City Opera

Music for Story's Sake

"Queen of Carthage"

Cast and Creative

Cast

Dido, Queen of Carthage… Bonnie Lander
Aeneas, a Foreign Sailor… Ron Hilley
Belinda, Sister of Dido… Krista Wilford
Man Servant, Belinda’s Confidant… Timothy Simpson
Handmaiden One, Dido’s Magical Collaborator… Leslie Ann Leytham
Handmaiden Two, Dido’s Magical Collaborator… Sara Perez
Sailor… Alvin Almazan

Ensemble

Sopranos
Hanabi Ito*
Gina Mazziotti *
Mariam Mouawad*
Carly Newman*

  Altos
Gianna Hamilton*
Jennifer Lee*

Tenors
Shahen Ohanian*

Basses
Jordan Takeuchi*
Colden Lamb*

Dancers
Natalia Hill
James LeMaster

Orchestra

Violin I… Shuang Liang
Violin II… Kim Hain
Viola… Alexis Rouse
Cello… Sharon Taylor
Bass… Charles Ermer
Harpsichord… Todd Moellenberg

Creative Team

Musical Director…   Cory Hibbs
Stage Director…  Cynthia Stokes
Choreographer… Peter G. Kalivas
Choir Master…  Patrick Walders
Scenic Designer…  Justin Humphries
Costume Designer… Danae McQueen
Production Manager… Morgan Zupanski
Asst. Production Manager… Michael Francis

Stage Management

Stage Manger… Kirti Nuthi
Production Assistant… Sofia Zaragoza
Production Assistant… Rachel Huang
Production Assistant… Jen Keli Bautista
Production Assistant… Bryan P. Clements

*CITY Opera Performance Internship Participant.

About the CITY Opera Performance Internships

For “Queen of Carthage”, CITY Opera was fortunate enough to partner with the San Diego State University Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Patrick Walders, to give students the opportunity to hone their performing skills in a professional production. The ensemble for “Queen of Carthage” is made up entirely of these interns and CITY Opera would like to thank Dr. Walders and SDSU for this wonderful collaboration.