UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
Un ballo in maschera
July 2017
Director/Designer Richard Studer
Conductor Jonathan Lyness
The West Green House Orchestra

Count Horn Piotr Lempa
Count Ribbing Matthew Stiff
Oscar Galina Averina
Gustavus III Jonathan Stoughton
Captain Anckarstroem George von Bergen
Armfelt Jonathan Cooke
Mam’zelle Arvidson Maria Gulik
Christian Miles Horner
Amelia’s Servant Tom Lowe
Amelia Rebecca Nash

Chorus
Olivia Barr, Alison Dunne, Eleanor Garside, Eleanor Janes, Chloë Pardoe, Thomas Colwell, Aidan Smith, Matthew Smith

Nash’s soprano is blessed with a full tone, strength, vibrancy and feeling, and her performance is truly exceptional.
Sam Smith Music OMH

Maria Gulik is also a revelation as Madame Arvidson.
Sam Smith Music OMH

Galina Averina as a pert, agile Oscar and Maria Gulik, a vocally assured Ulrica.
Anthony Ogus Opera Now

Richard Studer used the performing space creatively with movement and groupings of the admirable chorus  which served the drama well.
Anthony Ogus Opera Now

an outstanding cast and thrilling orchestral support fills in the drama with a superb musical performance.
Curtis Rogers Classical Source