Thursday, June 17, 2010

June 17 - SF Cabaret Opera - Fresh Voices X

Fresh Voices X Festival of New Works

Goat Hall Productions / San Francisco Cabaret Opera celebrates its 10th Annual Fresh Voices Festival of New Works 2010 with four evenings of real-life stories of loneliness and alienation, the spirit of adventure and the will to survive (America) and dark re-creations of old tales with new twists (Europe and Beyond).

Ten fully-staged short operas will Xplore: an erotic transformation in Hungary; starving artists in a sideshow in Czechoslovakia; a pioneer woman in Nebraska driven mad by loneliness; an Xpresident disintegrating in America. And more!

X at the Heart of America
Stories of loneliness and alienation, the spirit of adventure and the will to survive.

X in the Soul of Europe and Beyond
Dark re-creations of old tales with new twists.

Featuring Hadley McCarroll and Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano

Live Oak Theatre, 1301 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley

Program A 
8pm, Thursday, June 17
8pm, Saturday, June 19

Featuring World and Bay Area premieres of new operas and songs

X at the Heart of America / X in the Soul of Europe and Beyond

Edward Knight - Life is Fine (Langston Hughes)

Raina Simons, Soprano

Chris Wittaker - George Bush: The Last Hundred Days

Meghan Dibble
Chelsea Hollow
Nathaniel Marken

Daniel Felsenfeld - The Bloody Chamber 
(Elizabeth Isadora Gold, after the novella by Angela Carter)

Indre Viskontas
Jo Vincent Parks
Nanette McGuinness

Mark Alburger - Job: A Masque (after The Book of Job)

Nanette McGuinness, God / Bildad the Shuhite
Crystal Philippi, Satan / Zophar the Naamathite
Marilyn Pratt, Job
Kate Bautch, Job's Wife
Sarita Cannon, Eliaphaz the Temanite
Heather Lauren Klein, Elihu

John G. Bilotta - Trifles (John F. McGrew)

Michael Desnoyers
Alexandra Jerinic
Nathan Kondrat
Nathaniel Marken
Maria Mikheyenko

Program B
8pm, Friday, June 18
7pm, Sunday, June 20

X at the Heart of America / X in the Soul of Europe and Beyond

Alden Jenks - Letter from Linda (Frank Polite)

Indre Viskontas
Sarita Cannon

Robert Denham - Sutter Creek

Wayne Wong
Kate Bautch
Sarita Cannon
Heather Lauren Klein

David Garner - Medea Alone

Kristen Brown

Mark Narins - Theresa Kren

Katherine Howell
Tristan Robben

Jeff Myers - The Hunger Art (Royce Vavrek)

Joshua Beld
Meghan Dibble
Justin Marsh
Eliza O’Malley
Sophia Santulli


Advance tickets sales: $20 general admission/$15 seniors/students/TBA
Tickets at door: $25 general admission/$20 seniors/students
Reserve your tickets online or by calling 415-289-6877 or email

“Living up to its name, the Fresh Voices Festival presented a truly amazing selection of new works by San Francisco Bay Area composers and librettists.... Not only is the concept great but so is the quality of musicianship in both the vocal and ensemble performance. Artistic director Harriet March Page and musical director Mark Alburger, tireless champions of new music, demonstrated an energy and vision that was truly astounding. . . .Goat Hall Productions with its innovative programs is proving to be an essential part of the music scene of San Francisco.” -- William Susman, 20th-Century Music

“. . . .I hope that such enjoyable musical theater will eventually find its way even further throughout the region. I’m sure I speak for all the audience when I say I didn’t want it to end!” -- Allan Crossman