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    World Premiere: Rockland the Opera LIVE VIDEO webcast July 17th 3PM EDT

    Watch online at:

    http://operamusicbroadcast.com/2011/...th-at-3pm-edt/

    Watch online at:
    http://operamusicbroadcast​.com/2011/07/12/rockland-t​he-opera-world-premiere-li​ve-video-webcast-july-17th​-at-3pm-edt/

    Rockland the Opera
    New World Premiere


    Jukka Linkola, Composer
    Jussi Tapola, Librettist/Stage Director

    July 17, 2011
    Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
    Houghton, Michigan

    Commissioned and produced by the Pine Mountain Music Festival
    The opera is in two acts with one 20-minute intermission.


    Conductor Craig Randal Johnson
    Stage Director Jussi Tapola
    Set Designer Tom Burch
    Costume Designer Suzanne Young
    Lighting Designer Helena Kuukka
    Chorus Master Ann Campbell
    Rehearsal Pianist/Vocal Coach Eric McEnaney
    Stage Manager Nancy Uffner

    Cast (in order of vocal appearance)
    Alfred Laakso Esa Ruuttunen
    Puna Pekka Ahopelto Mark Walters
    Johanna Ahopelto Barbara Shirvis
    Pastor Rantanen Peter Halverson
    Sven Polkki Christopher Temporelli
    Heikki Järvenpää Brian Shircliffe
    Matti Kivi James Plante
    Rauha Jennifer Trombley
    Otto Benjamin Sieverding
    Hilja Heather Youngquist
    John Kyle Tomlin
    William Jackson William Joyner
    Pete Casavino Paul Truckey
    Thomas Colton Christopher Temporelli
    Raili Ahopelto Maddy Lehman
    Tuomas Ahopelto Trevor Puuri
    Band, strike breaker Nathan Held
    Band, strike breaker Kevin Heras
    Band, strike breaker Brandon Pilcher
    Band, strike breaker George Thorvald Wagner
    Rauha’s children Marya Julio
    Chloe Neves
    Young Alfred Laakso Ethan Parker

    In about 1960, the elderly Alfred Laakso leads a bus tour of tourists to
    the town of Rockland, where he lived in 1906. It is almost a ghost town,
    but he tells them about when it was a booming place. The action reverts
    to 1906.

    Scene 1 A Fourth of July party at the temperance hall. Johanna and her
    husband, Puna-Pekka (Red Pete) are there. Pastor Rantanen introduces a
    union organizer whose speech mixes patriotism with a call for a strike.
    Scene 2 Accident in the mine. Otto is killed and Alfred is injured. Otto’s
    new widow, Rauha, grieves.

    Scene 3 Miner Puna-Pekka agonizes about whether he should have
    spoken up about safety lapses. He flirts with getting drunk, but his wife,
    Johanna, has hidden the bottles. He resolves to give up drinking.

    Scene 4 Otto’s funeral. Pastor Rantanen suggests a ruse whereby the
    widow Rauha and her children can stay in their home.

    Scene 5 In the tavern, miners talk about the strike. Breaking the
    tension, barber Pete Casavino sings “I’m my own barber.”

    Scene 6 Johanna visited by William Jackson, underground foreman,
    who tells her she deserves better than Puna-Pekka.

    Scene 7 In church, as strike date nears.

    Scene 8 In mine office the night before the strike. Mine superintendent
    Thomas Colton maneuvers William Jackson to name strike leaders.

    Scene 9 At home, Puna-Pekka tells Johanna he must participate in the
    strike for the sake of the children.

    Scene 10 The strike. Miners confront sheriff’s deputies. Chaos, shouting
    and gunfire; Puna-Pekka killed on the spot, Kova Kivi dies later.
    Scene 11 Crowd of miners in jail. Most are released on bail, but 12 are
    charged.

    Scene 12 The trial. The elderly Alfred Laakso continues his tale,
    describing how two of the miners were tried and acquitted, and the rest
    were freed.

    Scene 13 William meets Johanna for last time; Johanna returning to
    Finland, while William hopes for relationship.

    Scene 14 Finale. Back in 1960, and Alfred Laakso concludes the story.
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    Thanks CMB. I will try and catch it

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    Hi all- a REBROADCAST WILL BE TODAY at 1PM EDT for viewers outside of the US!

    We are having a rebroadcast of the New world premiere opera Rockland today at 1PM EDT for those of you outside the US to watch at a normal time of day.

    We will also have it again on Sunday at 3PM EDT.

    NOTE TO MAC USERS: iPhone/iPad not currently supported. Also, you must TURN OFF hardware acceleration in order to view the live webcast.

    http://operamusicbroadcast.com/2011/07/12/rockland-the-opera-world-premiere-live-video-webcast-july-17th-at-3pm-edt/
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