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

Cast, Characters and Artists

Principal Cast

Susannah Biller – Adina *
Norman Reinhardt – Nemorino *
Elliot Madore – Sergeant Belcore *
Patrick Carfizzi – Dulcamara
Ashley Yvonne Wheat – Gianetta ~


Artistic and Production Staff

Christopher Allen – Conductor *
James Robinson – Director *
Allen Moyer – Set Designer *
Martin Pakledinaz – Costume Designer
Alison Hanks – Wig and Make-up Designer
Paul Palazzo – Lighting Designer *
Alison Hanks – Wig and Make-up Designer
Mark Ferrell – Chorus Master
Mark Ferrell – Rehearsal Accompanist
Elena Lence Talley – Music Librarian
Michael Ferguson, Kathy Ruvuna – Sound Designers
John Story – Sound Coordinator
Deb Morgan – Props Master
Mary Traylor – Costume Coordinator
Karen Billingsley – Wig and Make-up Assistant
Russell Bagwell-Schein – Wig and Make-up Crew
Nate Wheatley – Assistant Lighting Designer
Jeremy Sortore – Supertitles Translation
Sarah Zsohar – Figaro Simultext System Operator
Kimberley S. Prescott – Stage Manager *
Adam Fulmer, Kelly Schmidli – Assistant Stage Managers
Gen Goering – Head Scenic Artist
Nicki Kearney – Child Coordinator
Melvin T. McClenahan – Head Carpenter
Stephen Cochran – Head Propsman
Chris Tyrone – Head Electrician
James Vinzant – Head Flyman
Phil Rebel – Head Sound Engineer
Shawn Martin – Head Video Engineer
Jan Toombs – Wardrobe Supervisor
Desiree Baird Story – Wardrobe Assistant


Chorus

Soprano
Cassie Banion
Judy Bliss
April Martin ~
Kristin Newbegin
Mary Lou Pagano
Marci Ziegler

Mezzo-Soprano
Rebecca Allen
Kelly Birch *
Lindsay Suzanne James
Kathryn Long
Danielle Perrault
Ashley Puenner

Tenor
Alexander Goering
Jedd C. Schneider
Kevin Smith
Derrek Stark ~
Clark Weyrauch ^
Vigthor Zophoniasson

Bass-Baritone
Elliot Harrison Brown ^
Armando Contreras
Terence Murphy
Matthew Scrivner
Rhys Lloyd Talbot ~
Carey Wilson


Supernumeraries

Craig Robinson
Ernesto Suarez
Beau Crowder
Brayden W. Dannecker
Whittaker Hoar
Eric Mathis
Noah Metzger
David Ryan Pokorny
Brandon Wilson
Ethan Roland Zirkle
Erica Domen
Penelope Miller
Sophia Ramos
Claire Emerson Rupp
Hannah Zucht


The Kansas City Symphony

First Violins
Sunho Kim
Chiafei Lin
Dorris Dai Janssen
Anthony DeMarco
Filip Lazovski
Alex Shum
Vladimir Rykov
Gregory Sandomirsky

Second Violins
Tamamo Gibbs
Stirling Trent
Francesca Manheim
Nancy Beckmann
Kazato Inouye
Mary Garcia Grant

Violas
Jessica Nance
Jenifer Richison
Matthew Rombaum
Philip Kramp

Cellos
Alexander East
Allen Probus
Meredith McCook

Double Basses
Keith Wymer
Owen Levine

Flutes
Michael Gordon
Shannon Finney

Oboes
Kristina Fulton
Adam De Sorgo

Clarinets
Raymond Santos
Gabriel Campos Zamorar

Bassoons
Ann Bilderback
Thomas DeWitt

Horns
David Sullivan
Stephen Multer

Trumpets
Philip Clark
Brian Rood

Trombones
Roger Oyster
Wyatt Henderson
Adam Rainey

Timpani
Timothy Jepson

Percussion
Joseph Petrasek

Harp
Deborah Wells Clark


* Lyric Opera Debut
~ UMKC Apprentice
^ Former Lyric Opera Apprentice

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