Read the article by Amy Krane and David Bass on the May 2000 production of Space Opera, published in Opera For Youth Journal.

The North Cambridge Family Opera Company presented it's 2000 production of the light-hearted "Space Opera" on May 13 and 14, and May 20 and 21 at the Benjamin Banneker Charter School in North Cambridge, Mass. The first two performances were part of the North Cambridge (NoCa) All Arts Open Studios Weekend .

This light-hearted yet musically sophisticated opera features everyone's favorite robots, aliens, and heroes. The 2-act opera draws on a variety of popular and classical styles and will appeal to audiences of all ages.

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Cast lists

Soloists (In Order of Appearance)

Saturday Sunday
Role: May 13 and 20 May 14 and 21
Princess Leia Louise Ambler Osborn Rachel Dudley
R2-D2 (Act I)
(both acts 5/13, 5/21)
Sarah Perlmutter Heather Dudley
C-3PO (Act I) Kathy Lindsay Liz Ryan
Rebel 1 Ruth McCormack (5/20 only) Nina Krane (also 5/13)
Rebel 2 Tommy Moriarty Miriam Beit-Aharon
Darth Vader Jeff Moore Frank Walker
Luke Skywalker Lonnie Bass Jennifer Dudley
Stormtrooper 1 Julian Baptiste Nicholas Commons-Miller
Stormtrooper 1a Nicholas Commons-Miller Nicholas Commons-Miller
Stormtrooper 2 Mary Rose Branch Noah Beit-Aharon
Stormtrooper 3 Adam Weinreb Nathan Beit-Aharon
Stormtrooper 4 Pete Moriarty Pete Moriarty
Obi-Wan Kenobi Paul Raila Phil Budne
Sandtrooper Pete Moriarty Annie Osborn
Chewbacca Roger Frymire Roger Frymire
Han Solo Robert Bass Patrick O'Sullivan
Jabba the Hutt Julian Baptista Mary Rose Branch
Head Stormtrooper Annie Osborn Noah Beit-Aharon
Assistant Stormtrooper Tommy Moriarty Nina Krane
R2-D2 (Act II) Adam Quinn (5/20 only) Adam Quinn (5/14 only)
C-3PO (Act II) Annie Osborn Nina Krane
Prison Guard Miriam Beit-Aharon Miriam Beit-Aharon
General Dodonna Dan Weinreb Dale Senechal

Other performers in the chorus include:

Charlotte Ames, Sue Brent, Mary Callahan, Sue Hall, Kieran Kinnare, Robyn Lindsay, Rosemary Lindsay, Kiki Mercer, Robert Mercer, Cheryl Moreau, Shanti Oppenheimer, Schuyler Oppenheimer, Linda Papatopoli, Christine Reif, Cindy Woolworth.