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

Cast, Characters and Artists

Principal Cast

The German Side

Sean Panikkar – Nikolaus Sprink *
   Sponsored by Joyce G. Holland
Erin Wall – Anna Sørensen *
   Sponsored by Richard and Jane Bruening
Craig Irvin – Lieutenant Horstmayer *
Doug Jones – Kronprinz
Robert Gibby Brand – German General

The Scottish Side

David Blalock – Jonathan Dale *
Caleb C. Ashby – William Dale
Daniel Belcher – Father Palmer
   Sponsored by G. Kenneth and Ann Baum
Craig Colclough – Lieutenant Gordon *
Ron Witzke – British Major

The French Side

Liam Bonner – Lieutenant Audebert
   Sponsored by Walter and Gayle Richardson
Andrew Wilkowske – Ponchel *
John Stephens – General (Audebert)
Samantha Gossard – Madelein Audebert ~
   Sponsored by Lyric Opera of Kansas City Foundation – Norman Polsky Fund

Ensemble Soldiers

Tytus Abrahamson
Matthew Black
Elliot Harrison Brown ~
   Sponsored by Don and Pat Dagenais
Matthew Foerschler
Richard B. Gibson
Trent Green
Paul D. Griggsby
Josh Markley
Benjamin Murbach
Terence Murphy
Clark Weyrauch +
   Sponsored by Mrs. Ann Dickinson and Anonymous
Carey Eugene Wilson

* Lyric Opera Debut
~ UMKC Apprentice
+ KU Apprentice


Artistic Staff

Original production by Eric Simonson

David Charles Abell – Conductor *
Octavio Cardenas – Director *
Francis O’Conner – Set Designer *
Kärin Kopischke – Costume Designer *
Marcus Dilliard – Lighting Designer
C. Andrew Mayer – Sound Designer *
Alison Hanks – Wig and Make-up Designer
Andrzej Goulding – Projection Designer *
Doug Scholz-Carlson – Fight Choreographer *
Mark Ferrell – Chorus Master
Mark Ferrell, Natalia Rivera – Rehearsal Accompanists
Elena Lence Talley – Music Librarian
Deborah Morgan – Props Master
Joyce Merrill – Props Assistant
Mary Traylor – Costume Coordinator
Karen Billingsley – Wig and Make-up Assistant
Colleen May – Wig and Make-up Crew
Nate Wheatley – Assistant Lighting Designer
Sarah Zsohar – Figaro Simultext System Operator
Jennifer Rimmer – Stage Manager
Adam Fulmer, Julia Tyson – Assistant Stage Managers
Kelly Schmidli – Stage Management Intern
Gen Goering – Head Scenic Artist
Harold “Ben” Julius – Production Carpenter
Stephen Cochran – Head Propsman
Joshua Topping – Head Electrician
James Vinzant – Head Flyman
Phil Rebel – Head Sound Engineer
Shawn Martin – Head Video Engineer
Jan Toombs – Wardrobe Supervison
Desiree Baird Story – Desiree Baird Story

* Lyric Opera Debut


Chorus

Tenor – German Army

Chad DeMaris
Trent Green
Christopher Puckett
Kevin Smith
Clark Weyrauch +
   Sponsored by Mrs. Ann Dickinson and Anonymous

Bass/Baritone – German Army

Matthew Black
Michael Colman @
Justin G. McCoy
Terence Murphy
Matthew Scrivner

Tenor – Scottish Army

Alexis V. Alfaro
Joseph Carr
Matthew Foerschler
Jake Thede
Calvet Young

Bass/Baritone – Scottish Army

Phil Eatherton
Josh Markley
Nathan Whitson
Carey Eugene Wilson
Joe Winans

Tenor – French Army

Tytus Abrahamson
Alexander Goering
Scott Guerrero
Anthony Rohr
Trevor B. Smith

Bass/Baritone – French Army

Elliot Harrison Brown ~
   Sponsored by Don and Pat Dagenais
Christopher Cobbett
Richard B. Gibson
Paul Dominic Griggsby
Benjamin Murbach

~ UMKC Apprentice
+ KU Apprentice
@ Former Apprentice


Supernumeraries

Jim Barker
Glen Bond
Beau Crowder
Jim Haley
Zack Hoar
Craig Rohaus
Mark Spencer
Ernesto Suarez


The Kansas City Symphony

First Violins

Sunho Kim
Anne-Marie Brown
Anthony DeMarco
Susan Goldenberg
Jessica Wakefield Hao
Tomoko Iguchi
Lisa Jackson
Chiafei Lin
Vladimir Rykov
Alex Shum

Second Violins

Kathy Haid Berry
Kristin Velicer
Nancy Beckmann
Stephanie Cathcart
Yu-Fang Chen
Mary Garcia Grant
Rena Ishii
Francesca Manheim

Violas

Youming Chen
Sean Brumble
Marvin Gruenbaum
Duke Lee
Jenifer Richison
Matthew Rombaum

Cellos

Mark Gibbs
Alexander East
John Eadie
Lawrence Figg

Double Basses

Jeffrey Kail
Richard Ryan
Keith Wymer

Flutes

Michael Gordon
Shannon Finney
Diane Schick

Piccolo

Diane Schick

Oboes

Kristina Fulton
Michelle Duskey
Kenneth Lawrence

English Horn

Kenneth Lawrence

Clarinets

Raymond Santos
John Klinghammer
Gabriel Campos Zamora

E-Flat Clarinet

John Klinghammer

Bass Clarinet

Gabriel Campos Zamora

Bassoons

Ann Bilderback
Thomas DeWitt
Marita Abner

Contrabassoon

Thomas DeWitt

Horns

Alberto Suarez
Elizabeth Gray
David Gamble
Stephen Multer

Trumpets

Brian Rood
Steve Leisring
Keith Benjamin

Trombones

Roger Oyster
Porter Wyatt Henderson
Adam Rainey

Bass Trombone

Adam Rainey

Tuba

Steven Seward

Timpani

Timothy Jepson

Percussion

Christopher McLaurin
Joseph Petrasek
Matthew Henderson

Harp

Deborah Wells Clark

Bagpipes

Jim Higgins

Harmonica

Charlie Laughridge

Pianist

Natalia Rivera

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