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2006 Garry Marshall Presents

Exiles in Paradise
Exiles in Paradise
Mar 17-Apr 2
Created & Performed by Constance Hauman
David Wolff, piano
Tereza Stanislav, violin
Cecilia Tsan, cello
Gary Bovyer, clarinet
"Radiant singing … An electrifying performance!" - The Washington Post

About the Show

The latest event in the Falcon Theatre's Garry Marshall Presents series, Exiles in Paradise, explores the journey of Europe's exiled composers during the Nazi uprising and Holocaust of World War II. Music, film and documentary recreate the exile and influence of these artists in Hollywood, leading up to their trial and persecution during the McCarthy Era. This explosive period in history is brought to life through original 16mm films by Louis Klar, film collages by Richard Baim, historical footage, rare home movies and studio clips, as well as the songs of Fredrich Hollander, Arnold Schoenberg, Emmerich Kalman, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Eric Zeisl, Walter Jurmann, Ralph Benatsky, Hanns Eisler and Kurt Weill.

Exiles in Paradise was chosen from 700 applicants to open Daniel Liebeskind's Jewish Museum in Berlin on September 10, 2001. Constance Hauman has also performed Exiles in Paradise at the 92nd St. Y in NYC, and, most recently, at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Constance Hauman (Performer/Creator) recently appeared as 'Wanda' in Garry Marshall's production of The Grand Duchess with the LA Opera. A graduate of Northwestern University and The Santa Fe Opera apprentice program, she made her professional debut with the Long Beach Opera. She performed the role of 'Cunegonde' in Candide, composed and conducted by Leonard Bernstein at the London Symphony, the LA Music Center (directed by Gordon Davidson), Opera Theater of St. Louis, and in a national tour of France. Constance starred in the world premiere of Olga Neuwirth and Elfriede Jelinek's Lost Highway in Graz, Austria; Basel, Swizterland; and Cite de la Musique, Paris. International leading roles with: Theatre Champs Elysee; Opera National de Paris; L'Opera Comique; Opera de Marseilles; Opera de Rhin; Opera de Tours; Opera de Montpelier; Opera de Nancy; Opera de Nantes; Teatro Communale Firenze; Rome Opera; Festivale di Spoleto; Engish National Opera; Welsh National Opera; Alban Berg's Lulu in Copenhagen, Antwerp, and the Opera National de Paris ('Lulu'); Gawain, Royal Opera House Covent Garden ('Morgan le Fey'). United States credits: Santa Fe Opera; Los Angeles Opera; Long Beach Opera; Dallas Opera; Toledo Opera; New York City Opera; Michigan Opera Theater; Chicago Lyric; Miami Opera; Opera Theater of St. Louis; Pittsburgh Opera. Guest soloist with: Berlin Philharmonic under Barenboim; Berlin Radio Orchestra, Gerald Schwartz; Concertgebauw Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony with Edo de Waart; The London Symphony under Bernstein and Tilson Thomas; Radio France Orchestra under James Conlon; The Chicago Symphony, Virginia Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Toledo Symphony, Nashville Symphony and the New World Symphony Orchestra in Miami; The New Japan Philharmonic and the Hong Kong Festival. She can be heard on the Milken Archives recording project as a soloist in the works of Robert Beaser, Hermann Berlinski and Kurt Weill. For the past 7 years, Miss Hauman's passion has been the ongoing development of Exiles in Paradise.

Cast & Creative Team

Cast

Constance Hauman

Production

Lighting Designer: Jeremy Pivnick
Stage Manager: Deirdre Murphy

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