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The Impressario

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A comic opera in one act, 'The Impresario' features showstopping arias and hilarious ensembles as two sopranos do battle at a heated audition to win the coveted lead role in the Impresario's newly composed opera. This newly translated and adapted version for 5 singers was developed by American playwright Callie Kimball for the 'In Series' at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington DC in 2008. The role of 'Impresario' will be sung by tenor Raguel Gabriel, who's performance credits include Mr. Arithmetic L'enfant et les Sortileges, Remendado Carmen, and Tony West Side Story. The rival divas will be played by 2012 Music Festival Champion soprano Ayrice Wilson (Best Spiritual, Best Operatic Aria and Best Soprano Solo) as Miss Honeywell, and Mrs. Cantwell will be sung by soprano Natalia Dopwell, the Most Outstanding Performer 2004 Music Festival and a recent graduate of the Manhattan School of Music. Rounding off the cast will be mezzo-soprano Diahann White (Championship winner 2012 M.F. for Best Oratorio Solo and Best Operatic Ensemble) as Mrs. Bourghesa, and the role of Buffo will be played on alternate evenings by Daniel DeCranie-Pierre (Championship winner 2012 M.F. for Best Boys Vocal Solo (16-19) and Best Religious Contemporary Solo (16-19), and Stephan Hernandez, a graduate of the UTT Music program who will soon begin his undergraduate training at Eastman School of Music. This production will be coordinated by the same team that led the very successful CMDFTT Young Artist Collective debut production of Ravel's "L'enfant et les Sortileges'; Director Dr. Helmut Hilwig, Musical Direction by June Nathaniel with piano accompaniment by Enrique Ali. In August, the cast will head to Barbados, where this production will also be staged at the annual "100 Voices Project" which brings together regional and international artistes to raise money for charitable causes. Tickets $150 will be available from Friday July 13th from: The Gallery, 2nd Floor Long Circular Mall The Knowledge Zone, The Falls at West Mall Key Academy of Music, Alexandra Street, St Clair (678-8293) All CMDFTT Young Artist Collective Members Please be advised - There will be No Box Office at the performance location - All tickets MUST be purchased in advance. For more information: call : 472-3157 or 728-6696 email : classicalmusictt@gmail.com visit our website : www.cmdftt.org

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