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Golden State Theatre  - 417 Alvarado St., Monterey, CA             http://goldenstatetheatre.com/

Saturday, October 11, 2014    7:30 p.m.
Free Admission  (Open seating.  Doors open at 6:30)        

4 Powerfully Dramatic Soloists
30-Piece Fully Professional Orchestra  

16 Brilliant Arias and Ensembles Composed by Mozart, Lehar, Bizet, Verdi, Massenet, Cilea, Puccini, and Gounod.  

Concert Finale:  A Medley of Italian Favorites including "O Sole Mio",
"Santa Lucia", and "Funiculi Funiculá."  

Multi-media Projections and Supertitles by David Gordon


Soprano Susan Gundunas
A former soloist with Opera San Jose, the German company of Phantom of the Opera, and the NDR Symphony, Hamburg, Susan teaches voice at UC Berkeley.

Mezzo Soprano Lisa Chávez -
Principal Artist of the Resident Ensemble of Opera San Jose, Lisa has sung with Dicapo Opera in New York and Opera Paralléle in San Francisco.  She is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music

Tenor Christopher Bengochea -
Christopher as performed with Opera San Jose, Atlanta Opera, Opera Idaho, Opera Canada, the New York City Chorale Society, the Opera Orchestra of New York, and the Orange County Symphony.

Baritone Peter Tuff
A former member of the Vienna State Opera performing often in the Salzburg Festival, Peter has also has appeared as a soloist at the Imperial Chapel along with the Vienna Choirboys and members of the Vienna Philharmonic.

Supertitles by David Gordon -
A tenor soloist of international stature who has appeared as featured guest soloist with virtually every major North American symphony orchestra, David serves currently as Director of Education of the Carmel Bach Festival.

Conductor Carl Christensen
Dr. Christensen joined Monterey Opera as its music director in 2002 and has been honored by the Arts Council for Monterey County as a Luminary Champion of the Arts.  He has conducted orchestras in Guatemala, Mexico, and Argentina.