La Cenerentola

La Cenerentola

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FRI, JUL 13, 2018, 7:30 PM
SUN, JUL 15, 2018, 2:00 PM
THU, JUL 19, 2018, 7:30 PM
SAT, JUL 21, 2018, 7:30 PM
WED, JUL 25, 2018, 7:30 PM
SAT, JUL 28, 2018, 7:30 PM

Newmark Theatre
1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205

A TALE ABOUT TRUE LOVE AND GENEROSITY OF SPIRIT.

Cenerentola has gone by many names—Cendrillon, Aschenputtel, Angelina—but you might know her best as Cinderella. Cinderella’s stepfather, Don Magnifico, is a buffoon. Her stepsisters, Clorinda and Tisbe, are cruel. Our heroine spends each day working as a chambermaid, until one fateful day when she falls in love with a prince.

A storybook tale that is sure to charm audience members who are young, and young at heart, this new production of Rossini’s classic opera will glitter as brightly as Cinderella’s royal ball gown.

Sung in Italian with English text projected above the stage.

Kate Farrar

A native of North Carolina, Mezzo Soprano Kate Farrar has performed diverse roles with companies across the United States.

Her most recent roles include the title role of La Cenerentola with Saratoga Opera as well as The Sorceress in their production of Dido and Aeneas. As a young artist with Chautauqua Opera, she performed Kate Pinkerton Madama Butterfly and Emily The Ballad of Baby Doe. She performed Kate Pinkerton with North Carolina Opera and will soon rejoin them to perform Wellgunde Das Rheingold. With Piedmont Opera in Winston-Salem, she performed various roles including Mercedes Carmen, Frau Mary Der Fliegende Holländer, and Mary Warren The Crucible. She appeared with the New York Opera Exchange, singing Mercedes and Alisa Lucia di Lammermoor.

A graduate of the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute at the UNC-School of the Arts, she performed Arminda La Finta GiardinieraGiulietta Les Contes D'HoffmanMiss Wingrave Owen Wingrave, and Meg Page in Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor.

She appeared in concert with various organizations including North Carolina Opera, Baltimore Concert Opera, and Chautauqua Opera. She joined the North Carolina Symphony to sing De Falla's El Sombrero de Tres Picos. As a fellow with the A.J Fletcher Opera Institute, she performed the Mezzo Solo in Verdi's Requiem.

In 2017, she joined the Portland Opera Resident Artist Studio, performing Dorabella Cosi fan Tutte. In 2016, she was an apprentice artist with the Sarasota Opera Company. Her other young artist company engagements include Saratoga Opera, Chautauqua Opera, and Opera North, where she performed The Fox in The Cunning Little Vixen.

Kate holds a MM in Opera Performance from The A.J Fletcher Opera Institute and a BM in Vocal Performance from UNC-Greensboro. Her awards include an Encouragement Award from the Chautauqua Opera Guild (2014), and North Carolina State Winner of the Metropolitan Opera Council Competition (2014).

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