Opera Theatre of Weston 


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January 4, 10 and 11, 2015 

The East Coast Premiere 

(World Premiere of the newly revised version)


The Secret Garden

by composer Nolan Gasser & librettist Carey Harrison

  High Praise for Opera Theatre of Weston's The Secret Garden:     

"....can children enjoy real opera? The answer is a resounding "yes" 
- if it's produced by our own Opera Theatre of Weston"

- Jim Lowe, Rutland Herald

"....at least three times I closed my eyes because I wanted nothing else to distract me from hearing Davidson's angelic voice."

-Telly Halkias, Manchester Journal
"Congratulations on a major achievement! 
 The musicianship, design, and outreach were nothing short of miraculous, 
and we are all so lucky to have your talent and dedication in our community!" 
- Steve Stettler, Artistic Director, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

"Davidson's charismatic performance as the young Mary...
did much toward keeping the story riveting."
"Naomie Kremer's video... created the opera's magical atmosphere (and)
accentuated the drama."

- Jim Lowe, Rutland Herald

Based on Francis Hodgson Burnett’s classic masterpiece

Public performances at the Paramount Theatre, Rutland, VT Jan 4 2015

and the Weston Playhouse, Weston, VT Jan 10 and 11 2015

Opera for Kids program with a specially condensed and narrated version for children

Full two hour public matinees

Stunning scenic projections by Naomie Kremer, the designer of the original production at San Francisco Opera 

Many OTW favorites from previous productions :

Mary Westbrook-Geha (Amahl and the Night Visitors) - Conductor

L.R. Davidson (Papagena in The Magic Flute) - Mary Lennox 

Pablo Bustos (Tamino in The Magic Flute) - Colin Craven

Christopher Besch (Noah in Noye’s Fludde) - Archibald Craven

Peggie Telscher (Mrs. Noah in Noye’s Fludde) - Mrs. Medlock 

Benjamin Bloomfield (Frank in Die Fledermaus) - Ben Weatherstaff

Mary Gresock  - Martha Sowerby

Christopher Lucier - Dickon Sowerby

Lindsey Paradise - Susan Sowerby

Barbara Lloyd - Narrator for School Shows


               We gratefully acknowledge the generous donations of:

Windham Foundation


Vermont Humanities Council

Supported in part by the Vermont Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. 


Vermont Humanities Council


Vermont Arts Council

Supported in part by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts





Vermont Country Store


Berkshire Bank Foundation

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