Paul Bunyan by Benjamin Britten Libretto by W.H. Auden


Second Place Winner for Best Collegiate Production from the National Opera Association


Musical Director and Conductor Benjamin Smolder


Stage Director EriK Friedman


Director of Miami Opera Program Mari Opatz-Muni


Production Meggan Peters (costume), Alison Acord (make-up), Richard Cawood (projection design), Geoffrey Ahlers (set), Alex Lusht (sound), Matthew Sheeley (lighting), William Bausano (chorus master), Brad Caldwell (vocal coach), Ashley Goos (choreographer)


Cast Roy Ben Eikleberry, Tyler Friedman, Michael Pegher, Phillip Jennings, Antonia Tamer, Sean Lair, Mark Rysdon, Ryan Perez-Carrillo, Armando Linares, Antonio Charles, Andrew Sons, Mark Aiken, Orestis Sinis, Brian McQueen, Reid Barth, Janel Frazee, Rebecca Reckart, Lora Pacholka, Carly Jones, Lohol Gonzales, Emily Moses, Wyko ter Haar, Emily Lane, Rebecca Reckart, Christine Banks, Michaela Mondro, Jade Victoria, Brian Mack, Josh Sliker


Voice of Paul Bunyan Mark Perzel

Miami Opera Theater


Miami Opera is an important part of the rich and diverse musical experiences that Miami University has to offer.  Miami music majors have the opportunity to assume leadership positions in every part of production.  Opera Auditions and sponsored events are open to all of the student body.

Contact Information:


Benjamin Smolder, Director

109 Presser Hall

501 South Patterson Avenue

Oxford, OH 45056

Telephone (513) 529-3079

Fax  (513) 529-3027