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Stream my work!
My production of Mansfield Park will be available to stream through January 31, 2021, as part of Opera Modesto's Festival @ Home!
Mansfield Park, based on the Jane Austen novel of the same name, is a vibrant new opera by Jonathon Dove. This production was the national premiere of the orchestrated version and the centerpiece of Modesto's first JaneCon. The streaming version features an intermission special where I take you behind the scenes to talk about the making of the production. Don't miss it!
Carolina Stevens is an American theatre artist who has worked in theatre on four continents. Primarily a stage director, she has additional experience in stage management, playwriting, acting, singing, and arts education. As the child of two international opera singers, Carolina has been involved in the performing arts her entire life; in fact, her first production occurred when she was only 5-years-old and starred in a one-act play version of Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute that she herself wrote, designed, cast, and helped direct. In many ways, that experience provided the blueprint for her future career, as she has continued to do a variety of jobs in many different theatrical mediums, including straight plays, musicals, Shakespeare, opera, and Commedia dell’Arte. Carolina graduated with honors from Southern Oregon University’s Theatre Arts department, where she focused on Directing and Stage Management with minors in German and Business Administration. In 2020, she made her film debut with the premiere of the youth opera
The Race: An Aesop's Fables Mashup.
Professional highlights include directing the national orchestrated premiere of the opera Mansfield Park for Opera Modesto, which was the centerpiece of the Modesto Jane Con and inspired a county-wide literacy initiative; directing an all-female production of Romeo and Juliet at Center Stage Conservatory; stage managing the first western-style opera in the country of Nepal (Arjuna’s Dilemma by Douglas Cuomo with One World Theater); winning the prestigious Valley Talent Project talent competition; singing the Shepherd in Tannhӓuser, the first opera by Richard Wagner to be performed in the country of Albania; and her first original one-act, Buck, winning the Majestic Eight 10-Minute Play Competition.
The Race (world premiere opera)
by Deborah Kavasch & Linda Bunney-Sarhad
Opera Modesto, Modesto CA
by Diana Son
One World Theatre, Kathmandu Nepal