Aida

Cast

Aida:
Lisa Daltirus
Ana Lucrecia García †*
Radames:
Antonello Palombi
Rosario La Spina *
Amneris:
Stephanie Blythe
Margaret Jane Wray *
Amonasro:
Charles Taylor
Richard Paul Fink *
Ramfis:
Luiz-Ottavio Faria
Carsten Wittmoser †*
The King:
Joseph Rawley
High Priestess:
Priti Gandhi
Messenger:
Karl Marx Reyes
Conductor:
Riccardo Frizza
Stage Director:
Robin Guarino
Set Designer:
Michael Yeargan
Costume Designer:
Peter Hall
Lighting Designer:
Robert Wierzel
Choreographer:
Donald Byrd
English Captions:
Jonathan Dean
Sets
San Diego Opera
Costumes:
Dallas Opera

Orchestra

Violin I:
Simon James, Concertmaster
Mikhail Shmidt
Evan Anderson
Jennifer Bai
Mariel Bailey
Cecilia Poellein Buss
Jun Liang Du
Kelly Farris
Xiao-po Fei
Ayako Gamo
Timothy Garland
John Pilskog
Clark Story
Jeannie Wells Yablonsky
Violin II:
Michael Miropolsky, Principal
Kathleen Stern
Natalya Bazhanov
Stephen Bryant
Kyung Sun Chee
Linda Cole
Ingrid Fredrickson
Sande Gillette
Artur Girsky
Andrea Hulscher
Eric Scott
Andrew Yeung
Viola:
Susan Gulkis Assadi, Principal
Timothy Hale
Sue Jane Bryant
Penelope Crane
Wesley Dyring
Joe Gottesman
Sayaka Kokubo
Scott Ligocki
Laura Renz
Cello:
Susan Williams, Principal
Theresa Benshoof
Bruce Bailey
Rich Eckert
Vivian Gu
Charles Jacot
Rajan Krishnaswami
David Sabee
Bass:
Jordan Anderson, Principal
Joseph Kaufman
Jonathan Burnstein
Jennifer Godfrey
Todd Larsen
Steve Schermer
Flute:
Robin Peery, Principal
Alicia Suárez
Susan Telford
Piccolo:
Alicia Suárez
Oboe:
Ben Hausmann, Principal
Selina Greso
English Horn:
Stefan Farkas, Principal
Clarinet:
Christopher Sereque, Principal
Larey McDaniel
Jennifer Nelson
Bass Clarinet:
Larey McDaniel
Bassoon:
Seth Krimsky, Principal
Paul Rafanelli
Horn:
Jeff Fair, Principal
Joe Berger
Rodger Burnett
Jill Jaques
Richard Reed, Asst. Principal
Trumpet:
Justin Emerich, Principal
Brian Chin
Trombone:
David Ritt, Principal
Mark Babbitt
Stephen Fissell
Cimbasso:
John Hill, Principal
Timpani:
Michael Crusoe, Principal
Percussion:
Ronald Johnson, Principal
Michael Clark
Rob Tucker
Harp:
John Carrington, Principal
Earecka Tregenza
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Trumpet:
Charles Butler, Principal
Ed Castro
Vince Green, Principal
Ben McDonald
Steve Mostovoy
Toby Penk
Matt Swihart
Trombone:
Patrick Raichart, Principal
Joseph Peterson
Keith Winkle
Harp:
Andre Goodrich, Principal
Adam Iascone
Tuba:
Nathaniel Lee, 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:

Sopranos:
Donna Joy Baldwin
Jennifer Bromagan
Emily Clubb
Mariatana del Rosario
Karen Early Evans
Stacy Hunt
Dana Johnson
Linda Mattos
Mary McLaughlin
Heather Mullin
Letitia Page
Kathleen Roche-Zujko
Elizabeth Schultz
Eleanor Stallcop-Horrox
Amanda Thompson
Linda Tsatsanis
Karen Elizabeth Urlie
Carol Voss
Tenor:
Nathan Allen Barnes
Bobby Barnts
Gary Cannon
Gregory Carroll
Leodigario del Rosario
Oliver Donaldson
Jon Farmer
Jeff Henry
Stephen Leigh Jones
Jeffrey Jordan
Neil Jordan
Dustin Kaspar
Tony Kibbie
Bob Leavens
Phil Parham
Karl Marx Reyes
Ron Allen Scheyer
George Scott, Jr.
Marcus Shelton
Stephen Wall
Colin Ward
Mezzo:
Laura Eichelberger Jen Gosnell
Lu Anne Hargis
Pamela Ivezic
Celia Kerr
YeonSoo Lee
Melissa Plagemann
Diane Radabaugh
Kristen Ramer
Linda Rough
Susan Salas
Maria Valenzuela
Amy Van Mechelen
Kelly Vomáčka
Julie Way
Kathea Yarnell
Bass/Baritone:
Garry Aganesyánts
Brian Box
Monty Carter
Michael Dudley
Michael Dunlap
Dennis Eagle
Craig Grayson
Glenn Guhr
Eldridge Harding
Gavin Hayes
Jeremy Irland
Jonathan Lee
Gregory G.D. Lewis
John Lowrie
Gene Ma
Shaun McGrath
Glenn Neilsen
Andrew Newell
Danny Oakden
Skip Satterwhite
Timothy Sexton
Jonathan Silvia
Dan Yarr
Brett Youngquist

Dancers:

Ty Cheng, Dance Captain
Kelly Ann Barton
Philip Borunda
Eric Esteb
Morgan Houghton
Rickey Klein
Hannah Lagerway
Kylie Lewallen
Joel Myers
Patrick Pulkrabek
Marissa Quimby
Lara Seefeldt

Supernumeraries:

Luther M. Hintz, Supernumerary Captain
Jahan Brooks
Julius Brooks
Carl Buse
Christopher Alan Castle
Charles Dorby
Todd Erven
Patrick Fly
Jorge Hernández
Kai Hinnant
Jonathan Jacobson
Mike James
Tyler Johnson
Marco Lago
Talyn Langford
Jamie Littlejohn
Amit Mital
William Morse
Mick Newell
Gregory Pollydore
Larry Poon
Matt Portillo
Jon Rasmussen
Peter Sackett
Dennis Sam
Joe Sargent
Bruce Schickler
John Smilgin
Sergey Smirnov
Adam Tamble

† Seattle Opera debut

* On August 3, 8, 10, 15, 22, 2008 only

Joseph Rawley is a former Seattle Opera Young Artist. Carsten Wittmoser was a finalist in the 2006 International Wagner Festival.

Stephanie Blythe’s performances are made possible by generous financial support from the James and Sherry Raisbeck Lead Singers Fund.

Aug. 2 - Aug. 23, 2008

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Photo Credit

Aida (Lisa Daltirus) © 2007 Philip Groshong photo, courtesy Cincinnati Opera
Aida © 1996 Ken Howard photo, San Diego Opera