Saturday, Oct 27 2018, 7:30 pm
at the Alberta Bair Theater
Sponsored by the Rimrock Opera Foundation:
Based on F.W. Murnau 1922 silent vampire film–a classic of German
Expressionist cinema– Nosferatu creates a poetic version of the Dracula story.
Dana Gioia, previous U.S. poet-laureate, has written the brilliant libretto.
Composer Alva Henderson’s rich neo-romantic score for Nosferatu is full of
soaring melodies, arias, duets and trios, with a thrilling Dies Irae for the chorus.
Mr. Henderson’s masterly writing for the voice is without parallel in
contemporary music. Premiered in Billings, Montana in 2004, to standing
ovations, the opera Nosferatu has been triumphantly showcased around the U.S.
and in New York. Henderson and thrilling version of the vampire myth tells the story of Nosferatu, as seen through the eyes of the heroine, a gifted young woman trapped in a tragedy beyond her control.
Anton Belov – Count
Andrea Garritano – Ellen
Scott Wichael – Eric
Jan Michael Kliewer – Dr. Harding
Kate Meyer – Marthe
Dennis Rupp – Skuller
Doug Nagel – Cover for Count
Kieran Beebe – Cover for Skuller
Kristy Dallas – Cover for Ellen
Mandy Taylor – Cover for Marthe
Beverly Thiele – Assistant Director
Janie Sutton – Chorus Master
Susan McDaniel – Opera Rehearsal Accompanist, keyboard in pit
Richele Sitton– orchestra manager
Rebekah Rae – choreographer
Daniel Helfgot – Stage Director
Barbara Day Turner – Conductor
Dodie Rife – Stage Manager
Alex Heyneman – Lighting Design
Nathan Blanding – Set Design
Lorretta Wittmer – Costumes
Dan Nickerson – Prosthetic make up
Dulais Rhys– Chorus Rehearsal Accompanist
Emma King – Supertitle Operator
Dennis Kern – Rehearsal Photographer