by Gioachino Rossini
May 13 and 14, 2022
Park Theatre, Jaffrey, NH
Cenerentola (Kelsey Robertson), a seamstress and aspiring fashion designer, labors under her oppressive stepfather, Don Magnifico (Andy Papas) and wannabe-model stepsisters, Clorinda (Francesca Federico) and Tisbe (Alyce Daubenspeck). It is Fashion Week in Milan, and Cenerentola is intent on presenting her fashion creations. The plot unfolds along the lines of the well-known fairy tale, but the Prince (Pedro Barbosa) is the head of the preeminent Milanese fashion house, House of Ramiro, a rival to Magnifico. Though the stage is set for Ramiro to rescue Cenerentola from the clutches of her stepfamily, she succeeds in bridging the rival factions into an all-powerful fashion empire. The cast also features Armando Contreras as Dandini and Michael Scarcelle as Alidoro.
Video Production - Released April 2022
Mozart’s short one act opera, The Impresario, is adapted as a lighthearted sequel to Raylynmor's previous production of Bastien and Bastienne.
Bastien, Bastienne, and Colas have “gone viral” with their social media presence ever since the movie came out about them last year. They all decide to go into showbusiness and find out what a mistake that is. Along the way, we meet a soprano/diva rival and see Bastien and Bastienne get into a whole new world of trouble.
(Above) Alyce Daubenspeck as Tisbe and Francesca Federico as Clorinda
(Left) Kelsey Robertson as Cenerentola
Video Production - Released October 2020
Pagliacci is the story of a traveling theatre troupe headed by Canio, the abusive husband of Nedda. Nedda has been having an affair with a local man, Silvio. Canio finds out and confronts his wife and her lover in front of a live(stream) audience during their performance. Playing off of the popularity of live-streamed performances, we will make the show within the show a livestream event - and our chorus will be the consumers.
Bastien and Bastienne
Video Production - Released March 2021
Mozart's Bastien and Bastienne is a one-act comic opera written when the composer was only 12 years old. This clever opera about love and misunderstandings will be transported to the era of social media by a new libretto by Artistic Director Ben Robinson.
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Keene Country Club
The swirling and effervescent music of “waltz king” Johann Strauss II is the backdrop for this zany comedy about infidelity, mistaken identity and the powerful effects of champagne. Building on the success of the cabaret-inspired production of La tragédie de Carmen, Die Fledermaus will be presented in an immersive setting, where the audience drinks and dines in real time as guests of Prince Orlofsky. This exciting new production will be both staged and set at the Keene Country Club, presented with a new English translation and accompanied by piano.
The Barber of Seville
by Gioachino Rossini
May 17 and 19, 2019
Peterborough Players, Peterborough, NH
A fully orchestrated production of Rossini's mad cap
tale of the Barber, but set in a South Beach Miami
performance gym (Seville). New English libretto by
Artistic Director, Ben Robinson.
Songs of Spain
March 31, 2019
Featuring : Jazimina MacNeil, Ben Robinson, Jose Lezcano
This diverse and probing program will include highlights from the Spain’s finest composers, several of their Latin American counterparts, and several selections from non-Spanish composers who have been inspired by the alluring Spanish culture. These Songs of Spain will seek to air of some of these neglected masterpieces by marrying song and history,
La Tragédie de Carmen
A Thriller in One Act by Georges Bizet | Peter Brook
& Songs of Spain
October 6 & 7, 2018
Songs of Spain at cocktail hour (cash bar), a Spanish-inspired feast by Executive Chef Alan Milchick, followed by a performance of Peter Brook's innovative one-act version of Georges Bizet's operatic masterpiece, Carmen.
by Arthur Sullivan and William Schwenk Gilbert
June 3, 2018
Congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene, NH
by Giacomo Puccini
March 9 & 11, 2018
Peterborough Players Theatre, Peterborough, NH
Puccini's tragic classic is transformed into a glimpse at life backstage at an opera company. With many innovative twists and surprises, you will be in the middle of the action as it unfolds and the lines between art and reality become ever more blurred.
by Lee Hoiby
Hansel and Gretel
by Engelbert Humperdinck
November 17 & 19, 2017
Dublin School, Dublin, NH
A delicious double bill where New England's own "French Chef" Julia Child shows you how to bake a chocolate cake and then becomes the witch in the zany dreams of two children. Featuring many tasty treats and sumptuous music, this production is a don't-miss delight for the whole family.
Featuring insights on the life of Julia Child by Celebrity Chef James Dodge: renowned author, educator, and colleague of Julia Child.
Die Fledermaus: Rebecca Shorstein as Adele
The Barber of Seville. Act I Finale.
Photo by Ramona Branch
The cast of La Tragédie de Carmen (L-R): Nick Tocci as Escamillo; Katy Lindhart as Micaela; Jazimina MacNeil as Carmen; and Chris Carr as Don José.
After performing Spanish songs in October: Veda Crewe, soprano; Ben Robinson, tenor and Vladimir Odinokikh, piano.
Bon Appétit!: Marsha Ackerman as Julia Child