senior from Lafayette, La.; Daniel Smith, music therapy senior from Mercer Island, Wash.; Sarah Teague, music performance sophomore from Maitland, Fla.; and Rachel Wilson, music with elective studies senior from Overland Park, Kan.

The performance is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Sean Snyder in the Office of Public Affairs at (504) 861-5882, or email smsnyder@loyno.edu.

"La Cenerentola" (Cinderella)
Gioachino Rossini

Un soave non so che
Cenerentola - Mary Penick-Akin
Don Ramiro - Casey J. Candébat

"Candide"
Leonard Bernstein

Best of All Possible Worlds
Dr. Pangloss - Brian Sanford
Cunegonde - Maria Elena Atlany
Paquette - Cristy Bakhoum
Candide - Luis Batarse
Maximillian - Randy Bunnell

O Happy We
Cunegonde - Maria Elena Atlany
Candide - Luis Batarse

I am Easily Assimilated
Old Lady - Cristy Bakhoum

Glitter and Be Gay
Cunegonde - Jayme Hogan-Yarbro

It Must Be So
Candide - Luis Batarse


"The Enchantress"
Victor Herbert

Art is Calling Me
Mina - Elizabeth Bogner

"The Barber of Seville"
Gioachino Rossini

Una Voce Poco Fa
Rosina - Cristy Bakhoum


"The Marriage of Figaro"
W.A. Mozart

Letter Duet
Countess - Heather Buzonas
Susanna - Amanda Neal


"She Loves Me"
Harnick Bock

Will He Like Me?
Amalia - Sarah Teague

Dear Friend
Amalia - Rachel Wilson

Vanilla Ice Cream
Amalia - Sharon Lambert

"Werther"
Jules Massenet

Act 1, duet and finale
Charlotte- Mary Penick-Akin
Werther- Casey J. Candébat

"The Magic Flute"
W.A. Mozart

Act 1, duet
Pamina- Dody Nolan
Papageno- Daniel Smith
Papageno - Papagena Duet
Papagena- Amanda Neal
Papageno- Randy Bunnell

Final Chorus
Opera Workshop Ensemble

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