Opera Theater: "Die Fledermaus"
Nov 30, 2012 - 7:30 PM
$15 ($10 students and seniors). Notecard.
Thomas Harper directs students from the UW Opera Theater in Johann Strauss’s charming three-act operetta Die Fledermaus. This production will be performed in English.
Rosalinda Kristin Lindenmuth
Adele Rachael Kim and Lisa Prina
Sally Stephanie Dixon and Jessica Gorski
Prince Orlovsky Nina Alden and Annalisee Brasil
Gabriel Eisenstein Eric Neuville
Alfred Paul Walk
Dr. Falke Adrian Packel
Dr. Blind Joshua Langager (Understudy: Christopher Kouldukis)
Frank Andrew Fisher
Frosch Christopher Kouldukis
Ivan William Brooke
Ashley Biehl, Michelle Bretl, Stephanie Dixon, Denna Good-Mojab,
Jessica Gorski, Joan Kim, Tami McTaggart, Melissa Sugarman
William Brooke, Chris Kouldukis, Joshua Longager, Isaiah Lin, Joseph Muriello
Thomas Harper is Associate Professor of Voice, Chair of Voice/Opera, and Director of the Opera Theater at the University of Washington. In addition to voice instruction and direction of opera productions, he holds classes in Diction, Vocal Pedagogy, and Art-Song Repertoire.
He has performed for three decades in opera houses and concert halls in Europe and the Americas, including Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Grand Théâtre de Genève, RAI Torino, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Dallas Opera, Seattle Opera, Téatro Municipal de Santiago, Chile, and many others. He has amassed a wide and varied repertoire of over fifty roles including the “Duke” in Rigoletto, “Rodolfo” in La Bohème, “Radames” in Aida, “Canio” in I Pagliacci, “Eléazar” in La Juive, “Florestan” in Fidelio, “Erik” in Der Fliegende Holländer, “Parsifal” in Parsifal, “Alwa” in Alban Berg’s Lulu, “Gregor” in Leoš Janáček’s Makropoulos Affair and “Mime” in Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, which he also recorded on the Arte Nova label. He has won enthusiastic praise for the role of “Fritz” on the Naxos recording of Franz Schreker’s opera Der Ferne Klang and for his definitive interpretation of “Mime” in Der Ring des Nibelungen in numerous European and American opera houses. He may also be heard on the Naxos label singing Famous Tenor Arias from the Italian repertoire as well as Gustav Mahler’s Lied von der Erde with the Irish National Orchestra.< Back