Opera NUOVA Production History

Photo from Opera NUOVA's production of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Gondoliers (2016)

Scene from Opera NUOVA’s production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Gondoliers (2016)

Since 1999, Opera NUOVA’s summer opera training program intensives have culminated in professional-level productions of the highest quality and calibre. On this page you will find the full timeline of our production history. It is a fond look back on the many wonderful stage experiences that have emerged as a result of the dedication of our production teams, our faculty members, and our emerging artists.

Production Timeline

Year Production Director Conductor
2016 The Gondoliers (Sullivan) Brian Deedrick Kathleen Lohrenz Gable
 I Capuleti e I Montecchi Carol Castel Stuart Martin
 La Boheme (Puccini) Rob Herriot Rosemary Thomson
 Parade (Brown) Kim Mattice Wanat Andrew St. Hilaire

2015 Our Town (Rorem) Jessica Derventzis Stuart Martin
Dead Man Walking (Heggie) Brian Deedrick Rosemary Thomson
Oklahoma! (Rodgers & Hammerstein) Rob Herriot Kathleen Lohrenz Gable

2014 Candide (Bernstein) Brian Deedrick Gordon Gerrard
Carmen (Bizet) Andrea Mellis Jordan de Souza
Cendrillon (Massenet) Kim Mattice Wanat Rosemary Thomson
The Brothers Grimm (Burry) Francesca Ranalli Kathleen Lohrenz Gable
The Lives of Lesser Things (Bell) Marie Nychka Kathleen Lohrenz Gable
Phantom of the Opera Sing-A-Long (Lloyd Webber) Kim Mattice Wanat Jason Erhardt

2013 Dialogues des Carmélites (Poulenc) Fanny Gilbert-Collet Kathleen Lohrenz Gable
L’Elisir d’Amore (Donizetti) Brian Deedrick Rosemary Thomson
Don Giovanni (Mozart) Rob Herriot Michelle Mourre
Fiddler on the Roof (Bock/Harnick/Stein) Kim Mattice Wanat Ryan Sigurdson

2012 Ariadne auf Naxos (Strauss) Kim Mattice Wanat Timothy Vernon, C.M.
Alcina (Handel) Brian Deedrick Gordon Gerrard
Albert Herring (Britten) Kelly Handerek Rosemary Thomson

2011 Rusalka (Dvo?ák) Kim Mattice Wanat Rosemary Thomson
Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart) Brian Deedrick Gordon Gerrard
The Light In The Piazza (Lucas/Guettel) Maralyn Ryan Shannon Hiebert

2010 Roméo et Juliette (Gounod) Michael Cavanagh Rosemary Thomson
Falstaff (Verdi) Kim Mattice Wanat Gordon Gerrard
Béatrice et Bénédict (Berlioz) Rob Herriot Jordan de Souza

2009 Suor Angelica (Puccini) Carol Castel Kathleen Lohrenz Gable
Cosi fan tutte (Mozart) Michael Cavanagh Gordon Gerrard
Gianni Schicchi (Puccini) Carol Castel Kinza Tyrrell
La Cenerentola (Rossini) Kim Mattice Wanat Rosemary Thomson

2008 Die Zauberflöte (Mozart) Kim Mattice Wanat Rosemary Thomson
Die Fledermaus (Strauss) Michael Cavanagh Peter Dala
Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck) Joel Ivany Kathleen Lohrenz Gable
Isis & the Seven Scorpions Kim Mattice Wanat Michael Rose

2007 Prodaná nev?sta (The Bartered Bride) (Smetana) Kim Mattice Wanat Rosemary Thomson
Street Scene (Weill) Brian Deedrick Peter Dala
The Tender Land (Copland) Joel Ivany Kathleen Lohrenz Gable

2006 The Brothers Grimm Kim Mattice Wanat Michael Rose
Les contes d’Hoffman (Offenbach) David Gately Peter Dala
La Périchole (Offenbach) Kim Mattice Wanat Gordon Gerrard
Susannah’s Secret Madeline Young Laura Loewen
Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario) (Mozart) Amy DeFelice Laura Loewen
La serva padrona (Pergolesi) Amy DeFelice Laura Loewen
The Bear Amy DeFelice Kathleen Lohrenz Gable
Slow Dusk (Floyd) Madeline Young Kathleen Lohrenz Gable
Trouble in Tahiti (Bernstein) Madeline Young Kathleen Lohrenz Gable

2005 The Brothers Grimm (School Tour) Kim Mattice Wanat Jenn Kinghorn
Evangeline (Forsyth) Concert Version Malcolm Forsyth
Mr. Sebastian Jan Taylor Kathleen Lohrenz Gable
Good Friday Amy DeFelice Laura Loewen
The Telephone (Menotti) Amy DeFelice Kathleen Lohrenz Gable
Susannah (Floyd) Carol Castel Rosemary Thomson
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Britten) Kim Mattice Wanat Peter Dala

2004 Cosi fan tutte (Mozart) Heidi Klassen Ruggero Barbieri
Hänsel und Gretel (School Tour) (Humperdinck) Kim Mattice Wanat Ruggero Barbieri
Evening of One Acts (Falstaff Act I, Sc. 1-2,
Albert Herring Act I, Sc. 1-2, Manon Act II)
Kim Mattice Wanat,
Brian Deedrick,
Carol Castel
Gordon Gerrard
Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Mozart) Carol Castel Peter Dala

2003 Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti) Kim Mattice Wanat Malcolm Forsyth
Only a Miracle Caroline Howarth Malcolm Forsyth
Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart) Carol Castel Jean Louis Barbier
Little Women (Adamo) Kim Mattice Wanat Gordon Gerrard

2002 Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti) Kim Mattice Wanat Malcolm Forsyth
Once Upon a Christmas Kim Mattice Wanat Malcolm Forsyth
Orphée aux Enfers (Offenbach) Carol Castel Jean Louis Barbier
Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck) Jennifer Griesbach Jean Louis Barbier

2001 The Little Red Wagon Kim Mattice Wanat Michael Massey
Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti) Kim Mattice Wanat Michael Massey
Don Giovanni (Mozart) Carol Castel Michelle Mourre
Suor Angelica (Puccini) Caroline Howarth Gordon Gerrard
Amelia al ballo (Amelia Goes to the Ball) (Menotti) Kim Mattice Wanat Gordon Gerrard

2000 Hänsel und Gretel (School Tour) (Humperdinck) Kim Mattice Wanat Jean Louis Barbier
Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck) Kim Mattice Wanat Gordon Gerrard
Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (Nicolai) Carol Castel David Hoyt

1999 L’enfant et les sortilèges (Ravel) Carol Castel David Hoyt
Gianni Schicchi (Puccini) Carol Castel David Hoyt
Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario) Carol Castel David Hoyt