Contemporary Opera Trio

The Figaro Project presents the world premieres of three one-act operas written by Baltimore-based composers. Featured works include Paul Mathews' crime drama "Piecing it Apart," Douglas Buchanan's creation myth "Lux et Tenebrae," and Joshua Bornfield's political comedy "Strong like Bull." Fully-staged and sung in English by thirteen local opera singers.

Friday, April 1, 2011 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 7:30pm

University of Baltimore's Performing Arts Theater

Free admission

Conducted by Jim Stopher
Accompanied by Peter Kibbe (cello), Mark Ericksen (violin), and Younggun Kim (piano)

Strong like Bull

words and music by Joshua Bornfield

Nathan Wyatt as Kerensky
Peter Drackley as Kornilov
Jessica Abel as Lvov
Jessica Hanel Satava as Ekaterina

Directed by William Schaller

Piecing it Apart

words and music by Paul Mathews

Jason Buckwalter as Max
Kate Jackman as Margaret
Andrew Spady as Dylan
Caitlin Vincent as Janey

Directed by Stephanie Miller

Lux et Tenebrae

words and music by Douglas Buchanan

Nola Richardson as The Child
William Schaller as Grandfather/Narrator
Nathan Wyatt as Universe/Snake with Two Names (2)
Jason Buckwalter as Bright Star/Wolf of the Shadows/Snake with Two Names(1)
Lydia Beasley as Sliver-Slim
Abigail Seaman as Life-Bearer
Kate Jackman as Wise-Waning

Directed by Caitlin Vincent