The Marriage of Figaro

Artists

Figaro:
Oren Gradus
Nicolas Cavallier †*
Count Almaviva:
Mariusz Kwiecien
Johannes Mannov †*
Countess Almaviva:
Twyla Robinson
Jessica Jones *
Susanna:
Christine Brandes
Elizabeth Caballero †*
Cherubino:
Daniela Sindram
Sarah Castle †*
Marcellina:
Joyce Castle
Dr. Bartolo:
Arthur Woodley
Don Basilio:
Ted Schmitz
Don Curzio:
Ted Schmitz
Antonio:
Barry Johnson
Barbarina:
Leena Chopra
Bridesmaids:
Jennifer Bromagen †
Yeon Soo Lee †
Conductor:
Dean Williamson
Stage Director:
Peter Kazaras
Set Designer:
Susan Benson
Costume Designer:
Deborah Trout
Lighting Designer:
Connie Yun
Choreographer:
Wade Madsen
English Captions:
Jonathan Dean
Sets:
Banff Centre
Costumes:
Seattle Opera

Orchestra

Violin I:
Simon James, Concertmaster
Evan Anderson
Jennifer Bai, Assistant Concertmaster
Natasha Bazhanov
Timothy Garland
Leonid Keylin
Mikhail Shmidt
Jeannie Wells Yablonsky
Violin II:
Stephen Bryant, Principal
Kathleen Stern
Linda Cole
Xiao-po Fei
Sande Gillette
Andrew Yeung, Asst. Principal
Viola:
Arie Schachter, Principal
Timothy Hale, Asst. Principal
Vincent Comer
Joe Gottesman
Rachel Swerdlow
Julie Whitton
Violoncello:
Theresa Benshoof, Principal
Walter Gray, Asst. Principal
Charles Jacot
Rajan Krishnaswami
Contrabass:
Jordan Anderson, Principal
Jennifer Godfrey, Asst. Principal
Ronald Simon
Flute:
Zartouhi Dombourian-Eby, Principal
Karla Flygare
Oboe:
Ben Hausmann, Principal
Selina Greso
Clarinet:
Laura DeLuca, Principal
Craig Rine
Bassoon:
Paul Rafanelli, Principal
Michael Gamburg
Horn:
Mark Robbins, Principal
Susan Carroll
Trumpet:
Richard Pressley, Principal
Brian Chin
Timpani:
Ronald Johnson, Principal
Harpsichord:
Dean Williamson, Principal
Personnel Manager:
Keith Higgins
Assistant Personnel Manager:
Scott Wilson
Seattle Opera Staff Music Librarian:
Glenn Crytzer

The orchestra is composed of members of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Revolving members of the string sections are listed alphabetically.

Chorus:

Soprano:
Jennifer Bromagen
Karen Early Evans
Melanie Hingson
Linda Mattos
Karen Urlie
Mezzo:
Laura Eichelberger
Celia Kerr
Yeon Soo Lee
Gail Neil
Diane Radabaugh
Tenor:
Jeffrey Jordan
Neil Jordan
Dustin Kaspar
George Scott
Steve Wall
Bass/Baritone:
Dan Aarthun
Brian Box
Craig Grayson
Glen Guhr
Jonathan Silvia

Supernumeraries:

Luther M. Hintz, Supernumerary Captain
DKyle Cable
Dakota Giltner
Shawn Kavon

† Seattle Opera debut

* On May 3, 8, 10, 15 only

Leena Chopra and Ted Schmitz are former Seattle Opera Young Artists.

Mariusz Kwiecien's performances are made possible by generous financial support from the James and Sherry Raisbeck Lead Singers Fund.

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Photo Credit

The Marriage of Figaro 2009 © Rozarii Lynch photo