The Marriage of Figaro 2006 – Iowa State University Theatre

composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte


Join ISU Theatre and ISU Music as we celebrate the 250th birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by producing one of his most beloved works, banned in Vienna where it was first performed in 1786 due to its mockery of the upper classes. Figaro learns on the eve of his marriage to a chambermaid that his employer, Count Almaviva, plans to evoke an old feudal privilege and spend the night with Figaro’s intended bride. Mozart’s melodies sparkle with sheer perfection.

November 2, 3, and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and November 5 at 2 p.m.

Fisher Theater – Ames

The Cast

Antonio – Chris Ebke
Barbarina – Laura Rudolph
Figaro – Micah Morgan
Marcellina – Samantha McCurry
Susanna – Stacey Goodman
Bartolo – Tom Wilson
Basilio – Ted Brimeyer
Cherubino – Melissa Hanson
Count Almaviva – Ayron Hyatt
Countess Almaviva – Kelly Kruse
Don Curzio – Tyler Brown
Ensemble – Alyssa Ericson
Ensemble – Andy Lamp
Ensemble – Elyse Flagg
Ensemble – Austin Longnecker
Ensemble – Lindsay Smith
Ensemble – Cathy Compton
Ensemble – Tom Neuerburg
Ensemble – Lisa Ekholm
Ensemble – Claire Weatherford
Ensemble – Bradley Stringer
Ensemble – Alex Brousseau

Orchestra

Violin I
Wilber Lio**
Michael McCourt
Hannah Park
Akiko Suzuki

Violin II
Lydia Yoder
Becca Smith
Russell Schmidt
Rebecca Hindshaw

Viola
Hilda Garma*
Brittany Rover
Julie Orris

Cello
Ilya Ellern
Daniel Novak
Christopher Siguenza

Bass
Melissa Clark*
Nick Anderson

Flute
Ryan Alley*
Beth Jordan

Oboe
Mark Duncan*
Megan Eagan

Clarinet
Andrew Sprung*
Katie Wilhelm

Bassoon
Tom Julstrom*
Aaron Bruce

Horn
Kristen Pudenz*
Katherine Wiegert

Trumpet
Ari Micich*
Chad Zimmerman

Timpani
Rachel Ausborn

Continuou
Gordon Gerrard

*Principal
**Concertmaster

Production Team

Conductor – Gordon Gerrard
Conductor – James Hannon
Costume Designer – Gregory Duckett
Director – Brad Dell
Director of Opera Studio and Vocal Coach – Mary Creswell
Lighting Designer – Jim Trenberth
Musical Assistant – Beth Neuerburg
Musical Director – Gordon Gerrard
Scenic Designer – Robert Sunderman
Stage Manager – Adam Moeller
Vocal Coach – Donald Simonson
Light Board Operator – Pierre Dunbar
Stagehands – Spencer Bradley, Maureen Hanson, Jessica Monk, Megan Rae Pearson, Stephanie Rivera, Andrew Schmeisser
Dressers – Gaylen Miller, Katie Mitchell, Kayla Peyton, Tamara White
Makeup Designer – Jaime Wood
Volunteer Coordinator – Gregory Duckett
Props Assistants – Andrea Glawe, Derek Paper
Photography – Patrick Gouran
Program Design – Liese VanderBroek
Internet Site Coordinator – Jim Trenberth
Costume Shop Supervisor – Doris Nash
Costume Shop Assistants –Lindsay Bryda, Molly Davis, Holly Flugge, Melissa Haegele, Christen Harms, Veronica Skaar, Joanna Suckling, Jennifer Tegtmeier, Sally Westphal, Catherine Wetzel, Justine Year
Technical Director – Emily Brainerd
Scene Shop Assistants – Keith Canter, Jeff Faine, Andrea Glaw, Sarah Hill, Ben Howell, David Krenz, Derek Paper, Shawn Passow, Andrew Schaffer, Andrew Schmeisser, Ben Wright
Scenic Designer’s Assistant – Catherine Porter
Secretary – Liese VanderBroek
Publicity Assistant – Samantha Davis
Poster Design – Samantha Davis, Robert Sunderman
Box Office Supervisor – Sarah Hill
House Managers – Jillian Carstensen, Abby Norton

Publicity

Publicity photos and production photos by Patrick Gouran

Poster by Samantha Davis and Rob Sunderman

Read about it in Inside Iowa State and the Iowa State Daily!