In jam-packed closing week, Chautauqua Opera Conservatory students present L’enfant et les Sortilèges, Lady in the Dark

Photos by Jess Kszos

  • Opera Conservatory student Jaimie Langner, mezzo-soprano, performs as Allison in the Conservatory’s production of the musical Lady in the Dark Friday in McKnight Hall.
  • From left, Chautauqua Opera Conservatory students James Allen, as Kendall Nesbitt; Angelina Yi, as Maggie; Daisy Dalit Sigal, as Miss Sutton; Jack O’Leary, as Ringmaster; Nicholas Gryniewski, as Charley Johnson; Noah Mond as Father/Ben; Maya Goell, as Ruby Conrad; and Hope Nelson as Liza Elliott, perform in Lady in the Dark Friday in McKnight Hall.
  • Voice students Nelson and Mond perform in Lady in the Dark.
  • Voice student Anna Maria Vacca, mezzo-soprano, performs as L’enfant with Benjamin Sokol, bass baritone, as a tree, in Chautauqua Opera Conservatory’s production of Ravel and Colette’s L’enfant et les Sortilèges Tuesday in McKnight Hall.
  • Vacca, as L’enfant, left and wrapped in yellow, performs with Jennifer Robinson, soprano, as the princess in L’enfant et les Sortilèges Tuesday.
  • Dyanna Bohorques, mezzo-soprano, performs as Mother in L’enfant et les Sortilèges in the open space outside of McKnight.

The author Jess Kszos

Jess Kszos is an undergraduate photojournalism student at Rochester Institute of Technology. She is interested in photographing the stories of the community around her. Two years ago she started at Cobb’s Hill Park in Rochester, New York, to photograph people she did not know, and now she is a freelancer best known among the basketball community in Rochester. Her father, Joe Kszos, was born and raised in Chautauqua County, while her mother, Lynn Kszos, studied Chautauqua Lake while completing her Master’s Degree at SUNY Fredonia, and Jess is excited to be closer to her roots at Chautauqua.