Summer Intermezzo

“Midsummer Melodies”

Featuring Tacoma Opera Favorites singing their favorite Arias, Songs and Show Tunes
Join us for an evening of fun music with
delicious hors d’oeuvres and sparkling wine!
Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 6:30pm at the
6016 N Highlands Pkwy, Tacoma, WA 98406
Tickets are $45 per person in advance or at the door
For reservations and information,
call the Tacoma Opera office at 253-627-7789

The Summer Intermezzo Artists


Ryan Bede – Baritone

Ryan started out with Tacoma Opera as a Young Artist and has gone on to appear in many of our productions, including as Papageno in The Magic Flute, The Pirate King in Pirates of Penzance and Tiger Brown in The Threepenny Opera. Ryan will be appearing with Seattle Opera this coming season in several roles. Bravo Ryan!


Faina Morozov – Soprano

If you saw our production of Eugene Onegin, then you know the delightful and charming Faina, who made her Tacoma Opera debut as Olga. A transplant from the Ukraine, she has been active in the area as a recitalist, singing classical music and songs from her native land.


Brendan Tuohy – Tenor

Last seen here as Alfred in our production of Die Fledermaus in 2016, Brendan has been performing regularly with other regional companies such as Eugene Opera, Vashon Opera and in opera houses in Europe as well.

The Summer Intermezzo Program
“Midsummer Melodies”

Master of Ceremonies: Noel Koran, General Director, Tacoma Opera
Soprano: Faina Morozov
Tenor: Brendan Tuohy
Baritone: Ryan Bede
Pianist: Jeffrey Caldwell

“Maxim’s” ………………………………………… by Franz Lehár
From The Merry Widow
Brendan Tuohy

“Quando m’en vo” …………………………by Giacomo Puccini
From La Boheme
Faina Morozov

“A fella needs a girl” ………………………………by Stephen Sondheim
From Allegro
Ryan Bede

“Una Furtiva Lagrima”…………………………Gaetano Donizetti
From L’elisir d’Amore
Brendan Tuohy

“Pervoyo Svedanie (First Date)” ………………………by P. I. Tchaikovsky
Faina Morozov

“Ideale”……………………………………………by Paolo Tosti
Ryan Bede

“Til There Was You” ………………………………by Meredith Wilson
From The Music Man
Faina Morozov

“Maria” ………………………………………………Leonard Bernstein
From West Side Story
Brendan Tuohy

“Au fond du temple saint” ………………………………by George Bizet
From The Pearlfishers
Brendan Tuohy and Ryan Bede