THE CAST BIOS

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Robert Breault (Wisconsin)
Narraboth
Most Recently at Utah Opera, Die Zauberflöte
Recently: Manon Lescaut, Chautauqua Opera; Tosca, Edmonton Opera; Rigoletto, Edmonton Opera
Upcoming: Britten, Cathedral of the Madeleine; Creation, Florida Bach Festival

Michael Chioldi (New York)
Jochannan
Most Recently at Utah Opera; Il Trovatore
Recently: Giovanna D'Arco, Chicago Opera Theater; Falstaff, Chautauqua Opera; Tosca, Hawaii Opera Theater
Upcoming: Don Carlos, Austin Lyric Opera; Macbeth, Palm Beach Opera; La Bohème, Royal Albert Hall, London; Nabucco, Baltimore Lyric Opera

Victoria Livengood (North Carolina)
Herodias
Utah Opera debut
Recently: Elektra, A Streetcar Named Desire, Lyric Opera of Chicago; Arabella, Santa Fe Opera; La fille du régiment, Cavalleria rusticana, Gran Teatre del Liceu; The Inspector, Boston Lyric Opera
Upcoming: The Passenger, Rigoletto, Houston Grand Opera; Arabella, Metropolitan Opera

Marcy Stonikas (Washington)
Salome
Utah Opera Debut
Recently: Fidelio, Seattle Opera: Turandot, Seattle Opera; Donna Anna, Wolf Trap Opera
Upcoming: Tosca; Opera Santa Barbara; Fidelio; Vienne Volksoper

Jon Fredric West (Ohio)
Herod
Utah Opera debut
Recently: Tristan und Isolde, Wiener Staatsoper, Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, Salzburger Festpiele, Staatstheater Stuttgart; Siegfried and Götterdämmerung, Bayerische Staatsoper, Metropolitan Opera, Théâtre du Châtelet, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper, Opéra de Nice; Tannhäuser, Metropolitan Opera, Semperoper Dresden, Teatro Real, La Monnaie, Wiener Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin; Ariadne auf Naxos, Opéra national de Paris, Metropolitan Opera; Die Frau ohne Schatten, Teatro alla Scala, Bayerische Staatsoper, Wiener Staatsoper; Samson et Dalila, Metropolitan Opera, Oper Zürich

Timur Bekbosunov (Kazakhstan)
First Jew
Utah Opera Debut
Recently: Le Grand Macabre, Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra; Ser Marcantonio, Rossini in Wildbad Festival; Orango, Los Angeles Philharmonic
Upcoming: Hommage a Klaus Nomi, 21c Liederabend Festival Collapse, Operadagen Rotterdam Festival

Patrick Blackwell (Pasadena, California)
First Nazarene
Utah Opera Debut
Recently: Porgy and Bess, Boston Symphony Orchestra; Show Boat, Fresno Gran Opera; Un Ballo in Maschera, New Orleans Opera
Upcoming: Billy Budd, Los Angeles Opera; Amahl and the Night Visitors, Des Moines Metro Opera

Torrance Blaisdell (Washington)
Second Jew
Utah Opera Debut
Recently: Siegfried, Seattle Opera; Rheingold, Seattle Opera; Margaret Garner, Michigan Opera Theatre; Cyrano, Opera Company of Philadelphia; Cyrano, Michigan Opera Theatre;
Upcoming: Verdi Requiem, Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra

Thomas Forde (Illinois)
Fifth Jew
Utah Opera Debut
Recently: Le Nozze di Figaro, Syracuse Opera; The Nose, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma; La Fanciulla del West, Opernhaus Zürich Un ballo in maschera, Madison Opera; Tosca, Fort Worth Opera, Dallas Opera

James Miller (Utah)
Third Jew
Most Recently at Utah Opera, Of Mice and Men
Recently: Cosi Fan Tutte, Romeo & Juliette, Manon, Arizona Opera; The Magic Flute; Arizona Opera

Todd Miller (Utah)
Fourth Jew
Most Recently at Utah Opera, Falstaff Recently Gianni Schicchi, Utah Opera; Messiah: Timpanogos Chamber Orchestra
Upcoming: Turandot, Utah Opera

Tyler Oliphant (Utah)
Second Soldier
Most Recently at Utah Opera, Barber of Seville
Recently: Falstaff, Lyric Opera Ensemble; The Magic Flute, Utah Opera
Upcoming: Hansel and Gretel, Lyric Opera Ensemble

Amy Owens (Wisconsin)
A Slave
Most Recently at Utah Opera, The Magic Flute
Recently: Showboat, Our Town, Central City Opera
Upcoming: Abduction from the Seraglio, Utah Opera

Shea Owens (Arizona)
Second Nazarene
Most Recently at Utah Opera: The Barber of Seville
Recently: The Barber of Seville, Central City Opera The Magic Flute, Utah Opera
Upcoming: La Traviata, Utah Opera

Jason Switzer (Pennsylvania)
First Soldier
Most Recently at Utah Opera, Romeo et Juliette
Recently: The Tell Tale Heart, Long Beach Opera; La Cenerentola, Lyrique en Mer; Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Connecticut Lyric Opera
Upcoming: Candide, Leipzig Symphony Orchestra

Gretchen Windt (Illinois)
Page
Most Recently at Utah Opera: Macbeth Recently: Falstaff, University of Utah Lyric Opera Ensemble; The Magic Flute, Cincinnati Opera Outreach; Hansel and Gretel) Chesapeake Chamber Opera
Upcoming: Le Nozze di Figaro, Opera Idaho

 

ARTISTIC STAFF

Kevin Newbury (Maine)
Director
Most Recently at Utah Opera, Il trovatore
Recently: I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Lyric Opera of Kansas City; Oscar, Santa Fe Opera; The Gospel of Mary Magdalene, San Francisco Opera
Upcoming: Mourning Becomes Electra, Florida Grand Opera; Postcard from Morocco, Portland Opera

Stewart Robertson (Scotland)
Conductor, Salome
Most Recently at Utah Opera, Carmen Recently Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of Atlantic Classical Orchestra (ongoing) Music Director Emeritus, Glimmerglass Festival Figaro, Fort Worth Opera Symphony Syracuse Orchestra London, Canada Upcoming Concerts and recordings with Atlantic Classical Orchestra ARCO string ensemble, New Jersey The Gift of the Magi, Hidden Valley Opera Ensemble, California

Victoria (Vita) Tzykun, (NY)
Utah Opera Debut
Recently: I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Lyric Opera of Kansas City; Falstaff, Wolf Trap Opera;Dog Days, th Morrison Productions with Peak Performances
Upcoming: Rigoletto, BLO; Salome, Opera Philadelphia in collaboration with Orchestra Philadelphia

Patti Campbell (Michigan)
Costume Director
Utah Opera
Recently: Grand Rapids Opera (Guest Costume Designer, The Magic Flute) Des Moines Metro Opera (CS Manager) Michigan Public Television (Costume Designer – Founding of Michigan State University)

Nicholas Cavallaro

Yancey J. Quick

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