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Shedd Theatricals 2013
No, No, Nanette!
Robert Ashens
  • Biography
  • Shedd Appearances
San Francisco-based musician Robert Ashens, whose distinguished career as conductor and pianist has brought him to many world capitols, is Artistic Director / co-founder, West Coast Opera (Opera Oregon), is past General and Artistic Director of Anchorage Opera and past Artistic Director of both Eugene Opera and Opera San Luis Obispo. The Maestro was honored to perform at the opening of this year’s annual Johann Strauss Symposium, TANZ SIGNALE. He has made recent debuts with Berkeley, Golden Gate and Virago Opera companies; he co-founded the Johann Strauss Society of America, as well. The Maestro also conducts ballet and symphonic works with companies internationally. As Music Director-Conductor of Shedd (Institute) Theatricals, he has led eleven prior productions; The Music Man and Camelot are his next shows at The Shedd.
With a repertoire of nearly one hundred-twenty operas, he has conducted to great acclaim for regional opera companies throughout the United States and in many major cities of Europe, especially in Italy. He has also accompanied many opera luminaries in concert over the past 30 years.
Ashens is in constant demand as a lecturer, accompanist and program director for concerts and recitals nationwide. Maestro Ashens toured nationally as conductor with the Broadway companies of A Chorus Line, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Sugar Babies (with Mickey Rooney and Ann Miller) and has premiered many new works of both Broadway and Opera. He is a Eugene Emerald Valley Rotarian, a member of Phi Beta, and is listed in WHO’S WHO IN AMERICAN MUSIC.
2005
Aug 6-12OFAM 2005Anything GoesSilva
2009
Jul 31-Aug 9ST 2009Oklahoma!Silva
2010
Jul 30-Aug 6ST 2010Kiss Me, KateSilva
Dec 3-19ST 2010White ChristmasJaqua
2011
Jun 16-19ST 2011Pal JoeyJaqua
Jul 29-Aug 12ST 2011Girl CrazySilva
Dec 2-18ST 2011The Sound of MusicJaqua
2012
Jun 14-17ST 2012Sweet CharityJaqua
Aug 4-12ST 2012The King And ISilva
Oct 4-7ST 2012Lady, Be GoodJaqua
Nov 30-Dec 16ST 2012Singin' In The RainJaqua
2013
Jun 12-16ST 2013No, No, Nanette!Jaqua
Aug 2-11ST 2013The Music ManSilva
Dec 5-22ST 2013CamelotJaqua
2014
Jun 20-29ST 2014Oh, Kay!Jaqua
Aug 1-10ST 2014Gentlemen Prefer BlondesSilva
Dec 5-21ST 2014Babes In ArmsJaqua
2015
Jun 19-28ST 2015How To Succeed In Business Without Really TryingJaqua
Jul 31-Aug 9ST 2015Whoopee!Jaqua
Sep 20-Oct 4ST 2015Mary PoppinsJaqua
2016
Jun 17-26ST 2016Funny FaceJaqua
Jul 29-Aug 7ST 2016On The TownJaqua
Sep 16-Oct 2ST 2016Oliver!Jaqua
Dec 2-18ST 2016Annie Get Your GunJaqua
2017
Jun 16-25ST 2017GypsyJaqua
Jul 21-30ST 2017Good News!Jaqua
Nov 9SC 2017-18Sure On This Shining NightJaqua
Dec 1-17ST 2017Singin' In The RainJaqua
2018
Jun 8-17ST 2018RobertaJaqua
Jul 20-29ST 2018Guys And DollsJaqua
Sep 14-30ST 2018The Wizard of OzJaqua
Nov 30-Dec 16ST 2018White ChristmasJaqua
2019
Feb 22-23SC 2018-19The Seven Deadly SinsJaqua
Jul 12-21ST 2019Damn YankeesJaqua
Sep 13-29ST 2019AnnieJaqua
Dec 6-22ST 2019She Loves MeJaqua
2021
Dec 4-19ST2021Holiday InnJaqua
2022
Jul 8-17ST2022Lady Be GoodJaqua
Sep 9-18ST2022The Pajama GameJaqua
Robert Ashens appears in these Shedd Theatricals 2013 events:
Wednesday Jun 12
7:30 pNo, No, Nanette!
Thursday Jun 13
7:30 pNo, No, Nanette!
Friday Jun 14
7:30 pNo, No, Nanette!
Saturday Jun 15
1:30 pNo, No, Nanette!
7:30 pNo, No, Nanette!
Sunday Jun 16
1:30 pNo, No, Nanette!
Friday Aug 2
7:30 pThe Music Man
Saturday Aug 3
7:30 pThe Music Man
Sunday Aug 4
1:30 pThe Music Man
Friday Aug 9
7:30 pThe Music Man
Saturday Aug 10
1:30 pThe Music Man
Sunday Aug 11
1:30 pThe Music Man
Thursday Dec 5
7:30 pCamelot
Friday Dec 6
7:30 pCamelot
Sunday Dec 8
1:30 pCamelot
Friday Dec 13
7:30 pCamelot
Saturday Dec 14
1:30 pCamelot
7:30 pCamelot
Friday Dec 20
7:30 pCamelot
Saturday Dec 21
7:30 pCamelot
Sunday Dec 22
1:30 pCamelot
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