A Boston Premiere!
MUSIC BY CONRAD SUSA, LIBRETTO BY PHILIP LITTELL
March 24 - April 1, 2017
The Plaza Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts
"A feast for the eyes and ears and an important local premiere for a rarely heard work."
"The BOC boasts a stellar cast, and the opera beams from the performances of fine singer-actors."
Boston Classical Review
"Deliciously dark...Boston Opera Collaborative has assembled a treasure box of a show."
The New England Theatre Geek
Lust. Seduction. Revenge.
It’s all fun and games until someone falls in love.
Based on the scandalous 18th century novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, The Dangerous Liaisons explores the sexual machinations of the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil, two French aristocrats locked in a battle of wits, wills and sexual conquest.
Performed in English with piano accompaniment.
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Cast & Creative Team
(Valmont) Scott Ballantine is a guest in our performance. Please scroll down this page to see his full bio.
(Cecile) A native of Bethel, CT, Jennifer Caraluzzi is a performer, educator and administrator. Hailed by Opera Today as a "polished, soaring soprano," Jennifer completed her masters at NEC, studying with John Moriarty, Stephen Lord, Carole Haber and currently, Lisa Saffer. Proud to be part of the NEC community, Jennifer currently serves as the Chair of the Preparatory School Voice Department at New England Conservatory as well as voice faculty for the School of Continuing Ed.
(Volanges) Julia received her master’s degree from Boston University and bachelor’s degree from Harvard College. She has performed with the Boston Early Music Festival, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, Emmanuel Music, and Handel and Haydn Society. Festivals include the Amherst Early Music Festival, Boston Early Music Festival, International Baroque Institute at Longy, Pacific MusicWorks, and the Vancouver Early Music Festival.
(Cecile) Allesandra Cionco, soprano, completed her Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory in 2010. Since then, she has been a performing member of Boston Opera Collaborative, where she has also served as the Director of Internal Operations for 3 seasons and is currently Managing Director. Recent roles include The Maid (Four Sisters), Sophie (Werther), Emmie (Albert Herring), and Diana (Orpheus in the Underworld).
(Emilie/Chorus) Rhaea is a Boston-based soprano who received her Bachelor of Music degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and Master of Music degree from the Longy School of Music. She is equally at home in opera, art song, lieder, and oratorio. She is also a lover of musical theatre and has most recently appeared as Maria (West Side Story) in Durban, South Africa, as well as a tribute to the beloved music of Stephen Sondheim in Mission Viejo, California.
(Volanges) Shannon obtained her MM from The Boston Conservatory and her BM from Ithaca College. Performances with BOC include: Opera Bites in 2015 and 2016 and Our Town. She has performed with MetroWest Opera in Hansel and Gretel, NEMPAC in Die Fledermaus, and was a Resident Artist at the Atlantic Music Festival singing scenes from Rigoletto and L’elisir d’amore. She was top 20 finalist for the Classical Singer Competition – Young Artist Division.
(Merteuil) Krista received her BM and MM in Vocal Performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. In 2015 as a Young Artist with Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theater, Krista covered the roles of Aldonza, Antonia and Housekeeper in Man of La Mancha. She has also performed with Central City Opera, Odyssey Opera, Boston Opera Collaborative, MetroWest Opera, New Voices Opera and the Bay View Music Festival.
Scenic Designer. Andy is a guest for our production. Please scroll down on this page to see her full bio.
Costume Designer. Mark is a guest for our production. Please scroll down on this page to see his full bio.
Music Director. Brendon is a guest for our production. Please scroll down on this page to see his full bio.
Greg studied with the late Wesley Balk, a noted pioneer in the field of singer-actor training. Greg was co-founder and artistic director of 15 HEAD, a critically acclaimed experimental theater company in Minneapolis and served as managing director of Theatre for Young America in Kansas City, a professional theater for children. Greg served for 7 years on the faculty of New England Conservatory and is currently a faculty member of the American Institute for Musical Studies in Austria.