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Welcome to Opera's 1998-1999 Season! We have several exciting opportunities for you as well as a few not so small Table of Contents challenges for us in the coming months. Board of Directors' Welcome 2 We begin with one of the great classics -- Rossini's The Executive Director's Message 5 Barber of Seville. This pro­ duction is one that is sure to Facility Information 7 delight and entertain the entire Indianapolis Opera Guild 8 family with its lovable characters, humorous libretto, and sparkling music. LO. Production History 11

Next we venture into the world of German Opera Entree 17 opera with our first-ever Wagner production, The Flying Dutchman. The visual and musical spectacle of this piece will make it a memorable LO. Education Outreach 19 event and one that you surely won't want to miss. Memorials and Honor Gifts 20 Our third offering of the season will be a delightful pair of comedies: Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, and a brand new piece, Michael Ching's Orchestra Roster 21 Buoso's Ghost. This double bill is bound to have you in stitches and humming tunes as you leave the theater. So, don't miss the opportunity "What to Talk About" 23 to see and hear one of the funniest pieces in all of opera, AND one of the first sequels! Verdi's Macbeth will conclude our season. This is the Upcoming Production 24 well known Shakespeare tale set to Verdi's glorious music. It is a truly fitting way to end an already exciting year of opera. The Cast 25

As always, you will hear many of your favorite artists from past The Composer 26 productions, as well as many exciting new performers. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Chamber The Story 27 Orchestra will be joining me in the pit, and our wonderful Opera Chorus will be adding its usual strong support throughout the season. Acknowledgements 28 Artist Profiles 29 I am very excited about this year's productions, and hope that you will join me often to share in the excitement. There is something for Production Information 32 everyone; so make opera a regular event in your cultural and entertainment life! Thank you for coming. I hope that you enjoy this Annual Fund Drive 34 evening's performance. LO Individual Contributors 37 Sincerely, LO. Corporate Contributors 43

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1998- I999 5EA50N l Jeffrey O. Lewis OAP.D OF VII\ECTOI\5 PRESIDENT Edmund Burke EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT Dear Friends of Indianapolis Opera: Nancy Thompson Welcome to the center of cultural excitement in Indianapolis this year VICE PRESIDENT — Qowes Memorial Hall and Indianapolis Opera! Our splendid " season of firsts" for 1998-99 will build on last season's remarkable financial Douglas L. Tillman and artistic successes. Four of the five operas we will perform on our main VICE PRESIDENT stage this year are Indianapolis premieres. The Flying Dutchman is our first Wagner opera, as well. Maestro James Caraher continues to expand Ralph G. Nowak our boundaries, just as in last season's triumphant production of The Rake's TREASURER Progress. John S. Hayford Among the "firsts" which mark this season's main stage are debut ASSISTANT TREASURER performances for IO favorites and internationally renowned stars: -Tim Noble's first performance as the famed Dutchman, -Bob Orth's first Gianni Schicchi & Buoso's Ghost, and Mark Chestnut -Nova Thomas' first Lady Macbeth portrayal. SECRETARY We are honored by their faith in us, in Maestro Caraher's leadership and in the discernment and enthusiasm of Indianapolis audiences. Margaret J. Bannister We are also honored by your faithful support of our endeavors, and Dean Barnhard we offer you our heartfelt appreciation and thanks. Michael Barth, Jr. James F. Bash Not only are we excited by this season's prospects, but by the future Jeffrey T. Bennett as well. Next season marks our participation in the international collaboration Robert L. Bowen of Hansel and Gretel, as seen through the eyes of artist and storyteller Victoria T. Broadie Maurice Sendak. We promise you that this will be a significant event Pamela Fanning Carter in the cultural life of our city, as well as a great deal of fun for the family. The following season, 2000-2001, is our 25th anniversary, and we plan to E. M. Cavalier make it a special year of growth, featuring expanded and exciting Elizabeth R. Dietz programming and celebrations. Phyllis C. Feigenbaum Richard E. Ford Indianapolis Opera has a clear vision of who we are and what we Carolyn Pugh Foust want our future to be. We strive to be a national model, both financially Mary DePrez Harris and artistically, for mid-size regional opera companies, and we are Scott Himsel beginning to succeed in this effort. This year's season demonstrates Caroline N. Hodowal our commitment to this task and the faith of the artists themselves in Susan Kleinman our future. Further evidence of this national recognition can be found in James A. Madura a significant "Next Stage" grant awarded by Opera America for our Norma Oman upcoming mainstage production of Buoso's Ghost and by the national recognition received from Opera America and others for our innovative Edith Owings MUSIC! WORDS! OPERA! program and our Education Director Patty Dorit S. Paul Harvey. Chris W. Pfeifle Deborah Roccaforte We have much to celebrate as we look backward and as we plan the J. A. Rosenfeld future. We have a clear vision and an achievable plan. We have a Bob St. Claire growing endowment, and the beginnings of a substantial operating John D. Termine, Ph.D. reserve. Our professional staff and our volunteer board are strong and Roberta Walton dedicated. We hope our excitement is Norma Winkler contagious to you, our audience. It's a great Joan W. Wolf time to be a part of our family. Join us, but remember to "buckle up"! HONORARY MEMBERS Sincerely, Patricia D. Curran Arnold C. Hanish Robert D. Knapp Bonnie A. Reilly Jeffrey O. Lewis Mary M. Sutherland President, Board of Directors Douglas P. Zipes 2 4> INDIANAPOLIS OPERA Historic Preservation


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Four general meetings are scheduled annually, three of which feature informational programs pertinent to the next opera being presented. Fund raising efforts involve members in such undertakings as hosting the annual "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" series, coordinating IO's new Opera Entree audience development and education program, and overseeing the "Opera Shop" in the lobby prior to each opera.

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Tickets available at Clowes Memorial I hill Box Office and all TYCKS^O^^. Ticket Centers. Charge by phone (317) 239-1000 Box Office Hours: Mon day-Friday: 10 am-5 pm Saturday: 10 a.m-2 pm. For complete schedule of events call: (317) 940-6444 or (800) 732-0804 TDD/TTY (317)940-6479 www. Do you have a fear of intermission? Can't pronounce the German? Been too long since your music appreciation class? This section can help! Below you'll find some great tid­ tint to Talk About bits for those intermission talks with your friends! • The Flying Dutchman was first performed on January 2,1843 in Dresden, Germany. SOMETHING TO CHEER ABOUT Baseball fans do "the wave." Football fans have big foam • The first numbers to be composed were Senta's hands indicating who indeed is number one. What do aria and the choruses of the Norwegian sailors opera fans have to indicate a job well done? Simple: and the Dutchman's crew. BRAVOl The word is rooted in the Italian adjective bravo, meaning, among other things, clever or capable. In Italian and in English, bravo is also an old word for a daring • Wagner intended to present Dutchman in one villain. The assassin Sparafucile in Verdi's Rigoletto is listed long uninterrupted act. Thank goodness for in the original libretto as a bravo. intermissions! As an exclamation of joy or a compliment, bravo is sensitive • The seeds of The Flying Dutchman were planted to gender and number. Say, "Bravol" when it's a male singer, "Brava\" when it's a female singer (some enthusiasts during a miserably rough crossing Wagner like to lay it on thick with "Brava dival"), "BraviV when endured on his way from Germany to England. there are two or more singers worth crowing about. As you listen to the overture, you can imagine If you're really feeling generous with compliments and what his journey must have been like! want to encompass a whole group, "Bravi tuttil" is your answer (though it's best to reserve this for the final curtain calls of the evening.) And when you've felt the earth • The famous stuff: move, let the artist know it by raising your voice in a The Overture superlative shout of "Bravissimol" To an opera singer, "E)ie Frist ist urn" (Dutchman's entrance) there's no greater compliment. "Johohohoe! Traft ihr das Schiff" (Senta's aria) from Bravo! A Guide to Opera for the Perplexed "Summ und brumm, du gutes Radchen" by Barrymore Lawrence Scherer. (Spirining chorus) "Wie aus der Feme Langst vergangner Zeiten" (TXitchman and Senta's duet) "Verloren ! Ach, verloren!" (Sailors' chorus) Prepare Your Child for the World WEIRD BUT TRUE For our opera-loving numerologists: Did you know that Wagner's entire life seemed to have revolved around the number 13? Our challenging academic Wagner was born in 1813. (Made even more program includes traditional interesting by adding those four digits together!) subjects-—and immerses your child in a foreign language Richard Wagner is 13 letters long. when young minds are most He was exiled from Germany for 13 years. receptive to learning. Call for an infor mation packet (317) 255-1951. Tannhauser was first performed on April 13, with • Expanded location near Butler the Paris premiere on March 13. The Ring cycle University campus was first performed on August 13. T Pre-school to eighth grade. Wagner wrote 13 operas. Wagner died on February 13, in the 13th year of :______•• the new German government. International School of Indiana 200 West 49th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 1998- I999 5EA50N f UPCOMING PI\ODUCTION

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Clowes Memorial Hall FriddN. FEbruar\| lb di g:()0 PM Single tickets are A.OPV OiV SALE at the P I pi Clowes Hall box office, at all Ticket Master buNdd\|. rEDruar\| Ig at l.^Q pM Ticket Centers, and downtown at Ticket Central at the Artsgarden. You can also Don't miss OVERTURE, a lecture by Michael Sells, Dean of Butler Charge-By-Phone at 317-239-1000. University's Jordan College of Fine Arts. OVERTURE begins 45 minutes prior to both performances in the Krannert Room of Clowes Memorial Hall. Free and open to the public. 24 INDIANAPOLIS OPERA THI5 PERFORMANCE INDIANAPOLIS OPERA presents

(Der fliegende Hollander)

Music and Libretto by Richard Wagner

Friday, November 6, 1998 at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, November 8, 1998 at 2:30 p.m.

Featuring the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

There will be two 15-minute intermissions Cast of Characters

(in order of vocal appearance)

Daland (a Norwegian sea captain) William Fleck Steersman {of Dalands vessel) David Mannell The Dutchman Timothy Noble Mary (Senta's nurse) Kara Schmid Senta (Daland'$ daughter) Sheila Smith Erik (a huntsman) Timothy Tobin* Stage Director Thomas Holliday* Conductor James Caraher Chorus Master John A. Schmid Choreographer Michelle Jarvis Scenic Designer Constantinos Kritikos Lighting Designer Betsy Cooprider-Bernstein Associate Lighting Designer Laura Schnyder Costume Designer Susan Memmot-Allred * indicates Indianapolis Opera debut

Jim Caraher and John Pickett respectfully dedicate this production of The Flying Dutchman to Ms. Christel DeHaan. Ms. DeHaan and the DeHaan Family Foundation have recently presented Indianapolis Opera with an opportunity to strengthen our financial stability with a grant of $500,000. IO intends to compliment this generous act by raising an additional $500,000 to strengthen the base of its endowment. It is with gratitude that we recognize Christel DeHaan. 1998- I999 5EA50N 25 Wesendonck's wife. During this passionate episode, Wagner wrote Tristan and Isolde. Minna left him and returned to Dresden, where she died in 1866. Richard Wagner During his years in exile, Wagner began to formulate Richard Wilhelm Wagner was born in Leipzig, new ideas about opera. He Germany on May 22, 1813. His father, an actor, wrote numerous articles writer, portrait painter, and lover of great literature attacking the obsolete tech­ had a profound influence on Wagner. Richard's niques of Italian opera, at the same time organizing formative years were spent in a household filled his own theories of music and drama. He began the with a love of culture and the arts. Literature, rather monumental task in which his ideal could be fully than music, was his first love. utilized: Der Ring des Nibelungen. This musical project would absorb his energy and efforts for a Wagner's first piano lessons were highly distasteful quarter of a century. to him. When he heard the Beethoven symphonies at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, and soon after that a Wagner began a relationship with Cosima von performance of Fidelio, music became an obsession. Biilow, the daughter of Franz Liszt. Her husband, He was encouraged by his mother to continue his Hans von Biilow, a pianist and conductor, was a academic education, but at the University of Leipzig great admirer of Wagner's musical genius. Cosima he was more concerned with rowdy extracurricular gave birth to two daughters and a son fathered by activities—gambling, dueling, drinking, and women. Wagner. She finally divorced von Biilow in 1871 and married Wagner. Cosima admired, adored, and Wagner's first attempts at composing were received applauded him, and devoted her life to serving his with anger and derision. In debt from gambling and needs until the day he died. Richard Wilhelm involved in troublesome love affairs, he escaped to Wagner was an objectionable man in every way Magdeburg and became conductor of the local except one: his attitude toward his art. Here was his opera. There he met Minna Planer and they were one religion which he worshipped with honesty and married in 1836. From the moment the marriage was humility. sealed, Wagner regretted the act. She was pretty but he said her bourgeois mentality bored him. —Margaret Simpson Beset by creditors, Wagner's work was not well received. He and Minna tied to Paris and lived in abject poverty. On two occasions he was imprisoned for debts. He was humiliated as a man and rejected as a composer. It was during this time that he began work on The Flying Dutchman (Der fliegende Hollander). Later he wrote, ''Everything went easily, fluently. I actually shouted for joy, as I felt through my whole being that I was still an artist." The BzEli Dresden Opera presented his third opera, Rienzi. Wagner left Paris on borrowed funds to attend the premiere. After its huge success, the opera agreed to present The Flying Dutchman under Wagner's direction. It was a complete failure. In 1843 he was appointed Kapellmeister of the Dresden Opera, completing Tannhauser and Lohengrin. The Drescfen Opera turned down Lohengrin and it was not heard until 1850. An FORREST extreme political radical, Wagner took part in the McGINNIS abortive Revolution of 1848 and was forced to flee his homeland, first to Paris and then to Zurich. INTERIORS In Zurich he met a wealthy merchant, Otto 317/638-0011 Wesendonck, and his wife, Matnilde. He provided Wagner and Minna a house to live in on his estate. INDIANA!' OLIS Wagner immediately began a wild love affair with 26 A smart backdrop for both trendsettmg and classic design. THE 5TOI\Y

ACT I Caught in a violent storm off the Norwegian As she muses once again over the Dutchman's coast, the merchant ship of Daland has just portrait, Daland and the dark stranger himself enter cast anchor at Sandwike Bay, seven miles from home the house. Daland entreats Senta to listen favorably port. As the tempest continues to rage, both captain to his new friend's suit, and when both the younger and crew go below to rest before returning home. The eople are silent, father realizes his presence is super- Steersman left on watch sings himself to sleep, and an Suous. Left alone together, Senta and the Dutchman ominous-looking foreign ship draws near. This second gradually realize how harmoniously their parallel captain, whom we come to know as the Flying visions of both fantasy and reality complement each Dutchman, goes ashore, observing that his seven-year other, in a duet that is the heart and soul of the opera. term of penance has passed, that he will once again be Daland's reappearance is a prelude to a great communal allowed to woo a bride, expressing alternate hope and celebration, at which part of the festivity will be the bitter pessimism that this longed-for woman's eternal announcement that Daland has a new prospective fidelity will release him from his eternal cycle of son-in-law. doomed wandering. The Dutchman and Daland exchange greetings and information about their ACT m Later that night the Norwegian sailors and respective voyages and cargos. The Dutchman asks their womenfolk are eating, drinking and for shelter with Daland ana his family, offering great dancing outside Daland's house. Their intoxication hoards of treasure as compensation. When Daland prompts them to harass the dark and silent guest ship describes his beautiful, faithful, loving daughter, and its crew, all of whom are apparently either asleep Senta, the Dutchman asks for her hand. The wind has or dead. To the revelers' terror, the Dutchman's crew changed, and the two men look forward to a reunion is indeed roused, calling their captain back to his next at Daland's house as soon as their ships will carry round of aimless wandering. them. Erik follows Senta onto the pier, reminding her of a past instance when she pledged him her love. The ACT II Inside Daland's house, Senta, her companion end of this conversation is overheard by the Mary and their friends are spinning, awaiting Dutchman, who jumps to the conclusion that Senta is the sailors' return. Senta seems distracted, obsessed not free to offer him her hand and faith. As she has by a portrait of the Flying Dutchman. Prompted by not yet spoken her marriage vows before God, she is her peers, she sings a ballad relating this gloomy spared the consequences of faithlessness suffered by figure's sad legend: Once in the midst of a furious the Dutchman's countless other victims over the storm, while attempting to round a dangerous cape, centuries. Boarding his ship and ordering his crew to the Dutchman swore an oath that he would never weigh anchor, the Dutchman reveals his true identity give up sailing through any conditions to reach his as the protagonist of all the old legends before setting goal. The Devil took him at his word, and sail. The last word is Senta's, who climbs to a high condemned him to an eternal existence of wandering place, declares the proof of her fidelity will be her the world's seas, unable to die or to reach any safe death, and hurls herself into the sea. The opera ends port. The Dutchman's guardian angel apparently with a vision of the two redeemed lovers united for interceded, and once every seven years, the beleaguered eternity. captain is allowed to land. Only if he succeeds in finding a woman whose fidelity is so absolute that she Thomas Holliday will die for him will the Dutchman win redemption for his eternal cycle of wandering. Senta declares firmly that she will be the woman to make this crucial "Dutchman" in Brief (quick and to the point!) sacrifice. Forced to come ashore due to a horrible storm, Daland and the cursed Dutchman, both sea captains, make a deal for The end of her ballad is overheard by her childhood Daland's daughter Senta's hand in marriage. Senta day­ sweetheart, the hunter Erik, who reports that dreams of the mysterious Dutchman and longs to be the Daland's ship has just landed. Mary and the other woman who will set him free. Her suitor, Erik, warns her women rush out to give the sailors proper welcome, of the danger. When Daland introduces Senta to the and Erik reproaches Senta with having devastated his Dutchman, they fall madly in love, and she pledges herself heart by scorning his love. Erik relates a recent nightmare to him unto death. The Dutchman, too, loves Senta and in which he has seen the mysterious Dutchman and and realizes he can't allow her to become part of the curse Senta united as a couple, with father Daland's to which he is doomed. In an act of selflessness, the connivance. Dutchman sails off to spare Senta. She sees the ship depart and hurls herself into the sea. Her faithfulness proclaimed, the ship sinks and the Dutchman and Senta are reunited ir death. 1998- I999 5EA5QN 11 EDGEMENT5

Indianapolis Opera is a not-for-profit organization organizations shown below. Their sponsorship which depends on the support of individuals, of professional opera for Indiana allows us to foundations, and corporations in the community keep your tickets affordable. Indianapolis Opera for our survival and continued growth. The wishes to note its gratitude to the following 1998-1999 Season is made possible through the people and corporations who support its work generous support of the corporations and in special ways. Season Sponsors:


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Indianapolis Opera thanks its supporters for their generous underwriting of the following:

Afterglow Reception ATA Vacations Timothy Noble Richard E. Ford Sheila Smith Norma Winkler

Set designed by Constantinos Kritikos for New Orleans Opera Association Tapestries designed by Shannon Taylor and provided by Cleveland Opera Costumes courtesy of Utah Opera Company English surtitle slides by Bayshore Opera Translations Wigs by Theatrical Hairgoods Company, San Francisco Special thanks to lane Leslie, Collections Manager, Conner Prairie, for the reproductions of authentic spinning wheels used in Act II. Special thanks to Lisa Halcomb, Conner Prairie, for spinning lessons. Indianapolis Opera presentation bouquets by McNamara Florist

WM With the support of the mdCilyof Indianap Indiana Arts Commission and National Endowment tot the Arts. 28

One of the world's leading baritones, IO audiences will remember William Timothy Noble (Dutchman) was Fleck (Daland) from his performance last seen in the title role of IO's as Doctor Dulcamara in IO's 1994 1986 production of Falstaff. An production of L'Elisir d'amore and as Indiana native, Mr. Noble made Bartolo in 1993's The Marriage of his Metropolitan Opera debut in Figaro. A regular member of the 1988 as Shaklovity in Khovanshchuia, Metropolitan Opera since 1979 and and has since returned to sing the New York City Opera, he recently Michele in II Tabarro, Albert in completed a four-month City Opera Werther, Peter in Hansel and tour in the role of Suplice in La Fille Gretel, Iago in Otello, Marcello in du regiment followed by an engagement of La Boheme with La Boheme, Amonasro in Aida, Tampa Opera. This spring, Mr. Fleck will be seen with Leporello in Don Giovanni and Nashville Opera recreating his Metropolitan Opera role Christopher Columbus in the world premiere of Philip of Baron Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier. Mr. Fleck has Glass' The Voyage. He also performs regularly with the appeared with many leading American opera opera companies of San Francisco and Dallas, where he companies including Dallas Opera, Hawaii Opera, sang Count di Luna in II Trovatore, as well as the title role Vancouver Opera, Nevada Opera, Fort Worth Opera, in Rigoletto. Outside the United States, Mr. Noble's Atlanta Opera, Cleveland Opera, San Francisco Opera, engagements have included England's Glyndebourne Pittsburgh Opera and Baltimore Opera. Festival, Netherlands Opera, La Fenice in Venice, and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. He has also Tim Tobin (Erik) is making his IO performed with many of the nation's leading orchestras, debut, as part of his ever-expanding including the Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Wagner repertoire. He has per­ St. Louis Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic. Mr. formed the role of Erik with Noble can also be heard as Professor Harold Hill in the Cincinnati Opera and most recently recent Telarc recording of The Music Man and as for OperaDelaware. Just this month Benjamin in Marc Blitzstein's Regina on Decca Records. he sang the role of Siegmund in Die Walkure in a symphonic concert ver­ sion with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He has also sung the role Sheila Smith (Senta) was last seen of Froh in the latest production of Wagner's Ring in by Indianapolis Opera audiences Seattle. Other operas in which he has appeared include in 1993 as the Countess in Le Aida, II Trovatore, Carmen, Le Cid and Samson and Delilah, Nozze di Figaro. Last season and Tosca. He also has an extensive background in marked her debuts as Senta for musical theater, with Broadway credits including Fiddler both Fort Worth Opera and on the Roof, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Chicago Cleveland Opera, and the title and A Chorus Line. In May, Mr. Tobin will sing the title role in Tosca for both Cleveland role in Oedipus Rex with the Opera de Nice, France. Opera and Central City Opera. The 1996-97 season included Sieglinde in a concert version of David Mannell (Steersman) has Die Walkure, Act 1 with the appeared extensively with IO, Colorado Springs Symphony and including performances as Goro in the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro for New York City Madama Butterfly, Spoletta in Tosca, Opera. Formerly a mezzo-soprano, she made her Basilio in The Marriage of Figaro, Metropolitan Opera debut on opening night of the Pedrillo in Abduction from the 1986-87 season singing Siegrune in the new production Seraglio, Arturo in Lucia di of Die Walkure. Honors for Ms. Smith include first prize Lammermoor and Ruiz in II Trovatore. in the MacAUister Awards for Opera Singers, a George With Muddy River Opera Company, London Grant, and a William Mattheus Sullivan Grant. Mr. Mannell has sung Alfredo in La A graduate of Oklahoma City University, she lives in Traviata, Rodoifo in La Boheme, Martin in The Tender Denver with her husband, stage director Thomas Land, and Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance. In addition Holliday. to performing, Mr. Mannell also serves on the faculties of Butler University and Indiana State University. 1998- I999 5EASON 29 I\H5T PKORLE5

A long-time member of the IO James Caraher (Conductor) began chorus, Kara Schmid (Mary) has his operatic career as a rehearsal performed in more than 15 IO accompanist with the Tri-Cities productions. Most recently, Kara Opera in Binghamton, N.Y., following appeared as Mother Goose in last his graduation from Hamilton season's The Rake's Progress. Other College. He was then hired by the notable roles include the Third Lady Syracuse Opera Company as the in The Magic Flute, Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor, and Effie in The Ballad Assistant Music Director and Chorus of Baby Doe. A graduate of Butler Master, stepping in as conductor for University, she sings at Fairview Presbyterian Church a performance of Rigoletto at the end of his first season. and will appear later this season in IO's February The following season, Mr. Caraher was appointed music production of Gianni Schicchi & Buoso's Ghost. director and principal conductor, a post he held until 1988. Via a partnership with the Indianapolis Opera in 1981, James assumed the position of IO's music director. Thomas Holliday (Stage Director) In 1991, he took over as artistic director for IO and received early training as a singer Opera Memphis, eventually giving up the Opera and instrumentalist, including studying Memphis position to concentrate his efforts on IO. Mr. as an operatic bass-baritone at Caraher serves as music director for the Ash Lawn- Indiana University's School of Music. Highland Music Festival and is a much-sought-after His extensive directing experience guest conductor with companies such as Opera includes engagements with Company of Philadelphia, Kentucky Opera, Buffalo Germany's Hamburg State Opera, Opera, and Nashville Opera Association, where he Austria's Stadttheater Klagenfurt and conducted La Cenerentola last spring. the American Institute of Musical Studies. In the United States, he has directed for Opera Theatre, Glimmerglass Opera, Central City Opera, Shreveport Opera, Sacramento Opera, Baton Rouge Opera and Opera Colorado. Mr. John Schmid (Chorus Master) Holliday has also worked as a composer/arranger, opera is in his fifteenth season with librettist, translator, opera educator, and writer and Indianapolis Opera and The Flying lecturer on operatic subjects. Mr. Holliday lives in Denver with his wife, Sheila Smith. Dutchman marks his 49th production. Mr. Schmid's extensive background includes bachelor's and master's degrees of music in voice from FINE ARTS SOCIETY OF INDIANAPOLIS Butler University as well as work as a music director, voice teacher, choral conductor, performer and administrator. Since 1994, Mr. Schmid has served as the director of Fairview Studios and director of music at Fairview Presbyterian Church, where he consistently Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts fulfills the church's commitment to "music that enriches Saturday Opera Matinees 12:30p.m. J the soul." He is also frequently called upon to adjudicate a variety of auditions and concerts, including the Prelude Awards, the National Society of Arts and Letters Voice Competition and the Anderson University Concerto Auditions.

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Indianapolis Opera Chorus The Indianapolis Opera Chorus consists of choristers from all walks of life who devote hundreds of hours each year. Under the direction of Chorus Master John A. Schmid, now in his fifteenth year, the Indianapolis Opera Chorus lends its vocal excellence and dramatic conviction which are intrinsic elements of our productions. The Indianapolis Star said of one recent performance, "a finely tuned and finely toned chorus...singers who can not only sing, but who can also act." Indianapolis Opera is deeply grateful to the members of the IO Chorus. The Flying Dutchman Chorus Barbara M. Baetzhold Thomas R. Galusha Tim Lerzak Kate Roberts Howard K. Baetzhold Gregory Allan Gibson Jeffrey O. Lewis Donald Sauers Meggo Barthlow Frank Green Anita C. Lyons Meagan Searles Carson Bradfield Eric A. Gregory Julie L. Males Peter D. Sims Patty Bright Catherine Griffin Daniel Marshall Mark Sprecher Thomas L. Brown Tim Grino Tania McLaughlin Lynne Sylvester John Carter Elizabeth Gross Patrick B. McMonigle Stephen E. Towne Harold E. Dalton Stephen Hartley Michael R. Mills Jillian Wagner Ellen Denham Jeffrey M. Hartman Eric Oehler Urban Wagner David K. Dulhanty Patricia Haskett Kathy Oehler Eric J. Wickens Ken Eder Barbara Heck Mike Peterson Todd P. Edwards Brenda J. Jackson C. Terry Phillips Eva Flaugh Denis Ryan Kelly, Sr. Jesus Rivera Gonzales Supernumeraries Miryam Ali Suzanne Kleine Jeremy Palin Lionel Woodard Patrick Caraher Amanda Leatherman Sven Schreiber John Yates Jason Hart Jessica Madeiros Jennifer Stock Production Staff

Production Manager Stephen Goldberg Technical Director Lester D. McGuire, Jr. Assistant Director Don Rierson Stage Manager Rebecca Graham-Forbis Assistant Stage Manager Deborah Jo Barrett Associate Lighting Designer Laura Schnyder Properties Alice George Costume Coordinator Delane Wood MakeupAVig Coordinator Susan Stone MakeupAVig Assistants Jan Ross Valorie Woods Rehearsal Accompanists Louis Menendez Sandra Baetzhold IO Stage Personnel Doug Shockley, Head Carpenter Mike Ray, Assistant Carpenter Michael Harmeson, Head Electrician Herman Teepe, Assistant Electrician Robert Pierpont, Head Properties Kim Nicely, Assistant Properties Stagehands Members of IATSE Local 30 Wardrobe Members of IATSE Local 893 32 INDIANAPOLIS OPERA After the performance, continue to experience the magic of the arts in the comfort of your own home... where a new era of cultural I • entertainment is unfolding before you. With Time Warner Cable, the show goes on! Watch our cast of entertainers, like these, perform 24-hours-a-day. For more information, call 972-9700. JIV IT «d£L m ^MW #i^B I • V^^S ______V Bi. dependent __P\Al^ • lL*?*iiJ Vgffinnei H J4>« nriffl" "sssssi? THE LEARNING choicyour musiec sourc e CH ANN EL- EXPLORE YOUR WORLD TIME WARNER CABLE Imagine What's Next. • Only available in upgraded areas. ANNUAL FUND DKIVE

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Professional Opera is an exhilarating partnership of all art forms — vocal and instrumental music; the evocative visuals of set, costume and lighting design — the drama of live theatre and dance. This grand sum of its glorious parts is, by its collaborative nature, the most costly of all art forms. In order to keep ticket prices affordable, contributions cover the majority of production and organizational costs. Your support not only creates life on the Clowes Memorial Hall stage, but also touches the lives of over 50,000 students throughout the state and region in areas generally regarded as underserved by the professional arts.

Charitable contributions to Indianapolis Opera are tax-deductible as provided by law. Pledges made to support the 1998-99 Annual Fund Drive may be made with payment(s) scheduled at the donor's convenience prior to June 30, 1999. WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!

In return, these are the ways we say "Thank You" to Indianapolis Opera contributors.

<. Contribution Form Yes, I (we) want to help Indianapolis Opera reach out to our community. Please accept the following gift or pledge:



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Amount: $ Opportunity to nominate a child to present flowers to artists during a curtain call.

Check Payable to "Indianapolis Opera" is enclosed. An invitation to a Masterclass with the young artists of the Charge my contribution to: Visa _Mastercard _AMEX Indianapolis Opera Ensemble. Special opportunities to meet Credit Card # the mainstage artists. Expiration Date Opportunity for reserved parking at Signature Clowes Memorial Hall during IO performances.

This contribution is a pledge to be paid later/ Member of the Impresario Circle Please invoice me in (month). and an invitation to annual Impresario appreciation events.

Please contact me regarding estate planning Four open dress rehearsal passes and Indianapolis Opera for the season. Invitation to a reception and a back­ Gifts of stock to charitable organizations is an attractive stage tour during production week way for your to make contributions avoiding the capital gains tax and receiving an income tax deduction. Two open dress rehearsal passes Indianapolis Opera is able to process such gifts. for the season. Invitations to IO special events.

Questions? Call Indianapolis Opera at (317) 283-3531. Donor recognition in the following season program book. Mail your gift or pledge to: Indianapolis Opera Subscription to IO's newsletter Annual Tund Drive High Notes. 250 East 38th Street Il Indianapolis, IN 46205 34 O INDIANAPOLIS OPERA All the World's a Stage II Chaired by Robert Walton, this unique evening of opera entertainment and festivities throughout Clowes Hall featured soprano Nova Thomas. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the following contributors who helped us raise funds to support IO's community outreach programming.

Corporate Patrons Individual Patrons Silent Auction Contributors Barth Electric Co. Inc. Jeff Baker Aronstam Fine Jewelery Bank One Sarah Barney ATA Vacations EH Lilly and Company and Mrs. James Bash G. Thrapp Jewelers Ernst & Young Jim and Denise Caraheherr Reis-Nichols Jewelers Guidant Corporation Mark Chestnut ^_^>1 The Worth Collection Ice Miller Donadio and Ryan Bill and Patti Curra. n Wright & Co. Jewelers and The Indianapolis Star & News Ronald and Elizabeth Dietz Silversmiths IPALCO Enterprises Richard E. Ford IWC Resources Dr. and Mrs. Ted L. Grayson Lilly Endowment, Inc ^^^runch Harris Lilly Industries, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. John Holcomb Merrill Lynch Niels and Patricia Lyster NBD Indiana, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. James Madura Frank and Edith Owings John C Pickett Tom and Bonnie Reilly \ f § Jerri Ross Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shepfer Chris and Ann Stack Barbara E. Stokely Richard and Nancy Thompson Dr. Robert and Roberta Walton Norma Winkler iLjF Walter and Joan Wolf All the World's a Stage III will be held on Sat., May 8,1999. Call LO. to make sure you receive an invitation this spring. ICE MILLER DONADIO &RYAN


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on their 23rd season of providing qualitv entertainment options INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTOR

Great Opera cannot happen without your support through tax-deductible donations. A vital collaboration of all the arts, professional opera is the most costly of all art forms. Like the national average, revenues from ticket sales provide only one-third of our annual budget.

Play a supporting role at lndianapolis Opera and bring more life to our performances! Your investment not only comes to life on the Clowes Memorial Hall stage, but provides vital partnership for our nationally-acclaimed educational outreach programming. Our statewide outreach programs annually touch the lives of over 50,000 students, often in areas regarded as underserved by the professional arts.

IO pays tribute to those individuals who supported our 1997-1998 Annual Fund Drive assuring our financial stability — while we reach out to our community and provide the excitement of great professional opera!

(The following gifts were received between July 1,1997 and June 30,1998.)

THE IMPI\E5AI\IO OKCLE Underwriter $10,000 plus Patron $1000-$2499 Mr. and Mrs. Frank N. Owings* Mr. Allen W. Clowes* Jeff Baker* Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Palmer* Ms. Christel DeHaan* Geoffrey and Margaret Bannister* Dr. and Mrs. John G. Pantzer, Jr.* Richard E. Ford* Ms. Sarah Barney* Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Paul* Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Peck* Mr. and Mrs. Michael Barth, Jr.* John C. Pickett* Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Burke* Mrs. William C. Power, Jr.* Guarantor $5000-$9999 Phil and Betty Capasso* Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Reilly, Jr.* Dr. and Mrs. C. N. Christensen* Jim and Denise Caraher* Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Rooney* Dr. and Mrs. William B. Kleinman Mr. and Mrs. William Carter* Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Rosenfeld Mrs. Ruth Lilly Mr. and Mrs. William B. Clark* Robert and Alice Schloss* Alice and Kirk McKinney* Mr. and Mrs. James Cornelius Chris and Ann Stack* Mrs. Samuel Reid Sutphin* Mr. and Mrs. William Curran* Charles B. Staff, Jr.* Kathryn and Sidney Taurel* Bob Edwards Mr. and Mrs. Harold Justin Sugarman Norma Winkler* Dr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Emmick Mr. and Mrs. Donald G. Sutherland* Mrs. Russell Fortune, Jr.* Mr. and Mrs. Richard Thompson* Douglas L. Tillman* Sponsor $2500-$4999 Carolyn Pugh Foust* Mr. and Mrs. Brendan P. Fox Randall L. and Marianne W. Tobias Mr. and Mrs. James F. Bash* Hugh W. Frey* Mr. and Mrs. King R. Traub* Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Broadie* Bill and Kathy Wishner* Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Cavalier* Mrs. Frances M. Girdwood* Eugene and Marilyn Glick Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wolf, Jr.* Mr. and Mrs. W. Ronald Dietz* Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Zipes* Mr. and Mrs. Don B. Earnhart* Mrs. Edward W. Harris, Jr.* Brad and Laura Hays* Anonymous - 3 Dr. and Mrs. Harvey Feigenbaum* James and Anne Heger* Dr. and Mrs. Robert Greenleaf* Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Hanish* Caroline N. Hodowal* Karen and Doug Huemme* Mr. and Mrs. James S. Irsay* Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Knapp* Jeffrey O. Lewis and Paula Schmidt-Lewis Dr. and Mrs. James A. Madura* Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Lindseth* Niels and Patricia Lyster* Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Smithwick, Jr. Roger and Lynda Marchetti Dr. and Mrs. John D. Termine* Dr. and Mrs. Charles E. Test* Laurane Mendelsohn* Drs. Arthur and Patricia S. Mirsky* Dr. and Mrs. Louis Vignati Ann and Charles Walters Mrs. Sam B. Moxley* Mrs. Walter Myers, Jr.* Mr. and Mrs. John Wynne* Anonymous - 1 Ralph G. Nowak* *indicates those donors who also gave support 1998- 1999 5EA5QN through attendance as a 97/98 season ticket holder 37 SUJSNYSIDE GUILD Presents

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Benefactor $500-$999 Miriam Ramaker* A. Ian Fraser and Ambrose Smith* Helen and Emerson Babb* Vernley R. Rehnstrom Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Heidenreich* Howard G. and Nancy Baetzhold* James L. and Pauline S. Rowe* Scott and lane Ann Himsel* Ruth and Werner Beyer* Rosa Dene and Robert Shepfer Carolyn W. Kincannon* Leah P. Carter Frank C. Springer, Jr. Meta and David Kleiman* Dr. and Mrs. Louis F. Chenette Ms. Barbara Stokely David H. Kosene Dr. Dolores F. Gkrit and Joseph L. Schmit* Mrs. Frederic W. Taylor* Mr. and Mrs. Marshall McCuen* Oscar and Ann Cummings* Betty Lou Walsman, M.D.* Mr. and Mrs. William Medlicott* Dr. Judith A. Deutsch* A B. Webb and Nina Bermudez Webb* Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Miller III* Mr. and Mrs. Andre R. Donikian* Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Yamamoto* F. Timothy and Katherine C. Nagler Doris E. Douglas Mr. and Mrs. Terence T. Yen* Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Peterson* Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Einhorn* Karl and Barbara Zimmer* Christophor Pfeifle Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Erickson* Anonymous - 3 Richard R. Plath* Dr. and Mrs. Michael E. Flaugh Patricia Porter* Dr. Robert E. Frye* Sustainer $250-$499 Dr. and Mrs. Carl S. Pruitt* Mr. and Mrs. William J. Garvey* Dorothy and Lee Alig Vin and Cindy Rampey* Mrs. P. D. Genovese* Ruthann and George Baumer* Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Reynolds Dr. and Mrs. Jay Gorsky* Mrs. John W. Beeler Mr. and Mrs. John T. Roberts Jim and Roberta Graham* Peter and Teree Bergman* Mr. and Mrs. Michael Roccaforte John S. Griffin* Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Binford Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. F. Roesch Donald R. and Carolyn S. Hardman* Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey D. Buttrum* Mrs. Dorothy Rossebo Edward and Louise Hartigan* Mr. and Mrs. R. Ronald Calkins* Beverly G. Savage Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hecnt Marcus and Leslie Chandler Mr. and Mrs. Joshua L. Smiley Dr. Janet Hock* James and June Conine Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Strawbridge* Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Kincannon Barry J. Crevey* Mrs. Jo Ann Thompson Dr. and Mrs. Ted Luros* Dave and Christie Crockett Lynda Van Kirk* Dr. and Mrs. David J. Malik* Blake and Jan Devitt Mr. Robert Warila* Stan and Jane Malless* Stephen E. and Mary O. DeVoe* Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Watson* Frances Mees Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Dickinson* Mr. Peter Weisz Dr. and Mrs. Robert F. Nagan Katharine N. Dickson* Mr. and Mrs. Stephen R. West* Dr. Richard S. and Sandra K Neiman* Dr. and Mrs. J. Robert Edwards* Young Z. Yoon* Governor and Mrs. Robert D. Orr Lori and Dan Efroymson Anonymous - 2 Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Paine, Jr. Anita and Walter Farrell* Drs. Ora and Mark Pescovitz* David and Ginny Foutty* *indicates those donors who also gave support through attendance as a 97/98 season ticket holder

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Fairview Studios Sunday Worship Service Schedule John A. Schmid, Director 8:45 a.m. Informal Service "Excellent instruction in music" 9:45 a.m. Christian Education 253-5982 11:00 a.m. Traditional Service piano, suzuki piano, suzuki violin, voice, organ, flute Special Music Events 1998-99 Oct. 9-11 Arts Festival Dec. 13 11 am Cantata: A Candlelight Christmas Feb. 17 7 pm _Ysh Wednesday Jazz Service Mar. 28 11 am Palm Sunday Cantata: Stations of the Cross June 13 11 am Bach Motet (with orchestra): Jesus, My Great Pleasure INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTOIU

Donor $100-$249 Elisabeth Good* Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Ohleyer Dr. and Mrs. G. L. Ahuja, M.D.* Richard P. Good and Marilyn F. Schultz* Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Page* Col. and Mrs. Stanley W. Arnold* Alice and Robyn Goshorn* Andy M. Palm* Jo Anne Bachman* Dr. and Mrs. Ted L. Grayson* Mr. and Mrs. M. Lawrence Parker Ms. Olimpia Farina Barbera Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Grein Mr. and Mrs. Howard A. Pelham* Mrs. Dorothy K. Barnes Mr. Robert Gross* Ms. Marian F. Pettus* Mr. and Mrs. Richard V. Baxter* Dr. and Mrs. Carl Grothouse* Drs. Beth and Woody Peyton* JoEllen Bendall Mrs. Hermann E. Happel* Larry and Rebecca Peyton* Dr. and Mrs. Paul F. Benedict* Mr. and Mrs. James Harenberg* Walter Poesse Jeffrey and Andrea Bennett* Mr. and Mrs. Earl Harris Mr. and Mrs. Victor M. Powell* Dr. Angenieta A. Biegel* Howard and Anita Harris Eugene S. Pulliam Janice L. Bilby Russell and Nancy Harrison* Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Purol* Donald P. Bogard* Mr. and Mrs. David M. Haskett* Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur A. Boiling Jay L. Hayes Thomas S. Bowen Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Hazlett III David M. Brackett Mr. Stanley Hem* Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Brady R.P. Hogan, III M.D.* Mr. and Mrs. Chris Brandt VirginiaTVI. Holland* Gay Burkhart Mr. and Mrs. Byron P. Hollett John and Lorene Burkhart Mrs. Dee Hoober* Jeffrey and Nancy Burris George and Judith C. Hoog Mr. and Mrs. G. Thomas Carlino Mr. and Mrs. Allan B. Hubbard Mr. and Mrs. John R. Carr, Jr.* Elsa M. Hubert Judith Castello and Gary Bellert* James E. and Sheila P. Hughes Richard L. Catt* Tom Charles Huston* A scene from last fall's The Rake's Progress. Mrs. Philip Christiansen* Mr. and Mrs. William T. Jackson Dr. and Mrs. John J. Coleman III Charles and Leigh Johnson* Mr. and Mrs. John M. Raber Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Corrigan* Mrs. Richard C. Johnson (Mary Lou)* Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rawlings Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Cortese, Jr. Robert A. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Bloor Redding Madelaine S. Cunning Col. and Mrs. Gene Jones* Joseph and Vicki Regan* Mr. and Mrs Milton Cuppy, Jr.* Ms. Patricia S. Katterjohn* Virginia R. Reilly Mr. and Mrs Gary Dankert Michael O. Khalil and Mary V. Anderson* Christopher and Kathleen Reinhold* Mr. and Mrs Harry A. Davis Drs. Paul and Jill Kittaka* Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Renkens Mrs. John L. Davis Diane M. Kolody, M.D.* Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Reynolds* Richard Elliott Deer* Mrs. Alberta F. Krampe* Mr. and Mrs. George T. Rhodes* Mrs. Herman A. Dettwiler Drs. John E. and Katharine L. Krol Mrs. and Mrs. Harold G. Ridener and James and Patricia LaCrosse Berengaria* Dr. and Mrs. William R. LaFollette* Mr. andlvlrs. Zigurds Riders Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Lanham Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Roberts* Jon Laramore and Janet McCabe Jerry D. Robinson* Mr. and Mrs. Richard Leventhal Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Rose* Judge and Mrs. Henry Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Rosen* Mrs. Robert Lively Frances M. Ruddell Joe and Marcia Luigs* Dr. and Mrs. Harry M. Sanders* Mr. and Mrs. Lowell T. Lumley* Ann M. Schauinger Nancy MacDaniel* Mrs. K.L. Scheming Stuart L. Main* Jane and Fred Schlegel Dr. and Mrs. Karl Manders* Mr. and Mrs. Philip H. Schnell Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Mantel Mrs. Clarence Wm. Schnicke* Elizabeth Graham and Don Davis in The Magic Flute. Mr. and Mrs. E. Michael Marmion* Dr. and Mrs. Richard Schultheis Editha Masters* Dorothy H. Schulz* Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dominianni Dr. and Mrs. B. T. Maxam* Dr. and Mrs. Gene E. Sease Mr. and Mrs. Jay Dorman William G. Mays Pauline Selby* Mr. and Mrs. David Drasin Mr. and Mrs. James McDonald Mrs. Frank A. Shackelford Dr. and Mrs. Nelson R. Easton Bill and Sherry McGraw Mrs. Richard L. Sharp Mrs. Robert S. Eccles Mrs. Henry McKinley Ada Shaum* Mr. and Mrs. W. Brent Eckhart Mr. and Mrs. Howard R. Meeker, Jr.* Mr. John Sheridan* Kathryn A. Merkel* Dr. Harold A. and Mary E. Smith Anne Eliades, M.D.* Mr. Malcolm W. Smith and Ms. Mr. and Mrs. L. John Ernstes* Bishop and Mrs. Paul W. Milhouse* Charles Falvey and Sue Arnold* Mr. William F. Milligan Heather McPherson Mr. and Mrs. "Michael D. Fansler Dr. and Mrs. Victor Milstein* Dr. Hunter A. Soper* Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Farkas Dr. and Mrs. Richard T. Miyamoto Mary E. Soper Mr. and Mrs. Frank Farlow* Dr. and Mrs. Philip M. Morton* Judge and Mrs. Fredrick Spencer* Arnold and Ruth Feinberg Mr. and Mrs. James E. Munroe* Mr. and Mrs. Edwin L. Stage* Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. Fisher Carol Duke Nathan* Mary Lou and William Stanley, Jr.* Margaret F. Flack* Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Newman Mr. and Mrs. James J. Starling Ms. Carol Fleming* Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey M. Nicholls* Dr. Pamela Steed* Mr. Mack V. Furlow* Elinor D. Norris* E. Andrew Steffen Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Glanzman* Ms. Marcia O'Brien* Richard and Rebecca Stenner David J. Goldstein and Lisa J. Heid Mr. and Mrs. Jim O'Neal* Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stephany*

^indicates those donors who also gave support 40 through attendance as a 97/98 season ticket holder INDIANAPOLIS OPERA INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTOR.

Donor $100-$249 (cont'd.) Barbara and Stephen Callender* Stephan Laurent Mrs. Hiram E. Stonecipher Don and Shirley Campbell* Alan and Mary Levin Charles and Ruth Strickland* Teddy Carnegis* Senator and Mrs. Richard G. Lugar Ann R. and Herbert E. Strong, Jr. Mr. and Mrs.j- L. Carpenter* Mr. and Mrs. B. Edward Luglan Edward and Jeanne Strother Adele B. Carr* Mr. and Mrs. Richard Maguire* David and Mary Jane Sursa* Mr. and Mrs. Richard Carroll Mr. and Mrs. David Malcom* Dr. and Mrs. Tim E. Taber Mr. and Mrs. Lester J. Churney, Jr. Julie and Randy Males Mr. J. Patrick Tatum* Dr. and Mrs. Gordon Colson* Ms. Ann Mallett Dr. and Mrs. Frank B. Throop* Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cook* John and Augustine Manthey* Mr. and Mrs. Mark Tribby* Mr. W. R. Coolbaugh* Mr. and Mrs. F. X. McDonald* Ella Tunnell* Mr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Cutshall* Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. McNamara Mr. and Mrs. Gert Voss* Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Dapp* Tan Meyer* Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Wadlow* Fran DeBolt* Ms. Joanne Meyer* Mr. and Mrs. Robert Walker Mrs. George Denny Ms. Denise Renee Miller* Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Wanthal* Josephine DeWeese Ms. Dorothy L. Miller* Tobi Weinstein and John Dick Mr. Charles Douglass Sidney and Sharon Mishkin Mr. and Mrs. James P. White* Mr. and Mrs. Tom Duncan* Dr. Amin T. Nasr* Robert B. Wingerter Mr. Alan Duncanson* Julie and Robert Olsen* Henry Winton* Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Durbin Richard C. Wisberger Mr. and Mrs. James E. Durlacher Miss June E. Woodworth* James and Marilyn East Mr. and Mrs. Harold M. Worth* W. E. Eberbach* Delores Wright-Wood* Mrs. Walter F. Eicholtz Dr. and Mrs. H. Y. Yune Mr. and Mrs. Kermit F. Eisenbarth Tom and Lani Zabor* Drs. H. Lane and Mary M. Ferree* Thomas and Jerra Zbasnik* Hank and Nanci Feuer Anonymous - 5 Elizabeth J. Fields* Carroll and Marie Ford Contributor $25-$99 Charles E. Frasher* Lora M. Adams* Mr. and Mrs. Bernard W. Freund* Dr. and Mrs. Vincent B. Alig* Blanche Friend* Melanie Sonnenberg sizzles in Carmen. Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Bach Lisl Fruehman* Dr. and Mrs. Richard E. Barb* Dr. and Mrs. Richard Fry* Patience P. and James J. Barnes* Mr. Earl Furlow Bill and Peggy Orth* Ms. Anne Barrett Dorothy Gitlin* Robin and Gregory Pemberton Mr. and Mrs. Clark J. Barrett Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Goldberg Janet T. Perkins* Charles Bass Dr. and Mrs. Larry Goldblatt Carl W. Peterson* Virginia K. Basso* Daniel Gosling Mrs. Richard J. Pollak Mr. and Mrs. David Baxter Dr. Raul and Mis. Antonia Guerrero Margaret Prill* Mary Bell* and Erin Enright Albertine J. Hall Brian and Sabine Quick* Paige and Jon Bellamy John K. Hamer, Jr.* Mrs. John Rainey* Beatrice A. Bloemker* Mr. and Mrs. Howard D. Hamilton* Dr. and Mrs. George Rawls Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Boerner Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Hancock* Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Redish Marjorie Hanley Mrs. George A. Reilly Mrs. Hans Harle* Micci Richardson* Martha Jean Harvey Mrs. Virginia Richter* Patricia Harvey Bill and Gloria Riggs Mrs. Meade S. Heeter* Mr. Lawrence Rignanese* Ginny H. Hodowal Mrs. William Roberge Mary Ann Hogan Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Ross Dr. Kay Hoke Mr. and Mrs. Sam Ross Richard and Myra Horning* Rozann and Neal Rothman* Dr. and Mrs. Harry N. Huxhold* Ann M. Rotolante* Mrs. Lester Irons Violet E. Rutledge Elsa Iverson Ms. Helen S. Ryker* Mrs. Ernest A. Jacques* Dr. and Mrs. James A. Sabens* Brad Diamond and Julia Anne Wolf Vicki Jones Dr. and Mrs. Charles B. Sampson* in La Cenerentola. Doris A. Karr Jerry Sargent* Mr. and Mrs.Robert F. Kern Priscilla Savage* Bob and Maureen Bond* Mr. and Mrs. William Kinsley* Roderick ana Anne Scheele* Lydia M. Bootz Beth and Tim Klusas* Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Schott Wendy W. Boyle Mrs. Florence Krasienko* Mrs. Nathan J. Serpico* Ilga M. Brivuhs Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kris toff Joseph J. and JoAnn M. Shary* Mr. W. Howard Bull* Merle F. Kuhlman* F. E. Sickler Tiffany L. Buller Dr. and Mrs. Stephen V. LaBarge Dr. and Mrs. Harry Siderys* Dwignt Burlingame Mr. and Mrs. Gerry C. LaFollette* Gordon and Joan Smith* Ralph M. Burns Betty E. Landis Dr. Harold A. and Mary E. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Eugene M. Busche Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Landshof Mr. and Mrs. J. Christopher Smith

* indicates those donors who also gave support 1998- 1999 5EA50N through attendance as a 97/98 season ticket holder 41 INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTORS

Contributor $25-$99 (cont'd.) Arthur B. Snowhite, M.D.* Dr. Olive W. Soriero, M.D.* Shirley Welch Staton* Margaret J. Stevenson We Support Mr. and Mrs. P. James Stokes Dr. and Mrs. Robert B. Stonehill* Glenn and Carol Stoup* the Mr. Alex J. Stratton* Mr. and Mrs. John E. Sullivan Mary Brush Sumners* Indianapolis Dan and Helen Sunkel Charleyne Thompson* Marian K. Towne* Opera — Marjorie and Paul Valliere* Dr. and Mrs. Eugen Van Hove Dr. and Mrs. Ross Van Ness* Shiela A. Viehmann in its Bill and Carol Vincent* Mr. William Wahl Ms. Grace Walke* 23rd Season Mr. and Mrs. Phillip M. Walker* Mr. Robert E. Walker Thomas M. Weinland* Sue Welcher* Robert E. Wheeler Mr. Claude F. White* Mr. and Mrs. E.S. Wingenroth Robert and Nancy Withington* :ii AnnS. Word* WEN Mr. and Mrs. Ted Yeager* Engineering Corporation Dr. and Mrs. Philip D. Zaneteas* Marjorie P. Zeigler* Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Zilla* Mr. and Mrs. B. Anthony Zolezzi* Anonymous - 5 ^indicates those donors who also gave support through attendance as a 97/98 season ticket Holder Constructors of Facilities and Infrastructure for Leading Companies and Polo Pub Municipalities 6473 North Keystone Avenue 479-1659

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Corporate, foundation, and organizational support of IO's Annual Fund Drive has proven vital to the growth and success of Indianapolis Opera. These partnerships enable us to sustain the high quality productions and encourage improved and increased educational programming. We are pleased to have received gifts from the following companies, foundations, and organizations during the period July 1, 1997, through June 30, 1998, and gratefully acknowledge their generosity.

Underwriter $10,000 plus Patron $1000-$2499 Sustainer $250-$499 AT&T American United Life Insurance Amtran, Inc. Butler University Company Bose McKinney & Evans Cinergy Foundation, Inc. Arthur Jordan Foundation Craig Earl Capehart, Attorney The Clowes Fund, Inc. Baker & Daniels Eaton & Lauth Clowes Memorial Hall Barth Electric Co. Inc. F. C. Tucker Company, Inc. Eli Lilly and Company Bowen Engineering Corporation HPS, Inc. The Indianapolis Foundation Charles Schwab & Company, Inc. Indianapolis Life Insurance Company Indianapolis Opera Guild Dow Agro Sciences Kittle's Home Furnishings Center Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Fifth Third Bank Stagehands, I.A.T.S.E. Local #30 Lilly Endowment, Inc. Guidant Corporation Wigest Corporation Save A Lot Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr. Memorial Herff Jones, Inc. Food Stores Foundation, Inc. Inland Paperboard and Packaging, Inc. Time Warner Cable J. C. Penney Company Donor $100-$249 Jungclaus-Campbell Co., Inc. AAA Hoosier Motor Club Guarantor $5000-$9999 KeyBank Breadsmith Allison Transmission and Metal McDonald & Company Securities Crabb & Co., Inc. Fabrication Divisions of GM Foundation Davis Homes, LLC American States Foundation, Inc. Meridian Insurance Deluxe Corporation Bank One, Indiana, NA KPMG Peat Marwick LLP Eckhart & Company, Inc. IPALCO Enterprises The Sexton Companies The Estridge Companies NBD Indiana, Inc. Very Special Arts Indiana Grain Dealers Mutual Insurance Co. Reilly Foundation WTHR-TV IBM Corporation The W. C. Griffith Foundation Trust Inn at Bethlehem Universal Flavors Corporation Benefactor $500-$999 National Bank of Indianapolis Ameritech Foundation Peoples Bank & Trust Company Sponsor $2500-$4999 BMG Entertainment Reis-Nichols Jewelers Barnes & Thomburg Caldwell VanRiper The Swiss Group Ernst & Young Citizens Gas & Coke Utility USA Group, Inc. Golden Rule Insurance Company Consolidated Products, Inc. Zeigler, Carter, Cohen & Koch Ice Miller Donadio & Ryan Emmis Broadcasting Corporation Indianapolis Colts First Indiana Bank Contributor $25-$99 ITT Educational Services, Inc. Huber, Hunt & Nichols, Inc. Borders, Inc. Lilly Industries, Inc. McHale, Cook, and Welch Calderon Brothers Vending Co. The Penrod Society Service Supply Co., Inc. Gradex, Inc. Simon DeBartolo Group Indianapolis Monthly Tobias Insurance Agency, Inc. O'Malia Food Markets, Inc. United Farm Bureau Insurance William F. Thompson, Inc. Company WFBQ/WRZX/WNDE Radio Wrecks, Inc. Zimmer Paper Products

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Class offers a quiet ambiance with personalized Service to ten European destinations. service, seatback videos, fine wines and distinctive Fly our spacious widebody aircraft to Rome, entrees. Economy Class offers complimentary Frankfurt, Paris, Madrid and Munich, with easy drinks and inflight entertainment featuring connections to Berlin, Cologne/Bonn, Dusseldorf movies and music. Contact your travel consultant and Hamburg. With every seat either on the or call US Airways International Reservations aisle or by a window, our International Business at 1-800-622-1015 today.


"Flights between Munich and Berlin, Cologne/Bonn, Dusseldorf and Hamburg are code-share operated by Deutsche BA .Airlines. .' INDIANAPOLIS OPERA Thanks Our Corporate Contributors

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... ^. <« On-going corporate support enables _^ iu bring you operas of exceptional quality, reach new members of our community, educate present and future audiences, and enhance the lives of those in our city, our state, and our region.

Indianapolis Opera is sincerely grateful for the support of Eli Lilly and Company and Time Warner Cable as our 1998-99 Season Sponsors.

The irrepressible Robert Orth in La Cenerentola, March 1998 /75i>TIME WARNER V. CABLE Melanie Sonnenberg heats up the stage in Carmen, May 1998 BE A PART OF OUR 1998-1999 INAUGURAL SEASON IN OUR NEW HOME! The Secret Garden Sept. 11-20 On Golden Pond Nov. 6-15 & The Cocktail Hour EDYVEAN Feb. 5-14 REPERTORY THEATRE MOVING ON... Godspell MOVING YOU. Mar. 19-28 Naga-Man da I a Season TIME WARNER Sponsors . ipCABL E a' WFM WMuS May 14-23 IHIlim AM M30W J Edyvean Repertory Theatre • 1400 E. Hanna Ave. Ransburg Auditorium • University of Indianapolis Call 783-4090 or 1-800-807-7732 for reservations!

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CDs handpicked by the Maestro himself! The Barber of Seville $50 The Flying Dutchman $25 II trittico — Gianni Schicchi $50 Macbeth $25


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