Don Giovanni Bios
Mathieu D'Ordine: Arranger/Reduction
Arranger Mathieu D'Ordine specializes in chamber reductions for opera, and uses his arrangements to show his great passion for the artform. He has worked for a variety of companies, from the Boston Opera Collaborative to the Eklund Opera Program at CU Boulder. A cellist by training, Mathieu is a devoted advocate of music ranging from the 16th century the 21st. He is on the faculty of the Mt. Blanca Summer Music Conservatory in Alamosa, CO, teaching cello and music history. His current projects include an original libretto, orchestrating an opera by Cesar Cui, and launching his business website: IdealOpera.com.
Andy Nice: Scenic Designer
Andy Nice holds an M.F.A in Scenic Design from Boston University's School of Theatre, Boston, MA. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Notable designs: Cortland Repertory Theatre's SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE WEST END HORROR, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (Astoria Performing Arts Center), the Boston University Opera Institute's DON GIOVANNI built by the Huntington Theatre Company, FAUSTE ET MARGUERITE (Boston Opera Collaborative) ROCK OF AGES (Des Moines Playhouse), Boston Center for American Performance's THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN IN THE MOON MARIGOLDS and THE IMAGINARY INVALID at the Virginia Wimberly Theater in Boston's South End. Andy is resident scenic designer at Boston Opera Collaborative.
David Orlando: Lighting Designer & Master Electrician
David returns to Boston Opera Collaborative after working as the production manager for The Scarlet Ibis and designing La Boheme. Other recent work includes designing Sweets by Kate and Eurydice at Boston University and Classic Repertory Company’s Othello and To Kill a Mockingbird. He has had the recent pleasure of assistant designing at Boston Conservatory, Berkshire Theater Group, American Repertory Theater, and Boston Lyric Opera. He also formerly served as the resident lighting designer of the New Classics Company. David is currently a senior pursuing his BFA in Lighting Design at Boston University. He is originally from Cape Cod Massachusetts. Future projects include Every Brilliant Thing With the New York Deaf Theater.
Lauren Reuter: Costume Designer
Lauren Melinda Reuter is a Boston based costume designer who is currently the costume production and Designer for Pioneer Valley Performing Arts in western Mass. This past spring, she got her BFA in costume design from Boston University. Lauren has worked with The Glimmerglass Festival, the Boston Ballet, the Huntington Theatre Company, Berklee College of Music and Commonwealth Shakespeare. She had a wonderful time working with this group of artists and hopes you enjoy the show!
Dan Busler: Photographic Designer
Dan Busler (photographer) - Dan Busler is the owner and principal photographer for Dan Busler Photography which specializes in portrait, live performance, event and commercial photography from their studios in East Walpole, MA and on location. He has photographed performances by The Boston Opera Collaborative, Longy School of Music, The Extended Play Sessions and The Boston Camerata, and events for Liberty Mutual Insurance, Franciscan Children’s and Travis Roy Foundation. His work has been published in the Improper Bostonian, Vanity Fair, People Magazine, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Boston Classical Review, ArtsImpulse, The Boston Musical Intelligencer. Classical Scene and New York Times.
Aaron Henry: Projection Advisor
Aaron Henry is a Boston-based video technician and projection designer. His recent design credits include: Metamorphosis: a study of light and movement (Dance Company Worcester), Parade (Boston University), and “Brick-Brack” an urban installation. Assistant Projection Design credits include Sunday in the park with George (Huntington Theater Company Designed by Zachary Borovay), and Sondheim on Sondheim (Lyric Stage designed by Seaghan McKay). He is a recent graduate of Boston University (BFA Lighting Design).
Brian Robillard: Stage Manager
Brian M. Robillard makes his Boston Opera Collaborative debut! Recent opera credits include The Magic Flute (Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra) Recent area credits include 1776, We Will Not Be Silent, The Bakelite Masterpiece, Lonely Planet, Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act, Ideation, The Gift Horse, and Brecht on Brecht (New Repertory Theatre) Bedlam’s Pygmalion and A Christmas Carol (Central Square Theatre) Romeo & Juliet (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company). Brian received his BFA in Stage Management from Boston University. Upcoming projects include Jersey Boys with the Ogunquit Playhouse and quit Playhouse and Cymbeline with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company.
Jonathan Shin: Rehearsal Pianist
Jonathan Shin isn’t sure if he’s a composer-pianist or pianist-composer; some nights he even masquerades as a guitarist and belts the Beatles at his forgiving friends. In his un-free time he can be found working on his commissions – which this year include an orchestral work celebrating Singapore’s Bicentennial, and incidental music for a children’s play – or performing recitals with unusual themes (his latest recital solely featured composers who suffered from syphilis).
He is a founding member of the Lorong Boys, an instrumental quintet who are equally comfortable performing Vivaldi as they are grooving to a Charlie Parker tune. At its core, the quintet believes in, and aims to provide democratic, universal access to classical music.