May 6, 2023

WIU OPERA THEATRE presents - The Cask of Amontillado: An Opera in One Act by Elysia Arntzen, under the direction of Dr. Alfonzo Cooper, Jr. with collaborative pianist Denzel Abarquez.
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: COFAC Recital Hall
This performance is free and open for general seating.

The Cask of Amontillado
(A Concert Version)

An Opera in One Act: Adapted from a Short Story by Edgar Allen Poe

Music and Libretto by:
Elysia A. Arntzen, DMA
Dr. Alfonzo Cooper, Jr., director/conductor
Denzel Abarquez, collaborative pianist


Scene 1: Carnival
Scene 2: Montresorís Palace
Scene 3: Fortunatoís Palace
Scene 4: Montresorís Palace
Scene 5: Montresorís Palace
Scene 6: Carnival
Scene 7: Fortunatoís Palace
Scene 8: Montresorís Vaults

Montresor - Christopher Pettersen
Fortunato - Haegan Rieke
Lady Fortunato - Emma Bachman
Page - Caroline Manning
Maid - Julia Graham
Cook - Joseph Crisler
Old Man - Dietrich Gossmeyer

Montresor - Guilbert Aclibon
Fortunato - Zander Eckermann
Lady Fortunato - Eden Beier
Page - Amaris Oliva-VanDeWalle
Maid - Racquel Rawlins
Cook - Mark Klockenkemper
Old Man - Dietrich Gossmeyer

Evalyn Mateski
Haegan Rieke
Caroline Manning
Racquel Rawlins
Mark Klockenkemper
Haley Halouska
Emma Bachman
Julia Graham
Eden Beier
Joseph Crisler
Jaiden Brown
Jocelyn Diers
Christopher Pettesrsen
Guilbert Aclibon
Samantha Martinez
Zander Eckermann
Dietrich Gossmeyer
Amaris Oliva-VanDeWalle
Abigail Smith

Dietrich Gossmeyer (Montresor)
Dr. Alfonzo Cooper, Jr. (Fortunato)
Evalyn Mateski (Lady Fortunato)
Samantha Martinez (Page/Maid)
Jaiden Brown (Cook)

Related Web Site: WIU OPERA
Contact Information:
 Joanie Herbert
 Phone: 309-298-1843
Source: School of Music

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