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Vinkensport, or The Finch Opera

Friday, October 23, at 7:30 p.m.

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
Librettist   Royce Vavrek
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
Conductor   Timothy Myers
Co-Directors   E. Loren Meeker & Ryan McKinny


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