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Carmen, Marriage of Figaro, Opera, Magic Flute, Cavalleria Rusticana

Opera Pacifica Performance History

WERTHER (Massenet)
Claudia Simpson-Jones, Conductor; Erich Parce, Director

Jenny Knapp and Robert W. Corl in Werther.Performed December 22, 2006 at
Washington Center for the Performing Arts

Werther featured Robert William Corl as Werther, Jenny Knapp as Charlotte, Thomas Freet as Albert and Sarah Moran as Sophie.


CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA (Mascagni) and PAGLIACCIi (Leoncavallo)
Claudia Simpson-Jones, Conductor; Terry Young, Director

Performed April 29th and 30th, 2005 at Washington Center for the Performing Arts
Performed May 7th, 2005 at the 7TH Street Theatre, Hoquiam, Washington
Cavalleria Rusticana featured Robert William Corl as Turridu, Jenny Knapp as Santuzza, Tom Freet as Alfio, Sharon Karsner as Mamma Lucia and Julia Benzinger as Lola.
Pagliacci featured Robert William Corl as Canio/Pagliaccio, Amanda Brown as Nedda, Deac Guidi as Tonio, James Ring-Howell as Peppe and Ryan Francis as Silvio.
Both Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci were stage directed by Terry Young.


Claudia Simpson-Jones, Conductor; Robert William Corl, Director


Performed Jan. 9th, 2004 at Washington Center for the Performing Arts
Performed Jan. 11th, 2004 at The Corbet Theatre, Centralia College, Washington
Performed Jan. 17th, 2004 at The 7TH Street Theatre, Hoquiam, Washington. Marriage of Figaro featured Jason Knapp as Figaro, Jessica Robins as Susanna, Amanda Brown as the Contessa, Jenny Knapp as Cherubino, Thomas Freet as the Count, and James Walters as Basilio.

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CARMEN (Bizet)
Claudia Simpson-Jones, Conductor; Nancy Hillman, Director

Performed May 24th and 25th, 2003 at Washington Center for the Performing Arts
Performed June 7th, 2003 at 7TH Street Theatre, Hoquiam, Washington
Featured Jenny Knapp as Carmen, Robert William Corl as Don José, Tom Freet as Escamillo, Signe Mortonsen as Micaela, Amanda Brown as Frasquita, and Cynthia Mohorko as Mercedes, and Terry Michael Young in the role of Lt. Zuniga.
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Claudia Simpson-Jones, Conductor, Nancy Hillman, Director

Performed August 24th and 25th, 2002
Washington Center for the Performing Arts
Featured Metropolitan Opera Star, Cyndia Seiden as the Queen of the Night, Cynthia Morhorko as Pamina, Servio Frias as Tamino, Robert William Corl as Papageno, Kelly Ivie as Mozart.


November, December 2004


Handel's MessiahOpera Pacifica, Women in Harmony, Kids in Harmony and The Curmudgeons Quartet presented Handel's Messiah & A Salute to Christmas, an original play with music: script by Terry Young and music by Claudia Simpson-Jones, starring Terry Young. The Yelm Festival Chorus and Orchestra presented The Messiah (Handel).


September 2004 At the Fox Theater

On September 11, 2004 we performed Let Freedom Sing: a patriotic salute to the victims of 9/11 and our veterans. The performance, marking the first live performance in over 50 years at Centrailia's Fox Theater, featured Opera Pacifica, Women in Harmony, Kids in Harmony, and The Curmudgeons Quartet. We'd like to thank all who participated in making this event such a success.

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