Paride ed Elena – 2012


Here’s what a patron said about Paride ed Elena:
“I took my family and friends to your production on September 15th and I can not tell you how impressed we all were. . . The story and fabulous voices of your actors/actresses kept all of us entertained.  I also want to commend you for keeping the price of tickets affordable.  I could not have taken eight people to any production for less than $100.  Thank you for making this valuable experience a value.”  email September 18, 2012

Paride ed Elena
by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Thursday September 13 7:30 PM
Friday September 14 7:30 PM
Satuday September 15, 2:00 PM
Fountain Community Church,
2100 Broadway, Bellingham
The venue is wheel chair accessible.

Admission $12.00
Tickets available at the Community Food Coop Forest St, the Community Food Coop Cordata, and Piper Music, and at the door 1 hour before each performance.

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The opera will be performed in Italian with English translation projected above the stage.

Paride (Paris) – Caitlin Hill
Elena (Helen) – Serena Viens
Amore (Cupid) – Daniella Smith
Pallas Athene – Wendy Donaghy

Chorus of Trojans, Spartans, and Athletes:
Soprano – Karen Powers, Monica Burlingame, Andie Whitewing
Alto – Dorothy ChildWeber, Lesely Rigg, Sue Rivord
Tenor – Aaron Kirby, Ken Sheets
Bass – Lee Potzler,  Chris Mitchell

Conductor and Director – Rob Viens
Opera Popolare Orchestra
Kris Turner, violin I
Karen Frankenfeld, violin 2
Michael Neville, viola
Adrienne Syvertson, cello
Calyx Hoag, oboe
Kathlyn Kinney, oboe & harp
Vaughn Wines, keyboard

Orchestral transcriptions by Kyle Purnell and Jon Bash
Costumes & Props by Lori Childs, Aidan Poteet, Sue Rivord, Wendy Donaghy
Construction by Steve Reynolds
Tickets organization by Wanda Maddox
Graphics by Virginia Prowell
Stage Lights provided by Fritz & the Freeloaders, pop music with a world beat attitude
Costumes and Props borrowed from Teri Grimes, Bellingham High School Dram Dept
Orchestra lights borrowed from Bellingham Theater Guild
Venus Statue borrowed from Kathryn Fentress
Door Prizes provided by Joy of Pilates, Rob Viens, and David Imburgia