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Die Walküre

Artists

Brünnhilde:
Janice Baird
Wotan:
Greer Grimsley
Sieglinde:
Margaret Jane Wray
Siegmund:
Stuart Skelton
Fricka:
Stephanie Blythe
Hunding:
Andrea Silvestrelli
Gerhilde:
Miriam Murphy
Grimgerde:
Michèle Losier
Helmwige:
Sally Wolf
Ortlinde:
Marie Plette
Rossweisse:
Maria Streijffert
Schwertleite:
Jennifer Hines
Siegrune:
Sarah Heltzel
Waltraute:
Luretta Bybee
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.

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

Miriam Murphy was a winner of the 2006 International Wagner Competition.

Jennifer Hines and Sarah Heltzel are former members of the Seattle Opera Young Artists Program.

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Photo Credit

Die Walküre, 2005 © Chris Bennion