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Professional Musicians Using Innovation to Bring the World of Opera to Fairfax County and the Washington DC Metro Area



About Us

Current Production

Otello - 2012

Hoffmann - 2011

Fanciulla - 2011

La Rondine - 2010

Don Giovanni - 2009

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Cast for Andrea Chenier

Kevin CourtemancheLinda KiemelBryan Jackson
Jesus HernandezMelissa ChavezThomas Beard


Chenier   Kevin Courtemanche (June 8, 14, 21)

           Jesus Daniel Hernandez (June 7, 13, 20)

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Maddalena   Linda Kiemel (June 8, 13, 20)

                 Melissa Chavez (June 7, 14, 21)


Gerard   Bryan Jackson (June 7, 14, 21)

               Thomas Beard (June 8, 13, 20)


Bersi   Cindy Elkins


Fleville / Roucher   John Turner


Mathieu   Jeffrey Luksik (June 7, 14, 20)

              Simon Charette (June 8, 13, 21)


Countessa   Harlie Sponaugle (June 8, 13, 20)

                      Symi Rom-Rymer (June 7, 14, 21)


L'Abate / Incredible   Jonathan Hoffman


Madelon   Pamela Butler (June 13, 20, 21)

                  Carla Rountree (June 7, 8, 14)


Schmidt / Dumas   Jerrod Labner

                               Ryan Alexander


Fouquier   Casey Keeler

                   Joellyn Giovetsis


Conductor / Chorus Master   Molly Khatcheressian


Accompanist / Principal Coach   Ina Mertchiva


The Riverbend Opera Professional Ensemble, including  
Ashley Allen, Robert Croog, Erin Feng,
Alisa Johnson, Elliot Kiemel, Kristin LeTellier,
Katie MacDonald, Erin McElrath, Jennie McGinnis,
Debbie Peetz, Lillian Rouly, and Robin Steitz


Audition Information


To be considered for future productions, please send us your resume and an audio file, or contact us with any questions about performances and venues.

Email: "auditions dash one at RiverbendOpera dot com"


Synopsis of Andrea Chenier


 There are many excellent summaries of Giordano's Andrea Chenier on the websites of major US Opera Houses (eg: The Met, or this student guide prepared by Virginia Opera).   An insightful discussion of the history and characters in Andrea Chenier may be found on Wikipedia.