Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm
One Night Only
Conceived by and featuring Stephanie Sabin, soprano
Director: Suzan Hanson
Pianist: Bruce Stasyna
…a lone woman’s journey through a life of love discovered, devoured, exhausted, sacrificed, suffered and surrendered through the lesser known music from well known composers. Travel down the paths to the melodies of Martini, Satie, Poulenc, Faure, Gounod, Duparc, Weill and Sondheim, sharing in the stories of her past as well as embarking upon new chapters of love and self discovery.
Soprano, Stephanie Sabin performs again Les Chemins de L’Amour
$20 each, Open Seating.
Cast & Creative Team
STEPHANIE SABIN (Soprano) has a 25-year career of performing, teaching and producing. As a trained classical vocalist, she maintains a vocal studio in San Diego and the county. She has produced, staged and performed her original concert Les Chemins de l’Amour (2010 – 2013), which has been performed in the United States and abroad, and is honored to perform it again at the Coronado Playhouse. In May, Ms. Sabin Music Directed and Conducted CPH’s concert production of Violet. In 2014, she was involved in the world premiere of Katie Luther: The Opera, as Artistic Director and in the title role. The new work was written and composed by Glenn Winters and produced by Everyday Opera. In the fall of 2014, she had the privilege of co-authoring, coordinating and lead teaching the new education outreach program for San Diego Opera. From 2011 – 2013 she was Composer-in-Residence for SDO’s Words and Music! education outreach program. Ms. Sabin has enjoyed being Music Director, Conductor and Stage Director for many high school and college productions. Looking ahead, she will be working with Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad (production tbd). Most notable productions include, Avenue Q and Kiss Me Kate with Canyon Crest Academy, Guys and Dolls and Oklahoma with St Augustine High School. She has been a featured performer in various venues including the Utah Festival Opera, Opera Idaho, Lyric Opera of San Diego, San Diego Symphony and San Diego Opera and looks forward to returning to CPH next August, performing in Follies.
www.StephanieSabin.com and www.sabinstudio.com
BRUCE STASYNA (Pianist) has been on the conducting roster of the New York City, Boston Lyric, and Sugar Creek Opera, has served as Chorus Master for the New York City, Minnesota, Wolf Trap and Des Moines Operas, and as Artistic Director for the Green Mountain Opera Festival.
He returns for his fourth season as Music Director of the Vero Beach Opera and continues to serve as Chorus Master and Assistant Conductor of the Washington Concert Opera. He joined the San Diego Opera as Chorus Master in 2016, makes his conducting debut with the company in 2017 leading As One and Maria de Buenos Aires and recently made his Italian debut conducting Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi for the Amalfi Coast Music & Arts Festival.
Mr. Stasyna has recently conducted The Grapes of Wrath, Die Fledermaus, Il Tabarro, Die Zauberflöte, Albert Herring, The Rape of Lucretia, Così Fan Tutte, Don Pasquale, Le Nozze di Figaro, Little Women, Orlando, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. He has performed concerts with Deborah Voigt, Marcello Giordani, Ellie Dehn, Marina Costa-Jackson, Sarah Joy Miller, André Courville, J’nai Bridges, and members of Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts.
San Diego Story wrote of his recent debut for San Diego Opera’s La Cenerentola, “Bruce Stasyna’s male choristers produced a brighter, more impressive sound than their modest numbers might have suggested.” For Attila, The Washington Post wrote that Mr. Stasyna had “done an excellent job honing the skills of the chorus”. For La Favorite, Voix-des-Arts noted “the chorus sang with potency and impressive balance”. Regarding Mr. Stasyna’s work for NYCO’s La Périchole, the Classical Review acknowledged the “superb work from the chorus” and for Anna Nicole: “The NYCO chorus under Bruce Stasyna perform superbly as the media voyeurs who feed on and help craft the sorry spectacle that is Anna Nicole’s life”.
Previously, he served six seasons as Head Coach and Director of the Young Artist Program at Palm Beach Opera. The Palm Beach Daily News wrote “among the many heroes and heroines, the unsung hero of the evening was pianist Bruce Stasyna, who accompanied each singer with remarkable musical empathy and memorable (yet unobtrusive) technical skills.” Mr. Stasyna was Head of Music for the Minnesota Opera from 1999 to 2006 and appeared at Wolf Trap Opera as guest artist on recital programs featuring Steven Blier. He has enjoyed associations with the Minnesota Orchestra, the National Chorale and has given chamber music performance at the Dallas Art Museum, Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, the Victoria International Festival, the St. Lawrence Center for the Arts, in Guatemala City. He has held artist residencies at University of Texas and Emory University. Performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio, Florida, Minnesota, Vermont Public Radio and CJRT radio Canada.
Mr. Stasyna serves as a judge for the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions at the district and regional levels.
Director: Suzan Hanson
Producer: Coronado Playhouse & Stephanie Sabin