The 2014-2015 Season

Vashon Opera's Sixth Season

Your ticket to amazement awaits!

Vashon Opera’s sixth season kicks off in September with Mozart's Don Giovanni, considered one of the greatest operas of all time. Watch as the Don pushes his limits and meets his ultimate demise in this brilliantly crafted masterwork. Part comedy, part tragedy this opera is Mozart at his finest, sparkling with music full of sheer genius.

Critically acclaimed baritone Anton Belov will make his Vashon Opera debut singing the title role in Don Giovanni. A native of Russia and a graduate of the Juilliard Opera Center, he has appeared with numerous companies and orchestras throughout the United States. The New York Times describes Anton as “A baritone with a rich, mellifluous voice. . . Mr. Belov sounded particularly fine, singing with urgency and soulful pathos.”

Joining Anton is a cast of opera stars with equally extraordinary talent including several artists making their Vashon Opera debuts: Janeanne Houston as Donna Anna, Eric Neuville as Don Ottavio, Megan Chenovick as Zerlina, and Konstantin Kvach as the Commendatore. Conductor James Brown returns wielding his many talents by conducting, stage directing, and arranging the chamber orchestral score as he has done so beautifully with Werther, Die Fledermaus, Il Tabarro/Gianni Schicchi and so many of Vashon Opera's stunning productions.

In February the season continues with American composer Richard Wargo’s The Music Shop presented as a free performance for the children of the island. Laugh aloud as a mild-mannered man comes to a sheet music shop to purchase a song, but…he can’t remember the title or tune of the song! What ensues is sure to amuse both kids and adults alike.

The season concludes in May with British composer Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring, a charming chamber opera written in 1947. Endlessly witty, poignant and beautifully layered, Britten’s comic opera highlights the misadventures of a lonely shop-boy in a small English village that is teeming with colorful and amusing characters.

As Islanders have come to expect, Vashon Opera productions are presented in intimate settings where audience members are up close to the action. The sixth season promises to continue that tradition.

Join us as we embark on another season of intimate opera! Come be engulfed by the fast-paced action, entranced by the exquisite music, and transformed by the power and expression of the human voice!