Cinderella (Cenerentola) Cast
AMY MAPLES, Cinderella (Cenerentola)
Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Amy came to Colorado as a Young Artist with Opera Colorado for the 2011-
2012 season. Amy's favorite operatic roles include Cunegonde in Candide, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Adina
in L’Elisir d’Amore, Thérèse in Les Mamelles de Tiresias, Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance, and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte. She has been a concert soloist with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestra Kentucky, among others. Amy was a semifinalist in the 2012 American Traditions Competition in Savannah, Georgia, and a Regional Finalist in the 2012 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Amy received her MM in Voice Performance from Florida State University where she studied with tenor Stanford Olsen, after receiving her BM in Voice Performance at Lee University in her home state of Tennessee.
Originally from Michigan, tenor Matt Peterson has been performing on-stage and off since he was young. Matt has appeared with Longmont Theatre Company as Captain Albert Lennox in Secret Garden, Mr. Erlanson in A Little Night Music, Sweet in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and most recently Bert Healy/Lt. Ward in Annie, as well as with the Colorado Actors Theatre in Hats! While he loves performing musical theatre repertoire, Matt is excited to be making his opera debut with Flatirons Opera. Matt has studied voice with Susanne Armbruster and Joel Burcham, and currently lives in Longmont with his fiancé, Eddie (whom he would like to thank for his unending support), and their two corgis.
MIRA LAUREL MADORSKY, Queen (La Regina)
Mira Madorsky, soprano, began singing with the Opera Idaho Children’s Chorus in 2000, and just kept going! A scholarship recipient at the Johanna Meier Opera Theater Institute in 2011 and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria in 2012, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Voice Performance from Colorado State University. Mira’s undergraduate roles include Lucy in Menotti’s The Telephone, Flora in Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Miss Pinkerton in Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief, and Zozo in Lehar’s The Merry Widow. She currently lives, works, and sings every chance she gets in Denver, Colorado.
ERIN BELL, Stepmother
Erin Bell (mezzo-soprano/contralto) has enjoyed a long history playing bad girls, lunatics, and temptresses. Locally, she has performed with Denver’s Gilbert & Sullivan troupe, the Empire Lyric Players, playing a rather saucy Little Buttercup (HMS Pinafore), conniving and power-hungry Lady Blanche (Princess Ida), vampish fan-grrl Lady Jane (Patience), and frighteningly lovesick Dame Carruthers (Yeomen of the Guard). She played manipulative Lucy in The Threepenny Opera with Opera Theatre of the Rockies and THEATERWORKS in Colorado Springs, and disruptive influence Maria in the Castle Rock Players’ production of The Sound of Music. Similarly, she has brought the dark side to many other theatre companies and vocal groups around Colorado and Massachusetts. Erin’s one-woman play, Revolutions—created in collaboration with playwright Maria Brandt—has been produced in Rochester, New York, and in Denver, and surprisingly has no evil characters whatsoever (though a couple of them are just plain crazy). Erin holds a BA in Music from Colorado College.
ERIN KELLY CLARK, Stage Director
Erin Kelly Clark is pleased to return to Flatirons Opera as Madame Herz in Impresario and as the director for Cenerentola. In May, Erin will finish her Master of Music in Vocal Performance at the University of Denver, where she will be singing the role of Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) in the spring. Other operatic roles and scene work include Just Jeanette (Too Many Sopranos), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Agathe (Der Freischütz), Zdenka (Arabella), Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte) and Gretel (Hansel and Gretel). In addition to operatic work, Erin has also performed in Shakespearian comedies, including Hermia (A Midsummer Night's Dream) and the Princess of France (Love's Labours Lost). Erin would like to thank her mom, dad, and husband Ben for all their work with Flatirons Opera Company.
BEN CLARK - Music DirectorPianist Ben Clark graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in Piano Performance and a second bachelor's degree in Chemistry in 2011. In May he will complete his degree, a Master of Music in Collaborative Piano at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, and he plans to make a career as a professional opera pianist and vocal coach.