Friday, April 14, 2023 @ 7:00pm – 10:00pm (PDT)
McIntyre Hall, Mount Vernon, WA, United States
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$25-$75 ($10 student rush ticket)

Der Rosenkavalier ("The Knight of the Rose") has some of the most sublime music ever written. This comic opera by Richard Strauss and the poet Hugo von Hofmannsthal is suffused with the gaiety of Vienna during the reign of Empress Maria Theresa with its  sparkling waltzes but also the spirit and grace of Mozart. In addition to its madcap comic scenes and daring plot twists, there are moments when time seems to stand still, when the music and lyrics become evanescent and comedy gives way to bitter-sweet musings on life, the passing of time and nostalgia for lost love.

Katie van Kooten, who last sang the Marschallin at the Metropolitan Opera in 2019, heads a cast of brilliant young singers all making their Pacific Northwest Opera debuts.

Pre-concert lecture in the concert hall 45 minutes prior to performance. Learn about the production, history, costumes, and more.

COVID-19 Protocols: Masks are required for all persons regardless of vaccination status.

About Katie Van Kooten, soprano (Marschallin)

About Max Potter, mezzo-soprano (Octavian)

About Jeremy Harr, bass (Baron Ochs)

About Katie H. Stevenson, contralto (Annina)

Katie Stevenson made her European debut at the Ilmington Music Festival in England, and shortly after performed in concerts in Ireland and Germany. Before moving to Germany she performed the title role in Carmen, Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana and Biancofiore in Francesca da Rimini with the Amici Opera in Philadelphia. She first performed in Philadelphia with the Atlantic Coast Opera Festival in the role of Emilia in Verdi’s Otello.

While living in New York City, Ms. Stevenson performed the role of Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte at the Metropolitan Opera Guild Rose Venue, Romeo in I Capuleti e I Montecchi with Ido Dinner Opera, Mercedes in Carmen with the Amato Opera Company, and Enrichetta in I Puritani with Riverside Opera. She performed in concerts with Dicapo Opera, Amore Opera, Opera On Tap, and Opera Collective in NYC.

In Alaska she performed roles in Suor Angelica, Kalmanoff's The Audition, Carmen and Roméo et Juliette with the Anchorage Opera. As a young artist she traveled to Nova Scotia to perform the role of The Secretary in Menotti’s The Consul and to North Carolina to perform Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte.

Ms. Stevenson was born in Oregon and has recently moved to Seattle.

About Brendan Tuohy, tenor (the Italian singer)

McIntyre Hall

2501 East College Way
Mount Vernon, WA 98274
United States
(360) 416-7727