Vinkensport, or The Finch Opera
Attention, Best in Show fans: Get ready to laugh uproariously at this chamber opera from composer David T. Little and librettist Royce Vavrek, a hilarious sendup of the little-known Belgian sport of professional finch-calling. The birds’ names alone are worth the price of admission to this fun, occasionally poignant work, conducted by HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers and directed by HGO Studio alumnus Ryan McKinny and E. Loren Meeker.
Cast and Creative
|Composer||David T. Little|
|Sir Elton John's Trainer||Nicole Heaston|
|Farinelli's Trainer||Elena Villalón|
|Holy St. Francis's Trainer||Alicia Gianni|
|Prince Gabriel III of Belgium's Trainer's Son||Kelly Markgraf|
|Hans Sachs's Trainer||Ricardo Garcia|
|Atticus Finch's Trainer||Ryan McKinny|
|Co-Directors||E. Loren Meeker & Ryan McKinny|
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