Frank L. Wiggin Auditorium
A historic return of Opera...
Built in 1883, Peabody City Hall's Frank L. Wiggin Auditorium was simply known at the time as the "opera house." Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 and after a nearly quarter million-dollar restoration in 2018 to restore the decorative ceiling to it's former glory, as well as installing new sound and video projection systems, Opera returns to this magnificent theater with Corsara Artists' inaugural production of Menotti's "The Medium."
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Corsara Artists Presents:
an opera by Gian Carlo Menotti
By arrangement with G. Schrimer, Inc. Publisher and Copyright Owner
Ismael Sandoval - Musical Director & Conductor
Sara Law - Monica
Equally at home on the concert stage, Sara made her debut with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra as the Soprano Soloist on their annual Holiday Pops! concert. She is also a member of the internationally acclaimed Taylor Festival Choir, where she has sung the Soprano Solo in Mozart’s Laudate Dominum under the baton of Dr. Joseph Flummerfelt,
as well as the Soprano I Solos in Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Sara has been an Apprentice Artist with Miami Music Festival as well as a Young Artist with Mannes Opera, The Janiec Opera Company at Brevard Music Center, and Hawaii Performing Arts Festival. She received her Bachelor’s of Music from New England Conservatory, and her Master’s of Music from the Mannes School of Music. Sara studies under Amy Burton and Joshua Greene.
TBA - Toby
Natalja Sticco - Madame Flora
Natalja is a professional operatic and classical singer from Peabody, MA.
She began her career as a vocalist with the Latvian National Opera and
Ballet (2009-2017). In 2012 she was selected for the Opera's first Young
Artists' Program under the Direction of Andrejs Zagars where she
performed Orlofsky (die Fledermaus) and mastered the role of Olga in Eugene Onegin.
Performing in the LNO Choir, Natalja had the honor of working with opera greats
including Jonas Kaufman, Kristine Opolais and Elina Garanca; in premier venues such as
Bolshoi Theatre; Teatro Calderón; and Royal Opera House Muscat.
Kate Norigan - Mrs Gobineau
Kate Norigian is a native of Rhode Island. She has a Bachelor degree in Voice
Performance from Rhode Island College. She has attended several summer opera
programs including the V.O.I.CExperience Program in Tampa, Florida and in Rome,
Italy under the tutelage of famed soprano, Renata Scotto. She was the 2012 Second Place
winner in the National 25 th Annual Annamaria Saritelli Di Panni Bel Canto competition
as well as a Semifinalist in the International Mildred Miller Competition in Pittsburgh
and a 2017 finalist in the Talents of the World Competition in Newton, MA. Her roles
have included Nedda from I Pagliacci with Opera Providence as well as the World
Premiere of the opera William Sprague and His Women by Geoffrey Gibbs, singing the
title role of Kate Chase Sprague. She has sang several Armenian music concerts,
including the 20 th Anniversary of Armenia’s Independence in Providence, RI which was
attended by the Armenian Ambassador to the United Nations. She also concertizes
locally with Encore Opera in Providence, RI.
TBA - Mr Gobineau
Sarah Klopfenstein - Mrs Nolan
Lyric mezzo-soprano Sarah Klopfenstein kicks of 2019 by joining the roster of Corsara Artists, based in Boston. After performing the role of Marcello with Marble City Opera in an all female version of Puccini's classic in 2015 and Brahms' Alto Rhapsodie with Georgia Tech in 2016, Sarah focused her energy on teaching and family. This year, she has jumped back performing full-force and started 2019 strong with three operas in the Boston Metro area (Mrecedes with Commonwealth Lyric, Spirit and Dorothee with Opera del West's Cendrillon, and Mrs. Nolan with Corsara Artist Ensemble's Halloween event The Medium). In 2020 she will make her debut with St. Petersburg Opera in Florida as Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto.