GO Showcase

2016 Season

Gateway Opera Showcase

February 5, 2016

From the crazed minds that brought you Gateway Opera’s expanded English edition of Mozart’s The Impresario, comes a brand new kind of opera showcase, featuring moving scenes from such made-up opera classics as LOLCATS teh Oper, The Blue Chair, Carmen vs. Lucia, Star Trek the Opera, and Opera the Opera. Like all our shows, it’s in English. Join Gateway Opera for a night of fun as we celebrate the wonderful and the weird in the world of opera featuring local St. Louis artists.




Carmen vs. LuciaCarmen vs. Lucia di Lammermoor
The epic search for the Holy Grail. Many look for it, but Lucia, Carmen, The Queen of the Night and Micaela are the ones who end up fighting over it.
Carmen – Allison GlassLucia – Gina MaloneQueen of the Night – Madeline BlackMicaela – Sarah Price

Star Trek the OperaStar Trek the Opera
Spock is injured on an alien planet. Kirk, who is secretly in love with Spock, is confronted with his feelings by his ex, Nurse Chapel. No one realizes how badly Spock is injured until it is too late…
Spock – Darrell J. JordanKirk – Keith WehmeierNurse Chapel – Sara Gottman

LOLCATS teh OperLOLCATS teh Oper
Featured Cats – Laurel Dantas, Katie Rush, Erika Cockerham, Sara Gottman, Keith Wehmeier, Kurtis Shoemake

The Blue ChairThe Blue Chair
Music by Karen Olson
Libretto by Caetlyn Van Buren
Newly commissioned in 2016 by Gateway Opera
Artistic Director, Kate Reimann, reminisces with GO’s biggest star. Oh, the things it has seen!
Kate Reimann

Opera the OperaOpera the Opera
Cinderella wants to go to the ball, but when her fairy godfather shows up he is a little different than expected. Along the way she meets a few friends, only to fend off a slew of amourous tenors when she finally arrives at the ball. Will Cinderella ever figure out what she really wants?
With characters and references from over 20 popular operas, this is the sketch version of opera you never knew you wanted!

Cinderella – Emily MosesClorinda, Cendrillon – Laurel DantasTisbe, Octavian – Erika CockerhamFigaro – Kurtis ShoemakeQueen of the Night, Olympia – Madeline BlackWalkure – Sarah PriceFee, Adele – Gina MaloneFiordiligi – Angela MooreDorabella – Merry KellerHansel – Rebecca HatlelidGretl – Hana AbramsDon Giovanni, Spock – Darrell J. JordanDuke – Nathan RugglesMimi – Kathleen NueblingLeonore, Nurse Chapel – Sara GottmanVioletta – Katie RushHoffman, Kirk – Keith WehmeierFalke, Papageno – Anthony TomassiniMeg Page – Allison GlassFalstaff – Jason Mallory

The GO Showcase is directed by Caetlyn Van Buren.
The music director is Robert Valentine.

Some images credited to Eric Woolsey woolseystudios.com