2019: ‘Voices from the Tower’ Festival

    August 10–26
    Summer Shares at La MaMa

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

    Our 2019 Festival celebrates the powerful presence, contributions, and leadership of women in opera from its very origins.  To bookend this story, we offer Francesca Caccini’s 1625 opera La liberazione di Ruggiero, the first opera by a woman, and the LATEST opera by women: Princess Maleine, by composer Whitney George and librettist Bea (Brittany) Goodwin.  Also:  “Scenes from the Tower” and a concert called “Les Boulangers”.  This festival is offered as part of “Summer Shares at LaMama, at 66th East 4th Street.

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    La liberazione di Ruggiero

    August 10, 15, 17 and 23 at 7:30 pm, and August 11 and 25 at 2:00 pm

    Sarah Young, Stage Director
    Charles Weaver, Conductor and Music Director

    Show Cast List

    August 10, 15, 25mAugust 11m, 17, 23
    RuggieroMarkel ReedNobuki Momma
    AlcinaHeather JonesMerav Eldan
    MelissaIlanna StarrStephanie Feigenbaum
    NettunoConnor LidellBrian Alvarado
    PastoreCory GrossChristopher Fotis
    SirenaRobin CliffordAlessandra Altieri
    Una dama disincantataHeather BobeckRebecca Richardson
    NunziaClara LisleMicaela Aldridge
    AstolfoTyler DobiesTyler Dobies

    Princess Maleine

    August 16, 20, 22 and 24 at 7:30 pm and August 18 at 2:00 pm

    Bea Goodwin, Stage Director
    Chris Fecteau and Whitney George, Conductor and Music Director

    Show Cast List

    August 16, 18m, 20, 22, 24Cover Cast
    Princess Maleine of HarlingenElyse KakacekAddie Rose Forstman
    Prince Hjalmar of YsselmondeJeremy BraunerGeddy Warner
    King Hjalmar of YsselmondeEric LindseyRick Agster
    Queen AnneLiz BoukLisa Faieta
    Aleta, Lady-in-Waiting to Princess MaleineNicholle BittlingmeyerAndrea Howland Myers
    The FoolJeffrey MandelbaumJeffrey Freuler
    Petit Allan, son of Queen AnneMegan VanacoreMelyn Saenz
    Vanox, a guard of Marcellus' realmGabriel Hernandez
    Stephano, a guard of Marcellus' realmConnor LidellShane Brown
    Angus, Prince Hjalmar's lieutenantShane BrownConnor Lidell
    Queen Godelive of HarlingenKristina MalinauskaiteAnna Woiwood
    King Marcellus of HarlingenJonathan Harris
    Princess Ursula of JutlandMaKayla McDonaldMelyn Saenz

    Scenes from the Tower

    August 21, 24m

    Lauren Hlubny and Emily Bishai, Stage Director
    Beau Dream and Whitney George, Conductor and Music Director

    Cendrillon — Show Cast List

    August 21, 24m
    Le Baron de PictorduBrian Alvarado
    Marie, called CendrillonMaKayla McDonald
    ArmelindeJessica Harika
    MaguelonneKristina Malinauskaite
    La FéeHeather Bobeck
    Le Prince CharmantCory Gross
    Le Comte BarigouleTyler Dobies

    Mary, Queen of Scots — Show Cast List

    August 21, 24m
    Mary, Queen of ScotsLisa Faieta
    James Stewart, Earl of MorayConnor Lidell
    James Hepburn, Earl of BothwellGabriel Hernandez
    Lord GordonJonathan Harris
    Mary SeatonAndrea Howland Myers

    Mrs. President — Show Cast List

    August 21, 24m
    Victoria WoodhullAnna Woiwood
    Henry Ward BeecherGeddy Warner
    Joseph TreatTyler Dobies
    Elizabeth TiltonRobin Clifford
    Isabella BeecherAddie Rose Forstman

    Les Boulangers

    August 17m


    Creative Team & Production Staff

    Joo Kim, Scenic Designer
    Dante Olivia Smith, Lighting Designer
    Claire Townsend, Costume Designer