2017 Festival: UNTAMED!

August 12–27
Summer Shares at La MaMa

66 East 4th Street (btw Bowery & 2nd Ave)

Opera’s “Untamed!” characters populated our exciting 2017 Festival, including Cavalli’s La Calisto Janáček’s Příhody lišky Bystroušky (The Cunning Little Vixen), a scenes program including Anna BolenaA Midsummer Night’s DreamCarmen, Rusalka and more. Finally, an art song recital called “Wild Things” included repertoire by Heggie, Barber, Liszt, Saalbach, and premieres of works by Barrett Cobb and Ellen Mandell.

Evening Performances at 7:30; Matinees at 2


La Calisto (Cavalli)

August 12, 13m, 19m, 20m, 24, 26

Brittany Goodwin, Stage Director
Charles Weaver, Conductor and Music Director

Show Cast List

August 12, 19m, 26August 13m, 20m, 24
La NaturaKirsti EschAllison Gish
L'EternitàRebecca RichardsonElyse Kakacek
Il DestinoSophia MortensenJingye Xu
CalistoMarie MarquisEmily Hughes
GioveNobuki MommaMason Jarboe
Diana / Giove in DianaAlison Taylor CheesemanAdria Caffaro
EndimioneJeffrey MandelbaumPadraic Costello
GiunoneAllison GishSophie Delphis
LinfeaTaylor KirkJoyce Yin
SatirinoVictoria RodriguezShawn Palmer
MercurioTimothy StoddardBrady DelVecchio
PanePadraic CostelloRaymond Storms
SilvanoWill EschAngky Budiardjono

Příhody lišky Bystroušky, or The Cunning Little Vixen (Janáček)

August 19, 21, 23, 25, 27m

Ashraf Sewailam, Stage Director
David Štech, Conductor and Music Director

Show Cast List

August 19, 21, 23, 25, 27mCovers
GamekeeperHyungjoo EomMason Jarboe
Gamekeeper's Wife / OwlLauren RathbunKirsti Esch
Schoolmaster / MosquitoJeremy BraunerBrady DelVecchio
Parson / BadgerBrian AlvaradoWill Esch
HaraštaJoshua MillerWill Esch
Vixen BystrouškaRachel Hall
FoxStephanie Kim Johnson
PásekCamilo EstradaBrady DelVecchio
Mrs. PáskováLisa Flanagan
LapakInbal MilligerKirsti Esch
ChocholkaLisa Flanagan

UNTAMED! Opera Scenes

August 18, 22

Gerardo Flores, Emma Clarkson, and Lisa Flanagan, Stage Director
Eldred Marshall, Conductor and Music Director

Excerpts from Carmen, Pelléas et MélisandeRusalkaIl Barbiere di Siviglia, and more, staged, with piano accompaniment.

Wild Things (recital)

August 26m

Song rep about the animal kingdom and untamed characters, performed by members of our ensemble and cover artists, accompanied by our musical staff. Repertoire of Samuel Barber, Claude Debussy, Jake Heggie, Franz Liszt, Ellen Mandel, Maurice Ravel, Valerie Saalbach, Erik Satie and more.


 Info and reservations:  646-632-2340


Creative Team & Production Staff

You-Shin Chen, Scenic Designer
Dante Olivia Smith, Lighting Designer
Claire Townsend, Costume Designer