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Carmina Burana

March 15–31, 2019

Past Show

This project is generously sponsored by:
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This project is supported in part by Jan Serr and John Shannon and a grant from the Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.

Audience Information

Featuring the thrilling music of composer Carl Orff, this cantata takes an unflinching look at the pleasures and perils of the human condition. Four organizations unite to reconceive this masterpiece for the intimate Cabot stage as “total theatre” in which music, dance, and words are inseparable. Ages 8 and up.

Composed by Carl Orff
Reduced Orchestration by Wilhelm Killmayer
Used by arrangement with European American Music Distributors Company, sole U.S. and Canadian agent for Schott Music GmbH & Co. KG, Mainz, Germany, publisher, and copyright owner.
In Collaboration with the Milwaukee Opera Theatre, Danceworks Performance Company, and Chant Claire Chamber Choir

Cast & Crew


Skylight Music Theatre/Milwaukee Opera Theatre Artists – Bob Balderson, Laura Basse, Emanuel Camacho, Alaina Carlson, Cecilia Davis, Katie Koester, Jason Martin, Michele Eiche, Brett Sweeney, Tim Rebers, Nathan Wesselowski, Jackie Willis

Chant Claire Artists – Jennifer Grokowsky, Sandy Lash, Craig Schaefer, Adam Qutaishat Chant Claire Chamber Choir

Danceworks Performance Company – Ryan Cappleman, Julia Edwards, Posy Knight, Elisabeth Roskopf, Zachary Schorsch, Maggie Seer, Christal Wagner

Young Performers – Isabel Franco, Kylee Hennes, Landon Martin, Marcia Olson, Lorelei Wesselowski



Stage DirectorJill Anna Ponasik
Music DirectorJanna Ernst
ChoreographerDani Kuepper
Scenic DesignerLisa Schlenker
Costume Designer – Shima Orans
Lighting DesignerJason Fassl**
Assistant Music DirectorMaggie Rebers
Conductor Benjamin Bedroske
Production Stage Manager – Daniel J. Hanson
Dramaturg – Daniel J. Brylow

**The Lighting Designer represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA-829.

Press & Reviews

Carmina Burana Gallery


  • Fresh! Invigorating! Exciting!
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Enchanting," lovely!," and "evocative!
    Milwaukee Magazine
  • A delightful feast for the eyes!