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, 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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