Beloved Maestro & Las Vegas local Dennis Doubin & Vegas City Opera bring you this bright & cheeky 90-minute comedy with its lovely melodies, vocal fireworks, and hilarious English & French repartee, the quick wit of The Daughter of the Regiment is the perfect piece to brighten your day and take you away to GAY Paris!
February 29th – March 3rd, 2024, 7-8:30pm | March 3rd at 3:00-4:30pm
Charleston Heights Art Center
800 Brush St. (off Charleston Blvd.)
Tickets: $25 & $40
Grammy Award winning pianist and conductor Dennis Doubin makes his conducting debut with Vegas City Opera in 2019-2020 season with Donizetti's "La Fille du Regiment". A Henderson resident, Maestro Doubin has led Henderson Symphony orchestra in several performances. A full-time member of San Francisco Opera music staff, Dennis has been asked to prepare every facet of the opera production. He can be found coaching singers, prompting performances, and conducting backstage banda. Mo Doubin made his SFO debut conducting Puccini's "La Bohème" at the War Memorial Opera House in 2014. He also appeared leading Verdi's "La Traviata" and Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" at Opera San José in recent seasons. Dennis began his musical journey in Moscow, Russia at the Moscow Boys Chorus and Choral Academy, where he also excelled as a pianist. After immigrating to the United States, he was a student at Idyllwild Arts Academy and would go on to study piano with Vitaly Margulis in Los Angeles. He became assistant conductor at Los Angeles Opera and subsequently assisted with vocal projects for Los Angeles Philharmonic. Other professional engagements include, Seattle Opera, San Diego opera and Sacramento Opera. Mo Doubin further honed his skills in the SFO's Merola and Adler programs. A sought-after coach, Dennis has coached and collaborated with some of today's most important vocalists that include Renee Fleming, Diana Damrau, Leah Crocetto, Dolora Zajick, Ramon Vargas, Brandon Jovanovich, Michael Fabiano, Stephen Costello, Bryn Terfel, George Gagnidze, Ildar Abdrazakov and others.
Marquise of Berkenfield
Luana DeVol was born in California and is now a resident of Henderson, NV. From 1984 to 1987, she was a principal soloist in the German opera ensembles, first in Aachen then in Mannheim, Germany. From 1987 she was a free-lance artist singing in virtually all the major opera houses of the World. Her debut at La Scala was made as Fidelio in the title role under the baton of Lorin Maazel. She also appeared at La Scala as the Dyer’s wife in Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten under the baton of Guiseppe Sinopoli. Her Bruennhilde in Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle, for which she was awarded “Singer of the Year” award in Germany, was heard in many theaters, including the Bayreuth Festival, the Vienna State Opera, and the Deutsche Oper in Berlin. More recent appearances include Elektra in Buenos Aires, and a concert performance of Goetterdaemmerung in Abu Dhabi. Luana DeVol joined the faculty of University of Nevada Las Vegas in the fall of 2008. She now concentrates on giving Master Classes internationally, maintains a private voice studio, and serves on the panel of experts for the New York based Schuyler Foundation for Career Bridges. Most recently she has been appointed to the staff of the Institute for Young Dramatic Voices, where she will lead the Wagner Division.
Athena Mertes is one of the Valley’s most celebrated sopranos, whose opera and concert credits include Lilly (Cooperstown), Alice B. Toklas (27), Despina (Cosi Fan Tutte), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel), Lucy (The Telephone), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Gianetta (L'Elisir d'Amore), Morgana (Alcina), Musetta (La Bohème), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Abigail (The Crucible), Nella (Gianni Schicchi) and soprano soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria, Handel’s Messiah and Honegger’s King David. She has performed as a guest soloist with the Burbank Philharmonic, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Henderson Symphony, Opera Las Vegas, Vegas City Opera and Lexington Opera Outreach. Spring of 2019, she will be performing the role of Marie in La Fille du Regiment with Vegas City Opera. She is also the Director of Choirs at the Thurman White Academy of Performing Arts, where she has over 300 students.