Festival Musical(s)
Festival Events Calendar
Monday Aug 1
6:00 pIt's De-Lovely
Thursday Aug 4
10:00 aBorn To Dance
4:30 pMovie Bios of Porter
7:30 pAll Of You
Friday Aug 5
10:00 aKiss Me, Kate
1:30 pJazz Transformations
2:30 pNow You Has Jazz
4:30 pAround The World w/ Porter
7:30 pCole Jazz
Saturday Aug 6
10:00 aYou're The Top! Marathon
2:30 pKiss Me, Kate
4:30 pRestoring Anything Goes
Wednesday Aug 10
10:00 aPanama Hattie
2:30 pLet's Do It!
4:30 pClassic Paris
7:30 pPorter In Paris
Thursday Aug 11
10:00 aSilk Stockings
2:30 pI Get A Kick
4:30 pPorter As Balladeer
7:30 pClassic Porter
Friday Aug 12
10:00 aFilm: Can-Can
2:30 pYou're Sensational
4:30 pSong Styles
Saturday Aug 13
7:30 pAll Through The Night
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Robert Ashens
  • Biography
  • Shedd Appearances
Dynamic conductor Robert Ashens enters his fifth season as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of Eugene Opera. Ashens garnered tremendous critical acclaim as he conducted Pagliacci and La Bohème last season. He also returned to Eugene Ballet Company as conductor of The Nutcracker, made two stunning appearances with Oregon Mozart Players and conducted daCorneto Opera’s Chicago premiere of Verdi’s i Lombardi. He returned to Chicago in July to conduct the first production of Lucrezia Borgia (with orchestra) in over 100 years, for daCorneto Opera. The Maestro will return to daCorneto Opera, and to Eugene Ballet Company this season.
With a repertoire of nearly one hundred operas, he has conducted to great acclaim for the Connecticut Opera, Opera Idaho, Augusta Opera, Shubert Opera, Opera Maine and for Teatro Grattacielo at Lincoln Center. He has served as Music Director and Master of Ceremonies for tributes to Metropolitan Opera stars, Lili Chookasian and Paul Plishka and has accompanied such greats as Lucine Amara, Marcello Giordani and Plishka. Ashens is in constant demand as a lecturer, accompanist and program director for concerts and recitals nationwide. As an educator for nearly thirty years, Ashens’ unique style and commitment focuses on inspiring people of all ages and backgrounds through dynamic, energetic and lively presentations of this multi-faceted art form. His lively wit and humor continue to enthrall opera audiences of all ages.
2009
Jul 31-Aug 9ST 2009Oklahoma!Silva
2010
Jul 30-Aug 6ST 2010Kiss Me, KateSilva
Dec 3-19ST 2010White ChristmasJaqua
2011
Jun 16-19ST 2011Pal JoeyJaqua
Jul 29-Aug 12ST 2011Girl CrazySilva
Dec 2-18ST 2011The Sound of MusicJaqua
2012
Jun 14-17ST 2012Sweet CharityJaqua
Aug 4-12ST 2012The King And ISilva
Oct 4-7ST 2012Lady, Be GoodJaqua
Nov 30-Dec 16ST 2012Singin' In The RainJaqua
2013
Jun 12-16ST 2013No, No, Nanette!Jaqua
Aug 2-11ST 2013The Music ManSilva
Dec 5-22ST 2013CamelotJaqua
2014
Jun 20-29ST 2014Oh, Kay!Jaqua
Aug 1-10ST 2014Gentlemen Prefer BlondesSilva
Dec 5-21ST 2014Babes In ArmsJaqua
2015
Jun 19-28ST 2015How To Succeed In Business Without Really TryingJaqua
Jul 31-Aug 9ST 2015Whoopee!Jaqua
Sep 20-Oct 4ST 2015Mary PoppinsJaqua
2016
Jun 17-26ST 2016Funny FaceJaqua
Jul 29-Aug 7ST 2016On The TownJaqua
Sep 16-Oct 2ST 2016Oliver!Jaqua
Dec 2-18ST 2016Annie Get Your GunJaqua
2017
Jun 16-25ST 2017GypsyJaqua
Jul 21-30ST 2017Good News!Jaqua
Nov 9SC 2017-18Sure On This Shining NightJaqua
Dec 1-17ST 2017Singin' In The RainJaqua
2018
Jun 8-17ST 2018RobertaJaqua
Jul 20-29ST 2018Guys And DollsJaqua
Sep 14-30ST 2018The Wizard of OzJaqua
Nov 30-Dec 16ST 2018White ChristmasJaqua
2019
Feb 22-23SC 2018-19The Seven Deadly SinsJaqua
Jul 12-21ST 2019Damn YankeesJaqua
Sep 13-29ST 2019AnnieJaqua
Dec 6-22ST 2019She Loves MeJaqua
2021
Sep 17-26ST2021The Pajama GameJaqua
Dec 3-19ST2021Holiday InnJaqua
2022
Sep 9-25Peter PanJaqua
Robert Ashens appears in these Cole Porter events:
Saturday Aug 6
7:30 pAnything Goes
Sunday Aug 7
2:30 pAnything Goes
Tuesday Aug 9
7:30 pAnything Goes
Wednesday Aug 10
7:30 pAnything Goes
Friday Aug 12
7:30 pAnything Goes
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