IN CONCERT

Grinnell Symphony Orchestra

April 30, 2022

Grinnell College

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Bernard returns to Grinnell College to lead the Grinnell Symphony Orchestra in Prokoviev's Piano Concerto No. 3 and selections from lesser-known composer Ethel Smyth's opera The Wreckers.

TOSCA

Giacomo Puccini

March 25 & 27, 2022

Mobile Opera

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Compellingly operatic. Intensely engaging. Bernard returns to Mobile Opera to conduct Puccini's most cinematic score, featuring soprano Maria Fasciano in the title role, James Chamberlain as Mario Cavaradossi, and Alexander Henderson as the corrupt Baron Scarpia.

GUYS AND DOLLS

Frank Loesser

March 4-6, 2022

Simpson College

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Nathan Detroit looks to set up the biggest craps game in New York City while his long-suffering fiancée Adelaide pines for a wedding. Sky Masterson woos missionary Sarah Brown who shows little interest in being wooed by a professional gambler. This Broadway classic features a cast of colorful characters and such songs as “Luck Be a Lady,” “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat” and “Adelaide’s Lament.”

IN CONCERT

Grinnell Symphony Orchestra

February 26, 2022

Grinnell College

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Bernard appears at the rostrum in concert with the Grinnell Symphony Orchestra, featuring symphonic and operatic selections from the Mediterranean, including Rossini's overture to L'italiana in Algeri, Mascagni's Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana, Elgar's In the South, and selections from Mozart's Idomeneo. With Kellie Motter, soprano, and Suzanne Lommler, mezzo-soprano.

LA CANTERINA

Joseph Haydn

February 5, 2022

Mobile Opera

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Haydn's comedic chamber opera La Canterina is a farcical tale concerning the double-dealing of a modestly-talented but beautiful opera singer, Gasparina. Aided by her mother, Apollonia, the two connive to exploit the obvious affections of their landlord Don Pelagio, who is also Gasparina’s singing teacher. At the same time, they do not neglect to tease the smitten Don Ettore to their advantage. 

THE ENCHANTED PIG

Jonathan Dove

October 22-24, 2021

Simpson College

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The Book of Fate announces Princess Flora must wed a Pig from the North. Drawing on Romanian and Norwegian folk tales with their origins in the myth of Cupid and Psyche, The Enchanted Pig is a fantastical musical story that is funny and tender, miraculous and ridiculous.