New Walkure Production: Verismo Opera, CA

Written By The Wagnerian on Thursday, 14 November 2013 | 6:00:00 am

Having begun their projected Ring cycle in 2011 with Rheingold, VO turn to Die Walkure, with a new production opening on November 16, 2013. Verismo Opera, for the uninitiated,  tries to make opera accessible to the public at reasonable prices through a community effort of professional musicians and singers. The performances are thus in places one would not expect to find Wagner, in particular, performed. Images from 2011's Rheingold can be found below.

This production is also unusual in that Sieglinde is performed by a artist known both for opera but perhaps more so as an R&B performer:  N'Kenge - presently appearing in "Motown: The Musical", on Broadway.


Performances at the Bay Terrace Theater (with Mira Theatre Guild), 51 Daniels Avenue, Vallejo, CA 94590

November 16 (Saturday 6:00pm)
November 17 (Sunday 1:00pm)
November 23 (Saturday 6:00pm)
November 24 (Sunday 1:00pm


Cast:

Saturday, November 16, 6:00pm
Siegmund: Delmar McComb
Sieglinde: N'Kenge
Hunding: Ben Brady
Wotan: Richard Mix
Brünnhilde: Megan Cullen
Fricka.: Cary Ann Rosko
Gerhilde: Elizabeth Patterson
Helmwige: Suzanne Stadler
Waltraute: Rachel Warner
Schwerleite: Michelle Montoya
Ortlinde: Kristin Genis-Lund
Siegrune: Marney Margules
Grimgerde: Katia Hayati
Rossweisse: Amy Worden

Sunday, November 17, 1:00pm
Siegmund: Mark Lin
Sieglinde: N'Kenge
Hunding: Ben Brady
Wotan: Richard Goodman
Brünnhilde: Leslie Schipa
Fricka: Cary Ann Rosko
Gerhilde: Cristin Williams
Helmwige: Kyoko Shimozaki
Waltraute: Elinor Gates
Schwerleite: Lindarae Polaha
Ortlinde: Hannah Stephens
Siegrune: Joanne Bogart
Grimgerde: JoAnn Close
Rossweisse: Lori Rogala

Saturday, November 23, 6:00pm
Siegmund: Mark Lin
Sieglinde: Jennifer Rogers
Hunding: Ben Brady
Wotan: Richard Mix
Brünnhilde: Leslie Schipa
Fricka: Cary Ann Rosko
Gerhilde: Cristin Williams
Helmwige: Kyoko Shimozaki
Waltraute: Elinor Gates
Schwerleite: Lindarae Polaha
Ortlinde: Hannah Stephens
Siegrune: Joanne Bogart
Grimgerde: JoAnn Close
Rossweisse: Lori Rogala

Sunday, November 24, 1:00pm
Siegmund: Delmar McComb
Sieglinde: Jennifer Rogers
Hunding: Ben Brady
Wotan: Richard Goodman
Brünnhilde: Megan Cullen
Fricka: Cary Ann Rosko
Gerhilde: Elizabeth Patterson
Helmwige: Suzanne Stadler
Waltraute: Rachel Warner
Schwerleite: Michelle Montoya
Ortlinde: Kristin Genis-Lund
Siegrune: Marney Margules
Grimgerde: Katia Hayati
Rossweisse: Amy Worden


Images from 2011's Das Rheingold.

More at: verismoopera.org