February 6-9, 2020

 

at and in collaboration with

The Marriage of Figaro

(or The Crazy Day)

The Experience

Featuring a cast of BOC's young professional singers and Longy graduate students, this sparkling, vibrant  production explores the very timely themes of Mozart’s comic masterpiece. Using a brilliant combination of text by Beaumarchais and Da Ponte, this “Crazy Day” in the Marriage of Figaro is distilled to a tight two hours.  

 

The production will be accompanied by chamber orchestra, conducted by Maestro Tian Hui Ng and staged by Andrea Huber, celebrated singer and director in Germany and Austria, who is returning home to direct this production. 

WHEN

Thursday, February 6 @ 8pm
Friday, February 7 @ 8pm

Saturday, February 8 @ 8pm

Sunday, February 9 @ 3pm

WHERE

Longy School of Music

27 Garden Street

Cambridge, MA  02138

TICKETS

VIP

Adult $45, Senior $40 (65+)
 

Premium

Adult $35, Senior $30 (65+)
 

General Admission

Adult $25, Student $20

 

Cast

Creative Team

Andrea Huber: Stage Director

Singer-actress, director, presenter, teacher, American-born Andrea Huber, has been performing and living in Europe for almost 35 years. Roles include Violetta (La Traviata), Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro), Hanna (The Merry Widow), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Helene (La Belle Helene),Desiree (A Little Night Music), Julie (Showboat), Mame (Mame), and Kate (Kiss Me Kate!).

 

In addition to her singing career, Ms. Huber is an experienced stage director and teacher; shows include Sweeny Todd, Oliver and numerous musical reviews. For fourteen years, she taught voice and audition training at the American Institute for Musical Studies (AIMS in Graz) and served as Artistic Director for four of those years. 

 

Ms. Huber has performed in major opera houses throughout Europe, Ireland and the United States, appearing many times on Austrian television. During the 2018-2019 season, she performed at the Graz Opera as Hattie in Kiss Me Kate! and Molina’s Mother in Kiss of the Spider Woman in Baden bei Wien. In March 2020, she will perform the lead role in Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins in Graz, where she resides. 

Tian Hui Ng: Music Director

Tian Hui Ng is Music Director of the Pioneer Valley Symphony, the Victory Players, a contemporary music ensemble supported by the Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts, and resident conductor of the Boston New Music Initiative. An advocate of new music, he has assisted in and premiered new works by Pulitzer and Rome Prize winners Curt Cacioppo, Aaron Jay Kernis, David Sanford, and Joan Tower among many others. Since his first opera, Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress at age 20, he has conducted many new works including unusual firsts like the first Nigerian opera in Yoruba, Irin Ajo in 2018. His passion for inter-disciplinary and intercultural music making has led to a rich array of work for ballet, film, theatre, installation art, modern dance, animation, sculpture and even sand painting, in a career that spans Europe, Asia and North America. In 2020, he looks forward to the culmination of a three-year commissioning project, El Puerto Rico, celebrating the musical heritage of Puerto Rico, a collaboration with White Snake Projects on Elena Ruehr's Cosmic Cowboy, and the restoration of Thomas de Hartmann's Piano Concerto.  

Ingrid Oslund: Assistant Director

Ingrid Oslund is a queer, feminist theater maker with the goal of creating bold, innovative experiences that excite and challenge audiences. As a playwright, director, choreographer and teaching artist in the Boston area, she has worked with many demographics making theater in unique settings, such as an abandoned City Sports and a corporate office mid-construction. Her previous work with Boston Opera Collaborative includes Assistant Director of Faust et Marguerite and Opera Bites 2016 and 2018, as well as choreographer of La Rondine.

Patricia Au: Vocal Coach & Rehearsal Pianist

Widely known for her vivacious playing, Canadian collaborative pianist Patricia Au leads an active performing and coaching career. In the past several years, she has toured throughout North America and Europe performing opera and art songs. Currently based in Boston, she is on faculty at New England Conservatory where she earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts specializing in Collaborative Piano. She is also part of the coaching staff at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. As a Resident Teaching Artist for Boston Lyric Opera, Patricia has a passion introducing young people to opera as a story telling art. 

Bridgette Hayes: Costume Designer

 Bridgette Hayes is a Boston-based actor, costume and properties designer, dramaturg, and teaching artist as well as an Artistic Associate at Bridge Repertory Theater.  Recent design credits include Die Fledermaus (MassOpera), The Beautiful Bridegroom and Miss Havisham's Wedding Night (MetroWest Opera), Albert Herring (BU Opera Institute), Fidelio (NEMPAC), Stop Kiss (Boston Conservatory at Berklee), Los Meadows (Boston Public Works), Mrs. Packard (Bridge Repertory Theater), and The Real Thing (Bad Habit Productions).  Recent acting credits include Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol (Greater Boston Stage Company), Men on Boats (SpeakEasy Stage), First Love is the Revolution (Apollinaire Theater), Dog Paddle, Julius Caesar (Bridge Rep), An Octoroon (Company One / Arts Emerson).  Bridgette studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and received a BFA in Acting from Boston University. She is pursuing a Masters in Dramatic Arts at Harvard University.  

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Directions

Public Transportation

Take the Red Line to Harvard Square. Longy is about a 10 minute walk from the T station.

Parking

The closest parking available is at the Sheraton Commander Hotel, across the street from Longy at 16 Garden Street. There are also metered spots around Cambridge Common and parking garages in Harvard Square.

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