Cast, Characters and Artists

Principal Cast

Melody Moore – Floria Tosca *
   Sponsored by Mrs. Beth Ingram and Mr. Edward P. Milbank
James Valenti – Mario Cavaradossi *
   Sponsored by Charles and Virginia Clark
Gordon Hawkins – Baron Scarpia *
   Sponsored by Anne and Howard Elsberry
Ben Wager – Cesare Angelotti
Julien Robbins – A Sacristan
Scott Wichael – Spoletta
Terence Murphy – Sciarrone
Micah Welch – A Shepherd Boy
A Jailer – Matt Black

* Lyric Opera Debut


Artistic Staff

Ward Holmquist – Conductor
Garnett Bruce – Director
R. Keith Brumley – Set Designer
Lena Rivkina – Costume Designer
James Sale – Lighting Designer
Alison Hanks – Wig and Make-up Designer
Mark Ferrell – Chorus Master
Mark Ferrell, Natalia Rivera – Rehearsal Accompanists
Elena Lence Talley – Music Librarian
Deborah Morgan – Props Master
Mary Traylor – Costume Coordinator
Karen Billingsley – Wig and Make-up Assistant
Colleen May, Russell Bagwell-Schein – Wig and Make-up Crew
Nate Wheatley – Assistant Lighting Designer
Sarah Zsohar – Figaro Simultext System Operator
Sadie DeSantis – Stage Manager
Adam Fulmer, Kelly Schmidli – Assistant Stage Managers
Gen Goering – Head Scenic Artist
Regina Weller, Michael Schliefka – Scenic Artists
Harold “Ben” Julius – Production Carpenter
Stephen Cochran – Head Propsman
James Vinzant – Head Flyman
Phil Rebel – Head Sound Engineer
Jan Toombs – Wardrobe Supervison
Desiree Baird Story – Desiree Baird Story


Chorus

Soprano

Victoria Botero
Melissa Faltermeier
April Martin ~
   Sponsored by Anonymous
Kristin Newbegin
Mary Lou Pagano
Ashley Yvonne Wheat ~
   Sponsored by Anonymous

Mezzo

Katie Bieber
Christina Dominguez-Fracul
Samantha Gossard ~
Kristee Haney @
Lindsay James
Kathryn Long

Tenor

Alexander Goering
Trent Green
Trevor B. Smith
Jake Thede
Clark Weyrauch +
   Sponsored by Mrs. Ann Dickinson and Anonymous
Vigthor Zophoniasson

Bass/Baritone

Matt Black
Elliot Harrison Brown ~
   Sponsored by Don and Pat Dagenais
Paul Dominic Griggsby
Matthew Scrivner
Carey Eugene Wilson
Joe Winans

~ UMKC Apprentice
+ KU Apprentice
@ Former Apprentice


Children’s Chorus

Maddox Bane
Kaitlyn Borgelt
Cam Burns
Ainsley Cornelius
Maeve Donovan
Alexandra Freeman
Sarah Hayes
Amari Lewis
Madelyn Lovetere
Elise Malone
Sarah Milgrim
Delilah Rose Pellow
Josephine Pellow
Portia Renee
Gillian Royster
Ariana Ruiz
Claire Rupp
Victoria Schmidt
Andrew Stout
Ashtin Umstattd


Supernumeraries

Melinda Bennett
Deborah Carr
Sam Chapin
Beau Crowder
Jim Haley
Amy Imparato
Adrian Lewis
Meghan Lovetere
William Petrie
Craig Robinson
Jeff Ronk
Katie Ruiz
Susan Sanders
Ernesto Suarez
Chris Wilt
Frank Whitchurch


The Kansas City Symphony

First Violins

Noah Geller
Dorris Dai Janssen
Gregory Sandomirsky
Anne-Marie Brown
Tomoko Iguchi
Chiafei Lin
Vladimir Rykov
Alex Shum
Sarah Kim
Filip Lazovski

Second Violins

Tamamo Someya Gibbs
Kristin Velicer
Nancy Beckmann
Stephanie Cathcart
Minhye Helena Choi
Kevin Hao
Rena Ishii
Francesca Manheim

Violas

Youming Chen
Jessica Nance
Marvin Gruenbaum
Duke Lee
Jenifer Richison
Matthew Rombaum

Cellos

Alexander East
Maria Crosby
Rung Lee
Allen Probus

Double Basses

Jeffrey Kail
Evan Halloin
Richard Ryan

Flutes

Michael Gordon
Shannon Finney
Diane Schick

Piccolo

Diane Schick

Oboes

Kristina Fulton
Kenneth Lawrence
Dieter Koch

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

Philip Clark
Brian Rood
Stan Smith

Trombones

Roger Oyster
Porter Wyatt Henderson
Adam Rainey
David Becker

Bass Trombone

Adam Rainey

Timpani

Timothy Jepson

Percussion

Christopher McLaurin
Joseph Petrasek
Spencer Jones

Harp

Deborah Wells Clark

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