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Götterdämmerung

Artists

Brünnhilde:
Janice Baird
Siegfried:
Stig Andersen
Hagen:
Daniel Sumegi
Gunther:
Gordon Hawkins
Gutrune:
Marie Plette
Alberich:
Richard Paul Fink
First Norn:
Luretta Bybee
Second Norn:
Stephanie Blythe
Third Norn:
Margaret Jane Wray
Waltraute:
Stephanie Blythe
Flosshilde:
Jennifer Hines
Wellgunde:
Michèle Losier
Woglinde:
Julianne Gearhart
Conductor:
Robert Spano
Director:
Stephen Wadsworth
Set Designer:
Thomas Lynch
Costume Designer:
Martin Pakledinaz
Fire Designer and
Flight Technical Director:
Charles T. Buck

Lighting Designer:
Peter Kaczorowski
Hair and Makeup Designer:
Joyce Degenfelder
English Captions:
Jonathan Dean
Associate Directors::
Gina Lapinski
Tomer Zvulun
Cover Conductor:
Evan Rogister
Language Coach:
Irene Spiegelman

Orchestra

Violin I:
Simon James, Concertmaster
Evan Anderson
Jennifer Bai
Eugene Bazhanov (R/W)
Natasha Bazhanov
Mariel Bailey
Kyung Sun Chee
Kelly Farris
Ayako Gamo
Linda Kang (R/W)
Michael Lim (S/G)
Coral Sepulveda (S/G)
Mikhail Shmidt, Asst. Concertmaster
Clark Story
Jeannie Wells Yablonsky
Arthur Zadinsky
Violin II:
Kathleen Stern, Principal
Gennady Filimonov, Asst. Principal
Linda Cole
Xiao-po Fei
Ingrid Fredrickson
Sande Gillette
Artur Girsky
Adrianna Hulscher
Mae Lin
Eric Scott
Coral Sepulveda (R/W)
Laurel Wells
Andrew Yeung (S/G)
Viola:
Arie Schachter, Principal
Timothy Hale, Asst. Principal
Vincent Comer
Wesley Dyring
Joe Gottesman
Sayaka Kokubo
Laura Renz
Dorothy Shapiro
Julie Whitton
Cello:
Rowena Hammill, Principal
Theresa Benshoof, Asst. Principal (G)
Bruce Bailey
Virginia Dziekonski (R/W)
Meeka Quan DiLorenzo
Roberta Downey, Asst. Principal
Charles Jacot
Rajan Krishnaswami
David Sabee
Page Smith (S)
Bass:
Jordan Anderson, Principal
Joseph Kaufman, Asst. Principal
Jonathan Burnstein
Jennifer Godfrey
Travis Gore
Nancy Page Griffin
Ronald Simon
Flute:
Scott Goff, Principal
Karla Flygare
Alicia Suarez
Zartouhi Dombourian-Eby
Piccolo:
Zartouhi Dombourian-Eby, Principal
Alicia Suarez
Oboe:
Ben Hausmann, Principal
Dan Williams
Shannon Spicciati
English Horn:
Stefan Farkas, Principal
Clarinet:
Christopher Sereque, Principal
Laura DeLuca (W/S)
Sean Osborn (R/G)
Craig Rine
Bass Clarinet:
Jennifer Nelson, Principal
Bassoon:
Seth Krimsky, Principal
Paul Rafanelli
Michael Gamburg
Contrabassoon:
Michael Gamburg, Principal
French Horn:
Mark Robbins, Principal
Joe Berger, Asst. Principal
Richard Reed
Susan Carroll
Ben Kinsman
Jeff Fair
James Weaver
Rodger Burnett
Larry Johnson
Tenor Tuba:
Jeff Fair
James Weaver
Bass Tuba:
Rodger Burnett
Larry Johnson
Trumpet:
Richard Pressley, Principal
Vincent Green
Justin Emerich
Bass Trumpet:
David L. Ritt, Principal
Trombone:
Nathan Zgonc, Principal
Mark Babbitt
Charley Reneau
Stephen Fissel
Tuba:
Jeffrey Anderson, Principal
Timpani:
Michael Crusoe, Principal
Ronald Johnson
Percussion:
Michael Clark, Principal
Matt Kocmieroski
Rob Tucker
Harp:
Valerie Gordon, Principal
John Carrington
Catherine Case Barrett (R)
Earecka Tregenza (R)
Personnel Manager:
Keith Higgins
Assistant Personnel Manager:
Scott Wilson
Seattle Opera Staff Music Librarian:
Glenn Crytzer

Leitmotifs in the lobby
Horns:
Rodger Burnett
Jeff Fair
Larry Johnson
Trumpet:
Justin Emerich
Stephen Fissel
David Ritt
Trombone:
Mark Babbitt
Nathan Zgonc
Tuba:
Jeffrey Anderson
Stephen Fissel, originator and organizer

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

Chorus:

Soprano:
Donna Baldwin
Emily Clubb
Karen Early Evans
Melanie Hingson
Dana Johnson
Linda Mattos
Mary McLaughlin
Eleanor Stallcop-Horrox
Bass/Baritone:
Dan Aarthun
Alex Barnes
Ryan Bede
David Borning
Brian Box
John Bumbalo
Craig Cantley
Monty Carter
Lawrence Clawson
Michael Dunlap
Thomas Freet
Craig Garretson
Craig Grayson
Glenn Guhr
Eldridge Harding
Benjamin Harris
Gavin Hayes
Tom Hingson
Ted Hunter
Jonathon Lee
Misha Myznikov
Danny Oakden
Steve Perry
Skip Satterwhite
Tim Sexton
Jonathan Silvia
Brett Youngquist
Mezzo:
Laura Eichelberger
Celia Kerr
Yeon Soo Lee
Gail Neil
Melissa Plagemann
Diane Radabaugh
Tenor:
Bobbie Barnts
Guy Bogar
Dave Bukey
John Carlsen
Gary del Rosario
Oliver Donaldson
Jon Farmer
John Gulhaugen
Jeffrey Henry
Dustin Hiles
Darin Jones
Stephen Jones
Jeffrey Jordan
Neil Jordan
Tony Kibbie
Bob Leavens
Charles Logan
David Margulis
Michael Marletto
Alex Persing
Karl Reyes
Wesley Rogers
John Rutherford
George Scott
Stephen Wall
Bryan Webb
Lance Zielinski

Supernumeraries:

Andre Alabastro
Roxanne Alabastro
Amanda Allen
Madelyn Allison
Jasmine Boerner
Brayden Daher
Kate Dynes
Kay Ethen
Colette Glen
Kate Good-Smith
Emma Grimsley
Monte Jacobson
Tricia Jester
Aeron Langford
Dagny Layman
Yeh-Sun Lee
Izabel Mar
Brys McCaw
Skye McCaw
Wynn McCaw
Lisel Perrine
Nathan Perrine
Parlin Shields
Chloe Simmons
Jacob Simmons
Laurie Skouge
Katelin Smith-Rockne
Yize Smith-Rockne
Olivia Taguinod
Cyndi Vasquez
Alexandra Webb

Actors:

Geoffrey Alm
Wendy Ashford
Casey D. Brown
Kyle Cable
JC Casiano
Shana Heavey
Shawn Kavon
Marco Lago

† Seattle Opera debut

Julianne Gearhart and Jennifer Hines are former members of the Seattle Opera Young Artists Program.

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Photo Credit

Götterdämmerung, 2005 © Chris Bennion