2000 Space Opera



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 its 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, with appeal to audiences of all ages.

Listen to MP3s of the 2000 performances!!

Program booklet available by request.

Cast lists

(Soloists in Order of Appearance)

May 13 and 20
May 14 and 21
Princess Leia Louise Ambler Osborn Rachel Dudley
R2-D2 Sarah Perlmutter
Adam Quinn (Act II on 5/20)
Heather Dudley
Adam Quinn (Act II on 5/14)
C-3PO Kathy Lindsay (Act I)
Annie Osborn (Act II)
Liz Ryan (Act I)
Nina Krane (Act II)
Rebel 1 Nina Krane (5/13)
Ruth McCormack (5/20)
Nina Krane
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
Lead Stormtrooper Annie Osborn Noah Beit-Aharon
Assistant Stormtrooper Tommy Moriarty 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.