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Opera: Madama Butterfly

PRODUCTION PHOTOS

Yulia Lysenko as Cio-Cio-san, Matthew White as Pinkerton (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

Yulia Lysenko as Cio-Cio-san, Matthew White as Pinkerton (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

Yulia Lysenko as Cio-Cio-san (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

Yulia Lysenko as Cio-Cio-san (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

Matthew White as Pinkerton (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

Matthew White as Pinkerton (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

Janara Kellerman as Suzuki (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

Janara Kellerman as Suzuki (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

(photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

(photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

(photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

(photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

 

 

EARLY PHOTOS

Yulia Lysenko as Cio-Cio-san and Matthew White as Lt. Pinkerton (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

Yulia Lysenko as Cio-Cio-san and Matthew White as Lt. Pinkerton (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

Yulia Lysenko as Cio-Cio-san (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

Matthew White as Lt. Pinkerton (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

Yulia Lysenko as Cio-Cio-san (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

Matthew White as Lt. Pinkerton (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

 

HEADSHOTS

Yulia Lysenko

Cio-Cio-san: Yulia Lysenko

Janara Kellerman

Suzuki: Janara Kellerman (Photo: Alisabeth von Presley)

Michael White

Pinkerton: Matthew White

Paul La Rosa

Sharpless: Paul La Rosa (Photo by Nick Granito)

Anthony Webb

Goro: Anthony Webb

Chad Armstrong

Prince Yamadori: Chad Armstrong

 

Musical: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

PRODUCTION PHOTOS

Michael Caizzi as Pseudolus, Jordan Bunshaft as Lycus (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

Michael Caizzi as Pseudolus, Jordan Bunshaft as Lycus (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

Stephanie Meadowcroft as Philia, Maxwell Carmel as Hero (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

Stephanie Meadowcroft as Philia, Maxwell Carmel as Hero (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

Michael Caizzi as Pseudolus, Patrick James as Senex (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

Michael Caizzi as Pseudolus, Patrick James as Senex (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

(from left) Patrick James as Senex, Michael Caizzi as Pseudolus, Michael Bartkiewicz as Hysterium, Jordan Bunshaft as Lycus (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

(from left) Patrick James as Senex, Michael Caizzi as Pseudolus, Michael Bartkiewicz as Hysterium, Jordan Bunshaft as Lycus (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

(from left) Roxy York as Domina, Stephanie Meadowcroft as Philia, Michael Bartkiewicz as Hysterium (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

(from left) Roxy York as Domina, Stephanie Meadowcroft as Philia, Michael Bartkiewicz as Hysterium (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

(from left) Michael Bartkiewicz as Hysterium, Jenna Pinchbeck as Protean, Maxwell Carmel as Hero, Michael Caizzi as Pseudolus, Stephanie Meadowcroft as Philia, Jordan Bunshaft as Lycus, Caitlin Ablaza as Protean (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

(from left) Michael Bartkiewicz, Jenna Pinchbeck, Maxwell Carmel, Michael Caizzi, Stephanie Meadowcroft, Jordan Bunshaft, Caitlin Ablaza (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

The Company (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

The Company (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

 

EARLY PHOTOS

Michael Caizzi as Pseudolus (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

Michael Caizzi as Pseudolus (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

Michael Caizzi as Pseudolus (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

 

YOUNG PIANISTS COMPETITION

Randy Brown of Jacobs Music Company presents Junior Artists Category Award to Elizabeth Yang of Belle Mead, New Jersey (2017)

LiYuan Byrne

Randy Brown of Jacobs Music Company presents Richard Tang Yuk Award for Outstanding Performance to LiYuan Byrne of Verona, NJ (2017)

 

Chamber Music: Concordia Chamber Players

Michelle Djokic, Artistic Director

Concordia Chamber Players

2015 Princeton Festival concert (photo by André Peele)

Concordia Chamber Players

2014 Princeton Festival concert

 

Jazz: Peter & Will Anderson Quintet

Photo by Lynn Redmile

Photo by Lynn Redmile

 

Baroque Orchestra

Baroque orchestra

2016 Festival Baroque Orchestra (photo by Jessi Franko)

Juan Carlos Zamudio, concertmaster

Juan Carlos Zamudio, concertmaster (photo by Jessi Franko)

(photo by Jessi Franko)

Sian Ricketts, oboe (photo by Jessi Franko)

 

 

Education & Community Engagement Programs

John Burkhalter III

John Burkhalter III

2016 Artists Round Table

2016 Artists Round Table

Marianne Grey

Andrew Lovett

Andrew Lovett

Timothy Urban

Timothy Urban

 

“Music That Tells a Story” Workshop (2016)

Assistant Stage Manager Tony Zanghi (photo by Pia Ruggles)

Assistant Stage Manager Tony Zanghi (photo by Pia Ruggles)

Set designer Jonathan Dahm Robertson (photo by Pia Ruggles)

Set designer Jonathan Dahm Robertson (photo by Pia Ruggles)

Wig & makeup for Kathryn Krasovec (photo by Pia Ruggles)

Wig & makeup for Kathryn Krasovec (photo by Pia Ruggles)

The orchestra up close and personal (photo by Pia Ruggles)

The orchestra up close and personal (photo by Pia Ruggles)

(photo by Pia Ruggles)

(photo by Pia Ruggles)

(photo by Pia Ruggles)

(photo by Pia Ruggles)


PRESS RELEASES

Local Fan Wins Season Pass to 2018 Princeton Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 20, 2018

Contact: Thomas V. Lento
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Mary Anne Walker Chosen in Marketing Survey Drawing

Princeton area resident, musician, and teacher Mary Anne Walker has won tickets to all eight of the Princeton Festival’s (www.princetonfestival.org) performing arts presentations during the 2018 season, which runs from June 9 to July 1.

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Tickets Go On Sale for Princeton Festival’s 2018 Season of Musical Comedy, Opera, Jazz, and Baroque Music

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 12, 2018

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2018 Season collage (right-click to download)

14th Annual June Festival Offers Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly,” Sondheim’s “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” Peter and Will Anderson Jazz Quintet, Chamber Music, Baroque Orchestral and Choir Concerts, Lectures, Previews, Special Events

Ticket sales for the 14th season of The Princeton Festival, which runs June 9 to July 1, start today on the Festival’s website (www.princetonfestival.org), by phone at 609-258-2787, or in person.

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“Kimonos Encouraged” at Princeton Festival Gala

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 6, 2018

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Theme for April 21 Event Reflects “Madama Butterfly,” This Year’s Opera; Stars of “Butterfly” and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” Will Perform

Guests who attend the annual Princeton Festival pre-season Gala on April 21 at the Cobblestone Creek Country Club in Lawrenceville are encouraged to wear kimonos instead of conventional formal attire this year in recognition of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, the Festival’s featured opera for 2018.

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Governor Murphy Attends Princeton Festival Gala

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 23, 2018

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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy was an honored guest at the 14th annual fund-raising gala for The Princeton Festival at Cobblestone Creek Country Club on Saturday, April 21.

The event kicked off the Festival’s season of opera, Broadway musical, jazz, Baroque music, and piano competition. Performances start Saturday, June 9. More information at www.princetonfestival.org.

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The Princeton Festival Offers Two New Free Performing Arts Workshops for High School, College Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 2, 2018

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Enrollment Limited for “The Making of a Musical” and “Bringing Opera
to the Stage”.

Registration is now open for The Princeton Festival’s
(www.princetonfestival.org) new interactive workshops on opera and musical theater.

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Princeton Festival “Music that Tells a Story” Program Offers Free Interactive Workshop, Attendance at a Professional Opera Performance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 9, 2018

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Registration is now open for The Princeton Festival’s popular Music That Tells a Story, a free introduction to opera that includes an interactive workshop led by professional singer and educator Dr. Rochelle Ellis plus admission to a fully-staged performance of the Puccini favorite Madama Butterfly.

More information and an online enrollment form is available at https://princetonfestival.org/event/2018-opera-workshop-music-tells-story/.

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Opera Stars, Production Staff to Share Stories, Experiences at 2018 Princeton Festival Guild Artists’ Round Table

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 14, 2018

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Free Annual Event Gives Audiences a Peek Behind the Scenes

PRINCETON, NJ (May 14, 2018) – Performers and production crew from Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, this year’s Princeton Festival opera, will share their personal experiences with the public during the annual Princeton Festival Guild Artists’ Round Table on Wednesday May 30 at 6:30 pm in the Cooper Conference Room of the Erdman Center for Continuing Education, Princeton Theological Seminary. 20 Library Place, Princeton NJ. Full information is available at https://princetonfestival.org/event/2018-artists-round-table/.

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The Princeton Festival receives grant from Northfield Bank Foundation for its Young Emerging Artists program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 16, 2018

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Princeton, NJ – The Princeton Festival (www.princetonfestival.org) recently received a grant of $8,000 from Northfield Bank Foundation. The grant will help further the Festival’s mission of enriching the communities it serves through a multi-dimensional, world-class performing arts summer festival by supporting its Young Emerging Artists program.

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The Princeton Festival Launches Program to Attract Younger Audiences to Opera with Special Ticket Pricing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 4, 2018

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“Young Friends” Participants Will Attend Either of Two “Madama Butterfly” Performances for Less

Princeton, NJ (June 4, 2018) – The Princeton Festival has announced a new “Young Friends of the Princeton Festival” program, created to make it easier for younger people to experience the excitement of a live opera performance by offering a limited number of tickets to its production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at 40% off full price, including an intermission beverage.

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Princeton Festival’s Free Lectures, Workshops for June 9-July 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 5, 2018

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Registration Required for Workshops

PRINCETON, NJ (June 5, 2018) – Free lectures, discussions, workshops and more continue through the second part of The Princeton Festival season. The following list of offerings covers Saturday June 9 through Sunday July 1. More information is available at https://princetonfestival.org/event_cat/2018-ee-programs.

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Award-Winning Japanese Poet Will Read at Princeton Public Library on June 17 as Part of Princeton Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 7, 2018

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Mari Kashiwagi’s “Butterfly” Poems Were Inspired by Madama Butterfly, This Season’s Featured Opera

PRINCETON, NJ (June 7, 2018) – Mari Kashiwagi, an award-winning poet, is coming from Japan to give a reading of her “Butterfly” poems on Sunday, June 17 at the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. The poems were inspired by this month’s Princeton Festival production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.

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