Marriage of Figaro


Count Almaviva – Morgan Smith
Countess Rosina Almaviva – Inna Dukach
Susanna, the Countess’s maid – Madison Leonard
Figaro, personal valet to the Count – Gabriel Preisser
Cherubino, the Count’s page – Olivia Vote
Bartolo, doctor from Seville, also a practicing lawyer – Kevin Glavin
Marcellina, Doctor Bartolo’s housekeeper – Ann Benson
Basilio, music teacher – Brandon Michael
Don Curzio, judge – Brandon Michael
Antonio, the Count’s gardener, Susanna’s uncle – Josh Vander Plaats
Barbarina, Antonio’s daughter – Maura Schaefer
Chorus of peasants, villagers, and servants – The Inland Northwest Opera Chorus.

Production Team

Conductor: Brian Holman
Director: Robert Neu
Chorus Master & Accompanist: Scott Rednour
Orchestra Manager: Bethany Cotter
Set Designer: Michael McGiveney
Costume Designer: Denise Leonard
Wigs/Makeup: Jessica Mills
Fox Technical Director: Brian Ritter
Stage Manager: Amanda Sheller
Fox Stage Manager and Flymaster: Joe Reitcheck
Production Manager/Lighting Designer: Justin Schmidt
Props and Assistant Stage Manager: Jamie Sciarrio
Master Carpenter: Cameron Anderson
Scenic Artist: David Clemens


Tickets may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200. They are also available online and at all TicketsWest outlets.

September 21 Performance
September 23 Performance


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: 2018 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Winner; Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with National Symphony Orchestra; Morgana (Alcina) with Washington National 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.

Upcoming: Bartolo 
(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.

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