THE CAST BIOS

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Jennifer Welch-Babidge (North Carolina)

Mimi/Despina/Pamina/TBD
Most Recently at Utah Opera, Suor Angelica (title role)

Recently:
Mahler's Symphony No. 4 and Berg's Lulu Suite, Philadelphia Orchestra; Poulenc's Gloria and Mozart's Requiem, Sydney Symphony; Mahler's Symphony No. 8, Virginia Arts Festival; Bernstein's Candide Suite, Boise Philharmonic

Upcoming:
Handel's Messiah, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra

Celena Shafer (Utah)

Lucia/Manon/Olympa/Fiordiligi/TBD
Most Recently at Utah Opera, Rigoletto

Recently:
Bach: Mass in B Minor, Atlanta Symphony; Carmina Burana, Phoenix Symphony; Carmina Burana, Orchestra of St. Luke's

Upcoming:
Abduction from the Seraglio; Utah Opera Deer Valley Gala; Utah Opera

Megan Phillips Cash (Utah)

Violetta/Countess Almaviva/Desdemona
Most Recently at Utah Opera Lauretta-Gianni Schicchi (debut role)

Recently:
Gloria, Cathedral of the Madeleine; The Secret Garden, Centerpoint Legacy Theater; The Mini Magic Flute, Utah Symphony; The Pirates of Penzance, Hale Center Theater; Le Nozze di Figaro, The Paradigm Symphony

Upcoming:
The Bella Trio, Temple Square Concert Series

Amy Owens

Susanna/Cunedgonge/Queen of the Night
See Salome Program for Bio

Kirsten Gunlogson (Utah)

Carmen/Dorabella
Most Recently at Utah Opera, Rigoletto

Recently:
Le Nozze di Figaro, Baltimore Lyric Opera, Columbus Opera, Nashville Opera; The Grapes of Wrath, Anchorage Opera; Rigoletto, Austin Lyric Opera

Upcoming:
Gala Concert, Omsk Philharmonic

Tyson Miller (Texas)

Des Grieux
Debut with Utah Opera

Recently:
Peter Grimes, Aspen Music Festival; Candide, Aspen Opera Theater; Il Signor Bruschino, Lone Star Lyric Opera; La Scala di Seta, Lone Star Lyric Opera; Così Fan Tutte, Rice University

Upcoming:
La Traviata, Utah Opera

 

ARTISTIC STAFF

Gerald Steichen (Oklahoma)

Conductor/ Pianist
Most Recently at Utah Opera, The Barber of Seville

Recently:
Principal Pops Conductor, Utah Symphony Music Director, Ridgefield Symphony (CT)

Upcoming:
New Jersey Symphony, Pops Concerts Hartford Symphony, Pops Concerts

Jim Christian (Utah)

Stage Director
Most Recently at Utah Opera, Facade

Recently:
The Secret Garden, Utah Shakespeare Festival; Fiddler on the Roof, Utah Shakespeare Festival; Pirated Penzance, Pioneer Theatre Company

Upcoming:
"The Plain Princess" (world premiere), Weber State University; Director/Playwright/Lyricist

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