where souls dangle on a thread of fate
Heat up your fall this October and celebrate 230 years of Mozart’s dazzling opera, Don Giovanni!
Don Giovanni, a young nobleman abuses and outrages all in his path―his servant, former lovers, new conquests, even new brides! Where does his arrogance end? Little does the rake suspect his taunts to a slain foe hold the key to his ultimate fate. Will the lascivious Don Giovanni repent or be cast into hell?
Mozart’s masterpiece was rapturously received upon its on October 29, 1787 debut in Prague. The Prager Oberpostamtzeitung reported, "Connoisseurs and musicians say that Prague has never heard the like." The Provincialnachrichten of Vienna reported, "Herr Mozart conducted in person and was welcomed joyously and jubilantly by the numerous gathering."
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Steven Fredericks sang the role of Dr. Bartolo in Salt Marsh Opera’s production of Le Nozze di Figaro and returns this fall as the Commendatore in Don Giovanni. Locally, last spring he performed the Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra and recently was seen as Baron Scarpia with The Connecticut Lyric Opera. Mr. Fredericks was heard as the bass soloist in Handel's Messiah at Carnegie Hall and frequently appeared with the New York Grand Opera in Central Park. Internationally, he has performed with The Chuvash State Theatre (Russia) as Sparafucile in Rigoletto and the Herald in Lohengrin, Paris/Saone-et-Loire (France) where he also appeared as soloist in Beethoven's 9th Symphony.
Bass-baritone Adam Cioffari sang the role of Papageno in Die Zauberflöte in a return to the Teatro Municipal de Santiago as well as the role of Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro with Opera Columbus, Colline in La Boheme with Knoxville Opera, and Masetto in Don Giovanni with Austin Opera. He also sang the Commentator in the world premiere of Wang’s Scalia/Ginsburg at the Castleton Festival. Cioffari spent several seasons performing in Germany and he’s recently performed with the Columbus Symphony, Utah Symphony and Tucson Symphony, Pensacola Opera, Florentine Opera, and the Musiklehrer in Ariadne auf Naxos at The Glimmerglass Festival. Among his many other performances, recent debuts include the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Theatre Capitole de Toulouse. 2017 performances include Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd with Pittsburgh Festival Opera, and Masetto with Salt Marsh Opera.
Lauded for her "large, robust, and flexible voice" (Bachtrack) and "sparkling stage presence” (St. Louis Dispatch), soprano Katy Lindhart is thrilled to return to Salt Marsh Opera after appearing as Pamina in 2015's The Magic Flute. A lauded Mozartian, Katy has also appeared as Giunia in Lucio Silla for Odyssey Opera, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro with Opera Columbus and Winter Opera St. Louis, and as Zerlina in Don Giovanni for Kentucky Opera. Other recent engagements include Marguerite in Faust for Summer Garden Opera, Daria Garbinati in Viva la Mamma! for Florida Lyric Opera, Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia for Loft Opera, and 1st Niña in Ainadamar for the Lexington Philharmonic. Born and raised in Iowa, Katy now lives in New York City.
Australian-born soprano Jaely Chamberlain has been recognized by critics as a "pitch-perfect, compelling soprano" (Berkshire Fine Arts) with "emotion that doesn't quit, and a talented voice to match" (Writer's Bloc). The 2017-18 season begins with Ms. Chamberlain's role debut as Zerlina in Don Giovanni with Salt Marsh Opera, followed by various Soprano Soloist appearances including Mozart's Requiem with Cathedra Ensemble and the New Orchestra of Washington, Scarlatti's Erminia with Opera Lafayette, and Händel's Israel in Egypt at the Washington National Cathedral. Among her many previous performances, Jaely appeared as Younger Alyce in Tom Cipullo's Glory Denied with Opera Upper West at the 2017 NY Opera Fest and Musetta in La Bohème at the Crested Butte Music Festival, and Susanna* in Le Nozze di Figaro.
Tenor Lee Steiner, singing the role of Don Ottavio in Salt Marsh Opera’s Don Giovanni, is a native of Greensburg, Pennsylvania. He has been a member of the young artist programs at Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera Iowa, Opera North, and Opera Santa Barbara, and is currently a member of the extra chorus at The Metropolitan Opera in New York City. This season, he can be seen in the chorus in productions of Turandot, Verdi's Requiem, Cavalleria rusticana, and Parsifal. In addition to his operatic pursuits, he is an accompanist for The Young People's Chorus of New York City and runs Steiner Music Studios, a small recording studio, out of his home with his wife, Sandy. He studied at the University of Illinois and Susquehanna University with Jerold Siena and David Steinau. In 2015, he made his Salt Marsh Opera debut as Tamino in The Magic Flute, and came back this past summer for the company's Music at the Lighthouse series. He is thrilled to be returning this fall for Don Giovanni!
Described by the New York Times as "the robust-voiced baritone" Luke Scott is excited to return for his third production with Salt Marsh Opera, in the role of . Recent appearances include Escamillo (Carmen) Maryland Symphony, the Caramoor Festival, Figaro in (Le Nozze di Figaro) Opera on the Avalon, El Sistema in Venezuel, and Emille de Becque* (South Pacific) at St Petersburg Opera. This season, after his role of Escamillo (Carmen) with Opera Western Reserve and a debut with Opera in Williamsburg, he returned to New York's Broadway district in the critically acclaimed revival of Figaro 90210, then continued to Boston's Opera Brittenica for the world premiere of Noli Me Tangere. After his Don Giovanni performance with Salt Marsh Opera, Luke will debut with Odyssey Opera in Trial at Rouen.
Singing the role of Donna Anna, soprano Rachele Schmiege currently lives in Boston and maintains a busy performance schedule. This season, she will be singing the lead role in Rusalka with Resonance Works in Pittsburgh, Poulenc’s Gloria with Chorus North Shore and performing in Verdi's Requiem and Cavalleria Rusticana with the Extra Chorus at the Metropolitan Opera. Rachele has been a member of young artist programs with Nashville Opera, Opera on the James and A.I.M.S in Graz, Austria and has sung leading ladies with Pacific Opera Project, Odyssey Opera, Hubbard Hall Opera, and Opera on the James, to name a few. In 2015, Rachele sang her first concert with Salt Marsh Opera and later that spring made her company role debut as First Lady in The Magic Flute. Since then, Rachele has sung numerous concerts with Salt March Opera, including Music at the Lighthouse and concerts at the Ocean House and Weekapaug Inn with her husband, tenor Stefan Barner (Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, Spring 2017).
Luciano Pavarotti told Adelmo Guidarelli to “Make Opera Your Bible” when they first met and since that meeting early in his career he has strived to do so throughout his prolific career. His 2017 season includes Ramfis in Verdi’s Aida with Pensacola Opera, Don Magnifico in Rossini’s La Cenerentola with Opera Tampa and Opera Ithaca and Leporello in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Geneva Light Opera and Salt Marsh Opera. Additionally, Adelmo is part of the Sony MBA (Music Business Association) catalog singing the seasonal hits “A Christmas Toast” and “Sing Your Song.” His debut solo album titled “Treasured Songs of Italy & Germany” spawned an IAIRA certified International #1 hit for his dual language version of “Funiculi, Funicula” and he won The Akademia Music Award for Best Gospel Song for his rendition of “Sweet Little Jesus Boy.” Adelmo is a voting member of The Recording Academy and an annual participant at the Grammy Awards.