Puget Sound Concert Opera: Cendrillon & the Prince's Matchmaker
$20 advance, $30 at the door
- Mary Rose, soprano (Cendrillon)
- Michael Heitmann, baritone (Baron Pictordu, her father)
- Katie Hochman, soprano (Maguelonne Pictordu, her sister)
- Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano (Armelinde Pictordu, her sister)
- Korland Simmons, tenor (Chad Studebaker, AKA "Prince Charming")
- Tim Janecke, tenor (Brad Barigoule, his personal assistant & best friend)
- Victoria Sadow, soprano (La Fée, Social Media Influencer who gives life & dating advice)
- John Burkhardt, piano
- Jenna Calixto, flute
With music by French composer Pauline Viardot, NW librettist Mike Heitmann takes a poke at The Bachelor in this modern and unique take on the Cinderella story. Featuring Mary Rose in the title role with Mike Heitmann, Dawn Padula, Katie Hochman, Tim Janecke, Korland Simmons, and Victoria Sadow. Aided by a popular Social Media Influencer, an old fashioned, romantic girl struggles in the modern world against the disposable nature of dating and relationships until she finally meets a REAL Prince among men! Performed in English with piano and flute accompaniment. OPERA LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT!
PG Rating (Language)
COVID-19 Protocols: Masking is required at the Music Center of the NW.
About Mary Rose, soprano (Cendrillon)
Coloratura Soprano, Mary Rose recently made her Puget Sound debut with Tacoma Opera as Norina in Don Pasquale. Her previous roles include The Vixen (The Cunning Little Vixen), La Comtesse Adèle (Le Comte Ory), Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady), and Morgana (Alcina). Mary was scheduled to sing Ms. Nordstrom (A Little Night Music), Josephine (HMS Pinafore), and Miss Wordsworth (Albert Herring), however they were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mary received her Master of Music degree from Louisiana State University where she studied with Loraine Sims, and Bachelor of Arts from Luther College. Currently, Mary studies dramatic soprano Alexandra Lobianco, as well as tenor Peter Scott Drackley. She is based in Lake Forest Park, Washington. https://maryrosesoprano.com/
About Michael Heitmann, baritone (Baron Pictordu, her father)
About Katie Hochman, soprano (Maguelonne Pictordu, her sister)
Soprano Katie Hochman enjoys performing recitals, opera and opera scenes through the Ladies Musical Club and Puget Sound Concert Opera. Highlights for the soprano have been the title role of Massenet's Cendrillon and soloist in La Damoiselle Élue both with Puget Sound Concert Opera. Katie has previously sung with Portland Opera, Utah Opera, Willamette Concert Opera, Opera Theater Oregon, and Rainier Family Opera. She has also enjoyed orchestral work as soprano soloist in Handel's Messiah, Fauré's Requiem, Haydn's Creation, and Mozart's Exultate, Jubilate.
About Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano (Armelinde Pictordu, her sister)
Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano is a versatile performer of opera, oratorio, musical theatre, jazz, and classical concert repertoire. Opera roles include Carmen (Carmen), Azucena (Il Trovatore), Lady Jane (Patience 2018 Gregory Awards People’s Choice Award Nominee), Lady Blanche (Princess Ida), Ruth (The Pirates of Penzance), Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Meg (Falstaff), The Third Lady (The Magic Flute), the Witch (Hansel and Gretel), Maddalena (Rigoletto), Isabella (The Italian Girl in Algiers), Erika (Vanessa), and the Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas). In the Pacific Northwest, she has performed with Tacoma Opera, Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Kitsap Opera, Concert Opera of Seattle, PLU’s Jazz Under the Stars, Puget Sound Concert Opera, the Tacoma Concert Band, the Oregon Symphony, the Portland Symphonic Choir, the Seattle Bach Choir, the Second City Chamber Series, Classical Tuesdays in Old Town Tacoma Concert Series, Lakewood Playhouse, and Opera Pacifica. With Seattle Opera, she is a member of the Supplementary Chorus. In June 2017, she toured to Varna and Sofia, Bulgaria as the mezzo-soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Pazardzhik Symphony. In August 2017, she released her debut classical solo album, Gracious Moonlight, featuring Dominick Argento’s Pulitzer Prize winning song cycle, From the Diary of Virginia Woolf. Dr. Padula is currently the Director of Vocal Studies at the University of Puget Sound School of Music. http://dawnpadula.com/home.html
About Korland Simmons, tenor (Chad Studebaker, AKA "Prince Charming")
Praised for his ringing voice and easy stage presence, Korland Simmons is a recent transplant to the Pacific Northwest. Most recently, he has appeared in the following roles: Police Buddy 2/Congregant 2 in Blue (Seattle Opera), Don Ramiro in La Cennerentola (Seattle Opera Guild previews), Don Ottavio (Don Giovani-Opera Bend), and Andres/Cochenille/Franz/Pittichinaccio (Les Contes d'Hoffmann-Pacific Northwest Opera). Previous roles include Don Basilio/Don Curzio (Le Nozze di Figaro), Mendoza (Hiram Titus' Rosina), Remus (Treemonisha), Remendado (Carmen), Eduardo Milfort (La Cambiale Matrimonio) and Mayor Upfold (Albert Herring). In addition to opera, Korland is also chorister at Seattle Opera. He studies voice, currently, with Neil Semer. https://www.korlandsimmons.com/
About Tim Janecke, tenor (Brad Barigoule, his personal assistant & best friend)
A recent transplant to the Pacific Northwest, Tim Janecke makes his debut performance with Puget Sound Concert Opera this season. Past roles include Ferrando (Cosi Fan Tutte) and Nemorino (L'Elisir d'Amor) with Bowen Park Opera, Alfredo (La Traviata) and Don Basilio (Le Nozze di Figaro) with L'Opera Piccolo, and Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) and Ferrando with Candleopera. In the world of light opera, Tim has performed Cloclo (Tricolet) with Chicago Folks Operetta and Achilles (Beautiful Helen of Troy) with Light Opera Works. In addition to his busy solo career, Tim is an experienced ensemble singer, having performed extensively with the Chicago Symphony Chorale, Chicago Lyric Opera, and as a Christmas Caroler at the Forge Club in the Chicago area. Tim received his Master's Degree from DePaul University and currently studies with Winnifred Brown. http://www.pugetsoundconcertopera.org/artists.html#timjanecke
About Victoria Sadow, soprano (La Fée, Social Media Influencer who gives life & dating advice)
Latin-American soprano, Victoria Sadow, is rapidly establishing herself as a premier interpreter of the lyric coloratura repertoire. She made her professional debut with Opera Southwest, covering the role of Amenaide in their 2016 production of Rossini’s Tancredi. Her recent operatic appearances include Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Lucia in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, Annina in Strauss II's Eine Nacht in Venedig, Donna Elvira in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Esmeralda in Smetana’s The Bartered Bride, and Lauretta in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. Her oratorio credits include Mendelssohn’s Psalm 42, Brahm's Ein Deutsches Requiem, Faure's Requiem, and Sato’s Requiem Pacis. https://www.victoriasadow.com/
About John Burkhardt, piano
John Burkhardt (chorus master/piano) currently serves as chorus master and principal accompanist for Puget Sound Concert Opera. John has arranged and conducted numerous PSCO productions including Lucrezia Borgia, La Damoiselle Elue, Andrea Chenier, Don Giovanni, and I Capuletti ed I Montecchi. John has served as the principal accompanist and chorus master for Bellevue Opera as well. He works for University of Washington Tacoma, managing their communications. He is musically active in the Unitarian Universalist church and has been an opera and musical theater pianist for many years in Seattle and elsewhere.
About Jenna Calixto, flute
Jenna can be heard playing flute and piccolo in a number of ensembles in the Seattle area, including the Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra, Tacoma City Ballet Orchestra, Octava Chamber Orchestra, and the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society Orchestra. She has enjoyed performing with Puget Sound Concert Opera since 2010. A native of Vancouver, Washington, she holds performance degrees from Southern Methodist University (B.M.) and the University of New Mexico (M.M.). http://www.pugetsoundconcertopera.org/artists.html#jennacalixto
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