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Opera del West Presents:
An Embarassing Position
A Night of One-Act Operas
Stage Direction by Adam McLean
Music Direction by Eve Budnick
Presented Sunday, February 10, 7:00 pm
Performed at The Center for Arts in Natick
This past summer, Opera del West presented the winner of the National Opera Association’s 2013 Chamber Opera Competition, Daniel Shore’s An Embarrassing Position. This new opera just came in First at the Portland, Oregon Opera Convention, and Opera del West presented the Professional Premiere.
Continuing in our tradition of Valentine-themed opera nights, the prelude was J.S.Bach’s Coffee Cantata, in which the main love affair is between a girl and her favorite form of caffeine. A more traditional romance takes place in Daniel Shore’s “An Embarrasing Position”. This was the professional premiere of this local composer’s New Orleans themed work. A Louisiana politician goes to extremes to hide his girlfriend form the local gossip columist in this Victorian era romp. Stage Directed by Adam McLean and Music Directed by Eve Budnick.
Coffee Cantata Cast:
Erin Smith, Soprano – Lizzie
Seth Grondin, Bass-Baritone – Her Father
Sean Lair, Tenor – The Narrator
An Embarrassing Position Cast:
Brandon Martinez, Baritone – Willis Parkham
Christine Field, Mezzo – Ms. Dara
Laura DellaFera, Soprano – Eva Delvigné
Jennifer Sgroe, Soprano – June Jenkins
Anne Byrne, Mezzo – Miss Paige
The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN)
14 Summer Street, Natick, MA 01760
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