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

Cast, Characters and Artists

Principle Cast

Irene Roberts – Isabella *
   Sponsored by Ken and Marilyn Hager
Taylor Stayton – Lindoro *
   Sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Bruening
Patrick Carfizzi – Mustafa *
   Sponsored by Mike and Vera Seeley
Ben Wager – Taddeo
Heather Phillips – Elvira @
Samantha Gossard – Zulma ~
   Sponsored by Lyric Opera of Kansas City Foundation – Norman Polsky Fund
Elliot Harrison Brown – Haly ~
 Sponsored by Pat and Don Dagenais

* Lyric Opera Debut
~ UMKC Apprentice
@ Former Apprentice


Artistic Staff

Leonardo Vordoni – Conductor *
   Sponsored by Mrs. Beth Ingram
Michael Cavanagh – Director
   Sponsored by Richard and Sarah Porter
Robert Innes Hopkins – Set Designer
David C. Woolard – Costume Designer
Nate Wheatley – Lighting Designer *
Joanne Middleton Weaver – Wig and Make-up Designer
Craig Spallin – Sound Designer
Mark Ferrell – Chorus Master, Rehearsal Accompanist
Elena Lence Talley – Music Librarian
Deborah Morgan – Props Master
Mary Traylor – Costume Coordinator
Karen Billingsley – Wig and Make-up Assistant
Colleen May – Wig and Make-up Crew
Paul Tilson – Assistant Lighting Designer
Sarah Zsohar – Figaro Simultext System Operator
Jennifer Rimmer – Stage Manager
Adam Fulmer, Julia Tyson * – Assistant Stage Managers
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
Jan Toombs – Wardrobe Supervison
Desiree Baird Story – Desiree Baird Story

* Lyric Opera Debut


Chorus

Tenor

Tytus Abrahamson
Alexander Goering
Scott Guerrero
Jonathan Knapp
Kevin Smith
Trevor B. Smith
Jake Thede
Clark Weyrauch +
   Sponsored by Mrs. Ann Dickinson and Anonymous

Bass/Baritone

Caleb C. Ashby
Matthew Black
Richard B. Gibson
Paul Dominic Griggsby
Josh Markley
Terence Murphy
Matthew Scrivner
Carey Eugene Wilson

+ KU Apprentice


Supernumeraries

Beau Crowder
Matt Messing
Lynn Sheek
Ernesto Suarez


Kansas City Symphony

First Violins

Sunho Kim
Anne-Marie Brown
Anthony DeMarco
Susan Goldenberg
Tomoko Iguchi
Lisa Jackson
Alex Shum
Filip Lazovski
Sarah Saylor

Second Violins

Tamamo Someya Gibbs
Nancy Beckmann
Minhye Helena Choi
Kazato Inouye
Rena Ishii
Yu-Fang Chen

Violas

Youming Chen
Sean Brumble
Marvin Gruenbaum
Matthew Rombaum

Cellos

Susie Yang
Matthew Beckmann
Allen Probus

Double Basses

Nancy Newman
Louis Newman

Flutes

Michael Gordon
Diane Schick

Piccolo

Diane Schick

Oboes

Kristina Fulton
Michelle Duskey

Clarinets

Raymond Santos
John Klinghammer

Bassoons

Thomas DeWitt

Horns

David Sullivan
Elizabeth Gray

Trumpets

Brian Rood
Gregory Jones

Timpani

Timothy Jepson

Percussion

Christopher McLaurin
Joseph Petrasek

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