The Puccini Society of Dallas presents
Associate Professor and Music Director
at UNT’s Opera Department, and
Assistant Conductor & Chorus Master of Fort Worth Opera
Saturday, April 11, 2015
at 3:00 p.m.
Hosted by Eleanor Krebs
6047 Walnut Hill Circle
Dallas, TX 75230
Our April meeting is coordinated with the Dallas Opera schedule, which concludes the season this year with a rare performance of Tchaikovsky’s fairy tale opera, “Iolanta”, April 10-18. Stephen Dubberly will give us an in-depth look at the story and music of this beautiful but unfamiliar work. Stephen is an Associate Professor and Music Director at UNT’s opera department, and Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master of Ft. Worth Opera. His presentations are always engaging, informative and beautifully presented.
We can all anticipate the enjoyment of Eleanor Kreb’s beautiful garden which will be in full bloom, as a perfect setting for our reception following the program.
Thanks to everyone for your ongoing support of our group.
Stephen Dubberly, Associate Professor in the Division of Conducting and Ensembles at UNT, serves as music director of UNT Opera and teaches courses in opera repertoire. He is also associate conductor and chorus master for Fort Worth Opera. He has conducted for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Des Moines Metro Opera, the Knoxville Opera Company, San Antonio Opera, Abilene Opera, Utah Lyric Opera, Opera in the Ozarks, Cartersville Opera, American Bel Canto Opera, Teatro Goldoni in Venice, Italy, Teatro Accademico in Castelfranco Veneto, Opera Athens (Georgia), the University of Tennessee, and Webster University. From 2001 to 2011 he conducted frequently for Amarillo Opera, including productions of Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, The Barber of Seville, Don Pasquale, Rigoletto, The Pirates of Penzance, Falstaff, I pagliacci, La bohème, Gianni Schicchi, The Italian Straw Hat, the regionally-broadcast production of Gene Murray’s The Wage of Sin, and Carmen.
At UNT, he has conducted productions of Alcina, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, The Magic Flute, La clemenza di Tito, L’elisir d’amore, Lucia di Lammermoor, La traviata, Roméo et Juliette, Die Fledermaus, The Bartered Bride, The Pirates of Penzance, Falstaff, I pagliacci, La bohème, Cendrillon, Werther, Madama Butterfly, The Merry Widow, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi, The Threepenny Opera, the world premiere of Hans Schaeuble’s Dorian Gray, Albert Herring, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Turn of the Screw, Dialogues of the Carmelites, Regina, The Crucible, A Little Night Music, Into the Woods, and Ned Rorem’s Our Town.
Stephen began his musical training in Montevideo, Uruguay, and received the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Yale University. He is also director of music at Christ Presbyterian Church in Flower Mound, Texas.
The Puccini Society of Dallas
Dallas, TX 75225