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18 June 2023 – Music in the Parks – Minneapolis

Fresh from an international performance tour, the award-winning ensemble Really Spicy Opera returns to Minneapolis for a free public concert as part of the Music in the Parks series. Music in the Parks is an offering of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

Really Spicy Opera will perform at the Lake Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis, MN at 5:30 PM. Free and open to the public.

Program

Part I

1. On the Sweet Shores of Napoli, from Eruption
Jennifer LeDoux, soprano; Basil Considine, piano; Daryl Duran, flute; Alex Hecker, clarinet; Lydia Lui, violin; Mikey Marget, cello

Libretto + Music: Basil Considine
With a Theme from La forza del destino, by Giuseppe Verdi

2. Delta Airlines, We’re Through!, from Moral Criminal
Victoria Erickson, soprano; Emily Boyajian, piano

Libretto: Aiden Feltkamp
Music: Emily Boyajian

3. The Wrong Sons, from Eruption
Siena Forest, soprano; Jennifer LeDoux, soprano; Carson Rose Schneider, piano

Libretto: Jude O’Dell
Music: Basil Considine

4. Away with the Circus, from Natalya & Sons
Courtney Kayser, mezzo-soprano; Carson Rose Schneider, piano

Libretto: Megan Cohen
Music: Spicer W. Carr

5. Four Cooks in the Kitchen/Too Many Cooks
Jennifer LeDoux, soprano; Victoria Erickson, soprano; Yvonne Freese, soprano; Rodolfo Nieto, bass-baritone; Carson Rose Schneider, piano

Libretto: Basil Considine
Music: Lisa Neher

6. Gardens of Blight, from Green Thumbed
Elena Stabile, soprano; Carson Rose Schneider, piano

Libretto: Tiffa Foster
Music: Jamey Guzman

7. In the Medical Closet, from Open Heart Surgery
Bridget Ann Johnston, soprano; Courtney Kayser, mezzo-soprano; Carson Rose Schneider, piano

Libretto: Caroline Cao
Music: Jamey Guzman

8. So Wrong, from The Falling of Seasons
Jennifer LeDoux, soprano; Basil Considine, piano; Daryl Duran, flute; Alex Hecker, clarinet; Lydia Lui, violin; Mikey Marget, cello

Libretto + Music: Basil Considine

9. I Can Do Better, from Homecoming
Siena Forest, soprano; Carson Rose Schneider, piano

Libretto: Marcus Yi
Music: Dina Pruzhansky

10. A Poet Is a Painter, from Aphra Behn
Jennifer LeDoux, soprano; Victoria Erickson, soprano; Elena Stabile, soprano; Yvonne Freese, soprano; Rodolfo Nieto, bass-baritone; Jodi Goble, piano

Libretto: Jessica Grams
Music: Nathan Scalise

Part II – Meow and Forever

Music by Jodi Goble, Libretto by Basil Considine

An opera about queer women loving queer women while navigating that strange world of post-collegiate dating.

Bailey is swept away in a whirlwind romance with Asha, neglecting her other obligations…and her best friend, Alex. This drama is looked upon with bemusement by Bailey’s cats, Chester and Nala, who have their own priorities and interject themselves into the scenes and music.

Bailey, a Millennial

Alex, her best friend

Asha, her new girlfriend

Nala, her cat

Chester, her other cat

Siena Forest

Victoria Erickson

Yvonne Freese

Bridget Ann Johnston

Courtney Kayser