projects

A Musical Tribute to Emmerich Kálmán

- 2003                                        

Concept, Script ,and Stage Director

performed in Los Angeles for Operetta Foundation and for The Ohio Light Opera (2004 & 2016)

Romeo and Juliet Redux!

- 2004

Concept, Script, and Stage Director

Retelling of the famous story through Shakespeare, Gounod, Bellini and Bernstein

Created for Eastman Opera Workshop 

The Delights of Early Broadway! –Works of Friml, Herbert, Romberg, Kern

- 2004

Concept, Script, and Stage Director

performed in Los Angeles for Operetta Foundation and for The Ohio Light Opera (2005)   

                

A Tribute to Franz Lehár

- 2005                            

Concept, Script ,and Stage Director

performed in Los Angeles for Operetta Foundation 

 Marinka

- 2006

Complete Musical Script Reconstruction and Stage Director

performed in Los Angeles for Operetta Foundation 

                 

What a Day! What a Year! What a Life!

- 2007

Romance, intrigue, and sentiment presented through a narrative musical revue.  

One woman’s reflection on family, romance, and true love told through the songs of 

Kern, Gershwin, Coward, Rodgers, and Berlin.

Concept, Script, and Stage Director

performed in Los Angeles at the Madrid Theatre  

         

Operetta International

- 2007                           

Concept, Script, Translations, and Stage Director

performed in Los Angeles for Operetta Foundation and for The Ohio Light Opera (2015)   

    

‘Sunny Side Up! – The Golden Age of the Hollywood Musicals’

- 2013

Concept, Script, and Stage Director

performed in Los Angeles for Operetta Archives Foundation

Those Dancing Years!

- 2016

Reflections on the life of Mary Ellis 

An evening of song, pictures, and reminiscences freely adapted from the Mary Ellis autobiography Those Dancing Years.

Concept, Script, and Stage Director

performed at the Ohio Light Opera 

 

Historical Reconstructions, Translations and Recordings

 

Windy City - Walter Jurmann

Reconstruction from the original material and new performance edition and script rewrite

Operetta Foundation –CD anticipated spring of 2019

 

Cloclo -  Franz Lehár

Reconstruction from original materials, new performance edition, and English translation

Operetta Foundation  – DVD anticipated spring of 2019

 

Das Hollandweibchen - Emmerich Kálmán

The Little Dutch Girl 

Reconstruction from original materials, new performance edition, and English translation

Operetta Foundation – DVD anticipated spring of 2019

 

Have a Heart  - Jerome Kern, Guy Bolton, and P. G. Wodehouse

Reconstruction from original materials, first full production since premiere         

DVD released by Operetta Foundation - 2017

 

Dream City and The Magic Knight -  Victor Herbert

Reconstruction from the original material and new performance edition and script rewrite

Audio recording released by Albany Records - 2015

DVD released by Operetta Foundation - 2015

First complete recording

 

Der kleine König - Emmerich Kálmán

The Little King

DVD released by Operetta Foundation - 2015

First complete recording

construction from original materials, new performance edition ,and English translation

 

Die Faschingsfee - Emmerich Kálmán

Miss Springtime

Reconstruction from original materials, new performance edition, and English translation

Released by Albany Records  - 2013

 

Marinka: The Mayerling Story – Emmerich Kálmán

Orchestra parts reconstruction,  new book, and dialogue - 2008

 

The Cabaret Girl - Jerome Kern and P. G. Wodehouse

American premiere

Orchestra parts, reconstruction, new book ,and dialogue

Released by Albany Records - 2008

First complete recording
       

Der gute Kamerad - Emmerich Kálmán

A Soldier’s Promise

Released by Operetta Foundation - 2007

Reconstruction from original materials, new performance edition, and English translation

First complete recording

 

The Firefly - Rudolf Friml

Released by Albany Records-2006

Reconstruction from the original material and new performance edition

First complete recording

 

Maytime - Sigmund Romberg

Released by Albany Records -2005

Reconstruction from the original material and new performance edition

First complete recording

 

Das Veilchen vom Montmartre - Emmerich Kálmán

The Violet of Montmartre

Released by Operetta Foundation - 2005

Reconstruction from original materials, new performance edition, and English translation

 

Sweethearts - Victor Herbert

Released by Albany Records - 2003

Reconstruction from the original material and new performance edition

First complete recording

 

Ein Herbstmanöver - Emmerich Kálmán

Autumn Maneuvers

Released by Albany Records -2002

Reconstruction from original materials, new performance edition, and English translation

First recording

 

Naughty Marietta  - Victor Herbert

Released by Albany Records -2001

Reconstruction from the original material and new performance edition

Additional Recordings on Newport Classics,

Albany Records and Operetta Archives Labels

Have a Heart - 2017 (video)

The Little King - 2016 (video)

Dream City and The Magic Knight - 2015 (video & audio)

H.M.S. Pinafore - 2013 (audio)

Blossom Time - 2012 (audio)

Die Faschingsfee (Miss Springtime) - 2012 (audio)

The Fortune Teller - 2011 (audio)

The Pirates of Penzance - 2011 (audio)

El Capitan -  2010 (audio)

Mlle. Modiste - 2010 (video & audio)

Ruddigore - 2009 (audio)

The Cabaret Girl - 2009 (audio)

The Mikado - 2008 (audio)

Barbe-bleue (Bluebeard) - 2008 (audio)

Der Vogelhändler (The Bird Seller) - 2007 (audio)

The Gondoliers - 2007 (audio)

The Sorcerer - 2006 (audio)

Der gute Kamerad (A Soldier’s Promise) -  2006 (video & audio)

Robin Hood - 2005 (audio)

The Vagabond King - 2005 (audio)

Gräfin Mariza (Countess Maritza) - 2004 (audio)

The Brigands - 2004 (audio)

The Grand Duke -  2003 (audio)

The Yeomen of the Guard - 2003 (audio)                              

Das Dreimäderlhaus - 2002 (audio)

Ein Herbstmanöver (Autumn Maneuvers)  - 2002 (audio)

Der Zigeunerprimás (Sari) - 2001 (audio)      

The Red Mill - 2001 (audio)      

Utopia Limited - 2001 (audio)

La Verbena de la Paloma - 2000 (audio)      

Princess Ida -  2000 (audio)

Eine Nacht in Venedig (A Night in Venice) -2000 (audio)

UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

ruddigore - the ohio light opera 2015

© 2018 by steven daigle.  stevendaigle@me.com   

eastman production photography by Nic Minetor & Gelfand-Piper

ohio light opera production photography by Matt Dilyard