Posted on: October 23, 2022
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Following the sold-out “Tosca,” Opera Santa Barbara (Opera SB) will continue in the 2022-23 season with a new production of Rossini’s La Scala de la Seta, starring Santa Barbara’s soprano Yana McIntyre.
There will be one public performance on Sunday, November 13th at 2:30pm and a free student matinee at 10am. Monday, November 14th.
In Rossini’s 1812 bel canto comedy “La scala di seta” (“The Silk Ladder”), the beautiful Giulia (MacIntyre) lowers a silk ladder out of her window every night to force Deauville, who is secretly married, to climb into her bedroom. increase.
A series of misunderstandings turns their little love nest into a circus where relatives, suitors, and servants plot, eavesdrop, and eventually happily reconcile amidst the fireworks explosion of Rossini’s voice. to change.
A Grand Finalist of the George London Foundation and a Grand Finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council, McIntyre was lauded by Opera News for her “dancer’s grace, whimsical wit and vibrant soprano tone.” I’m here.
In her young career, McIntyre has already worked with opera companies such as Santa Fe Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Palm Beach Opera.
After appearing in the drive-in production of Don Pasquale in April 2021, she will make her main stage debut at Opera Santa Barbara in January 2022 in the title role of Handel’s ‘Semele’.
Tenor Christian Sanders, who made his Opera SB debut as a song-seller in November 2021 with “Il Tabarro,” returns as the dashing Deauville, Julia’s secret husband. The role of the cunning servant Germano will be played by baritone Efrain Solis, who will be seen as Mark at “Cruzaar La Cala de la Luna” in Santa Barbara in September 2021.
Tenor Benjamin Blecher (UCSB Dean of Music) plays Julia’s failed guardian Dormont. Chrisman Studios artist mezzo her Christina Pezzarossi and baritone Matthew Peterson round out the cast as Lucilla and Blancsac.
Set in a 1930s tailor shop, the new production was designed and directed by Joshua Shaw, artistic director of LA’s Pacific Opera Project. Shaw, who has directed Opera SB’s ‘The Barber of Seville’ in 2018 and ‘Don His Pasquale’ in 2021, was named one of the Top 30 Innovators in Classical Music in 2017 by Musical America Magazine.
The show has been lauded for making opera accessible through the innovative, entertaining and irreverent productions of the Pacific Opera Project.
“There is nothing I love more than good bel canto comedy,” Shaw said. “La Scala di Seta is full of hilariously clever arias and ensembles tailored (pun intended) for operatic pranks. , added the location of the “fitting” and the description of the masterpiece “Silk Ladder”. “
Guest Conductor Alexandra Enyato made her Opera SB debut earlier this year with As One, hailed as “one of Chicago’s greatest operatic gifts” by the Chicago Theater Review.
“Throughout history, lovers have been separated by class, race, religion, gender, and many other reasons.” It’s an important piece that reminds us that love finds a way.”
“La scala di seta” is the second of four operas for the 2022-23 season at Opera Santa Barbara. It will be followed by Jack Perla and Jessica Murphy Mu’s 2015 drama ‘American Dream’ on his February 18th and ‘Valkyrie’ on his April 23rd. Version by Jonathan Dove and Graham Vick.
Patrons have two options for purchasing tickets. Buy a full-price ticket and choose your seat at the Lobero Box Her office (online, by phone Monday-Friday 10am-5pm at 805-963-0761, or in person at the same time) . time); or name your own price on YOU DECIDE. Tickets on the OSB website. Seats will be allocated by Opera Santa Barbara and Robello.
The 90-minute performance is sung in Italian with an English translation projected on stage. No breaks.
Teachers and school administrators interested in student matinees can email [email protected] About availability. Student Matinee is made possible by funding from the John C. Mithun Foundation, The Robert and Mercedes Eichholtz Foundation, Music Performance Trust Fund, and the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation.