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Nosferatu  Oct 2018
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by Dennis Kern
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Based on F.W. Murnau's 1922 silent vampire film--a classic of German Expressionist cinema-- Nosferatu creates a poetic version of the Dracula story.

Dana Gioia, previous U.S. poet-laureate, has written the brillant libretto. Composer Alva Henderson’s rich neo-romantic score for Nosferatu is full of soaring melodies, arias, duets and trios, with a thrilling Dies Irae for the chorus. Mr. Henderson’s masterly writing for the voice is without parallel in contemporary music.

Premiered in Billings, Montana in 2004, to standing ovations, the opera Nosferatu has been triumphantly showcased around the U.S. and in New York. Henderson and Gioia's thrilling version of the vampire myth tells the story of Nosferatu, "the undead," as seen through the eyes of the heroine, a gifted young woman trapped in a tragedy beyond her control.


Anton Belov - Count

Andrea Garritano - Ellen

Scott Wichael - Eric

Jan Michael Kliewer - Dr. Harding

Kate Meyer - Marthe

Dennis Rupp - Skuller


Doug Nagel - Cover for Count

Kieran Beebe - Cover for Skuller

Kristy Dallas - Cover for Ellen

Mandy Taylor - Cover for Marthe


Beverly Thiele - Assistant Director

Janie Sutton - Chorus Master

Susan McDaniel - Opera Rehearsal Accompanist, keyboard in pit

Richele Sitton- orchestra manager

Rebekah Rae - choreographer

Daniel Helfgot - Stage Director
Barbara Day Turner - Conductor

Dodie Rife - Stage Manager

Alex Heyneman - Lighting Design
Nathan Blanding - Set Design

Lorretta Wittmer - Costumes
Dan Nickerson - Prosthetic make up

Dulais Rhys - Chorus Rehearsal Accompanist

Alex Heyneman - Lighting Designer

 Nathan Blanding - Set Designer

Emma King - Supertitle Operator

Dennis Kern - Rehearsal Photographer