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A calendar of directing, producing and performing events for Cara Consilvio.

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The Elixir of Love — Piedmont Opera
Mar
19
7:30 PM19:30

The Elixir of Love — Piedmont Opera

Donizetti’s bel canto comedy, The Elixir of Love is as charming as it is funny. Nemorino is a likeable but hopeless romantic who has fallen in love with the bold and quick-witted Adina. She isn’t won over by his pleas of love and things get worse when she has an offer of marriage from the self-important Sergeant Belcore. When a dubious salesman, Dulcamara, rolls into town he offers Nemorino what seems like the perfect solution – The Elixir of Love.

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The Elixir of Love — Piedmont Opera
Mar
17
2:00 PM14:00

The Elixir of Love — Piedmont Opera

Donizetti’s bel canto comedy, The Elixir of Love is as charming as it is funny. Nemorino is a likeable but hopeless romantic who has fallen in love with the bold and quick-witted Adina. She isn’t won over by his pleas of love and things get worse when she has an offer of marriage from the self-important Sergeant Belcore. When a dubious salesman, Dulcamara, rolls into town he offers Nemorino what seems like the perfect solution – The Elixir of Love.

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The Elixir of Love — Piedmont Opera
Mar
15
8:00 PM20:00

The Elixir of Love — Piedmont Opera

Donizetti’s bel canto comedy, The Elixir of Love is as charming as it is funny. Nemorino is a likeable but hopeless romantic who has fallen in love with the bold and quick-witted Adina. She isn’t won over by his pleas of love and things get worse when she has an offer of marriage from the self-important Sergeant Belcore. When a dubious salesman, Dulcamara, rolls into town he offers Nemorino what seems like the perfect solution – The Elixir of Love.

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An American Dream — Anchorage Opera
Feb
17
4:00 PM16:00

An American Dream — Anchorage Opera

Treasured possessions are symbols of home; reminders of a past never to be repeated

Inspired by true stories from American history, An American Dream explores intersecting narratives of two women during World War II: a Japanese American, and her family, facing internment, and a German Jewish immigrant preoccupied by those she left behind. Both families have secrets that bind them to each other, eventually revealed through treasured possessions abandoned and found. Hailed by the Seattle Times at its world premiere as “a heart wrenching opera…eloquent and moving”, this modern masterpiece resonates with local connections to Anchorage as well as our Alaska Native community. Talk-Back discussions following each show will help take attendees deeper into the civil-rights implications of this story and its themes of wartime hysteria, racism, and xenophobia.

Intended to foster conversations within the Anchorage community, we invite you to linger afterwards for a Talk Back discussion about the social issues raised by the work.

by Jack Perla
Libretto by Jessica Murphy Moo

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An American Dream — Anchorage Opera
Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

An American Dream — Anchorage Opera

Treasured possessions are symbols of home; reminders of a past never to be repeated

Inspired by true stories from American history, An American Dream explores intersecting narratives of two women during World War II: a Japanese American, and her family, facing internment, and a German Jewish immigrant preoccupied by those she left behind. Both families have secrets that bind them to each other, eventually revealed through treasured possessions abandoned and found. Hailed by the Seattle Times at its world premiere as “a heart wrenching opera…eloquent and moving”, this modern masterpiece resonates with local connections to Anchorage as well as our Alaska Native community. Talk-Back discussions following each show will help take attendees deeper into the civil-rights implications of this story and its themes of wartime hysteria, racism, and xenophobia.

Intended to foster conversations within the Anchorage community, we invite you to linger afterwards for a Talk Back discussion about the social issues raised by the work.

by Jack Perla
Libretto by Jessica Murphy Moo

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An American Dream — Anchorage Opera
Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

An American Dream — Anchorage Opera

Treasured possessions are symbols of home; reminders of a past never to be repeated

Inspired by true stories from American history, An American Dream explores intersecting narratives of two women during World War II: a Japanese American, and her family, facing internment, and a German Jewish immigrant preoccupied by those she left behind. Both families have secrets that bind them to each other, eventually revealed through treasured possessions abandoned and found. Hailed by the Seattle Times at its world premiere as “a heart wrenching opera…eloquent and moving”, this modern masterpiece resonates with local connections to Anchorage as well as our Alaska Native community. Talk-Back discussions following each show will help take attendees deeper into the civil-rights implications of this story and its themes of wartime hysteria, racism, and xenophobia.

Intended to foster conversations within the Anchorage community, we invite you to linger afterwards for a Talk Back discussion about the social issues raised by the work.

by Jack Perla
Libretto by Jessica Murphy Moo

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Suor Angelica — Tri-Cities Opera
Nov
18
3:00 PM15:00

Suor Angelica — Tri-Cities Opera

  • Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Suor Angelica is a unique one-act opera set in a 17th century Tuscan convent, containing moments of harrowing drama and unequaled redemptive beauty. The story take place over one day and intensifies as it unravels.

Cara Consilvio will return to direct after directingHansel and Gretel and Glory Denied. The production will be presented as immersive theatre in Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church and will include an organ selection by Tim Smith, Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate and Barber’s Hermit Songs.

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Suor Angelica — Tri-Cities Opera
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

Suor Angelica — Tri-Cities Opera

  • Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Suor Angelica is a unique one-act opera set in a 17th century Tuscan convent, containing moments of harrowing drama and unequaled redemptive beauty. The story take place over one day and intensifies as it unravels.

Cara Consilvio will return to direct after directingHansel and Gretel and Glory Denied. The production will be presented as immersive theatre in Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church and will include an organ selection by Tim Smith, Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate and Barber’s Hermit Songs.

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Suor Angelica — Tri-Cities Opera
Nov
11
3:00 PM15:00

Suor Angelica — Tri-Cities Opera

  • Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Suor Angelica is a unique one-act opera set in a 17th century Tuscan convent, containing moments of harrowing drama and unequaled redemptive beauty. The story take place over one day and intensifies as it unravels.

Cara Consilvio will return to direct after directingHansel and Gretel and Glory Denied. The production will be presented as immersive theatre in Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church and will include an organ selection by Tim Smith, Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate and Barber’s Hermit Songs.

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Suor Angelica — Tri-Cities Opera
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

Suor Angelica — Tri-Cities Opera

  • Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Suor Angelica is a unique one-act opera set in a 17th century Tuscan convent, containing moments of harrowing drama and unequaled redemptive beauty. The story take place over one day and intensifies as it unravels.

Cara Consilvio will return to direct after directingHansel and Gretel and Glory Denied. The production will be presented as immersive theatre in Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church and will include an organ selection by Tim Smith, Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate and Barber’s Hermit Songs.

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Inheritance — UC San Diego Music
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

Inheritance — UC San Diego Music

Inheritance is a timely multimedia chamber opera about gun violence in America, based on the true story of Sarah Winchester, heir to the Winchester rifle fortune. An eccentric widow self-imprisoned in her labyrinthine mansion, Winchester was haunted by the spirits of the thousands killed by Winchester weapons.

With music by Lei Liang and libretto by Matt Donovan, Inheritance interweaves Winchester’s story with events from contemporary American life, asking complex questions about complicity, atonement, and gun violence in our society. Led by music director Steven Schick and directed by Cara Consilvio,  the performance also features Grammy Award–winning soprano Susan Narucki.

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Inheritance — UC San Diego Music
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Inheritance — UC San Diego Music

Inheritance is a timely multimedia chamber opera about gun violence in America, based on the true story of Sarah Winchester, heir to the Winchester rifle fortune. An eccentric widow self-imprisoned in her labyrinthine mansion, Winchester was haunted by the spirits of the thousands killed by Winchester weapons.

With music by Lei Liang and libretto by Matt Donovan, Inheritance interweaves Winchester’s story with events from contemporary American life, asking complex questions about complicity, atonement, and gun violence in our society. Led by music director Steven Schick and directed by Cara Consilvio,  the performance also features Grammy Award–winning soprano Susan Narucki.

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Inheritance (World Premiere) — UC San Diego Music
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Inheritance (World Premiere) — UC San Diego Music

Inheritance is a timely multimedia chamber opera about gun violence in America, based on the true story of Sarah Winchester, heir to the Winchester rifle fortune. An eccentric widow self-imprisoned in her labyrinthine mansion, Winchester was haunted by the spirits of the thousands killed by Winchester weapons.

With music by Lei Liang and libretto by Matt Donovan, Inheritance interweaves Winchester’s story with events from contemporary American life, asking complex questions about complicity, atonement, and gun violence in our society. Led by music director Steven Schick and directed by Cara Consilvio,  the performance also features Grammy Award–winning soprano Susan Narucki.

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Dialogues of the Carmelites
Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

Dialogues of the Carmelites

Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Poulenc’s opera dramatically brings to life the true story of the Martyrs of Compiègne, a group of Carmelite nuns. During the final dark days of the Reign of Terror their monastery is seized, their priests are condemned, and the women themselves face the guillotine rather than abandon their devotion to God’s work.

Music/Libretto by Francis Poulenc

Stage director: Cara Consilvio
Music director: Carol Rausch

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Dialogues of the Carmelites
Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

Dialogues of the Carmelites

Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Poulenc’s opera dramatically brings to life the true story of the Martyrs of Compiègne, a group of Carmelite nuns. During the final dark days of the Reign of Terror their monastery is seized, their priests are condemned, and the women themselves face the guillotine rather than abandon their devotion to God’s work.

Music/Libretto by Francis Poulenc

Stage director: Cara Consilvio
Music director: Carol Rausch

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After Life
Jan
5
7:30 PM19:30

After Life

The spirits of Gertrude Stein and Pablo Picasso, who both survived World War II in France, indulge in competitive sparring over art, politics, and their own legacies. The appearance of a third spirit, a nameless young Jewish woman who died in the Holocaust, cuts through the pretense with a searingly authentic wartime experience.

Presented by Loyola Opera Theatre and the National Opera Association.

Music by Tom Cipullo
Libretto by David Mason

Stage director: Cara Consilvio
Music director: Carol Rausch

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Aftermath – Third Performance
Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

Aftermath – Third Performance

Hup! Productions presents the World Premiere of Aftermath, a dancetheateropera directed by Cara Consilvio.

Original Music by Robbie Torres and Anna Stefanic

Choreography by Juliet X and Cara Consilvio

Featuring: Julie Farina, Anna Farisej, Julie Finefrock, Kathleen Grace Fiori, Amanda Hall, Julie-Anne Hamula, Beverly Love, Sarah Misch, Jessi St. George, Anna Stefanic and Lyndsay Werking

Producer: by Lyndsay Werking

Executive Producer: Alex Charner

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