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The opera had its world premiere on July 8th, 10th, and 16th, 2016 at UCLA

WATCH THE OPERA IN ITS ENTIRETY
SPONSORED BY MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA AT
www.mentalhealthamerica.net/opera

Performers
Jamie Chamberlin: Law Student Elyn Saks
Rebecca Sjöwall: Professor Elyn Saks
Danielle Marcelle Bond: Lady of the Charts
Abdiel Gonzalez: Dr. Kerrigan
Jon Lee Keenan: Psychiatric Resident
Tim Gonzales: Dr. White
Cale Olson: Steve Behnke
Jennifer Wallace: Mrs. Saks
Steve Pence: Mr. Saks
Babatunde Akinboboye: Jefferson
Joseph Lopez: Rebel
Julia Aks: Val
Daniel Charleston: Eric
Kevin Dalbey: James

Chorus
Babatunde Akinboboye
Julia Aks
Elizabeth Anderson
Sarah Beaty
Aleta Braxton
Christina Bristow
Daniel Charleston
Kevin Dalbey
Tim Gonzales
Joseph Lopez
Jennifer Miller
Cale Olson
Jessica Rau

Orchestra
Eve Bañuelos: Flute
April Cap: Oboe
Virginia Figueiredo: Clarinet
Sumner Arano: Bassoon
Brian Shetland: Horn
Jaqueline Marshall: Harp
Emma Quinn: Harp
Benjamin Phelps: Timpani
Jeffrey Grant: Percussion
Leila Nassar-Fredell: Violin I
Mishkar Nuñez: Violin II
Christopher Ahn: Cello
Benjamin Pendergrass: Bass

Creative Team
Kenneth Wells: Producer
Elizabeth Lizaola: Co-Producer
Joseph Mango: Co-Producer
Stephen Karr: Conductor
Brendan Hartnett: Director
Brad Smith: Assistant Conductor
Rowan Smith: Stage Manager
Phillip Powers: Lighting Designer
Becca Jarrell: Asst. Lighting Design

Sheiva Khalily: Projection Designer
Brittany Cobb: Asst. Projection Design

Maggie Green: Costume Designer

The Center Cannot Hold Press

How the Opera Came Together

Excerpt: Trio (Law School Elyn, Professor Saks, Lady of the Charts)

Performed by Jamie Chamberlin, Rebecca Sjowall, and Danielle Marcelle Bond

Excerpt: Steve Behnke Aria

Performed by Cale Olson

Dr. Saks Welcomes the Cast

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