Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
Thursday, July 12, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.
Scott Concert Hall at the Porter Center
Janiec Opera Company of the Brevard Music Center
Craig Kier, conductor
Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Opera Talk in Scott Commons beginning one hour before the performance.
ROSSINI La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
Overture Program Information
Artist Information (Show)
CRYSTAL MANICH, stage director
Crystal Manich has been directing for ten years. As a diverse director of theatre, Crystal has directed musicals and operas at various companies in the United States and abroad in Argentina and Australia. She also served as Assistant Artistic Director on Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam tour in South America in 2009-2010. Upcoming engagements include Rigoletto with Wolf Trap Opera and Madama Butterfly with Opera Columbus. Crystal is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.
CRAIG KEIR, conductor
In addition to maintaining a busy freelance schedule, Craig Keir is also the Director of the Maryland Opera Studio at The University of Maryland School of Music. From 2010 – 2013, Kier was Associate Conductor under Patrick Summers at Houston Grand Opera where he prepared mainstage productions and led dozens of performances. Kier’s recent and upcoming guest engagements include conducting debuts with San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program, Wolf Trap Opera, Arizona Opera, and Opera Saratoga. Additional guest engagements include productions with Houston Ballet, Central City Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Atlanta Opera, Opera Birmingham, and the Glimmerglass Festival.
Rockwell Blake & Susanne Marsee: LA CENERENTOLA (Cinderella)