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Wednesday, July 25 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Opera Opening Night: The Magic Flute

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"The Magic Flute", probably Mozart’s most popular opera with its bewitching fairy tale elements, its gripping plot and its unforgettable tunes, was composed in Vienna. Complex, yet easily accessible the Magic Flute is the obvious choice for opera aficionados and novices alike

Philip Cutlip, Papageno/ Anya Matanovic, Pamina/ Wesley Rogers, Tamino Keith Miller, Sarastro/ Marcell Bakonyi, Speaker/ Brittany Robinson, Queen of the Night/ Sarah Meyers, stage director/ Vitek Kruta, set designer/ tbd, costume designer/ Festival Symphony Orchestra/ David Syrus, opera conductor

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Anya Matanovic

American soprano Anya Matanovič (ma ta’ no vich) made her international opera debut as Musetta in Franco Zeffirelli’s captivating production of Puccini’s La bohème during the New Israeli Opera’s 2008-2009 season. In the 2010-2011 season, Anya Matanovič sings her first Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with Madison Opera, returns to Seattle Opera for Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte, reprises the role of Gretel... Read More →
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Festival Symphony Orchestra

Music Director: Jens Georg Bachmann (sponsored by Denni and Vicky Myers) First Violins: Aaron Boyd, concertmaster (sponsored by Tom and Linda Biery), Ginny Respess, Claudia Schaer, Lan Qiu, Samuel Park, Marcus Ratzenbroek Second Violins: Matt Milewski, Sean Claire, Michael Galvin (sponsored by Ron and Ruth Baker), Anna Lisa Hoepfinger, Nancy Livingston Violas: Thomas Rosenthal, Peter Rosato, Jocelyn Smith, Jill van... Read More →
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Keith Miller

Corporate Sustainability Manager, 3M
Mr. Miller leads the Environmental Initiatives and Sustainability Group within the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Operations organization at 3M. He is responsible for developing environmental initiatives and leads 3M sustainability activities including sustainability reporting, sustainability goals development, and sustainability strategic planning. Mr. Miller received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the... Read More →
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Marcell Bakonyi

Marcell Bakonyi was born in 1980 in Győr, Hungary. He studied voice at the Leo-Weiner Conservatory of Music in Budapest, and later at the Hochschule für Musik, Stuttgart with Professor Julia Hamari where he also attended classes in Lieder singing. Since 2009 he has been a member of the ensemble of the Landestheater Salzburg where he sang the roles of Bartolo and Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, as well as Kaspar in Der... Read More →
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Philip Cutlip

Philip Cutlip has garnered consistent critical acclaim for his performances across North America and Europe. Established on both concert and opera stages, he has performed with a distinguished list of conductors that includes Nicholas McGegan, Yves Abel, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Gerard Schwarz, and Donald Runnicles. In 2011-12 Philip Cutlip sings as Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas with Mark Morris Dance Group for Cal Performances; as Guglielmo in... Read More →
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Wesley Rogers

Hailed by the San Francisco Classical Voice as possessing the “kind of tenor that pours forth powerfully, effortlessly, seemingly for any length of time,” tenor Wesley Rogers is making his mark on the international operatic and concert stages. | | In the 2011-2012 season, Wesley Rogers sings Don Ottavio in a new production of Don Giovanni with the National Theatre Opera Prague, and joins the Crested Butte Musical Festival as... Read More →

Wednesday July 25, 2012 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Center for the Arts 606 6th Street Crested Butte, CO 81224