The Pirates of Penzance, 2017. Photo by Cory Weaver.

Cast, Characters and Artists

Principle Cast

Joyce El-Khoury – Violetta Valery *
   Sponsored by Cyr Family Charitable Remainder Trust
Scott Quinn – Alfredo Germont *
   Sponsored by Michelle and Chuck Ritter
Anthony Michaels-Moore – Giorgio Germont *
   Sponsored by Mike and Vera Seeley
Clark Weyrauch – Gastone +
   Sponsored by Mrs. Ann Dickinson and Anonymous
Robert McNichols Jr. – Barone Duophol @
Elliot Harrison Brown – Marchese D’Obigny ~
   Sponsored by Pat and Don Dagenais
Tyler Simpson – Dotter Grenvil @
Kristee Haney – Flora Bervoix @
Ashley Wheat – Annina ~
   Sponsored by Anonymous
Paul Dominic Griggsby – Commissionario
Alexander Goering – Giuseppe
Josh Markley – Domestico di Flora

* Lyric Opera Debut
~ UMKC Apprentice
+ KU Apprentice
@ Former Apprentice


Artistic Staff

Ward Holmquist – Conductor
David Gately – Director
Desmond Heeley – Set Designer *
Desmond Heeley – Costume Designer *
Kendall Smith – Lighting Designer
Joanne Middleton Weaver – Wig and Make-up Designer
Devon Carney – Dance Choreographer
Mark Ferrell – Rehearsal Accompanist
Elena Lence Talley – Music Librarian
Deborah Morgan – Props Master
Mary Traylor – Costume Coordinator
Karen Billingsley – Wig and Make-up Assistant
Colleen May, Charlotte Gillman – Wig and Make-up Crew
Nate Wheatley – Assistant Lighting Designer
Sarah Zsohar – Figaro Simultext System Operator
Jennifer Rimmer – Stage Manager
Sadie DeSantis, Adam Fulmer – Assistant Stage Managers
Olivia West – Stage Management Intern
Gen Goering – Head Scenic Artist
Regina Weller – Scenic Artist
Harold “Ben” Julius – Production Carpenter
Stephen Cochran – Head Propsman
Joshua Topping – Head Electrician
James Vinzant – Head Flyman
Phil Rebel – Head Sound Engineer
Jan Toombs – Wardrobe Supervison
Desiree Baird Story – Desiree Baird Story

* Lyric Opera Debut


Chorus

Soprano

Cassie Banion
Judy Bliss
Lindsey Bush
Melissa Faltermeier
LaTeesha M. Jackson
April Martin ~
   Sponsored by Anonymous
Marci Ziegler @

Mezzo

Rebecca Allen
Tara Curtis @
Elaine Fox @
Kaitlin Galetti
Samantha Gossard ~
Sarah LaBarr
Sarah Lockwood

Tenor

Chard DeMaris
Alexander Goering
Trent Green
David Lancaster
Trevor B. Smith
Jake Thede
Kevin Westring

Bass/Baritone

Matthew Black
Phil Eatherton
Paul D. Griggsby
Josh Markley
Justin G. McCoy
William H. Perry
Matthew Scrivner

~ UMKC Apprentice
@ Former Apprentice


Dancers

Joshua Bodden
Charles Martin
Tempe Ostergren

Dancers are members of the Kansas City Ballet


Kansas City Symphony

First Violins

Dorris Dai Janssen
Gregory Sandomirsky
Anthony DeMarco
Susan Goldenberg
Jessica Wakefield Hao
Lisa Jackson
Chiafei Lin
Vladimir Rykov
Alex Shum
Sarah Saylor

Second Violins

Tamamo Someya Gibbs
Kristin Velicer
Nancy Beckmann
Minhye Helena Choi
Mary Garcia Grant
Kazato Inouye
Francesca Manheim
Yu-Fang Chen

Violas

Christine Grossman
Jessica Nance
Kent Brauninger
Sean Brumble
Marvin Gruenbaum
Jenifer Richison

Cellos

Susie Yang
Matthew Beckmann
Maria Crosby
Rung Lee

Double Basses

Jeffrey Kail
Evan Halloin
Keith Wymer

Flute

Shannon Finney
Diane Schick

Piccolo

Diane Schick

Oboes

Kristina Fulton
Michelle Duskey

Clarinets

Raymond Santos
Gabriel Campos Zamora

Bassoons

Thomas DeWitt
Marita Abner

Horns

Alberto Suarez
Elizabeth Gray
David Gamble
Stephen Multer

Trumpets

Philip Clark
Brian Rood

Trombones

Roger Oyster
Porter Wyatt Henderson
Adam Rainey

Bass Trombone

Adam Rainey

Tuba

Steven Seward

Timpani

Timothy Jepson

Percussion

Christopher McLaurin
Joseph Petrasek

Harp

Deborah Wells Clark

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