Utah Festival Opera

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Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre (UFOMT) is an opera company based in Logan, Utah. The company performs four fully staged works with orchestra in repertory every July and August at the Ellen Eccles Theatre on Logan's Main Street. The works performed range from operas to operettas to musicals. Singers, performers, technicians and orchestra come from all over the United States, including artists from Broadway and the Metropolitan Opera.

Founding[edit]

The company was founded in 1992 by operatic tenor Michael Ballam, a music professor at Utah State University, and a native of Logan. Besides being director of the company, he has also sung lead roles in many productions over the years.

Naughty Marietta by Victor Herbert was the first work performed by the company in 1993, along with Puccini's La Bohème and a double bill of Trial By Jury and The Impresario. Up through the 2000 season, there were three works in repertory. This increased to four in 2001, with productions of The Barber of Seville, South Pacific, Naughty Marietta and Susannah. In addition to the main stage productions, Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre offers many concerts and educational courses to supply their patrons with the greatest festival experience possible, including performances from The American Festival Chorus, conducted by Craig Jessop.

The Dansante[edit]

The Dansante

The offices, scene and costume shops of the company are located adjacent to the Ellen Eccles Theatre in the Dansante building, a former dance hall. The Dansante also has a Recital Hall that seats 125, as well as large rehearsal rooms and practice rooms.

The Utah Theatre[edit]

In 2007 UFOMT purchased the 350 seat Utah Theatre, and took on a major gut-renovation of that facility, which was completed in June 2016. This addition to the company will allow an addition of 2-3 smaller works to be performed, as well as showings of classic and silent films, accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. The premiere performance at the Utah Theatre was Moose Charlap and Jule Styne's Peter Pan, starring Michael Ballam as Captain Hook and Adam T. Biner as Peter Pan.

Opera by Children[edit]

Opera by Children is an educational outreach program which has provided training for teachers and in-class mentoring for over 75,000 children to create their own operas in a classroom setting. Teachers throughout Utah and many western states are using this unique tool to increase unity, self-discovery and enthusiasm for learning in their classrooms. There is no cost to Utah teachers as their expenses are covered by generous state grants save a small fee for materials and their attendance at an Opera by Children training workshop, after which they are then eligible for participation in the full year-long program. The program is run by Pamela Gee.

Conservatory[edit]

UFOMT also has a Youth Conservatory where kids, ranging from 8–18 years old, learn about all aspects of performing in musical theatre. Classes include acting, dance and singing which are taught by musical theatre professionals. During the Festival Season, the Conservatory hosts a week-long musical theatre intensive camp called Broadway Bound. Here the students work with company members on fine-tuning their musical skills and at the end of the week they put on a showcase of the material they have been working on throughout the week. In 2014, the program became so popular that they had to split the camp into Junior and Seniors so more children could participate. The Conservatory director is Stefan Espinosa.

Academy[edit]

During each Festival Season, UFOMT offers adult education courses relating to the productions that are being performed. The program is run by Vanessa Ballam. Michael Ballam offers a week-long Opera and Musical Theatre seminar where he dissects each show, looking at its history, as well as other works by that particular composer. Highlights of the Academy include the Presto Change-O(ver) class where patrons come after a matinee performance and see the technical crew change the sets from one show to another in less than an hour; managing director Gary Griffin's cooking classes; the Late Night Cabarets where Festival artists perform under the stars in an outdoor, intimate setting; the Artist's Pallet class that brings in local artist, Kent Wallis to paint a landscape in two hours time.

The Academy also offers Literary Seminars each Wednesday-Friday morning of the season, where directors, performers and designers come in to talk about their experiences that lead them to UFOMT as well as their processes in creating their roles in the productions.

Past instructors include Michael Ballam, Vanessa Ballam, Stefan Espinosa, Phillip R. Lowe, Patti Johnson, Kevin Nakatani, Valerie Rachelle, Maggie L. Harrer, Kent Wallis, Larry Winborg, Paula Fowler, Yancey Quick, Craig Jessop, Jared Rounds, Roni Stein, Jack Shouse, Nathan Buonviri, Vanessa Schukis, Kathy Johnson, Kathleen Lane and Sheldon Harnick.

Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards[edit]

Beginning in 2011, UFOMT entered into the National High School Musical Theatre Awards program. This program is designed to recognize excellence in Musical Theatre in high schools throughout the country. During the school year, representatives from UFOMT travel across the state to adjudicate high school productions. Nominated schools and artists perform and winners are announced at an awards ceremony, that is Utah's own version of the Tony Awards. The winners of Best Actress and Best Actor are sent to New York City to participate in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, or the Jimmy's, founded by James L. Neederlander. The students make their Broadway debuts at the Minskoff Theatre, current home of The Lion King.

Awards include: Best Musical, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cameo, Best Director, Best Choreography, Best Ensemble, Best Orchestra, Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design, Best Lighting Design, Best Technical Crew, and student awards in Choreography, Costume Design, Set Design and Lighting Design.

Past winners[edit]

*indicates Jimmy Awards finalist

Best Musical Best Actor Best Actress Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
2011 West Side Story

West Jordan High School

Aaron Wilcox - Tevye

Fiddler on the Roof

Legacy Prep High School

Taylor Nefcy - Babe

The Pajama Game

St. Joseph Catholic High School

Jace Mitchell - Riff

West Side Story

West Jordan High School

Lauren Sidwell - Martha

White Christmas

Logan High School

2012 Aida

Hillcrest High School

Peter Lambert - Bobby Child

Crazy For You

Alta High School

Malia Morley - Aida

Aida

Hillcrest High School

Brock Damjanovich - Bella Zangler

Crazy For You

Alta High School

Katie Francis - Queen Aggravaine

Once Upon a Mattress

Logan High School

2013 Into the Woods

Ogden High School

Stirling Brenna - The Baker

Into the Woods

Ogden High School

Sierra Dew - Eponine

Les Misérables

Lone Peak High School

Abram Rice - Javert

Les Misérables

Lone Peak High School

Arianna Stucki - The Witch

Into the Woods

Ogden High School

2014 Aida

Woods Cross High School

Matthew Richards - Percy Blakeney*

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Northridge High School

Aitana Alapa - Aida

Aida

Woods Cross High School

Noah Dixon - Lord Farquaad

Shrek, the Musical

Lehi High School

Summer Sloan - Amneris

Aida

Woods Cross High School

2015 The Wedding Singer

Northridge High School

Jordan Kirkham - Robbie Hart

The Wedding Singer

Northridge High School

Abby Watts - Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

Woods Cross High School

Jaxson Dayton - Sky Masterson

Guys & Dolls

Lone Peak High School

Ashley Coombs - Penelope Pennywise

Urinetown

Lehi High School

2016 The Little Mermaid

Uintah High School

Angel Martinez - Gomez Addams

The Addams Family

Clearfield High School

Hannah Romney - Brenda Strong

Catch Me If You Can

Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts

Ben Engel - Officer Lockstock

Urinetown

Skyline High School

Jessica Lewis - Velma Kelly

Chicago

The DaVinci Academy

Production history[edit]

*indicates UFOMT debut

Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre Production History
Year[1] Work Composer & Lyricist Lang.[2] Year[3] Conductor Director Choreographer Designers[4] Notable Singers/Performers
1993 Naughty Marietta Herbert English 1910 Barbara Silverstein Vince Liotta Kathy Ward Keith Brumley

Kathleen Grossman

Ben Wilson

Michael Ballam

Marla Berg

Nathan Gunn

Amy Kendell

1993 La Bohème Puccini Italian 1896 Henry Holt Matthew Lata Allan Trumpler

Kathleen Grossman

Ben Wilson

Stephen Wall

Sharon Davis

Donn Everette

Verenia Lind

Vanessa Ballam*

1993 Trial by Jury Gilbert & Sullivan English 1875 Charles Prince William Farlow Jeffrey Beercroft

Ben Wilson

John Hansen

Nathan Gunn

Gene Scheer

James Miller

1993 The Impresario Mozart German 1786 Charles Prince William Farlow Kathleen Grossman

Ben Wilson

Gene Scheer

Patricia Swasey

Susan Deauvono

John Shuffle

1994 Die Fledermaus Strauss German 1874 Henry Holt Vince Liotta Peter Dean Beck

Patricia Johnson

Nicholas Cavallaro

Susan Deauvono

Michael Ballam

Mary Shearer

James Miller

John Brandsetter

1994 Fanny Rome English 1954 Ward Holmquist Francis J. Cullinan Kathy Ward Keith Brumley

Karen Ledger

Nicholas Cavallaro

Peggy Joyce

Brian Steele

Michael Phillip Davis

Brannon Hall-Garcia

1994 Madama Butterfly Puccini Italian 1904 Barbara Silverstein Matthew Lata Wally Coburg

Steven Horak

Nicholas Cavallaro

Richard Nickol

Sharon Davis

Cassandra McConnell

Nicola DiToro

1995 The Magic Flute Mozart English 1791 Barbara Silverstein Vincent Liotta R. Keith Brumley

Baker Smith

Nicholas Cavallaro

Curt Peterson

Tod Fitzpatrick

Anna Vikre

Diane Thueson

1995 La Traviata Verdi Italian 1853 Henry Holt Matthew Lata Carey Wong

Patti Johnson

Nicholas Cavallaro

Jennifer Casey Cabot

Michael Philip Davis

Bryan Davis

Grant Youngblood

1995 She Loves Me Bock & Harnick English 1963 Ward Holmquist Francis J. Cullinan Kathy Ward William Forrester

Baker Smith

Nicholas Cavallaro

Suzan Hanson

Michael Ballam

Joy Hermalyn

Brannon-Hall Garcia

1996 Don Pasquale Donizetti English 1843 Barbara Silverstein David Gately Tony Fanning

Helen Rodgers

Nicholas Cavallaro

Thomas Hammons

Marlin Miller

Anna Vikre

Grant Youngblood

1996 The Girl of the Golden West Puccini Italian 1910 Ward Holmquist Vincent Liotta R. Keith Brumley

Baker Smith

Nicholas Cavallaro

Karon Poston-Sullivan

Brian Montgomery

Arnold Rawls

Alberto Sanchez

1996 1776 Edwards English 1969 Mark Ferrell Francis J. Cullinan Kathy Ward William Forrester

Baker Smith

Nicholas Cavallaro

Michael Ballam

Joy Hermalyn

Shawn Roy

Daryl Henriksen

Jonathan Hays

1997 The Merry Widow Lehár English 1905 Henry Holt Dorothy Danner Dorothy Danner John Conklin

Zack Brown

Nicholas Cavallaro

Suzan Deauvono

Michael Ballam

Sharon Davis

Marlin Miller

1997 Greenwillow Loesser English 1960 Karen Keltner* Vincent Liotta Kathy Ward Bill Forrester

Barbara Bush

Nicholas Cavallaro

Chad McAlester

Carol Chickering

Brannon Hall-Garcia

Michael Ballam

1997 Tosca Puccini Italian 1899 Fiona Contino Thor Steingraber Ercole Sormani

Emily Dunn

Nicholas Cavallaro

Katherine Luna

Richard Sanchez

Brian Montgomery

Gregory Keil

1997 The Coyote Tales Mallicone & Harnick English 1997 Henry Mallicone Sheldon Harnick Gregory Keil

David Mayfield

Lorie Jarrett

1998 I Pagliacci Leoncavallo Italian 1892 Michael Singher Robert Darling Nicholas Cavallaro Richard Sanchez

Rebecca Ravenshaw

Carlos Serrano

Melvin Lowery

1998 Gianni Schicchi Puccini English 1918 Michael Singher Robert Darling Nicholas Cavallaro Michael Ballam

Jamie Baer

Richard Crawley

1998 I Do! I Do! Schmidt & Jones English 1966 Karen Keltner Dorothy Danner Dorothy Danner Dennis Hassan

Baker Smith

Nicholas Cavallaro

Michael Ballam

Suzan Hanson

1998 The Pirates of Penzance Gilbert & Sullivan English 1879 Gerald Steichen David Gately David Gately William Pitkin

John Lehmeyer

Nicholas Cavallaro

Alberto Sanchez

Jamie Baer

Bart Williams

1999 Carousel Rodgers & Hammerstein English 1945 Karen Keltner Dorothy Danner Dorothy Danner Karen Iverson

Baker Smith

Nicholas Cavallaro

Michael Ballam

Suzan Hanson

Joy Hermalyn

Nancy Shade

1999 The Student Prince Romberg English 1924 Robert Henderson Jack Shouse Carolyn Shouse Michael Anania

Patti Johnson

Jean-Louise England

Nicholas Cavallaro

Kevin Hill

Pamela Hinchman

John Atkins

Tausha Bunker Torrez

1999 The Tales of Hoffmann Offenbach French 1881 Gerald Steichen Jacobo Kaufmann Kathy Ward Dennis Hassan

Hill Reihs-Gromes

Pablo Guzzman

Gerard Powers

Allison Charney

Franco Pomponi

Leah Creek

2000 Carmen Bizet French 1875 Robert Henderson Jack Shouse* Carolyn Shouse* Miguel Romero

Susan Memmott Allred

Maja E. White

Elizabeth Batton

Richard Sanchez

Suzan Hanson

Daniel Narducci

2000 The Mikado Gilbert & Sullivan English 1885 Karen Keltner David Gately Nina Nikolic-McMillan

Carey Hanson

Maja E. White

Curtis Olds

Johanna Wiseman

Kevin Hill

David Gately

Melissa Parks

2000 Julius Caesar Handel Italian 1724 Gerald Steichen Brad Carroll Jack Shouse

Judith A. Ryerson

Maja E. White

Jerry Hinks

Erie Mills

Les Young

Charlene Marcinko

2001 The Barber of Seville Rossini Italian 1813 Gerald Steichen Carol Dian Werner Dennis Hassan

Susan Memmot Allred

Maja E. White

Shon Sims

Carla Lopez-Speziale

David Gustafson

Ryan Allen

2001 South Pacific Rodgers & Hammerstein English 1949 Karen Keltner Dorothy Danner Dorothy Danner Patrick Larson

Amanda Profaizer

Maja E. White

Leslie Ann Hendricks

Bojan Knezevic

Mark Womack*

Jeanette Blakeney

Vanessa J. Schukis*

Tamara Elaine Mumford

2001 Susannah Floyd English 1955 Karen Keltner Jack Shouse Carolyn Shouse Jack Shouse

Judith A. Ryerson

Maja E. White

Faith Esham

William Parcher

Paul Arthur Mow

Branch Fields

Charles Edwin Taylor

2001 Naughty Marietta Herbert English 1910 Gerarld Steichen Shawn Churchman Wendy Worley Dennis Hassan

Judith A. Ryerson

Maja E. White

Danielle Strauss

Matthew Walley

Eric Strong

Danielle Hermon

David Crawford

2002 The Magic Flute Mozart English 1791 Gerald Steichen Carol Werner-Feiertag Carol Werner-Feiertag

Teresa Linneman

Maja E. White

Keith Jameson

Adina Aaron

Shon Sims

Anna Vikre

Ashley Howard Wilkinson

John Easterlin

2002 The Desert Song Romberg & Hammerstein English 1926 Karen Keltner Dorothy Danner Brent Taylor Sjodin

Maja E. White

Michael Anania

Mark Womack

Margaret Lloyd

John Easterlin

Danielle S. Hermon

George Dyer

2002 The Sound of Music Rodgers & Hammerstein English 1959 Karen Keltner Russell Henderson Wendy Worley Christopher McCollum

Patti Johnson

Maja E. White

Leslie Ann Hendricks

Tomas Ambt Kofod

Lisa van der Ploeg

Bart Williams

2002 Die Fledermaus Strauss German 1874 Barbara Day Turner* Jack Shouse Carolyn Shouse Peter Dean Beck

Brent Tyler Sjodin

Maja E. White

Bruce Reed

Evelyn de la Rosa

Pamela Hinchman

Troy Gordon

Tamara Elaine Mumford

2003 Fiddler on the Roof Bock & Harnick English 1964 Karen Keltner Dorothy Danner Dorothy Danner Dennis Hassan

Andrea Varga

John Martin

William Theisen

Rachel Joselon

Megan McCorkie

Vanessa Ballam

Christopher Holloway

Eric VanTielen

2003 Madama Butterfly Puccini Italian 1903 Barbara Day Turner Stephanie Sundine Jack Shouse

Ane Marie Ambt Kofod

John Martin

Allison Charney

Richard Sanchez

Michael Corvino*

Jennifer Herzig

2003 The Wizard of Oz Arlen & Harburg English 1987 Barbara Day Turner Jack Shouse Carolyn Shouse Jack Shouse

Carey Hanson

John Martin

Leslie Ann Hendricks

Tomas Ambt Kofod

Edwin Uhey

Charles Edwin Taylor

Bart Williams

2003 Nabucco Verdi Italian 1841 Karen Keltner Jacobo Kaufmann Jacobo Kaufmann

John Martin

Michael Corvino

Kenneth Shaw

Marie-Adele McArthur

Lisa van der Ploeg

Nicholas Coppolo

2004 Rigoletto Verdi Italian 1851 Karen Keltner James Marvel Robert Dahlstrom

Patti Johnson

Steve Woods

Gabriel González

Michael Corvino

Jennifer Welch-Babidge

2004 The Secret Garden Norman & Simon English 1991 Barbara Day Turner Jack Shouse Carolyn Shouse Jack Shouse

Judy Ryerson

Steve Woods

Michael Ballam

Beth Alison

Suzan Hanson

Kevin Massey

2004 La Cenerentola Rossini Italian 1816 Gerald Steichen Brad Carroll Jack Shouse

Judy Ryerson

Emilio Aguilar

Maria Zifchak

Curt Peterson

Shon Sims

Daniel Cole

Darrell Babidge

Tamara Elaine Mumford

2004 Brigadoon Lerner & Loewe English 1947 Karen Keltner Tony Parise Tony Parise Tony Parise

Patti Johnson

Steve Woods

Tod Fitzpatrick

Johanna Wiseman

Kevin Massey

Shon Sims

2005 Turandot Puccini Italian 1926 Barbara Day Turner James Marvel Jack Shouse

Andrea Huelse

Bill E. Kickbush

Othalie Graham

Simon Kyung Lee

Jennifer Welch-Babidge

Daniel Cole

2005 Annie Get Your Gun Berlin English 1946 Barbara Day Turner David Gately John de los Santos Robert Little

Janet Teller

Bill E. Kickbush

Joy Hermalyn

Mark Walters

Joseph Specter

Vanessa Schukis

Nathan Pacheco

Douglas Carpenter

2005 Kismet Wright & Forrest English 1953 Karen Keltner Dorothy Danner Sandra Roveta Jack Shouse

Earl Battle

Bill E. Kickbush

Kyle Pfortmiller*

Lori Brown Mirabal

Terry Hodges

Larry Cannon

2005 The Crucible Ward English 1961 Karen Keltner Jack Shouse Carolyn Shouse David Harwell

Patti Worley Johnson

Tláloc López-Watermann

Kristopher Irtimer*

Carla Rae Cook

Joy Hermalyn

John Pickle

Arturo Chacón-Cruz

Renée Tatum

2005 The Creation Oratorio Haydn German 1798 Karen Keltner Evelyn de la Rosa

Daniel Cole

Randall Ball

2006 The Marriage of Figaro Mozart Italian 1786 Barbara Day Turner James Marvel Peter Dean Beck

Earl Battle

Tláloc López-Watermann

Kristopher Irtimer

Suzanne Woods

David Barron

Sarah Austin

Darrell Babidge

Kara Shay Thompson

2006 The Music Man Willson English 1957 Barbara Day Turner John de los Santos John de los Santos Bill Forrester

Tommy Macon

Eileen Smitheimer

Josh Powell

Lisanne Norman

W. Lee Daily*

Vanessa Schukis

2006 La Bohème Puccini Italian 1896 Karen Keltner Daniel Helfgot* Jack Shouse

Patti Worley Johnson

Tláloc López-Watermann

Arturo Chacón-Cruz

Wendy Bryn Harmer

Karin Paludan

Mark Walters

Scott MacLeod

2006 Man of La Mancha Leigh & Darion English 1965 Karen Keltner Jack Shouse Carolyn Shouse Jack Shouse

Shiloh Cheney

Tláloc López-Watermann

Michael Ballam

Audrey Babcock

Isai Jess Munoz

Josh Powell

Kevin Nakatani*

2007 Il Travatore Verdi Italian 1853 Karen Keltner James Marvel Jim Lyden

Shiloh Cheney

Tláloc López-Watermann

Arthur Shen

Othalie Graham

Michael Corvino

Carla Rae Cook

2007 The Most Happy Fella Loesser English 1956 Karen Keltner Jack Shouse Carolyn Shouse Jack Shouse

Patti Worley Johnson

Tláloc López-Watermann

Michael Ballam

Beverly Thiele

Mark Walters

Melissa Mitchell

Douglas Carpenter

Anthony Eversole

2007 Show Boat Kern & Hammerstein English 1927 Barbara Day Turner Valerie Rachelle* Valerie Rachelle

Jonathan Hoover

Robert Little

Tommy Macon

Driscoll Otto

Lisanne Norman

Christopher Holmes

Alaine Rodin

Bart Williams

Vanessa Schukis

Amie Einerson

Matt Lutz

2007 Porgy and Bess Gershwin English 1935 Barbara Day Turner Daniel Helfgot Carolyn Shouse Jim Lyden

Earl Battle

Tláloc López-Watermann

Richard Hobson

Rachelle Perry Ward

Ashley Howard Wilkinson

Alaine Rodin

Lori Brown Mirabal

Judith Skinner

Kearstin Piper Brown

2007 West Side Story in Concert Bernstein & Sondheim English 1957 Nathan Fifield Tayneshia L. Jefferson Anne Grosz

James Lawdor III

Chris Shenkle

Melissa Simpson

Jeanette Blakeney

Douglas Carpenter

2008 1776 Edwards English 1969 Karen Keltner Jack Shouse Carolyn Shouse Bill Forrester

Patti Worley Johnson

Tláloc López-Watermann

Michael Ballam

Kyle Pfortmiller

Mark Womack

David Ward

Christopher Holloway

Josh Powell

Darrell Babidge

2008 Aida Verdi Italian 1871 Karen Keltner Beth Greenberg Kathy Ward Peter Crompton

Earl Battle

Tláloc López-Watermann

Marie-Adele McArthur

Lisa van der Ploeg

Arthur Shen

Michael Corvino

Rachel Willis-Sorensen

2008 Into the Woods Sondheim English 1987 Nathan Fifield Valerie Rachelle Valerie Rachelle Patrick Larson

Tommy Macon

Chad Bonaker

Joy Hermalyn

W. Lee Daily

Danielle Hermon Wood

Jonathan Hoover

Josh Powell

Cassandra Orr Coulam

2008 Manon Lescaut Puccini Italian 1892 Barbara Day Turner Daniel Helfgot Kathy Ward Jack Shouse

Jean-Louise England

Chad Bonaker

Irina Rindzuner

Marcos Aguilar

Bojan Knezevic

Michael Corvino

2008 Gypsy in Concert Styne & Sondheim English 1959 Barbara Day Turner Jack Shouse Patti Worley Johnson

Peter George

Joy Hermalyn

Stephanos Tsirakoglou

Amie Einerson

Meredith Taylor

2009 Camelot Lerner & Loewe English 1961 Barbara Day Turner Leo Cortez Carolyn Shouse John Iacovelli

Mary Froehlich

Chad Bonaker

Josh Powell

Vanessa Ballam

Mark Womack

James Arrington

Stefan Espinosa*

2009 Carmen Bizet French 1875 Barbara Day Turner Daniel Helfgot Stephanie R. White Robert Little

Susan Memmott Allred

Chad Bonaker

Audrey Babcock

Jason Baldwin

Sarah Hibbard

Mark Womack

Stina Marie Eberhardt

Kevin Nakatani

2009 Cavalleria Rusticana Mascagni Italian 1889 Karen Keltner Jack Shouse Carolyn Shouse Shawn Fisher

Judy Ryerson

Chad Bonaker

Bruce Reed

Brenda Frye

Michael Corvino

Vanessa Schukis

Sarah-Nicole Ruddy*

Kathryn Long

2009 I Pagliacci Leoncavallo Italian 1892 Karen Keltner Jack Shouse Carolyn Shouse Jack Shouse

Judy Ryerson

Chad Bonaker

Bruce Reed

Sarah Hibbard

Christopher Holloway

Michael Corvino

2009 The Mikado Gilbert & Sullivan English 1885 Karen Keltner Adrianne Moore Stephanie R. White Nina Nikolic-McMillan

Carey Hanson

Mike Inwood

Michael Ballam

Vanessa Ballam

Kevin Nakatani

Jordan Bluth

Stefan Espinosa

Vanessa Schukis

2010 The Sound of Music Rodgers & Hammerstein English 1959 Barbara Day Turner Jack Shouse Carolyn Shouse Christopher McCollum

Patti Worley Johnson

Chad Bonaker

Vanessa Ballam

Mark Womack

Michelle Trovato

W. Lee Daily

2010 La Traviata Verdi Italian 1853 Karen Keltner Daniel Helfgot Michelle Burns Jim Lyden

Tommy Macon

Chad Bonaker

Jennifer Welch-Babidge

Eric Margiore

Charles Taylor

Michelle Trovato

2010 The Barber of Seville Rossini Italian 1813 Barbara Day Turner Daniel Helfgot Dennis Hassan

Jim Lyden

Margaret Downs

Chad Bonaker

Kyle Pfortmiller

Millnee Bannister

Jordan Bluth

Stephanos Tsirakoglou

Stina Marie Eberhardt

2010 Guys & Dolls Loesser English 1950 Karen Keltner Valerie Rachelle Michelle Burns Robert Little

Crystal Herman

Chad Bonaker

Vanessa Ballam

Kyle Pfortmiller

Mark Womack

Carianne Wrona

Michael Ballam

W. Lee Daily

2010 George M! in Concert Cohan English 1968 Barbara Day Turner Jack Shouse Jack Shouse

Patti Worley Johnson

Corrine O'Sullivan

Michael Ballam

Stephanos Tsirakoglou

Vanessa Schukis

Kathryn Long

2010 Marni Nixon Tribute Concert Various English Karen Keltner

Barbara Day Turner

Marni Nixon
2010 The Verdi Requiem Verdi Italian 1874 Craig Jessop Jennifer Welch-Babidge

Carla Rae Cook

Eric Margiore

Kristopher Irtimer

2011 Oliver! Bart English 1960 Karen Keltner Jack Shouse Carolyn Shouse Dennis Hassan

Jean-Louise England

Patti Worley Johnson

Chad Bonaker

Michael Ballam

Jace Salcido

Jessica Medoff

Cameron Conrad

Bill Russell

Sarah-Nicole Ruddy

2011 Don Giovanni Mozart Italian 1787 Barbara Day Turner Daniel Helfgot Aaron Lopez Jim Lyden

Howard Tsvi Kaplan

Chad Bonaker

Mark Womack

Rochelle Bard

Eleni Calenos

Jordan Bluth

Stephanos Tsirakoglou

Kristin K. Vogel

2011 South Pacific Rodgers & Hammerstein English 1949 Barbara Day Turner Maggie L. Harrer* Maggie L. Harrer Patrick Larson

Phillip R. Lowe*

Chad Bonaker

Branch Fields

Molly Mustonen

Mark Womack

Jeanette Blakeney

2011 Boris Godunov Mussorgsky Russian 1869 Karen Keltner Julia Pevzner Jack Shouse

Patti Worley Johnson

Chad Bonaker

Craig Hart

Jordan Bluth

Kristopher Irtimer

A.J. Glueckert

Gabriel Manro

Tanner Knight

Kevin Nakatani

Kirk Dougherty

2011 The Merry Widow in Concert Lehár English 1905 Karen Keltner Daniel Helfgot Aaron Lopez Margaret Downs

Meghan Crimmins

Eleni Calenos

Gabriel Preissner

Tanner Knight

Sarah-Nicole Ruddy

Jennie Lister

2012 My Fair Lady Lerner & Loewe English 1956 Karen Keltner Valerie Rachelle Keenon Hooks Robert Little

Tommy Macon

Chad Bonaker

Vanessa Ballam

Kyle Pfortmiller

Michael Ballam

Ben Houghton

W. Lee Daily

Vanessa Schukis

Sarah-Nicole Ruddy

2012 Tosca Puccini Italian 1899 Karen Keltner Jack Shouse Carolyn Shouse Jim Lyden

Patti Worley Johsnon

Chad Bonaker

Carla Thelen Hanson

Jonathan Burton

Jeffrey Snider

Kevin Nakatani

2012 Kiss Me, Kate Porter English 1948 Barbara Day Turner Maggie L. Harrer Maggie L. Harrer Robert Little

Phillip R. Lowe

Chad Bonaker

Vanessa Ballam

Kyle Pfortmiller

Siobhan Doherty

Ben Houghton

W. Lee Daily

Emily Tate

Alex Larson

2012 Faust Gounod French 1859 Barbara Day Turner Daniel Helfgot Daniel Helfgot

Keenon Hooks

Shawn Fisher

Wes Jenkins

Chad Bonaker

Marc Schreiner

Jessica Medoff

Kristopher Irtimer

Kyle Pfortmiller

Jamie Hartzell

John Buffett

2012 Girl Crazy in Concert Gershwin English 1930 Karen Keltner Valerie Rachelle Keenon Hooks Robert Little

Sarah Gray

Todd Backus

Chad Bonaker

Siobhan Doherty

Ben Houghton

Vanessa Schukis

Gabriel Manro

2012 St. Matthew Passion Bach German 1727 Craig Jessop Christopher Cock

William Ramsey

Kiera Duffy

Ryan Belongie

Marc Schreiner

Kristopher Irtimer

John Buffett

2013 Fiddler on the Roof Bock & Harnick English 1964 Karen Keltner Maggie L. Harrer Maggie L. Harrer Dennis Hassan

Patti Worley Johnson

Christopher Wood

Michael Ballam

Valerie Rachelle

Vanessa Ballam

Stefan Espinosa

Olivia Ballam Blair

Scott Reardon

Camden Gonzales

Tony Carter

Richard Zuch

Vanessa Schukis

2013 Otello Verdi Italian 1887 Barbara Day Turner Daniel Helfgot Keenon Hooks Peter Crompton

Wes Jenkins

Christopher Wood

Curtis Bannister

Carla Thelen Hanson

Jason Stearns

Michael Jones

Amanda Tarver

2013 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Webber English 1981 Barbara Day Turner Valerie Rachelle Valerie Rachelle

Keenon Hooks

Patrick Larson

Phillip R. Lowe

Christopher Wood

Jonathan Hoover

Vanessa Ballam

Scott Reardon

Mary Page Nance

2013 The Flying Dutchman Wagner German 1843 Karen Keltner Jack Shouse Carolyn Shouse Jack Shouse

Misti Bradford

Christopher Wood

Kristopher Irtimer

Elizabeth Beers Kataria

Richard Zuch

John Pickle

Benjamin Bongers

2013 Rex Staged Reading Rodgers & Harnick English 1976 Karen Keltner Sheldon Harnick

Maggie L. Harrer

Maggie L. Harrer Michael Ballam

Stefan Espinosa

Carla Thelen Hanson

Kevin Nakatani

Olivia Ballam Blair

2013 Missa Solemnis Beethoven German 1823 Craig Jessop Carla Thelen Hanson

Sarah-Nicole Ruddy

John Pickle

Richard Zuch

2014 Les Misérables Boublil & Schönberg English 1985 Karen Keltner Valerie Rachelle Valerie Rachelle Patrick Larson

Misti Bradford

Christopher Wood

Patrick Miller

Daniel Cilli

Vanessa Ballam

Patrick Massey

Stefan Espinosa

Vanessa Schukis

Curtis Bannister

Tyler Olshanksy

Leah Edwards

2014 The Student Prince Romberg English 1924 Barbara Day Turner Jack Shouse Carolyn Shouse Robert Little

Amanda Profaizer

Christopher Wood

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Year performed at Utah Festival Opera
  2. ^ Language of libretto used at Utah Festival Opera
  3. ^ Year work premiered
  4. ^ First name listed is scenic designer, second name is costume designer, third name is lighting designer

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