Opera Workshop to present Gilbert and Sullivan's Princess Ida

The Little Theatre - 04/14/17 - 04/23/17

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590


The Opera Workshop at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s  Princess Ida with three performances, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 21-23. Shows on Friday and Saturday begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday’s matinee begins at 3 p.m. All shows are in The Little Theatre. Tickets are $5.

Princess Ida was betrothed to Prince Hilarion when she was a year old. Twenty years later, she opens a school for girls and shuns all contact with men. This musical illustrates the antics that occur as Prince Hilarion and his friends sneak in the girls’ school to win Ida’s heart.

The musical is directed by Dr. Melinda Brou, assistant professor of voice and opera. Johnny Lozano, A&M-Kingsville music alumnus, is the pianist and conductor.

Princess Ida will be played by Nancy Munn. J.C. Gonzalez will play the part of Prince Hilarion. Munn is a graduate student majoring in vocal performance. Gonzalez is a junior music education major. He was previously seen in Company. Both are from Kingsville.

Other cast members include:

Johnathon Newell as King Hildebrand. Newell is a senior music education-voice major from Corpus Christi. He has been in Le Nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni Sextet.

Alisha Beirne as Queen Gama. Beirne is a junior music education major from Corpus Christi. She was previously performed in Fiddler on the Roof, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Company.

Erik Zamorano as Cyril. Zamorano is a junior music performance major from Edinburg. He was previously in Fiddler on the Roof.

Oscar Lara as Florian. Lara is a junior music education major from San Benito. He has performed previously in Fiddler on the Roof.

Irma Reyes as Lady Blanche. Reyes is a junior music performance major from Laredo. She has previously performed in Fiddler on the Roof and Company.

Jessica Melancon as Lady Psyche. Melancon is a junior music education/vocal performance major from Houston. She has been in Fiddler on the Roof, Don Giovanni Sextet and Phantom of the Opera.

Kathleen Clark as Melissa. Clark is a freshman music education major from Los Fresnos.

Fernando Garcia as Arac. Fernando Garcia is a freshman music education major from Weslaco.

Ramon Garcia as Guron. Ramon Garcia is a freshman music education major from Pasadena.

Adan Coronado as Scynthius. Coronado is a sophomore music education major from Mission.

Cassandra Ramos as Sacharissa. Ramos is a junior music education major from Edinburg. She was previously in Fiddler on the Roof.

 Sia Kuresa as Ada. Kuresa is a sophomore music education/vocal performance major from Spring. She has previously performed in Company and Godspell.

Sean Shelton as Chloe. Shelton is a sophomore music education major from Kingsville. She was previously seen in Company.

Alyssandra Duarte as Phyllis. Duarte is a sophomore music performance/education major from Edinburg. She has been in Company.

Rachel Pulido as Page. Pulido is a junior music education major from Alice. She has appeared in Fiddler on the Roof and Company.

Jose Leyva as Squire. Leyva is a freshman music education major from Pharr.

Kristina Gonzalez, Miriam Gutierrez, Gloria Perez and Katherine Rodriguez as noble women and school girls. Gonzalez is a freshman music education major from Laredo. Gutierrez is a junior music major from Corpus Christi. Perez is a sophomore music education major from Harlingen. Rodriguez is a senior music education major from Edinburg.

Tickets can be purchased at The Little Theatre one hour before the show. For more information, contact Brou at 361-593-2824.

 -TAMUK-