Marriage of Figaro
STAGE DIRECTOR…………….ROBERT NEU
COUNT ALMAVIVA……………MORGAN SMITH
COUNTESS ALMAVIVA……INNA DUKACH
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Morgan Smith, Count Almaviva
Recent: Scarpia (Tosca) with National Taiwan Symphony; Eugene Onegin (Eugene Onegin) with Lyric Opera of Kansas; John Lassiter (Riders of the Purple Sage) with Arizona Opera.
Career Highlights: Joseph de Rocher (Dead Man Walking) with Kentucky Opera; Starbuck (Moby Dick) with Dallas Opera; Sharpless (Madame Butterfly) with Kentucky Opera.
Upcoming: Herman Broder (Enemies: A Love Story) with Kentucky Opera; Father (The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs) with Seattle Opera; Tadeusz (The Passenger) with Israeli Opera. Appearance made possible by Wayne & Nancy Nash.
Inna Dukach, Countess Rosina Almaviva
Recent: Ina (Steal a Pencil for Me) with Opera Colorado; Mimi (La bohème) with the Kaohsiung Spring Arts Festival in Taiwan; Zemfira (Aleko) with New York City Opera.
Career Highlights: Madama Butterfly (Madama Butterfly) with the Metropolitan Opera; Mimi, Musetta (La bohème) with Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Walter (La Wally) with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.
Upcoming: Antonia/Giulietta/Stella (Les contes d’Hoffman) with Nashville Opera; Soloist for Rachmaninoff’s The Bells with Portland Symphony. Appearance made possible by Doug & Gail Belanger.
Madison Leonard, Susanna
Recent: Juliette (Roméo et Juliette) with Wolf Trap Opera; Ilia (Idomeneo) with Wolf Trap Opera; Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 3 (Pastoral) with National Symphony Orchestra.
Career Highlights: Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with National Symphony Orchestra; Morgana (Alcina) with Washington National Opera; Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) with Amarillo Opera.
Upcoming: Haydn’s Creation with Florida Orchestra; Chrisann Brennan’s The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs with Seattle Opera. Appearance made possible by Paul & Susan Kennedy.
Gabriel Preisser, Figaro
Recent: Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) with Utah Festival Opera; Figaro (Ill Barbiere di Siviglia, Le nozze di Figaro) with Opera Tampa; Marcello (La Boheme) with Opera Orlando.
Career Highlights: Lt Gordon (Silent Night) with Minnesota Opera; Harold Hill (The Music Man) with Colorado Symphony; Guglielmo (Cosi Fan Tutte) with Opera Tampa.
Upcoming: Soloist (Britten’s War Requiem) with Canterbury Voices; Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus) with Opera Tampa; Figaro (Barber of Seville) with Opera Orlando. Appearance made possible by Owen Smith.
Olivia Vote, Cherubino
Recent: Adalgisa (Norma) with Opera Southwest; Maddalena (Rigoletto) with North Carolina Opera; Mary (The Flying Dutchman) with Atlanta Opera.
Career Highlights: Soloist (Stabat Mater) with Washington Choral Arts Society; Flora (La traviata) with Opernhaus Zürich; Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) with Wolf Trap Opera.
Upcoming: Suor Angelica and Waltraute (Die Walküre) with The Metropolitan Opera; Komponist (Ariadne auf Naxos) with Cincinnati Opera. Appearance made possible by Frank Knott & Rosie Quigley.
Martin Matthews, Bartolo
Recent: Recent: Bartolo (Barber of Seville) with Geneva Light Opera (NY); Gremin (Eugene Onegin) with Calgary Opera; Dmitri (The Music Shop) with Nickel City Opera; Sacristan (Tosca) with Opera de Montreal; Crespel (Tales of Hoffman) with the Hawaii Opera Theatre.
(Le Nozze di Figaro) with Nickel City Opera; Sparafucile & Monterone (Rigoletto) with Calgary Opera; Zuniga (Carmen) with Buffalo Philharmonic; Brandenburg&Humboldt (Michael Kohlhaas) with Danish National Opera; Gremin (Eugene Onegin) with Danish National Opera.
Ann Benson, Marcellina
Recent: Hansel (Hansel and Gretel) with Inland Northwest Opera; Gloria by Vivaldi with Spokane Symphony; Symphony No. 9 by Beethoven with Spokane Symphony.
Career Highlights: Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte) with Opera CDA; Amy (Company) with the Modern Theatre.
Upcoming: Marcellina (Le Nozze di Figaro) with Inland Northwest Opera.
Brandon Michael, Basilio & Don Curzio
Recent: Sky Masterson (Guys and Dolls) with CDA Summer Theater; The Witch (Hansel and Gretel) with Inland Northwest Opera outreach tour; Father (Children of Eden) with Aspire Community Theater; The Old Man (A Christmas Story) with Regional Theater of the Palouse.
Career Highlights: Directing Sweeney Todd at Fairbanks with Light Opera Theater; Le Dancaïre (Carmen) with Inland Northwest Opera & Spokane Symphony; Dylan (Making Tracks) with Village Theater Issaquah; Concert of Excellence at Carnegie Hall (Featured performer) with 2g Theater.
Maura Shaefer, Barbarina
Recent: Soprano soloist in Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore with the Whitworth Choir; Ensemble Member (The Merry Widow) Inland Northwest Opera.
Career Highlights: Featured soloist with the Whitworth Symphony Orchestra; Winner of Whitworth University’s Concerto and Aria Competition.
Upcoming: Student at Whitworth University in the studio of Amy Porter. Appearance made possible by the INO Endowment for
Kent Kimball, Antonio
Recent: Bass and baritone solos in the Vaughn Williams “Serenade for Music” and the Brahms “German Requiem” with the Spokane Symphony Chorale; Ambrogio (Il Barbieri di Siviglia) and Sid (La Fanciulla del West) with Opera CDA; Bob Becket (H.M.S. Pinafore) Opera CDA.
Career Highlights: Acted in 21 movies (IMDB Kent Kimball); National Anthem for the Greenbay Packers, the Cleveland Browns, and for the opening ceremony of the National Figure Skating Championships; Over 40 TV and Radio commercials.