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NEMPAC Opera Project – Season 11

June 18, 2022

NEMPAC Opera Project’s 11th Season

Program Book

NEMPAC Opera Project presents with the Boston Festival Orchestra

Into the Woods

This year, for our 11th Season, NEMPAC Opera Project is thrilled to present Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” in collaboration with the Boston Festival Orchestra, as they kick off their 2nd Season!
“This is a first of many kinds for us – the first musical we have produced, the first collaboration with the ground-breaking Boston Festival Orchestra, and our first performance at the Boston Center for the Arts. We cannot think of a more fitting way for our organization to return to live audience, fully-staged performances than with a show that asks for artists from all backgrounds in the performing arts: theatre, dance, instrumentalists, and both musical theatre and opera singers. It’s a statement of persevering through the unknown with a united goal of a better tomorrow and the eternal quest of “Happ(ier) Ever After”.

ALEXANDRA DIETRICH | Artistic Director of the NEMPAC Opera Project

Alyssa Wang, Artistic Director of the Boston Festival Orchestra and the Conductor for this show remarks, “It is with great pride that we look forward to our collaboration with the inspiring NEMPAC Opera Project! During these arduous times, we appreciate more than ever the chance to come together in the name of music, across multiple areas of performing arts, to create magic in front of a live audience. We hope that you will join us in June so that you can share in our collective joy and be amazed by the mastery, imagination, and insight of Mr. Sondheim.”

ALYSSA WANG | Artistic Director of the BOSTON FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA and Conductor

To be able to dedicate this planned season to Mr. Sondheim is a blessing to his memory and to the gift of his canon. The performances will be held at the Plaza Theatres at the Boston Center for the Arts on June 16th and June 18th, 2022 at 7:30 pm.
NEMPAC Opera Project is a proud member of the Black Opera Alliance and is committed to casting and hiring policies that are inclusive and do not discriminate based on race, gender, sexual orientation, cultural identity, age, or disability. All performers auditioning will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Status and must comply with NEMPAC Covid-19 Safety Policies.

Meet the Cast:

  • Alexander Robinson – Cinderella’s Father & cover for the Baker
  • Alivia Rowe – Lucinda
  • Anthony Teixeira – the Baker
  • Christina English – Jack’s Mother
  • Clare Cho – Little Red Riding Hood
  • Elijah McTiernan – Jack
  • Elyza Guzman – Cinderella
  • Emma Robertson – the Baker’s Wife
  • Erin Anderson – the Witch
  • Fred C. VanNess, Jr. – Cinderella’s Prince
  • Hannah McKenna – Milky White & cover for Lucinda
  • Hannah Shanefield – Florinda & cover for Rapunzel
  • Isabella Rivera – Little Red Riding Hood
  • Josaphat Contreras – the Narrator and Mysterious Man & cover for Cinderella’s Prince
  • Lizzy Stant – Rapunzel
  • Mauri Tetreault – Cinderella’s Stepmother and cover for the Witch
  • Sofia Chavarro – The Steward and cover for Little Red Riding Hood
  • Stephanie Mann – Cinderella’s Mother, Granny, the Giant, and cover for Cinderella
  • Tyreese Kadle – Rapunzel’s Prince and the Wolf

NEMPAC is looking forward to its 11th NEMPAC Opera Project season this June 2022, especially as live performances make their return to Boston. We are excited to announce our new partnership for next year’s production with the Boston Festival Orchestra, which will be conducted by BFO’s Artistic and Music Director Alyssa Wang.

“We are delighted to be performing with the Boston Festival Orchestra in collaboration this upcoming. With a smash hit 1st season in the summer of 2021, the Boston Festival Orchestra highlighted the same values of the NEMPAC Opera Project: featuring the amazing talent of Boston Performers and making professional performances accessible to All. We are honored to form this partnership. Stay tuned for our production announcement in January of 2022!”

ALEXANDRA DIETRICH | Artistic Director of the NEMPAC Opera Project

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